YMMV / Awesomenauts

  • Annoying Video Game Helper:
    • Displacement abilities such as Leon's tongue, Lonestar's bull, Skølldir's caber toss, and Coco's lighting ball can easily allow an enemy to escape an otherwise fatal situation if used incorrectly.
    • That is to say nothing about when a friendly Lonestar's bull pushes Clunk towards you far faster than you can run away from his Self-Destruct...
  • Artificial Stupidity:
    • The AI in the game thus far is severely limited in quality; while strategy is encouraged, the AI only ever seems to pick Lonestar, Clunk, Froggy G, and Leon and employ basic rush tactics and flee once their health gets low. This can make winning a practice match as characters like Voltar or Coco difficult.
    • Averted after the 2.6 patch. The AI can now use all the characters including the Starstorm Nauts. They are also a bit smarter, with support characters staying by teammates and backing them up.
  • Awesome Music:
  • Broken Base: Patch 2.13 introduced the xp and level system, which polarized the players. Supporters of the patch like how the xp system makes damage and health upgrades less of a requirement, allowing more space for other utilitarian upgrades. Non-supporters dislike how the leveling system changed the way the game was played and its balancing changes.
  • Complacent Gaming Syndrome: Most players would rather purchase damage and health upgrades more than anything else. Ronimo addressed this in the 2.13 patch by implementing the xp system, which increased the damage and health of the team automatically as they leveled up through the match, while also nerfing damage and health upgrades.
  • Ear Worm:
    • "It's the Froggy G, hop an' jump from nook to creek, croakin' rhymes from A to Z..."
    • "It's the Froggy G, overpowered as can be, such a prick, can't you see..."
    • "Down from the seas into space! Stretching his tentacles out, squirting them in your face!"
    • "Who's going to wreck this party? Who's gonna start a ruckus? Aylalalalalalala..."
    • "Ted McPaaiiiiin, True heroes never fade away..."
    • "She's an adorable scout, she is a true Awesomenaut. She is both clever and charmin', she is the darling of darlings. She is so foxy."
    • "Nibbs is heeeeeeeeere!~"
    • "Na na na nananana, na na na na na na..."
  • Game Breaker: Yuri can be this in the console versions with the right upgrades, with a time warp that can render droids and allies nearly invincible through healing, a laser long enough to hit a turret from a safe distance, and mines that do the most damage out of any attacks in the whole game. While he was nerfed in the PC version, the policies concerning updates on consoles unfortunately means Yuri will remain broken.
  • Gateway Series: To MOBA games.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight: AI Station 404 is named after an infamous error where the server can't find what was requested. That became a Meaningful Name in patch 2.6 when it was removed from ranked play.
  • Most Annoying Sound: "Your turret is under attack!" "Your turret is almost gone!" "Your turret has been destroyed!"
  • Most Wonderful Sound:
    • "THE AWESOMENAAAAAAAUUUUTS!!! VICTORY!!!"
    • Any time your character's theme song overrides the background music. That only happens if you've got a good kill-streak going, but when it happens, it's awesome.
  • Rescued from the Scrappy Heap: For a tough enemy, the Solar Boss gave out a paltry 20 solar when killed, which was less than killing an enemy player or structure. Because of this, players would ignore them. Then the XP system was implemented and Solar Bosses would give out 50 xp when killed, which was much more than any non-player character or structure would give. All of a sudden, players would go for them whenever they could to get that juicy xp boost.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: The prestige system would lock certain upgrades of each character and would only unlock them as you play the game. Once you unlock every upgrade, you could start over again in exchange for a cosmetic medal. This was no problem back when there were six Awesomenauts, but as more were added, it would take longer and longer to unlock all the upgrades. With over twenty 'Nauts now, few players would bother giving up the numerous upgrades they earned for a purely cosmetic medal.
  • Serious Business: Less so than other MOBAs, but the element is there (particularly people who complain on the Awesomenauts wiki about various "broken" mechanics).
  • That One Level: Opinions on the map "AI Station 404" are fairly split, but a number of players do see it as one. It got to the point where the map was completely removed from ranked matchmaking and a replacement, "AI Station 202", which works out much of the old map's kinks, was added in place.
  • Ugly Cute: Gnaw. It varies from drawing to drawing.
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