YMMV / Gitaroo Man

  • Breather Level: After the hellish ordeal that is Ben-K's shark form, Ben-K's robot form and The Legendary Theme (Acoustic) are two welcome breaks before you're thrown back into the deep end for the rest of the game.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: "Tainted Lovers", which is Gregorio's stage song.
    • Really, all the tracks in the game fit into this trope.
  • Crowning Moment of Awesome: The penultimate cutscene. "BECAUSE I'M GITAROO MAAAAAAAAN!"
    • Also, the whole Legendary Theme sequence with Kirah.
    • Mojo King Bee's song, Bee Jam Blues has been known to cause orgies when played near large crowds of people.
      • Or, hell, the entire game.
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Anytime U-1 starts playing the "Legendary Theme." The second time is utterly spectacular.
  • Ear Worm: At least one song from this game will get stuck in your head by the time you're done.
  • Good Bad Bug: In the original PS2 version, ejecting the disc during the fourth and sixth stages, then immediately reinserting it grants you an instant win. While there's no real need to do this in the latter stage, it may very well be the only way to pass the former stage for some players. Sadly, this was fixed in time for the PSP remake.
  • Narm: By the truckload, throughout the entire game, but the stand-off between U-1 and Zowie takes the cake.
    • Narm Charm: Still, it's a pretty awesome showdown, especially if you can get through the preceding boss battle.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: The two new songs in the PSP re-release are this, not for any specific songs, but artists' style in general.
  • That One Boss: Gregorio and the Sanbone Trio. In Master Mode, arguably every boss/stage is an example of That One Boss.
    • For those who don't see it coming, the first battle with Ben-K, which is 100% Guard Phase (read: flurry of notes from all directions), can be a particularly insidious showstopper. If they were going for the fact that you were meant to barely escape from the battle alive, Koei and iNiS did one hell of a good job.