YMMV: Space Channel 5

  • Angst? What Angst?: Purge has had a pretty crappy past as a kid, and you'd think that he'd tell someone about it.
  • Best Boss Ever: The boss from the fourth mission of the second game is a giant, apish, speaker-handed robot piloted by a mad scientist, and you have to use the power of Space Michael Jackson (voiced by Michael Jackson) to defeat him.
  • Come for the Ulala, stay for the Purge
  • Crowning Music of Awesome: Well duh!
  • Die for Our Ship / Ship-to-Ship Combat: If there's a discussion about Ulala x Purge and Ulala x Jaguar, things aren't going to be pretty, needless to say...
  • Distracted by the Sexy: Whether it be Ulala, Pine, Purge or Shadow, you may get distracted by the characters' dance moves.
  • Draco in Leather Pants: Purge does have a sad backstory, but fangirls take this to a whole different level. Remember fans: Purge does not comprehend love.
  • Ensemble Darkhorse:
    • Pudding is popular enough to be playable alongside Ulala in Sega Superstars Tennis and Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Evila, Purge, and Shadow for some.
  • Fan-Preferred Couple: Ulala and Purge seem to be more popular than Ulala and Jaguar.
  • Fanon Discontinuity: Blank's appearance in Extra Report 4 NEVER HAPPENED.
  • Foe Yay:
  • It's Short, so It Sucks : Some complaints...at least until you realize this is actually quite hard! Not to mention, some magazines mentioned that you could beat both games in one afternoon...but didn't complain about the length.
  • Memetic Mutation:
  • Mondegreen:
  • Polished Port: The Steam version of Part 2. Originally falling under Porting Disaster, Sega went out of their way in mid-2014 to fix various dire issues with the game. The launcher no longer has issues saving settings, the entire game can be navigated with a controller, the game shows the correct prompts based on what you choose in the launcher, stability has gotten better, and syncing issues are practically non-existent. It did however remove the Japanese dub, but it was later reinstated along with Japanese FMV's, which the original port lacked. Combine all that together with gorgeous 1080p visuals, and it's by far the definitive version of the game.
  • Porting Disaster:
    • A very slight case. The rhythm is slightly "off" in the PS2 version of the game, especially compared to the original Dreamcast game. A skilled player can adjust to it, but it is definitely noticeable enough to cause problems and has been commented on by a number of players.
  • That One Boss:
    • Evila, Giant Evila and Purge the King have made many people toss their controllers.
    • Blank TV can also be irritating at times, seeing as he has no exact rhythm. Also, if you screw up, he makes it EVEN HARDER. And you don't have many hearts to screw up with this boss.
  • That One Level:
    • The first part of the second level in Part One. You have to rescue the space captain and the other staff members; which gets pretty hard when they send some fast commands at you. (Players recommend that, unless your thumb goes fast enough across the D-Pad, you use your two fingers)
    • For that matter, any level where you have to either get delayed commands ("Up.....up hey!") or where they send a ton of commands at you. (There is one part in stage 4 in Part 2 where you have twenty two commands to repeat!)
  • Values Dissonance: Part 2 has this a bit. In the Japanese version, Purge is actually mentally disabled/insane to the point where he can't function in society properly and has delusions that he's a messiah that has to save everyone by dancing. So instead of getting him help like any normal person would, Ulala and the rest of the galaxy send him flying into space. And even for a lighthearted series that shouldn't be taken seriously, that's terrible. The US version waters down Purge a bit, and makes him bratty so it feels like he got what he deserved.
  • What Do You Mean, It Wasn't Made on Drugs?
  • Woolseyism: Ulala's name is a localization of Urara (See Meaningful Name), which is a common Japanese name. However, the pronounciation turns it into a pun, since they prounce it as "Ooh-la-la"...which is a phrase that is often uttered by people when they see beautiful women. Conveniently this is part of the game.