- Cult Classic: While Desert Bus was considered by many to be long and boring, it nevertheless mustered a cult following, even spawning the charity group Desert Bus for Hope.
- Dancing Bear: The only appeal of Desert Bus is that it goes on forever with nearly nothing happening.
- Hilarious in Hindsight: Desert Bus was mostly constructed as a means of creating a boring, long game that simulates Real Life to a T. Come several years later, and try counting the amount of "Simulator" games that serve almost exactly the same purpose.
- Memetic Mutation: Desert Bus. To such an extent that it's the only reason some people know of Smoke and Mirrors in the first place.
- So Bad, It's Good: None of the games in this collection are really great, but the trademark humor coming from Penn and Teller brings joy into them.
- Watch It for the Meme: Desert Bus is by far the most well-known game in the collection.
YMMV / Penn and Teller's Smoke and Mirrors