* AnticlimaxBoss: While [[Anime/{{Iczer}} Big Gold]] is a FragileSpeedster, unlike some {{Mook}}s, the party has exceptionally easy means to bypass her high evasion stats (such as the "Strike" Spirit Command[[note]]Gain perfect accuracy for one turn[[/note]]. Cue Big Gold being taken down with about four strong attacks, whereas other bosses take twice as much.
* CrowningMomentOfAwesome: At the end of the penultimate, the BigBad tries to wipe LOTUS out by shooting them with a {{BFG}} from the moon. How do our heroes survive? [[spoiler:By having the Rushbird absorb all the energy and transfer it to the Straybird, who uses it to create an Imaginary Road large enough to teleport ''everyone'' directly to the moon]].
** [[spoiler:[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Shinn Asuka]] delivering the kill shot on [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Lord Djibril]]]].
** [[spoiler:[[Characters/SuperRobotWarsL Nagumo Ichitaka]] teaming up with [[Anime/GaikingLegendOfDaikuMaryu Daiya Tsuwabuki]] to destroy [[Anime/GaikingLegendOfDaikuMaryu Proist and her Chou Maryu Dvorak]] in Scenario 24]].
** [[spoiler:The final ''Anime/MacrossFrontier'' scenario, with the background music shuffling every turn, ending with a long CombinationAttack]].
* CrowningMomentOfFunny: [[RebuildOfEvangelion Misato Katsuragi's car]], of all things, gets a map sprite cameo in the first ''RebuildOfEvangelion'' scenario.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: New remixes of "[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamWingEndlessWaltz Last Impression]]" and "[[Anime/MacrossFrontier Triangular]]" are just some of the examples. The in-game rendition of "[[KuroganeNoLinebarrel Kitei no Tsurugi]]" is generally said to be much better than the actual song, although "[[KuroganeNoLinebarrel Proud]]" takes this up a notch; it's rendition in ''L'' doesn't disappoint.
** [[Anime/MacrossFrontier "Aimo", "Lion", and "Northern Cross"]], "[[Anime/DancougarNova Tori No Uta]]", remade versions of [[Anime/{{Mazinkaiser}} "Fire Wars", "Mazin Kenzan"]] and "[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSeedDestiny Ignited]]"; it's safe to say there's a ton of great music in ''L'', so much that some fans complained about the quality of the same tracks heard in the ''[[VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsZ Second Super Robot Wars Z]]'' duology and compare it to this game's version.
* DemonicSpiders: [[Anime/DancougarNova Regulus Alpha]]; these units come with {{Hit Point}}s worthy of a mini-boss, [[DeflectorShields a barrier]], potent short-ranged attacks and a tendency to make good use of their "Support Defense"[[note]]Pilot can provide defensive support to an adjacent ally[[/note]] and "Combo Attack"[[note]]Pilot can attack both units in a partner squad; at higher levels, target additional squads[[/note]] pilot abilities. Some of the levels in the game are positively swarming with them
* EnsembleDarkhorse: Lets put it this way - if any flaws of ''L'' is mentioned, it's likely the fact that [[Characters/SuperRobotWarsL Yuunagi Graife]] is more interesting than Ichitaka, and should've been the protagonist of the game.
* FanNickname: "SRW Lazy", a derogatory moniker used after the game's announcement due to the number of rehashed series from previous NintendoDS [=SRWs=] and several "filler" series. Of course, this is before players discover returning series receive retweaked and/or brand new animations to match their return.
** "SRW Lesbians", due to [[Anime/MacrossFrontier the]] [[Anime/{{Gaiking}} various]] [[Anime/DancougarNova shows]] [[{{Godannar}} featuring]] [[Anime/{{Iczer}} them]] in ''L''.
