Tropes that appear in this work:
- "Awesome McCool" Name: Cortex Van Nebula Koopa
- Big Bad: A Tangoomba seems to be one.
- Bilingual Bonus: Sumipsip means absorb, which is what the wand does.
- Choose Your Own Adventure
- Cloud Cuckoolander: This is apparent in Cortex after he builds a barrel fort.
- Continuity Nod: To Kolorado.
- McGuffin: The Wand of Sumipsip
- Schedule Slip: During the summer of 2011.
- What Could Have Been: Koopa Quest was originally not a choose your own adventure.