Grandstander, also known as Performance in Kingdom Hearts II Final Mix, is a minigame that can be played as Roxas or Sora in Kingdom Hearts II, and by Roxas again in Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days. Similar to the Rare Truffle and Mushroom #8, the point of the game is to keep the ball in the air by attacking it for as long as you can.
Kingdom Hearts II
Each hit knocks the balloon up slightly and each combo finisher sends it flying. Lock on and try to hit the balloon toward a corner. If you swing too early, you will likely lose your combo.
Equip a long Keyblade prior to doing this task. This increases your range, thus minimizing your chances of missing. "Combo Plus" abilities are useful, but do not equip a finisher technique. If the technique takes too long to perform, a ball that is hit far away may hit the ground before you can approach it.
Another good tactic is to equip Fatal Crest or simply the Berserk Charge ability, remove all MP Haste abilities, lock on, then knock the ball into the air. Knock it high, cast Cure, then jump up and continually slap the ball. Eventually, you will reach the top of the map and be in the air beating the ball and adding hits, this will continue until your MP fully recharges. When your MP recharges, drop towards the ground and cast Thunder to keep the ball in the air. Cast Cure again, and repeat the cycle. A good round of this can add over 100 hits.
If this mini-game is completed with a certain number of juggles, he will earn various amounts of munny.
|20 or more juggles||50 munny|
|5 to 19 juggles||30 munny|
|4 or less juggles||10 munny|
To unlock the secret ending, Jiminy's Journal must be completed 100%. Part of finishing Twilight Town's entry involves playing this mini-game. The Jiminy Objective is to complete it with 100 or more points.
Kingdom Hearts 358/2 Days
|Roxas - Hayner - Pence - Olette - Seifer - Rai - Fuu - Vivi - Setzer - Yen Sid - Flora - Fauna - Merryweather|
|Shadow - Soldier - Air Soldier - Barrel Spider - Dusk - Creeper - Assassin - Twilight Thorn - Samurai - Berserker - Sniper - Gambler - Dancer - Dragoon|
|Betwixt and Between - Old Mansion - Realm of In Between - Yen Sid's Tower|
|Struggle - Mail Delivery - Cargo Climb - Grandstander - Poster Duty - Bumble-Buster - Junk Sweep - Skateboarding|
|Seven Wonders - Struggle Trophy|