YMMV / Zak McKracken and the Alien Mindbenders

  • Ear Worm: The main theme, especially the FM Towns version.
  • Germans Love David Hasselhoff: Was hugely popular in Germany, possibly even more so than it was in its own home country, with at least four fan sequels originating there.
  • Hilarious in Hindsight:
    • Cash Cards have become quite popular 20 Minutes into the Future. Of course, we call them "Debit cards" these days. Sure, Debit cards have been around since the 1970s, but they have become much more common.
    • While it hasn't gotten quite to the extreme depicted in the game, the design of televisions has moved towards having few buttons on the TV itself, and most functions accessed by the remote control.
  • Scrappy Mechanic: Having to go to the airport and back to travel around the world and the need for connecting flights gets rancid very quickly. Traveling also costs good money, which discourages free, happy go lucky exploration early on, and even if Zak can get more money later, the rest of the characters don't, directly. A torpid logistic nuance that kills gameplay while only adding constriction and apprehension. To make it worse, in most versions, copy protection checks had to be passed in every flight outside the US.