- Awesome Music:
- Contested Sequel: See They Changed It, Now It Sucks!.
- They Changed It, Now It Sucks! : The main reason 2nd Squad was ill received by fans of the first game is that it was pretty different from its predecessor, both in its more cartoonesque graphic style and in the more limited choice of characters and paths.
- Do Not Do This Cool Thing: The first game is pretty fun, and the ending tries its best to avert this trope. Whether it succeeded or not is debatable. See the ending here. The second game is also fun, but an anti-war message pops up after the credits, which is just grating and hypocritical. See the ending here.
YMMV / Shock Troopers