Rigid Force Alpha provides examples of:
- Animesque: Psye's redesign in Redux.
- Benevolent A.I.: Psye.
- Easy-Mode Mockery: Beating the game on Easy won't show you the full ending and ends prematurely with you escaping the hive after defeating the Final Boss.
- Featureless Protagonist: The only character that shows up in the game is Psye. We don't see the pilot of the Rigid Force Alpha.
- Nintendo Hard: On the hardest difficulty, your ship becomes a One-Hit Point Wonder.
- Theme Music Power-Up: The BGM for the final stage is a reprise of the intro theme.
- Updated Re-release: Redux.