* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The background music for this game is really good, especially the arcade version (which has never been recorded on youtube or anywhere).
** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WRy2MLavHVM Unless you count recorded game footage]].
* GameBreaker: Understandably, the game gets much easier once you get the titular weapon. If you're careful, you can save the final piece of the weapon just long enough to vaporize the Final Boss with it.
* GoddamnedBats: Jetpack enemies will circle you to avoid your shots and piss you off.
* MostWonderfulSound: "[[TitleDrop HEAVY BARREL!]]" Which occurs when you get all six parts to the all-powerful titular weapon.