- Crowning Music of Awesome / Ear Worm: The 1983-84 theme, composed by the husband-wife duo of Mindseed.
- Fan Community Nickname: "Starcaders". The contestants were also called this occasionally.
- Moment of Awesome: One "Starcade Hotline" segment showed Geoff playing (and beating!) Sinistar after a taping.
- The Scrappy: Mark Richards. Alex Trebek looked more like he was having fun.
- What an Idiot!: One Richards-era contestant was shown Donkey Kong in "Name that Game" and got it wrong.