- Big Lipped Alligator Moment: The Secret Snelk rooms.
- Crowning Music of Awesome
- Demonic Spiders: The Spinnygear. Comes out fast in large groups, with no warning, and they take quite a few hits to kill to boot!
- Fridge Horror: One hidden snail in Snail Town states "Oh, Snaily Snail! My heart will forever belong to you! <3" Said snail is standing right next to a heart container.
- Genius Bonus: Amastrida Abyssus' name comes from the name of a type of Hawaiian snail and the word "abyss".
- Guide Dang It: Occasionally rears its head, a prime example being the Shrine of Isis' location, which is inside another hidden area in Snail Town!
- Surprise Difficulty: Those who don't know that the game is based on NES games may be drawn in by the snails and experience this.