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This is the story of one "human"... in a brand-new earth.
SUGURI's opening cinematic

SUGURI is a horizontal bullet hell shoot 'em up developed by the doujin circle Orange_Juice and was released in 2005 at Comiket 69 for Windows PC. It stars the title character, Suguri, a girl armed to the teeth with a variety of powerful weapons working to protect her home world from similarly adorable girls who are under orders to wipe out all life on the planet and take it as their own. The game features an auto-targeting system which allows the player to fire in directions other than the usual "straight ahead", a dashing system which can be used to absorb certain types of bullets to charge up a Hyper Gauge to unleash a Hyper Attack, a variety of unlockable weapons, and multiple different modes of gameplay.

A sequel, Acceleration of SUGURI was released during Comiket 70 the following year, followed by an expansion pack, Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition, releasing a few months after at Comiket 71, both for Windows PC. Unlike its predecessor, Acceleration of SUGURI is a one-on-one shoot 'em up and fighting game hybrid inspired by the Senko no Ronde, with both single-player and local and online multiplayer modes. It features the same cast as the original game, and presents the player with short "Where Are They Now" cutscenes for completing the Arcade Mode for certain characters of the game with a single credit. The X-Edition expansion pack also adds two story modes and several new characters.

The series has been localized to the United States by doujin game publisher Rockin' Android for PC, both as part of a SUGURI - Perfect Edition compilation on DVD, and individually through digital distribution platforms GamersGate and Direct2Drive in 2009. Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition was later released for the PlayStation 3 by Rockin' Android on February 15th, 2011 as a downloadable game on PlayStation Network, which features redrawn artwork by Keiko Sakurai, PlayStation Network Trophies, and the ability to share replays on YouTube, although lacks the online play functionality and certain character unlocking conditions being changed for the PlayStation 3 version due to being a combination of both the base game and the expansion pack. Rockin' Android later released an HD version of Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition for PC on DESURA on June 25th, 2012 with the option of using the original or updated PlayStation Network graphics, support for higher resolutions, and the online multiplayer absent from PlayStation Network version. On May 30th, 2013, a digitally released compilation of the series along with their original soundtracks, aptly-named the SUGURI Collection, was released via Rice Digital. The games were later greenlit and releasedindividually for Steam. The PlayStation 3 version however was delisted from PlayStation Network on August 8, 2015.

Rockin' Android's official website for Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition can be found here.

Orange_Juice went on to develop sora, a prequel to SUGURI that was released in 2010 for PC during Summer Comiket 78 and was localized by Fruitbat Factory in 2016. Not to be confused with the Real Life Japanese figure-skater, Fumie Suguri.

The SUGURI series provide examples of:

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  • 2½D: These games use a 3D engine for the scenery, but the gameplay is entirely 2D.
  • Achievement System: The Steam re-release of this game and Acceleration of SUGURI feature them. Such achievements includes "Unlock X weapon" (SUGURI), "Dash into an ungrazable attack" (SUGURI), and "Clear Arcade Mode without taking damage" (AoS).
  • After the End: The story setting of SUGURI. The planet has been recovering after the events from sora.
  • All There in the Manual: The first game's manual gives players some details of how the Earth was facing ruin during a war that nearly killed the planet from the death and destruction it caused and natural resources depleted, with much of Earth's remaining population fleeing towards the skies to escape the war and the dying planet. However, a small part of the population decided to stay in what seemed like a hopeless effort to revive the planet with "Project One", only for it to become a success at the expense of their life. Many years later, after Suguri's successful mission of healing Earth and its population was returning, strange shadows started appearing from the sky, worrying many of the inhabitants of Earth, driving Suguri to investigate.
  • An Ice Person: Kyoko, who's capable of using ice-based powers to keep her enemies at bay or a barrage of lasers, homing or otherwise.
  • Anachronic Order: Although this game and Acceleration of SUGURI were released before sora and its follow-up, the timeline jumps back and forth. Chronologically, the story goes in this order: sora (Tutorial-Stage 7) → SUGURIAcceleration of SUGURI X-Edition (the Story Mode scenarios and Extra Stories) → sora (Stage EX)acceleration of SUGURI 2.
