- Goddamn Bats: Bats appear as a common enemy type and they can be annoying as hell, weaving about just out of range and swooping in to attack without warning.
- "Seinfeld" Is Unfunny: This game was pretty impressive back in the day, but a lot of people find it hard to appreciate now:
- The game was essentially a 3D platformer... on a handheld. Sure, there was the port of Super Mario 64 (Which had a few porting issues), but the fact that this was a 3D game controlled with the joy-pad allowed some much more sensitive movement. This combination was a pretty big thing back in 2005.
- This game also had voice acting. Voice acting in a handheld game and it was of pretty high sound quality (for the time). These things were pretty unheard of back in 2005. Even the PSP's rival (The Nintendo DS) didn't feature many games that truly had this kind of feature until The World Ends with You.
- Sequel Difficulty Drop: Root of Evil is much more forgiving than the first game, replacing the lives with a fairly forgiving checkpoint system among other quality of life improvements. The Wii port makes things even easier by featuring motion-controlled aiming.
- Surprisingly Improved Sequel: Though critics are still divided on whether or not the game is good, it's generally agreed that Root of Evil resolved a lot of the difficulty and control issues the first game had.
- Ugly Cute: All of the kids could qualify, although many of them are far more on the side of cute, despite being dark. Exception below, however...
- Uncanny Valley: Though Pandora is pretty cute in the 2D art, her 3D model is rather horrifying, even in the Wii version.
YMMV / Death Jr.