YMMV / Snatcher

  • Best Known for the Fanservice: One of the reasons this game is known well aside from the story is the sexual content, such as flirting with some of the females.
  • Cult Classic: The game sold poorly outside Japan, but it's widely considered a pioneer both for Visual Novels and Adventure Games alike.
    • Retrospective reviewers also give credit to the voice acting being surprisingly good for its time. Sure, there are a few instances of Narm, but overall, it's pretty good.
  • "Funny Aneurysm" Moment: Conducted in the Let's Play discussion, due to the likelihood of spoiler information being passed about: "Oh, as if Random could be taken out by anything short of orbital bombardment..."
  • Goddamned Bats: The Insectors can become this during the shooting sequences, depending on how well you do on your first visit to the shooting range. And especially if you're running the game on an emulator (which most every player probably is nowadays,) where you'll either have a reticule that jumps all over the place as your fingers desperately try to keep up on the keyboard, or with an invisible reticule that shoots a lot lower than your mouse's cursor would usually indicate.
  • Retroactive Recognition:
    • Many of the cast members from the Japanese version will remember Jamie Seed and Random from later Kojima based projects.
    • Gillian's English VA Jeff Lupetin was later known for voicing Iam Hungry from McDonald's and The Wacky Adventures of Ronald McDonald, which is funny in hindsight as Gillian is a big eater.
  • Tear Jerker: Harry's death.
    • While you barely see the character throughout the game, it's played full on when it turns out he's Gillian and Jamie's Child and he dies mere moments before Gillian figures it out.
  • That One Level: The last sections of the church where you have to fight the Insectors in the Sega CD port. As stated above, they tend to go all over the screen in a rapid speed and it's hard to keep track of them before you die. Ironically, the snatchers don't really have much trouble, though this is because one pops up at a time.
    • The post Sega CD ports tend to zigzag this. They balanced out the church sections by placing the Insectors and snatchers inbetween, but they made the snatchers pop out more than one at a time. Though unlike the Insectors, they stay still instead of moving all around.
  • Ugly Cute: Metal Gear.
  • The Woobie: Harry, on his way to death, admits to being alone for all his life, never knowing who his parents were, and did not have many friends. His only good friend, Jean, was killed, and he's been somewhat isolated otherwise. On top of that, he died without knowing that his own father was holding him!
  • Woolseyism: The concept of "Neo Kobe Pizza" was originally a dumpling dish in the original Japanese... And son of a gun, it's really kind of tasty.