YMMV: Gunstar Heroes

  • Anticlimax Boss: In the sequel, the final boss fight is decidedly less than epic.
  • Awesome Music: Seven Force's theme in both games.
  • Best Boss Ever: The fight with Seven Force is widely regarded as one of the most memorable moments of both games.
  • Breather Level: Level five of Gunstar Super Heroes. A ride down a shaft, a run across a flat level plain (with possibly dangerous gas vents that are harmless as long as you bother to shoot them before going past), a none too difficult miniboss, a space shoot 'em up with two more easy minibosses, and a quick section shooting bad guys while standing on the top of your ship. Even on Hard you've got no one to blame but yourself if you dip below 50 health....
  • Game Breaker: Chaser + Lightning, which will allow you to zap mooks and bosses without having to aim...unless you're playing on Hard or Expert, where the damage output renders it useless, especially against bosses.
  • Ho Yay: Depending on what you think Red's gender is (since she's androgynous in the Japanese version,) Blue declaring his love for Red in one storyline of Super Heroes.
  • Scrappy Level: Moon 2 in Super Heroes. Your helicopter takes 1/8 of the screen and flinches in place when hit by a bullet, with no Mercy Invincibility. Doesn't sound too bad, but try that level on Hard and see what happens.
    • Moon 4. It has plenty of difficult challenges that must be completed in order to advance, and exploration is determined by a game of dice - complete with face number four being replaced by "back" after the first roll. To add insult to injury, some places send you to another room if you happen to fall down a chasm.
  • Visual Effects of Awesome: While dated by today's standards, the 3D polygon-like effects on some of the bosses was advanced for the time (especially since it arguably looked better than Star Fox on a system that's weaker than the SNES).
    • All the sprite rotation and scaling may not seem like much until you remember the Genesis lacked Mode 7.