  • Anti-Frustration Features: While obtaining new weapons normally requires clearing stages with an A Rank or higher, you can still unlock most of the other weapons after a certain number of play sessions on any given mode, regardless of difficulty, success, or failure. The only exception to this is the Accelerator, which requires beating Hime on Special difficulty in Match Mode.
  • Attack Drone: Laser-firing "bits" are Nanako's primary weapon. Suguri can also use them.
  • Ax-Crazy: Pretty much everyone except Suguri.
  • Background Boss: Robo during the second phase of the battle in Stage 6.
  • Barrier Warrior: Kyoko specializes in defensive tactics such as setting up barriers around her to reflect energy-based attacks back at her opponents.
  • Battleship Raid: Stage 5, which takes place in Earth's stratosphere as Suguri makes her way towards the mysterious spaceship looming over the planet.
  • Beam Spam: Iru's specialty, although it's not the least bit limited to her.
  • Blood Knight: Kae's motivation to fight is mostly having fun with a good battle.
  • Boss Game: An unlockable Match Mode in the original SUGURI can be played after clearing the game, in which you face off against all the bosses in sequence.
  • Bragging Rights Reward: The Accelerator, which massively increases Suguri's dash speed, lets her charge her Hyper Gauge at will, allows her to enter Bullet Time with its Hyper Attack, and can give her indefinite invulnerability if used correctly, is earned by defeating the game's ultimate boss, Special Hime.
  • Bullet Hell: Both games, to a degree.
  • Chain Pain: Hime uses chains in a couple of her attacks.
  • Classic Cheat Code: The Steam re-release implements a Konami Code which can be entered in the pause menu. Entering this code will give you near-invincibility to attacks and recovery, but also locks you out of getting achievements until you relaunch the game.
  • Colony Drop: Once all of Shifu's subordinates fall to Suguri and Hime betrays him, he undergoes a Villainous Breakdown and attempts to crash his spaceship into Earth to cause a cataclysmic event that will wipe out all life. His plan is quickly thwarted when Suguri destroys his spaceship along with Shifu in it with her powerful beam attack.
  • Compilation Rerelease: Rockin' Android's SUGURI - Perfect Edition (retail PC-DVD) and SUGURI Collection (digitally distributed), compiling the first game and its spin-off along with the games' soundtracks.
  • Control Freak: Shifu made his subordinates physically incapable of defying his will and rejects Suguri's offer for his ship's inhabitants to coexist with the people of Earth because he wants the planet for himself.
  • Curtains Match the Window: Saki, Nanako, Kae, and Kyoko have hair colors that matches their eyes.
  • Damn You, Muscle Memory!: In SUGURI, Dash is mapped to the C key and Hyper Attack is mapped to the V key on keyboard, but in Acceleration of SUGURI it's the reverse, and only the Steam rereleases allow for keyboard remapping.
  • Defeat Means Friendship: After defeating Hime in the original game, she becomes friends with Suguri as they make their descent into Earth after stopping Shifu from destroying the planet.
  • Difficult, but Awesome: Using the flamethrower can be dangerous, because Suguri has to shorten the distance to attack, but if used correctly it's a massively powerful weapon.
  • Difficulty Levels: This game has Easy, Normal, and Hard difficulty levels, while its Match/Boss Mode has an unlockable and even harder Special difficulty.
  • Disappointed by the Motive: Suguri is not thrilled to hear that Shifu ordered the extermination of the planet's people only because he didn't want to share the planet with them. Hime doesn't like it either, but she's forced to co-operate with the threat of Shifu blowing up the ship's civilian block.
  • Do a Barrel Roll: Suguri's forward-facing dashes have her aileron roll through the air at breakneck speeds.
  • Doppelgänger Attack: Kae is capable of using clones of herself to attack her foes.
  • Duel Boss: The Final Boss Hime fights alot like Suguri, dashing arround the battlefield and firing a vast array of powerful weapons at her opponent.
