- Awesome Music:
- GO GO! Sega Rally!
- A longer version of GO GO! Sega Rally!, which is one of two Riviera themes in SR2.
- "Power Games", the attract music from the original.
- The infamous "Game Over Yeah!"
- "Conditioned Reflex" from the first game.
- "Soul on the Desert" from SR2.
- "Ignition '98" from SR2.
- "Searchin' for my dreams" from SR2.
- "MNF", the second Riviera theme from SR2.
- "Ratio 911", the 10 year championship and car settings theme from the home version of SR2.
- "Evolution", the SS track from the home version of SR2.
- "'Till You See The Dawn", the ending theme of the home version of SR2.
- "Wild Instinct", the main theme of Sega Rally 2006.
- GO GO! Sega Rally!
- Contested Sequel:
- At the time of its release, the Dreamcast port of Sega Rally 2 was considered a Porting Disaster by many who expected the game to run at a solid 60 fps like the arcade version, considering the Dreamcast's NAOMI hardware was said to be superior to the arcade's Model 3 hardware. Others contend it was a Polished Port considering the home version had so much more to offer, including more cars and courses along with customizable features, which made up for the frame rate loss.
- The games after Sega Rally 2, particularly Revo, 3, and Online Arcade. Some fans don't hold them in the same regard as the original two, given their different feel and presentation, while others find them to be overlooked worthy successors with a surprising amount of depth.
- First Installment Wins / Sequelitis: The first two games, produced by Tetsuya Mizuguchi (best known for Space Channel 5, Rez and Child of Eden) are often considered the best in the franchise. After that, the sequels received average reviews.
- Hilarious in Hindsight:
- Memetic Mutation: "GAME OVER, YEEEEEEEEEEEAH!"
- "Very long easy right, baby!"note
- Newer Than They Think: The more popular version of the Game Over jingle originated in the Saturn and Dreamcast versions. The original arcade version had a different recording of it.
- Watch It for the Meme: Play it to get a Game Over, YEAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!
YMMV / SEGA Rally