* AlternateCharacterInterpretation: [[spoiler:In the EX endings, did Eike not realize that preventing Homunculus from being created would cause him to not exist or did he know and wanted to be free from eternal youth?]]
* CultClassic: One of the lesser known Playstation 2 titles and has a fair number of good reviews.
* IdiotPlot: The game's many puzzles and problems could probably be solved in minutes if the game didn't insist on making the player use obtuse solutions. It really doesn't help that whoever wrote the story seems to be completely unfamiliar with the very concept of time travel. Nonsensical paradoxes abound. For example, in order to stop himself from getting stabbed in the back, Eike decides to get a skillet. However, he decides that he just can't get one in the time period he's in, for whatever reason, and so he decides to go back into his past, appearing as a juggler he'd previously seen, and give a message to himself telling him to get a skillet. When he goes back to the time period he was previously in, he now has a skillet in his jacket. ''Except the player already went through that period and the only reason Eike went to his current location is that never got the message or the skillet!'' It just seems to appear from thin air. Logically, a future version of himself should've given him the skillet, similar to ''Film/BillAndTedsExcellentAdventure''. The list goes on. From going 400 years in the past to prevent a single tree from being planted, or changing an entire movie to avoid getting run over by a car.
** The game goes to great lengths to explain why he must use such convoluted solutions. Basically, once he dies in a certain way, that death becomes part of his destiny, and he can't simply go back in time and do things differently; it's necessary to alter the outside circumstances of his death. To use a simple example, when he gets stabbed in the back by someone hiding behind a tree, he will ALWAYS be by that tree at that time, so his only hope to save himself is to make sure the *killer* won't be there, which he can only do by making the tree disappear. It's like we have two Eikes, the one who dies at the appointed time and the one who is back in the past trying to prevent his death. "Present Eike" will never change his actions, so "time-traveler Eike" has to change something else, or try to warn "present Eike" in some way that doesn't cause a paradox - like throwing him an egg with a cryptic message, for example.
* SoBadItsGood: The game's terrible voice acting and stupid plot has a charm for some.
* ViewerGenderConfusion: Okay, raise your hand if you thought Homunculus was female. Come on, don't be shy. Even his VOICE sounds feminine - and his voice actor is MALE.
** Not only that, it's Mario. [[Creator/CharlesMartinet Yes.]] [[Franchise/SuperMarioBros THAT Mario.]]