- Awesome Music:
- Anytime a game has a J-pop Opening theme sung by Masami Okui, you know the soundtrack's gonna be good.
- Yuka's theme from the OST for Advanced V.G. is easily the best track in the game, but VGMrawk's fan-made arrangement raises it from awesome, to outstanding.
- Tamao's stage music from Advanced V.G. II, is comparable to some of the Women's Team music from The King of Fighters series.
- Ayako's theme will make you shake your hips like any 90s eurodance song would.
- While Saki's theme is a combination of smooth jazz and swing, which is befitting her character and fighting stage.
- Best Known for the Fanservice: See the second Never Live It Down entry.
- Broken Base: The Genre Shift to visual novels (and by extension, going back to being H-games). Was it good or bad?
- Complete Monster: Miranda Jahana is a Corrupt Corporate Executive who wants to create the perfect fighter by any means necessary. To that end, she forced her own daughter Reimi to undergo Training from Hell, abandoning her without a second thought when she lost to Yuka, and created Gattaca Babies through genetic manipulation, only to cruelly kill them off when they didn't fare any better than Reimi. Which temporarily drove poor Yuka to a Heroic BSoD through her cruel machinations.
- Cult Classic: For those that knew about the mainstream reboot and the OVA.
- Dry Docking: You'd think that an entire cast of single hot waitresses would be a shipper's dream come true. Yet, the only known fan pairing is Tamao/Yuka, which is popular in Japan. Otherwise, shipping is virtually nonexistent among the fandom.
- Ensemble Dark Horse: False Yuka has quite a presence in fan material. She was even popular enough to return in one of the official side story novels.
- Even Better Sequel: The Advanced V.G. games are considered to be superior to the original series of H-Games. In terms of the Advanced series itself, Advanced V.G. 2 is held in high regard and is usually considered one of the original PlayStation's most underrated fighters.
- Evil Is Sexy: Miranda
- Fanon Discontinuity: VG Custom. Yet another remake of the original game, but this time using recycled assets from Advanced V.G. 2 and re inserting the H-scenes (recycled from one of the games in the original series). It's considered pretty bad, not just because of it being a blatant cash grab release, but because it was also quite buggy. So much that it's nigh impossible to play properly on more modern systems as attempting to adds more bugs (which include screwed up palettes and messed up controls).
- Game-Breaker: Advanced V.G. 2 is a pretty high-damage game. Characters can easily land combos that take 65-75% of a lifebar when dumping all their meters, while Kaori, Miranda and Chiho could whip out practical infinites. Still, the somewhat slow pace and defensive nature of the game prevent them from happening too often.
- Les Yay: Tamao appears to have a canonical girl crush on her "Sempai", as seen when she fantasizes about cuddling with her naked. Then blushes and squees over it (seen at 0:27-0:54).
- Narm: As mentioned, the Sega Saturn port of Advanced V.G. re inserted the lose scenes from the original games in a bowdlerised form. Needless to say the end result looks....odd.
- Never Live It Down/Old Shame:
- Jun was a former Olympic wrestler, who was disgraced after injuring her opponent unnecessarily. Which resulted in her being banned from future entry and earned her the nickname "Bone Crusher". It remains a sore spot and reminding her of it could get you hurt.
- For fans of the Advanced V.G. series, the original H-Games count as a meta example. Despite the reboot, none of them have ever been available outside Japan, so most are only aware of the original H-games because of their notoriety.
- Polished Port: The Saturn version of the first Advanced game. Averted with the second, as it was made exclusively for the Playstation.
- Replacement Scrappy / Creator's Pet: By today's standards, Tamao would likely be considered both. Yet, she somehow managed to avoid being branded as either and eventually became quite popular.
- The Woobie: Satomi was the primary example, having had a generally crappy life; but then the truth about Reimi's upbringing came out and revealed she was one too.
YMMV / Advanced Variable Geo