  • Elemental Personalities: Kae has fire powers and is an energetic Blood Knight, while Kyoko has ice powers and is cool emotionally, but compassionate and caring.
  • Fiery Redhead: Kae is red-haired and fiery both literally and figuratively.
  • Final Boss: Hime in this game and Acceleration of SUGURI's Standard Arcade Mode (unless you're playing as her, in which you face Suguri at the last stage instead).
  • Fire-Breathing Weapon: One of the weapons Suguri can carry is a flamethrower; it has short range, but huge area of effect, easily wiping out any kind of opposition, and taking down the bosses in a matter of seconds.
  • Gameplay Grading: In both games, your performance is graded by remaining Armor (life), how quickly you've beaten the stage/opponent, and the damage you've done.
    • Rank Inflation: Your overall performance is graded as such. Ranks go by Rank E, D, C, B, A, S, and P.
  • Genki Girl: Saki and Kae, two of the more cheerful Shifu Brands.
  • Graphics-Induced Super-Deformed: In this game as well as its sequel, the characters appear super deformed during gameplay versus their own normal artwork during dialogue scenes.
  • Heel–Face Turn: Saki, Iru, Nanako, Kae, and Kyoko all make peace with Suguri after being freed from Shifu's command with his death.
  • High-Altitude Battle: The late stages of the game eventually take Suguri well above Earth's atmosphere.
  • Humongous Mecha: Robo, an enormous, screen-filling mecha piloted by Shifu that can assault the screen with powerful weaponry.
  • Icy Blue Eyes: Kyoko is cool-headed, possesses ice powers, and has blue eyes.
  • Idiot Hair: Saki has a giant cowlick and is on the silly side. Suguri also has one, but she doesn't fit the personality archetype.
  • If I Can't Have You…: Non-romantic example: after his plans for conquest are thoroughly foiled and Hime sides with Suguri, Shifu decides that if he can't have Earth nobody can and attempts to crash his ship into the planet.
  • Improbably Female Cast: With Yukito, Shifu, and NoName being the series' stand-outs.
  • Kamehame Hadoken:
    • After Hime separates the civilian block from Shifu's colony, Suguri unleashes a massive beam of energy to destroy him along with the colony to prevent it from colliding with the Earth.
    • Hime herself can do this with just a single hand.
  • Lag Cancel: In this game, as well as Acceleration of SUGURI, it's possible to cancel out your attack animations sooner by attacking with one weapon and then attacking with the other at the right time, or dashing in the middle of your attack. Canceling can allow you to deal damage faster than usual, but this will also build up Heat as you cancel your attack animations.
  • Laser Blade: One of Suguri's signature weapons. Sora also makes use of one.
  • Let's You and Him Fight: The Final Boss Hime doesn't want to obey Shifu and fight Suguri, but Shifu threatening to blow up the ship's civilian block forces her to comply, with the caveat that they take the fight outside. As soon as they get far enough from him though, the two of them stop fighting and quickly agree to work together to stop Shifu.
  • Limit Break: Filling the Hyper Gauge by dealing damage and dashing through enemy attacks allows you to perform a powerful Hyper Attack unique to each weapon.
  • Limited Animation: Suguri's spinning animation in the opening FMV is about 4 frames of her rotating.
  • The Lost Woods: Stage 1 in SUGURI takes place above a vast forest.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: Available to Suguri via the Launcher and her Bazooka's Hyper Attack.
  • Magic Skirt: Everyone who wears a skirt or dress while having aerial high-speed battles qualifies, as they remain well covered at all times.
  • Martial Pacifist:
    • Hime dislikes fighting if there's no good reason for it. So, when Shifu failed to give her a valid reason to attack Suguri, she turned on him, and escaped the spaceship along with Suguri.
    • Suguri as well. When she meets the other characters, she tries to reason with them before fighting (even with Shifu, except that he wouldn't listen), and, if Acceleration of SUGURI is any indication, it worked, because they were all welcomed to Earth, and are close friends to Suguri. Suguri also even befriends Sora, who initially attacked her and Hime out of PTSD-driven rage, but she was able to calm Sora down and show her that her efforts to help save Earth were not in vain.
