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YMMV: Putt-Putt
  • Accidental Innuendo: Level 69 of Balloon-o-Rama has pink balloons arranged in the shape of a heart, which soon fills up with white balloons. Ironically, it's also a That One Level for many due to the fact all balloons regenerate after popping them. Three times.
  • Alternate Character Interpretation: Joked about in Pushing Up Roses' Let's Play of Goes to the Moon, where she (and her guests Paw Dugan and Todd in the Shadows) remark that Mr. Firebird sounds a little too happy when Putt-Putt gets launched to the Moon and suggest that the "accident" was really premediated murder.
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: The music from levels 111-120 of Balloon-o-Rama.
  • Demonic Spiders: Virtually every enemy could qualify in Dog on a Stick without unlimited lives on, but the beach balls and the hedgehogs are the worst. The beach balls can only move downward, but they make up for it by moving exactly in the direction you never want them to, and the jumping-through trick mentioned below doesn't even work on them. Oh yeah, they also infinitely spawn again once they fall, meaning you can't get rid of them. The hedgehogs are stupidly fast and actually outrun you, and since they don't hop straight up once before going to another space, you never know where they're going. They're also really difficult to get rid of on levels that have switches to trigger the appearance of platforms. While you can jump through them, they're likely going to come right back and get you anyway.
  • Ear Worm:
    • "Putt-Putt, save the zoo, Putt-Putt, save the zoo, Putt-Putt, save the zoo, Putt-Putt, save the zoo..." And it goes on and on and on.
    • Some of the in-game songs could also qualify, particularly "The Zoo Song," "The Time Continuum," "Go Putt-Putt," "Under the Big, Big Top," and "I've Got a Secret."
  • Ensemble Darkhorse: Rover and Mr. Firebird, to an extent. Both are well-liked characters, but they didn't receive much attention. Rover is a big side character in Putt-Putt Goes to the Moon, but his only appearances afterwards were working at an ice cream shop in Enters the Race and Pep's Birthday Surprise and attending the party at the end of the latter game. Mr. Firebird wasn't treated much better, as he only shows up in the beginning and end of Moon and Putt-Putt Travels Through Time, in the One-Stop Fun Shop storytime coloring book story A Visit to Mr. Firebird, and in the Tie-In Novel Putt-Putt: Lost In Time (he's also mentioned by Putt-Putt in Pep's Birthday Surprise, and his factory/lab is the setting of Balloon-o-Rama's Levels 21-30).
  • Good Bad Bugs: In Dog on a Stick, if you jump towards an enemy at the same time it jumps towards you, you can go through the enemy. Especially useful in levels with one-square wide paths.
  • Memetic Mutation: Tippity-top! (From the UK dub of Putt-Putt Enters the Race)
  • Older Than They Think: Few people are aware that Putt-Putt Joins the Parade and Goes to the Moon were originally on the MS-DOS and not Windows.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: The vegetable picking in Putt-Putt Enters the Race. It's incredibly slow, tedious, annoying, and the fact that nothing can be skipped does not help anything.
  • Sequelitis: Putt-Putt Joins the Circus is considered a big let-down, especially being Humongous' last Putt-Putt Adventure Game. It had no replay factor, a storyline that could have been executed much better, and dull and undeveloped characters.
  • Suspiciously Similar Song: In Putt-Putt Saves the Zoo, the music that plays in the calm spot reached from the rapids is based on "Dueling Banjos", as part of a Parental Bonus Shout-Out to Deliverance.
  • That One Level: Balloon-o-Rama is debatable on this subject, but Levels 61-70 and 101-110 come to mind, the former mostly because of Level 69 mentioned above, and the latter because the levels in that scenery take forever to finish.

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