YMMV / Doki Doki Panic

  • Hilarious in Hindsight: Mama was simply an Action Mom before DDP got ported to the U.S. and her sprite was replaced with Luigi's. Surprisingly, a few years later, the animated version of Super Mario World launched an episode called "Mama Luigi", which would later become an internet meme thanks to various YouTube Poop videos.
    • Imajin was originally The Mario of this game. Guess who replaced him.
  • Nightmare Fuel: The 1-Ups in this game were the head of your chosen character. SMB2 changed this to the iconic 1-Up Mushroomnote . Also, what would become SMB2's Hawkmouth was a slightly scary tiki-like mask. World 7's vegetables were mean-looking, and the Mushroom Blocks were menacing masks.
    • Inverted with Phanto, who looked like a generic opera mask in this game. Strangely enough, the instruction manuals for Super Mario Bros. 2 and Super Mario Advance, as well as Phanto's appearance in The Super Mario Bros. Super Show, would use the original DDP design.
  • No Problem with Licensed Games: Thanks to Nintendo.
  • Values Dissonance: SMB2's red Koopa shell was a blackface head in this game, which was much more acceptable in Japan than it would be in America.