YMMV / Wasteland

  • Fridge Brilliance: The radiation symbols appear and disappear off the map seemingly at random; however if you pay attention you can figure out the pattern: the symbols appear only at night. That's because the radioactive areas glow in the dark.
    • No explanation is offered for why certain characters using certain weapons have a certain number of attacks during a round. If you'd play Fallout, you'd know it was due to Action Points, which are never exposed to the player in Wasteland.
  • Goddamned Bats: Desert Dwellers, Radioactive Vermin, Wasteland Warriors and other random encounters on the world map, which just love to bother you when you're trying to rest your party after a tough battle at Base Cochise.
  • Memetic Mutation: Turning enemies into "a fine red mist" and "exploding them like a blood sausage" is something that is brought up by fans whenever Wasteland is mentioned. The game's Spiritual Successor series Fallout references nearly every memorable joke or gag from Wasteland at least once per game, to the point that many people misattribute them to the Fallout series.