- Fridge Logic: At the end of the restaurant fight scene, Adam says, "I beat my best score!" Does this mean he's played this fight before?
- The Problem with Licensed Games:
- The Game Gear game did not garner very good reviews upon release. Among other complaints, the controls were finicky and required a particular double-tap jumping move to clear the platforms.
- A subpar sidescrolling brawler on the Amiga was turned into a Surf Ninjas tie-in for no readily apparent reason, but the protagonist wasn't redrawn to reflect this. Who even remembers the Johnny of the movie being a white Marines reject? Even discounting the fact that it was falsely titled just as a cash-in, the game itself is terrible. You get hurt by jumping.
- So Bad, It's Good: It's hard to say whether or not this was intentional, but the movie definitely doesn't take itself very seriously.
- The Woobie: Two of Chi's minions qualify:
- The head of the ninjas sent to find Johnny and Adam in Los Angeles continually gets his ass kicked by Zatch, including almost having his nose ripped off by chopsticks. He also gets knocked out by Johnny's surfboard.
- The dungeon master is a bit clumsy and almost gets Chi's implants wet, leading to threat of Groin Attack with an electric carving knife. During the final battle, he is thrown down a huge staircase by Johnny, then Ro-May, then by himself because he doesn't want to fight anymore.
YMMV / Surf Ninjas