* BaseBreaker: Zero's car. Some fans were not pleased to see that he drives a Toyota Corolla in TXR 3 instead of his usual Porsche 911 from TXR 0
** Speed King is also a victim of this, having his R34 swapped out for his Impreza in ''Drift'' and ''ITC''.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: The whole series is filled with this. Take [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ubp3SAmhki4 Nu Beat]] for example.
* ThatOneBoss: D3 from TXR 3 are absolute hell to beat. Not only do you have to race all three of them, but you have to do it all in ''one attempt''.
* ThatOneLevel: Hokkaido in ''Drift 2''. A dirt track with occasional tarmac sections. If you cannot handle it, you will be thrown out in the dust.
** From the same game, we have Record Tour. VideoGameCrueltyPunishment applies here: Gliding or hitting the walls gives you a TIME PENALTY.
* TheWoobie: Every member of Wind Stars has [[DarkAndTroubledPast went through some kind of harsh sruggle]] that you can't help but feel sorry for them.