* GameBreaker: See [[Gamebreaker/SuperRobotWars entries here]]
* MagnificentBastard: [[spoiler:[[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Gilbert Durandal]], [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Grace O'Connor]] and Proist]]
* NeverLiveItDown: Averted; it seems the developers, at least, finally forgave [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny Lunamaria Hawke]] for missing that shuttle for the umpteenth time in crossovers. Her base accuracy is on par with most of the other ''Anime/MobileSuitGundamSEEDDestiny'' characters and her "Strike" Spirit Command doesn't cost more than usual and is unlocked early.
* [[RescuedFromtheScrappyHeap Rescued From The]] ScrappyMechanic [[RescuedFromTheScrappyHeap Heap]]: The "Partner Battle" system is rebalanced and retooled than its use from ''VideoGame/SuperRobotWarsK'', offering the ability to switch partners on the battlefield and extra options for defensive and offensive actions, while removing increased Will gains and reducing the ability to destroy everything via the "Combo Attack" pilot skill for solo units.
* ScrappyMechanic: The series staple of equippable parts to further tune units is removed in favor of bonuses from the "Partner Battle" system, forcing players to use the system. Even though the majority hated the system in ''K'', despite it being fixed in ''L'', some players still wanted equippable parts.
** The system also makes it a nuisance, in that players are required to set up partner units to see allied units on the deployment list before the start of a scenario, even if the player is planning on sending some out as solo units. Further complications arise if players forget what their previous match-ups with allied units were, especially when new units enter the party or route splits occur.
** Moreover, if a unit is story-mandatory for a mission, it can no longer be deployed with a partner and has to be re-assigned to a squad to be used in the next one, as if freshly recruited. You HAVE to check the squad setup screen after every single level because of that.
** Realistic or not, disabling "[[ThereIsNoKillLIkeOverkill Dynamic Kills]]" until in-game events on bosses irked some players. Some bosses, like those from the [[Anime/KotetsushinJeeg Jama Kingdom]], don't even ''get'' a Dynamic Kill animation.
* ThatOneLevel: Scenario 30 of the Space Route, where the player must [[spoiler:survive 9 turns against never-ending waves of [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Vajra]] ensuring no Vajra unit reaches the building where [[Anime/MacrossFrontier Ranka Lee]] is in]]. Here's hoping the player has enough patience and/or tolerenance for this scenario, especially if they didn't upgrade particular units with them. Even with [[spoiler:[[Anime/MacrossFrontier Brera Stern]]]] flying off to one corner of the map and parking there to fight the {{Mook}}s singlehandedly, it's still going to be a nightmare getting through this scenario due to the area the player must protect against the [[spoiler:Vajra]] from.
** Scenario 35. First there's [[ThatOneBoss That One]] DuelBoss fight between Iczer-1 and Iczer-2 as the rest of your forces fight wave after wave of respawning mooks, then Big Gold and Moon Will pop up, both with question-marked (i.e. [[UpToEleven six-figure]] hit points) and a bunch of tough mooks, THEN you also get four copies of Neos Gold as backup. If this is your first playthrough and you didn't cherry-pick your strongest min-maxed units, prepare for a MarathonLevel with three MarathonBoss fights in it which will need several hours to beat. Bring long-range shooters!
* TheyWastedAPerfectlyGoodPlot: It's disappointing to see how ''L'' treats the debut of ''Rebuild of Evangelion. The only playable characters from this series are the classic trio of [[RebuildOfEvangelion Shinji Ikari, Rei Ayanami and Asuka Langley Shikinami]], with only four [[RebuildOfEvangelion Angels]] fought, meaning nothing that wasn't in [[Anime/NeonGenesisEvangelion the TV series]] already, [[spoiler:with the obvious exception of the seventh Angel]]. A case of IKnewIt for the skeptics, but it's worse as [[RebuildOfEvangelion Mari Illustrious Makinami]] doesn't get anything more than a cameo.
** This is due to the trend of having a series listed in order to use its units (the [[Anime/MobileSuitGundamCharsCounterattack Nu Gundam]] being the best example), thus ''Rebuild of Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance'' is included to justify having Asuka.