* SugarWiki/AwesomeMusic: Almost all of the soundtrack, which is done in a strange trance style really unlike anything else. Special note goes to:
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0iy-F0f_gDI The Shrine of Farewell]], which is really a primer for the whole soundtrack.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKR5b8_plQc Rusted Dragon's theme]] - not easy listening, but very deep and multilayered.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x9cEPUOV-GQ The Apostles of the Seed]] - featuring a OneWomanWail worthy of [[DualBoss two of]] [[ThatOneBoss the hardest bosses in the game]].
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ASpNK3OyYZE The first bosses' theme.]]
*** The incredibly short [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WxjAlzN8pOU Scarlet Queen's Kernel]] theme, which is a remix of the 1-2 boss theme.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E6qdalup2s4 The second half of Segment 8.]], which is also the third title theme.
** [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WBKA-YXyU1Y Theme of]] [[OverlyLongName Floccinaucinihilipilification]]
** It is interesting to note that all stages and bosses are more or less [[MickeyMousing perfectly synced to the BGM]].
** And finally, let's not forget the ''Without reStraint'' remixes.
*** [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WWCwf-Xy4O0 BackGround]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aXW5yPh4v0Y PRAYer]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XZe38GojeZ4 Executor]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X9nHHSI2yH4 Stranger]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ebbbdi3r5Y EDEN]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0k1rjlF69bY Sacred Gate]], [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yooE_5SKQIU The one who chases the sun]] and [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DLAskm5ttmQ Shrine of Farewell -Synthesize-]].
* ComplacentGamingSyndrome: Most players who have unlocked the Lead segments never play Segment 2 Behind, citing the lack of scoring tricks and the exceptionally dull endboss, Glorious Symbol.
* EpilepticTrees: The Game.
* GeniusBonus: A good part of the plot is there mainly for astute players to unravel.
* GoddamnedBoss: Old Rose in Segment 5 Sol occasionally [[FlunkyBoss summons Mistletoes]] to assist her. This can prolong battles not because they're there, but when she's "charging up" the Mistletoes and while they're deployed, her defense skyrockets, causing you to take longer to defeat her.
* GoodBadBugs: Segment 3 Lead does not have an endboss. If you select it in Segment Location, but with the Discharge button (to activate boss-only mode), the Segment will start as usual...''at the result screen.''
* ItsEasySoItSucks / TrueArtIsIncomprehensible: Kagura's Infernal Sabbath setup is looked down upon by many players, who feel that its straightforwardness defeats the entire purpose of the game.
* ItsHardSoItSucks: The sheer apparent convolutedness turns off a lot of prospective players.
* MemeticMutation: YOU GOT INSANITY.
* MisaimedFandom: The manual states that Minogame's gender "...[[ViewerGenderConfusion is impossible to tell from the appearance,]] but is usually referred to as male for convenience". The fans does not quite agree.
* NightmareFuel:
** In a game otherwise lacking any coherent spoken dialogue, Scarlet Queen's "[[AC:[[BonusBoss You]] [[OneWingedAngel will]] [[PrepareToDie die]] [[CreepyMonotone here!]]]]" is pretty creepy, especially if you're not expecting it. The same clip plays in other spots, but it has the most impact here because [[NothingIsScarier the music stops when it plays]].
** The Spirit Overload ending, where you aren't simply killed, but instead {{Mind Rape}}d with Rex Cavalier's memories and implied to turn into a Prayer [[WhoWantsToLiveForever who can never die]].
* ScrappyMechanic: For many, ''the entire game'' due to its sheer convolutedness.
* ThatOneAttack:
** Million Lives in the Shrine of Farewell has Innocent Clockworks, which shoots out spreads of bullets that become harder and harder to squeeze through. Oh, and they ''block your shots''. Characters without penetrative attacks, such as Kagura with her Infernal Sabbath equipment, are in serious trouble here, as their only hope for stopping this attack will most likely be to spam bombs, which will reduce the number of crystals they can get for this stage.
* ThatOneBoss: The Apostles of the Seed at the end of Segment 6 are quite possibly the hardest [[DualBoss bosses]] aside from the {{Final Boss}}es. Both bosses have brutal attacks and will team up at two points to wear you down.
* ThatOneLevel:
** If you care about [[ScoringPoints Spirits]], the Shrine of Farewell. You have unlimited lives, but dying and bombing will cause you to lose crystals, which will ultimately lead to less Spirits than what you entered with if you continue to make mistakes.
** Segment 6. On top of featuring the [[DualBoss Apostles]] [[ThatOneBoss of the Seed]], after you destroy them, you have about another minute of enemies with brutal attack patterns to go afterwards.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: Minogame is a ''hermaphrodite''.
* [[WhatDoYouMeanItWasntMadeOnDrugs What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made On Drugs?]]: Just take a look at the various title screens, and you should already be able to tell.
->The Death is waiting for You \\
[-'''CONTINUE''' A \\
THORNY WAY'''?'''-] \\
Please don't bore Him. \\
'''[[GameOver SURRENDER]]''' <-> '''[[VideoGame/{{Hellsinker}} DECEIVE IT]]'''