Overlay commands appear during side-scrolling and 3D Shooting segments of Kingdom Hearts Re:coded, as substitutes for traditional deck commands. In these mini-games, only one command slot is available, causing a newly acquired Overlay command to replace an old one. Unlike regular commands which have reload times, Overlay commands have a set number of uses before they are depleted. Each mini-game has a different set of Overlay commands.
Overlay commands are obtained by picking up diamond-shaped power-ups, which are commonly found throughout the mini-games. They have four different elements, which are indicated by their distinctive colors; red represents Fire, blue represents Blizzard, yellow represents Thunder and green represents Aero. Each element gives a different command.
List of Overlay commands