  • Mecha-Mooks: The lion's share of the game's enemies are hostile robots.
  • Moe Couplet: Kae with Nanako.
  • Multi-Slot Character: The X-Edition expansion pack noticeably adds in two different versions of Suguri: Suguri-P, whose moveset consists of regular Suguri's attacks and a set of Attack Drones (in addition, her personality also becomes more childlike), and Suguri-SP, who not only uses a melee-focused moveset, but also gains a different outfit.
  • Non-Action Big Bad: Downplayed. Shifu himself is not superhuman like his enforcers, and can't fight Suguri one-on-one... so instead he takes the reins of a Humongous Mecha.
  • Older Than They Look: Suguri is over 10,000 years old by the start of the series.
  • Omnicidal Maniac: Shifu, who gave the orders to the Shifu Brands (Saki, Iru, Nanako, Kae, and Kyoko) to attack Earth and wipe out its inhabitants.
  • Overheating: To discourage players from simply dashing their way through most of the attacks in these games, players build up a "Heat" as they dash, which also increases the damage they take.
  • Personality Powers: Kyoko is a calm and collected ice-user, and Kae is a Hot-Blooded fire-user.
  • Physical God: Hime, who's a Guardian God.
  • Pile Bunker: The Pile Bunker is a melee weapon that has Suguri lunge towards the target while invulnerable to deliver a powerful blow, but leaves her open for a moment after impact.
  • Playing with Fire: Kae, who possesses fire-based abilities and can use heat to her advantage versus other characters.
  • Power Gives You Wings: SP Hime.
  • Protagonist Title: Suguri is the protagonist of SUGURI.
  • Psychotic Smirk: Kae bares one fighting Suguri in the original game.
  • Razor Wind: Kae can unleash these.
  • Red Eyes, Take Warning: Kae, Hime, and Suguri herself have red eyes (the latter explicitly described as a result of her Super-Soldier augmentation). Subverted, however, in that none of them are evil.
  • Red Oni, Blue Oni: Kae and Kyoko, respectively.
  • Regional Bonus: Rockin' Android's SUGURI - Perfect Edition compilation, an English-localized bundle of the entire SUGURI series that also includes the TRANCENATION of SUGURI and Hoshi no Kakera ~acceleration of SUGURI sound track~ original soundtracks onto the installation disc. The SUGURI Collection via Rice Digital and Steam does the same for digital distribution.
  • Reluctant Warrior: Suguri doesn't like fighting, and always tries to reach out to her enemies and resolve things peacefully, but when that fails she's prepared to fight to protect the people of Earth.
  • Restraining Bolt: The Shifu Brands were created to obey Shifu's every command and they recognize his authority by his face and voice. This comes back to haunt them when NoName shows up in Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition as he orders them to fight Suguri and Hime for his harem.
  • Secret Project Refugee Family: Kyoko, Kae, Iru, Saki and Nanako form one of these after the events of SUGURI, living together and helping each other to get used to living on Earth after all that happened to them.
  • Spread Shot: The aptly-named Spread gun. The 4 Cannon fires even more shots in an extremely wide spread.
  • Sprite/Polygon Mix: The backgrounds and some the effects are in 3D while using 2D sprites for the characters and enemies.
  • Stone Wall: Kyoko's dashing speed isn't as good as the others, but she specializes in defense.
  • Storming the Castle: Stage 6, and the first part of Stage 7, take place inside Shifu's spaceship.
  • Super Move Portrait Attack: A full-body cut-in of Suguri shows when a Hyper Attack is unleashed.
  • Sword and Gun: Suguri with a melee weapon and a gun.
  • Tareme Eyes: Suguri, Saki, Iru, Nanako, Kae and Hime.
  • Team Mom: Kyoko, the rest of the characters.
  • Tomboy and Girly Girl: Iru and Saki, respectively.
  • Token Mini-Moe: Nanako, who's one of the youngest characters in this series.
