- "Common Knowledge": The "YOU FAIL IT!" screen is widely believed to be part of a Non Standard Game Over, not helped by the most common screenshot of the line being from the Stage 3 boss, which is set during atmospheric re-entry. What really happens when that line appears is that you let the boss timer run out, and you'll still go to the next stage while forfeiting end-of-stage bonuses.
- Complacent Gaming Syndrome: Expect all high-score runs to be set with the Windina, thanks to its powerful Area of Effect-based Charged Attack that can be used to easily destroy most enemies on the screen with high multipliers.
- Good Bad Translation: "Good" enough that some people Watch It for the Meme.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: The pilot of the Windia ship is named Leefa (though this Leafa has a slightly different kind of name spelling).
- Memetic Mutation: "YOU FAIL IT! YOUR SKILL IS NOT GOOD ENOUGH, SEE YOU NEXT TIME, BYE-BYE!", the origin of the FAIL (and "Epic Fail") memes.
- Watch It for the Meme: Play it for the Good Bad Translations.
YMMV / Blazing Star