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Controls

Game Modes

1. Story This is a single player mode. You can play through the stories of the various characters.
2. Arcade This is a single player mode. Test to see how many battles you can win before running out of health. The enemies will get stronger the further you get. Supported with score rankings! You can check your score from the Archives.
3. Boss Rush This is a single player mode. Test to see how many Boss Rushes (spell attacks) you can survive before you run out of health. The more enemies you defeat, the stronger they will become. Supported with score rankings! You can check your score from the Archives.
4. Tutorial Youmu and Yuyuko will teach you how to play the game. You should probably check it out at least once.
5. Options You can adjust various settings, such as volume and button commands.
6. Vs Com This is a single player mode. You can choose the stage, enemy AI level, and other match stipulations and then challenge the CPU.
7. Vs Human This is a two player mode. You can have a local match with two players. However, you cannot select this mode until a second player logs in.
8. Vs Online This is a two player mode. You can play against another player online through the PlayStation™Network. However, you need to have PlayStation™Plus to use this mode.
9. Archives You can check your registered score rankings from the Arcade and Boss Rush modes, as well as view your accumulated Online Point Ranking from your online matches. It may take anywhere from a few minutes to an hour for the rankings to update. (When you set a new record, it may not be reflected immediately, but it will be updated if you wait a little while.)

Battle Screen

1. HP Gauge This is the gauge that displays the character's HP. When this gauge reaches 0, the character will enter the Extend state. If you take a single hit while in the Extend state, you will be defeated, so please be careful.
2. Charge Gauge This is the gauge that displays how much energy you have to use your charge and spell attacks. If you try to use a charge attack when this gauge is empty, you will enter the Break state. During the Break state, you will not be able to use charge attacks. You will leave Break state once this gauge has at least one charge.
3. Player Gauge This gauge appears near the feet of the character that you are controlling. It is comprised of a main attack gauge (red) and a sub attack gauge (blue). When you perform an attack, the corresponding gauge will go down. When that gauge is completely depleted, it will automatically start recovering. (While it is recovering, you will not be able to attack.)
4. Bomb Marks This displays the remaining number of times you can use spell or bomb attacks.
5. P Item and Attack (firepower) Gauge The P Item display shows the number of P items you have attained during battle. The Attack Gauge displays how much your current firepower is being boosted.
6. P and C Items You can power up your firepower by picking up the P Items that are floating around the field. In addition, picking up the C Items will charge your Charge Gauge by one.
7. Various Side Gauges You can view specific information, such as the Vitality Meter, Charge Meter, Main Attack Gauge, and Sub Attack Gauge. In addition, you can see how much the Down Gauge has accumulated. When the Down Gauge is completely filled, you will be blown back during the fight.
8. Win Marks The win marks light up to show you how many rounds you have won.
9. Time Remaining When this reaches 0, time will be up and the round will end. However, if both sides have less than 1,000 HP left, they will enter Sudden Death. Let's settle this once and for now!