  • Under the Sea: Stage 2 alternates between flying just above the surface of the ocean and beneath it.
  • Updated Re-release: The Steam version of SUGURI features support for higher resolutions (albeit stretched to the aspect ratio and only available in windowed mode), remappable keys, and improved controller support.
  • Verbal Tic: Saki has an habit of saying "Mau...", and, when preparing her Signature Move, the Big Bang Bell, she exclaims "Maaaaauuuuuuuryyyyyyyaaaaaaahhhhhhhh...".
  • Video Game Dashing: One of the defining gameplay elements of this game, as well as Acceleration of SUGURI, which involves the dashing through or away from enemy projectiles and letting the trail of rings "catch" them to build your Hyper Meter, but doing so also builds Heat which increases the amount of damage you take. Energy-based attacks can be grazed through by dashing, however live ammo or physical attacks cannot be grazed.
  • Warm-Up Boss: Saki, who has some of the easier to avoid/grazable attacks, and her cymbols can give players a good way to build up Hyper Meter for Hyper Attack.
  • Wave-Motion Gun: The Beam Rifle's Hyper Attack and the Buster weapon. Iru also possesses one.
  • World of Action Girls: Most of the characters in this series are girls, though the few men like Shifu and NoName are also capable of fighting and holding their own.

    Acceleration of SUGURI and X-Edition 
  • All Just a Dream: The "Pudding Deity" storyline was this to Saki.
  • An Ass-Kicking Christmas: The Falling Wonder" story of Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition'', which features Suguri and her newly founded friends/Shifu's former comrades throwing a party for Suguri during Christmas to make amends for taking part of Shifu's schemes, only for his android copy NoName to unexpectedly crash the party and have the girls fight each other again for his dream harem.
  • Art Shift: The PlayStation 3 and HD version of Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition by Rockin' Android feature redrawn graphics portraying the characters with more realistic proportions. The latter, however, gives you the option to use the original graphics.
  • Attack Drone: Nanako still has her laser bits to attack from various angles. Suguri has an alternate form, called Suguri-P, which can also use them.
    Nanako: "No matter how fast you fly, you can't escape my bits."
  • Attack Reflector:
    • Kyoko can place crystal barriers that reflect beams back at her opponent, and protect her from missiles for a while.
    • Suguri-SP can do it as well, by twirling her daggers in front of her.
  • Background Boss: Robo is this full-time as the final boss of "Falling Wonder" story.
  • Berserk Button: Suguri didn't like being called a "shorty" by NoName.
  • Beware the Silly Ones: NoName might be a perverted replica of Shifu, but he has a strong arsenal of weapons at his disposal, including using Robo's arm as his melee attacks.
  • Close-Range Combatant:
    • Suguri-SP, who uses a pair of beam daggers to fight, however, her projectiles have limited range, which is a problem if your opponent tries to shoot you from far away, so she relies on close combat as her main method of attack.
    • Normal Suguri, Suguri-P and Sora also count to a lesser degree, it's not their main method of attack, but some of their more powerful combos involve using the sword.
    • There's also Kae, who has projectiles to protect herself, but she prefers close combat for devastating combos, and to reflect her Blood Knight personality.
  • Combos:
    • Some characters such as Suguri or Sora have a unique combo string that allows them to quickly perform a series of attacks that cancel into each other.
    • Attacks can also be chained together in quick succession, which the game displays how many hits were landed and how much damage was dealt in that sequence.
  • Competitive Multiplayer: The VS. Mode, where players can fight against one another or against the computer.
  • The Computer Is a Cheating Bastard:
    • The A.I. really knows how to abuse Suguri (and her variants) to destroy players on Normal or Hard with cheap combo attacks.
    • In Hard Mode, the computer deal three times as much damage as normal, so, any character can demolish you in a matter of seconds if given the chance.
  • Critical Status Buff: Any time Kae's Heat percentage reaches 200% or higher, but she can use more powerful attacks that could also inflict burning status to her opponents. She can also set herself ablaze with her Spontaneous Combustion move and keep her Heat fixed at 200% temporarily.
