- Awesome Music: The 5 songs from the sequel's fictional band, Trip Cyclone.
- Hell Is That Noise: The music was one of the scariest parts of the game. The second game also uses some highly questionable noises as music for several locations.
- The music that plays whenever you are near an ixupi.
- Continuity Nod: In fact, some of those noises reproduce the melodies of several tunes from the first game, or ARE tunes from the first game after having been worked over with a sledgehammer. This might be Fridge Horror for players of the first game.
- Nightmare Fuel: The entire game - surprisingly effective for a point-and-click adventure rather than more traditional action-oriented Survival Horror. The realisation of what you're about to find in the hollow lion (it's Merrick's body) as you stand directly in front of it reading the final diary entry is a good example; as is the music, particularly the track which incorporates a woman's anguished screams and her repeated cries of "Help me!" into the score.
- The sequel is just as scary, if not worse. Instead of a museum, you're in an abandoned town, with the only other person in the area being Darkcloud, the game's main antagonist.
- Nightmare Retardant: For such an atmospheric game, the Ixupi themselves look laughable, like straight out of a children's cartoon.
- Retroactive Recognition: YouTuber and former Sierra employee MetalJesusRocks appears in the sequel as one of the band members of Trip Cyclone.
- Tear Jerker: The story behind Anansi The Spider. Windlenot was so enamored with the tune when he first heard it, that he decided to make the music box for his son Geoffrey.
"Alas, I never gave it to him."