YMMV: Banzai Pecan

  • Alternative Character Interpretation:
    • Pecan Apple: A heroic action girlfriend who's trying to save her boyfriend and the world being plunged into chaos, or a selfish jerkass who wants her boyfriend all to herself?
    • Lady Strawberry: A succubus out to wreak havoc upon the world, or was she trying to save her daughter from repeating her mistake of killing her lover?
  • Anti-Climax Boss: Lady Strawberry's final form, despite being locked out of the Easy mode, is a very easy boss compared to the rest, even on the hardest difficulty. Her strategy basically boils down to standing in one place to dodge her attack while you wait for Heat Meter to fill up to perform beam attacks (and occasional the dance move) and repeat until ad nauseam.
  • Asspull: Pecan's demonic powers suddenly kicking in after Lady Strawberry kills her feels very contrived.
  • Best Known for the Fanservice: To the detriment of this game's potential popularity. Incidentally, Dragon's Crown, another beat 'em up that has exaggerated fanservice elements, suffered from this too, but ultimately proved more popular than most articles about it would have you believe.
  • Cliché Storm: Outside of using sexual innuendos, stale internet memes, ripping off dialogue from popular movies for humor, the story follows the "the good guy vs. the bad guy kidnapping the damsel" story blatantly straight. Then there's the plot-twist pile-up during the finale, with Pecan and Maple being revealed to be Lady Strawberry's mother, making them sisters and Pecan a half-demon, and Bellbottom Shades turns out to be Pecan's future son.
  • Complacent Gaming Syndrome: The dance move you get from Mistress Mocha. It has all the properties of the two previous special moves Pecan learns (a screen nuke that requires a full Heat Meter to use) plus drops point or healing items, which renders the other two moves and the Dayasha Bomb in boss battles obsolete.
  • Critical Dissonance: Opinions on the game are checkered at best. The reviews on Desura are very generous, while opinions on Steam are the opposite.
  • Demonic Spiders: Jenny Jackrabbits, they can hit HARD, punching and kicking 'em doesn't phase them for a bit but they do flinch if you keep at it. In the later updates Jenny Jackrabbits were nerfed by lowering their HP.
  • Designated Hero: Despite being claimed as a hero throughout the game, Pecan Apple's actions and interactions with the villains are hardly heroic. She goes around being a Jerkass to the Sexilicous Seven (some worse than others, such as stomping on Bitter Almond after her defeat when she pressed one of her berserk buttons), calls them out with derogatory words like such as "slut" or "bitch" when she's no better. Pecan also yanks Cinnamon's chain in the beginning of the game by threatening him with denial of sex for so much as kissing Lady Strawberry and later gets the hots another guy who turns out to be her future son should she fail rescuing him.
  • Dude, Not Funny!: Cinnamon's response to Pecan's threat is a zero-effort rape joke. It was however has been removed since v1.3 and later.
  • Evil Is Sexy: The Sexilicous Seven, especially for those into women with broken backs.
  • Fetish Retardant: Some may not find the Sexilicous Seven appealing due to the artstyle, big-breasted or not.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment / Harsher in Hindsight: Jalapina's taunting to the player to remind them there's no Easy Mode lost it momentum when a later update added one.
  • Game Breaker: Awakened Pecan outside of the final battle. Her HP and Heat Meter steadily recharges overtime, allowing her to spam screen-clearing special moves to destroy whatever is pissing her off and shake off most bruises. Combing this with her Down+Attack+Special move, which sometimes drop healing items, can render mooks and most boss battles meaningless.
  • Jerk Sue: Pecan acts like a total jerk to most of the characters she interacts with and the game's story sees nothing wrong with that.
  • Hollywood Pudgy: Flan, her profile even lists her weight as "insecure" and she even mentions she's out of shape in the intro stage.
  • Hype Backlash: There are those that feel that the game is not what the praises claims to be.
  • Nightmare Fuel: Pecan has one hell of a Slasher Smile after her Banzaider transformation.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: The Dayasha Bomb. It's only usable for boss battles and only if you have less than 25% HP and a full Heat Meter. The damage is alright early on, but the knock-back is unavoidable and cause you to take damage as well. Use it while your HP is pitifully low and you're likely to end up killing yourself instead.
  • Shallow Parody: The game's story likes to throw out pop-culture references, internet memes, and sexual innuendos faster than a GShG-7.62, and doesn't do much outside of this to the chagrin for those looking for a magical girl/super sentai spoof.
  • So Okay, It's Average: The game has been getting mixed traffic, targeting its "over-sexualized themes", its graphics, its questionable character designs, its Excuse Plot, and "uninspired" gameplay to the point of claiming it doesn't play like an arcade beat 'em up (e.g. Streets of Rage, Double Dragon, and Final Fight). Fans however can appreciate the game for its God Hand-style of humor and gameplay, the nonsensical storyline, the Bayonetta levels of fanservice, as well as the game paying homage to the beat 'em up genre. The genius behind it is how the game openly doesn't take itself serious, and even pokes fun at itself.
  • They Just Didn't Care: Pecan's animations are traced from SNK fighting games such as Waku Waku 7's Arina along with female characters from The King of Fighters (e.g. Athena Asamiya, King, Yuri Sakazaki); of the animations that were not plagiarized look very jarring and very cheap. Some of the game's audio were also ripped from other games, such as Black Orchid's sound effects.
  • Viewer Gender Confusion: At first glance, you might think to yourself that Ash Bunny looks a young girl, but as it turns out, Ash Bunny is, in fact, a trap.