Joint Struggle

An Arena Mode battle

Arena Mode (アリーナモード Arīna Mōdo?) is a feature that appears in Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep. It serves a similar purpose as the Olympus Coliseum cups, allowing players to fight a series of set matches against enemies. It can be played either as a one-player mode or as a multiplayer mode over a wireless connection with up to six participants. As with other events occurring in the Mirage Arena, players appear as Terra, Ventus, or Aqua, wearing their Keyblade Armor, rather than their usual gameplay attire.

The names of who is playing with you appear above their respective character, and while fighting their HP are displayed like someone who is in your party.


In a new world called the Mirage Arena, three players can access and engage in battles for cooperative play. The Mirage Arena is a world exclusive to Arena Mode.

Through this multiplayer mode, items and other bonuses can be transferred between single and multiplayer modes. Unique elements of battle include rescuing friends trapped by the Unversed, and continuously pressing the B x button to heal fallen players. Players may customize their displayed name and the color of their armor. At the end of a completed playing session, winning medals are distributed on a results screen.

The mugshot of Terra, Ven, and Aqua seen in the HP bar is of their helmets. A rating system also appears, showing a level of who stands in what place by displaying differently colored symbols.


Birth by Sleep Final Mix exclusives



See also

Kingdom Hearts minigames
Racing Riku | Phil's Training | Jungle Slider | Vine Swinging
Olympus Coliseum Cups
Preliminary Tournament | Phil Cup | Pegasus Cup | Hercules Cup | Hades Cup | Gold Match | Platinum Match
100 Acre Wood minigames
Pooh's Hunny Hunt | Block Tigger | Pooh's Swing | Tigger's Giant Pot | Pooh's Muddy Path
Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories minigames
Monstro's Belly Brawl
100 Acre Wood minigames
Balloon Glider | Whirlwind Plunge | Bumble-Rumble | Tigger's Jump-a-Thon | Veggie Panic
Kingdom Hearts II minigames
Skateboard | Phil's Training | Magic Carpet | Chasm of Challenges | Gift Wrapping | Light Cycle
Twilight Town minigames
Mail Delivery | Cargo Climb | Grandstander | Poster Duty | Bumble Buster | Junk Sweep | Struggle
Olympus Coliseum Cups
Pain and Panic Cup | Cerberus Cup | Titan Cup | Goddess of Fate Cup
Pain and Panic Paradox Cup | Cerberus Paradox Cup | Titan Paradox Cup | Hades Paradox Cup
Sebastian's Musical (Atlantica Songs)
Swim This Way | Part of Your World | Under the Sea | Ursula's Revenge | A New Day is Dawning
100 Acre Wood minigames
A Blustery Rescue | Hunny Slider | Balloon Bounce | The Expotition | The Hunny Pot
Gummi Missions
Asteroid Sweep | Stardust Sweep | Splash Island | Floating Island
Ancient Highway | Broken Highway | Phantom Storm | Sunlight Storm | Assault of the Dreadnought
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days minigames
Beginner's Training | Practical Application | Champ's Challenge | Games | Grandstander
Kingdom Hearts Birth by Sleep minigames
Command Board | Rumble Racing | Ice Cream Beat | Fruitball | Battle Missions | Arena Mode
Kingdom Hearts Re:coded minigames
System Sector | Side-scrolling | 3D Shooting | Labyrinth
Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance minigames
Dive Mode | Light Cycle | Flick Rush | Training Toys
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