  • Dance Battler: Hime, when fighting, refers to it as a dance.
    "Dancing is wonderful."
    "Can't you keep up with my dance?"
  • A Day in the Limelight: "Pudding Deity" has Saki as the main focus from beginning to end.
  • Defeat Means Playable: Sora, if you can keep an A-Rank average or higher in every single match in Arcade Mode, in a single credit. Defeat her and she's yours.
  • Determinator: Suguri leaves it clear.
    Suguri: "This fight is meaningless. No matter how much you hurt me, I won't give up!"
  • Dual Wielding: Suguri-SP, she fights with two beam daggers.
  • Evolving Title Screen: When players begin playing Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition, the title screen features a simple background of the sky with the sun shining through the clouds. Upon clearing one of its story scenarios, the title screen changes to night time while snow is falling. This would hint players onto what to expect from sora's true ending.
  • Expansion Pack: The X-Edition of Acceleration of SUGURI.
  • Fake Crossover: The Pudding Deity campaign is this in a roundabout way. The story is revealed at the end to be All Just a Dream for Saki. While the sequel to QP Shooting is a Resolved Noodle Incident detailing how QP became a god in the first place, that game is much sillier than Suguri, and while Saki is one of the Sweet Gods in 100% Orange Juice!, the world that version of Saki comes from is presented as an Alternate Universe.
  • Final Boss: Under normal circumstances, Hime is the last opponent of the Arcade Mode, or, if you're playing as Hime, the last opponent will be Suguri. In the Story Mode, Robo is the last opponent in the "Falling Wonder" storyline; and in the "Pudding Deity" story, the final boss is QP.
  • Go Mad from the Isolation: Kae has, as demonstrated by her extra story, developed a crippling fear of both darkness and silence after Shifu ordered her to stay in a dark room without moving or talking until he called her. Given the time scale of the series, she might have spent months or even years like that, unable to go against the orders but desperately afraid and lonely. She seems to be slowly getting better thanks to Nanako's company at night.
  • Guest Fighter: QP, the Final Boss of "Pudding Deity", comes from the game QP Shooting, a vertical Shoot 'Em Up also from Orange_Juice that never saw an overseas release (though its sequel eventually would).
  • Harem Seeker: NoName wants to use the girls and their knees to fulfill his dream harem.
  • Interquel: Follows after the end of SUGURI, but also takes place before the true ending of sora.
  • Improbable Use of a Weapon: Saki uses a grenade... as a melee weapon. It has a 25% chance of exploding.
  • Jill-of-All-Stats: Suguri, who has a balanced set of melee and ranged weaponry and well-rounded stats among the roster.
  • Laser Blade: Both Suguri and Sora use one of these for melee attacks.
  • Lethal Joke Character: Saki, who has some tricky to use attacks, but in the right hands can be a formidable opponent.
  • Lightning Bruiser: QP, an adorable little puppy girl. She's the most powerful character in the game.
  • Limit Break: Hyper Attacks, which consume one Hyper Meter to perform a powerful special attack; Accel Hypers take this even further in the form of an even more powerful and unblockable super attack that consumes all three Hyper Meters.
  • Little Bit Beastly: QP is a little dog girl with mostly human-like features.
  • Loads and Loads of Loading: The Steam version of Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition HD was initially released in a buggy state by Rockin' Android, but a patched was released in 2014 to fix some of these issues. However, it caused some lengthy and frequent loading times between matches as a result, which never happened in the buggy DRM-free version of this re-release or the original SD version of this game, in both the original Japanese or their earlier English releases.
  • The Lost Woods: The Forest Stage, based on stage 1 of SUGURI.
  • Losing Your Head: NoName loses his body after his defeat from Suguri in the ''Falling Wonder" story, with his disembodied head being placed in a flower pot to make sure he doesn't cause any more trouble.
  • Lovable Sex Maniac: NoName, who is a complete pervert, unlike his creator Shifu.
  • Magic Skirt: Like its predecesor, the skirt-wearing girls remain well covered despite being in the air flying at full speed. NoName even calls Suguri out on it after their fight, saying that she's a cheater for flying around like that without showing anything.
