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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.
  • 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.

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