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YMMV: Illbleed
  • Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The "Toy Hunter: Cork Goes to Hell" level, which recasts you as an action figure named Cork who returns home just in time to watch his owner die. His Fanservice-y girlfriend, Sexy Doll, is placed in the coffin along with the boy and ends up in Toy Hell. Despondent, Cork becomes a milkoholic, shoots up a bar full of singing eggs, goes to prison, is sentenced to execution, escapes prison through the Absurdly Spacious Sewer, finds a new owner, kills him, is placed in the coffin, ends up in Toy Hell, fights a Satanic (and animatronic) Sonic the Hedgehog, is nearly forced to fight said evil hedgehog forever due to a programming glitch, and escapes on a rocket. It's an entire subplot made up of BLAMs, none of which have anything to do with Illbleed's story.
    • Lesser example: what the crap does the Cake From Hell have to do with anything?
      • Even in one of the videos made to hype up the game, it cuts to him saying his name for no discernable reason and moves on without any reference to it again.
  • Critical Dissonance: Critics disliked this game, but it has a decently sized Cult Following.
  • Crowning Moment of Funny: Stealing Cashman's remote from the operator of the level he first appears in, and using it to make him kill himself. ("Cashman's on fire!")
    • Also, failing to grab Randy's brain before you rescue him results in Brainless Randy, who communicates entirely through hoots and grunts.
      • Especially great on Killerman. Watching him try to solve a murder mystery while he can't even talk is just wonderful. It can be seen here.
    • In the rulebook for Woodpuppets in "Woodman Hunting", they show teammates. Ignoring Randy's (which is simply "*&$#@?!"), there's Dosco Takagy's question and subsequent answer via rulebook:
    "Any prize for Woodpuppets?"
    Note: No prize for Woodpuppets
  • Crowning Moment of Heartwarming: Finding Mr. Banballow's diary entries written before the accident. He truly is proud of his son. Counts as a Tear Jerker as well.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The ending credits theme, Time 2 Get Ill!. Some fans say the game is worth beating at least once to hear it. They're right you know.
  • Cult Classic
  • Ear Worm: The hub theme music.
  • Ensemble Dark Horse: Dummyman, a recurring enemy that appears in certain spots of the game. He appears to be one in universe as well, as movie posters advertising Dummyman movies are all over the place, and he even has a photo shop!
    • Killerman to a lesser extent. The manual states that he has a movie series as well.
    • Don't forget OHNOMAN, the most popular of the three final bosses. Mostly due to his name.
  • Fridge Logic: In the bad ending, why doesn't Eriko use her vast riches to revive her dead friends at the Illbleed hospital? It's like she forgot it was there! Might be a case of Gameplay and Story Segregation though.
    • Fridge Brilliance: Actually, she does exactly that. This is why Kevin is her new boyfriend in the true ending. She took the money, saved her friends, and decided to never go near anything scary ever again.
  • Good Bad Bugs: Opening your map causes the enemies to freeze for a few seconds when you close it. Vital for avoiding tougher battles (like when you're a Woodpuppet).
  • Harsher in Hindsight: In this game, one of the ways to die is shock death, where your heart pulse rises, and if it rises too high, you die. The creator of the game, Shinya Nishigaki, died of a heart attack years later...
  • Memetic Mutation: "Killerman is Killerman"
    • "Let's go back to hell :D!"
    • During the Woodpuppets opening narration:
      Narrator: "Suddenly, a face appeared on the tree——and it swallowed good him. He was presumed —-lost in the wilderness or eaten by a bear. No one cared because he was a loner anyway."
    • Listen to the opening narration of Killer Department Store, The narrator flubs his line. It's around 0:35 if you just want to get to it.
      Narrator: "In his warped mi...In his warped mind..."
    • Playing through the "Killerman" section as Randy without a brain. Whatever little bit of seriousness from that section is completely blown to bits.
      Cunningham: "You must be one of those part-timers."
  • Narm Charm: All of the above examples of Narm add immensely to the fun of what can accurately be described as Sure, Why Not?: The Video Game.
  • Rewatch Bonus: In the intro, Eriko is being chased by a monster. If you play through the game again after getting the true ending, you realize what the monster is: It's Eriko's dad, Michael Reynolds!
  • Scrappy Level: The Cutey Mary section of "Killer Department Store", especially the jump-rope, are notoriously irritating among fans of the game.
    • The section in "Woodpuppets" where you become...a Woodpuppet.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: Playable characters other than Eriko will fall down and crawl away from enemies for a long moment, allowing them to get many hits on you.
  • So Stupid It's Amazing: A large part of the game's cult appeal comes from how unapologetically bizarre it is.
  • That One Boss: Trent The Tree in "Woodpuppets" is considered annoying by fans of the game, since you have to get through the aforementioned Woodpuppet section to fight him.
    • Bullstinger, the hardest of the three final bosses.
  • Uncanny Valley: Henry, Cork's owner in Toy Hunter. Doesn't help that he mostly appears as a massive closeup of his detailed, unmoving face. His poor voice acting doesn't help much. It's likely intentional, given he's an animatronic in a park designed to scare people.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?: Every level has something WTF-worthy in it.
    • Toy Hunter during which you end up in a Toy Story clone in which Woody becomes an alcoholic, murders innocent people, then tries to die so he can go to hell and be reunited with his girlfriend. It also involves a talking rocket ship, a haunted town, and singing eggs.
    • The True Final Boss is Eriko's dad, Michael Reynolds, who melts into a puddle with his naked daughter wading through it as she fights his giant, eyeless melted head that shoots rainbow beams. Then the head splits open and reveals a flying brain tentacle monster. Woo!

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