  • Moveset Clone: Sora is this to Suguri, possibly justified as they have similar powers, and use the exact same weapons; and they both have very similar moves, although with a few variants: for example, Suguri's Hyper Attack with the sword is a single, very powerful slash, while Sora slices her opponent multiple times.
  • Nice Job Breaking It, Hero: NoName had no idea he held power over the Shifu Brands until Kyoko explained it to Suguri right in front of him.
  • No Continue Run: Required to unlock most of the extra characters and the extra stories. invoked
  • Odd Job God: QP is the goddess of pudding.
  • Off with His Head!: Happens (off-screen) to NoName in "Falling Wonder" storyline.
  • Oh, Crap!: Kyoko's reaction after realising that as Shifu's (former) subordinates, she and the other girls must unwillingly obey NoName due to his creator's resemblance.
  • Out-of-Character Moment: Martial Pacifists Suguri and Hime in "Pudding Deity" fought Saki for the right to taste the pudding Saki prepared. Justified as it was All Just a Dream.
  • Power Gives You Wings: Hime has them show up as part of her Accel Hyper.
  • Production Foreshadowing: Sora makes an early cameo appearance in this game as a secret character, while her own game was being developed at the time of Acceleration of SUGURI's release. Players are also treated to a teaser of sora upon unlocking her.
  • Promoted to Playable: All of the boss characters of the first game except Shifu are playable in Acceleration of SUGURI.
  • Ridiculously Human Robot: NoName, and a perverted one with a fetish for women's thighs at that.
  • Robot Me: NoName is a robotic double Shifu built of himself.
  • Shock and Awe: Iru can place electrical traps across the whole stage to keep pressure on her opponents.
  • Shout-Out: The PlayStation Network and Steam versions of the game has Trophies that references famous catch phrases and one-liners from movies. Some examples includes "There Can Be Only One" and "Float Like A Butterfly".
  • Silly Reason for War: Apparently, pudding is an extremely rare delicacy in this universe, and legends tell, when pudding was wearing thin, nations went to war just to have the pleasure to taste such a delicious sweet. Even in "Pudding Deity", And Saki's after story, when Saki prepared by experimenting, a little pudding (She didn't know the name of it, so she tried to give it another name), Suguri and the other girls (even Hime) fought her for the right to taste it.
  • SNK Boss: Robo, which appears as the Final Boss of "Falling Wonder", and an extra boss in the Arcade Mode. It covers the entire circular arena and hardly moves at all, so its Heat counter never rises, and takes minimal damage. Like the bosses in the previous game, it has three phases, and gets more aggressive with each one, spamming lasers, or placing obstacles that can't be flown through. When low on energy, it fires a massive blast that deals huge damage, even with the Heat counter on 0. So, your best chance is to treat it like your typical Shoot 'Em Up boss instead of a Fighting Game boss.
  • Space Zone: The Thermosphere stage takes place above Earth's atmosphere.
  • Spoiled by the Manual: In Rockin' Android's official website for Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition, four of the unlockable characters (Hime, Sora, NoName, and QP) are all silhouetted with any information on them labeled with "TOP SECRET", yet the downloadable manual for the PlayStation Network version reveals the characters appearance with descriptions about them.
  • Sword Beam: One of Suguri's (in her three versions) Hyper Attacks.
  • Tareme Eyes: Suguri, Saki, Iru, Nanako, Kae, Hime, and QP have them.
  • Tsurime Eyes: Kyoko and Sora.
  • Updated Re-release: Rockin' Android's Acceleration of SUGURI X-Edition HD for PC gives player the option of the original or the updated PlayStation 3 graphics, keyboard remapping and improved controller support, with the addition of high resolution and widescreen support over the previous 2009 release.
  • Victory Quote: Everyone has a few of them, Even Sora, who has two quotes, one of which reads just "......".
    Sora: "I can do it, if I hang in there."
  • Wave-Motion Gun: Suguri, Iru, Hime, and Robo have this as Hyper Attacks.