- Fandom Nod: The argument over whether Birdo is male or female is a key part of her story.
- Fan Translation: The game received one by Kirameki Translations in 2017. Further work on the patch was suspended by the team, but it is stated to be 95% complete and is considered to be fully playable.
- No Export for You: Due to the combination of a cutesy artstyle and its somewhat risque tone (not to mention its dismal sales).
- Unintentional Period Piece: Little Mac is treated as a C-list Nintendo character who hasn't had a game in years (his last full game being 1994's Super Punch-Out!! and the last acknowledgement of the series in general being the inclusion of Super and its protagonist as a Guest Fighter in the Nintendo GameCube version of 2005's Fight Night Round 2). This predates the 2009 reboot that made him popular again.
Trivia / Captain Rainbow