- Dummied Out: A bit less than half the game had to be left on the cutting room floor because there was literally no space left on the cartridge. This is why everything related to Fargett feels so tacked on and why Jie Revorse in particular feels like such a Giant Space Flea from Nowhere.
- Fan Nickname: Sometimes fans likes to affectionally reverse Roddick's name into 'DickRod'
- Fan Translation: Until 2008, this was the only way to play this game in English.
- No Export for You: The original SNES game was never released outside Japan.
- The Other Darrin: All cast members from the Super Famicom version, barring Hiroki Tochi (who would become a series regular), was replaced in the Playstation Portable remake.
- Playing Against Type: Julie Maddalena as Ilia, who's instead a more well-adjusted, calm adult woman rather than her usual forte of peppy girls.
- Remade for the Export: tri-Ace remade the game for the PSP as "Star Ocean: First Departure" and released it worldwide.
- What Could Have Been: Fargett was supposed to be a fully explorable second world with a much more involved plot, but there wasn't enough space on the cartridge.
Trivia / Star Ocean