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VS Battle (バーサスモード Bāsasu Mōdo , lit. "Versus Mode") is a gameplay mode that appears in Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory. It allows the player to face off against computer opponents or other players online. The mode is unlocked after obtaining ten Field Battle stages. VS Battles are narrated by Chirithy.
VS Battles are a competition to earn the most points in a Field Battle track. Exclusive to this mode, the player has access to the Trick system, which can be used apply various negative effects on the opponent. There are two main types of VS Battles: COM Battles and Online Battles. Two more variations are exclusive to the Nintendo Switch release: Local Battles, which function identically to Online Battles only with a local opponent rather than a random one, and the Free-for-All, which is a competition between up to seven players through local online play.
In a COM Battle (COMバーサス COM Bāsasu , lit. "COM Versus"), the player and the computer opponent are given a rank. The player can choose from a list of five opponents, each with their own song, items, rank, difficulty, and reward. There are four major ranks: Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum. Each one is subdivided into three ranks, with Bronze 3 being the lowest and Platinum 1 being the highest overall. Winning three matches will promote the player to level 1 of the current rank, or level 3 of the next rank if already at level 1. Losing three matches will demote the player to level 2 of the current rank if they were originally at level 1, but it will otherwise not affect the player's rank. In either case, five new opponents are selected and the process repeats.
The rank of a COM opponent determines the difficulty level of the song, the opponent's base score, and the opponent's name. The opponent's score can be lowered outside of the base range through the use of Tricks. Each opponent is assigned a name and ProfiCard. The name is randomly selected from a list of twelve per rank, and only ordinary character icons can appear on enemy ProfiCards. The reward for beating an opponent is always a Station of Awakening Collector's Card.
Kind Keyblade Wielder
In an Online Battle (オンラインバーサス Onrain Bāsasu , lit. "Online Versus"), both opponents choose a song to play, which is then picked at random. Every player has a rating that will increase with each win and decrease with each loss; unlike in COM Battles, there are no rank titles associated with these ratings. At the end of each match, winner of the match will receive two Collector's Cards, while the loser will receive one.
Rematching an opponent in an Online Battle will increase the chance that the Collector's Cards are of Platinum rarity, with each rematch increasing the odds even further. This is the only method by which Platinum Collector's Cards can be found with greater than 25% odds.
|Platinum Card chance
Tricks (トリック Torikku ) are special powers that can give the upper hand in a VS Battle. Each player's Trick gauge fills up as they successfully hit notes, unleashing a random trick on the opponent when full. Beginning halfway through the Music Stage, tricks will be activated in pairs. Tricks interfere with the opponent's game, similar to status effects.
The chance of activating a particular trick depends on which opponent is currently in the lead. Generally, the player who is currently behind will be more likely to activate more powerful tricks. Tricks will also last longer if the player who activated it is falling behind. Four tricks also have their effects strengthened when activated by the losing player: Trick Drain will drain more of the opponent's Trick gauge, Vanishing Enemies will make enemies disappear sooner, Sneaky Enemies will make enemies appear later, and Point Penalty will deduct more points on a miss.
The Point Penalty Trick cannot be activated on its own. In addition, three pairs of Tricks are impossible to activate: HP Swap and Point Penalty, Trick Drain and Point Penalty, and Hide Guide and False Targets.
List of Tricks
Every player has a ProfiCard that displays their username and a customizable icon. After each online battle, the two opponents swap ProfiCards, allowing the each player to view various statistics about the other's performance and game records. Additional ProfiCard Icons can be obtained through item synthesis.
|Prelude to Battle
Defeat a COM opponent.
Defeat 20 COM opponents.
Reach Platinum 1 rank in COM Battle.
|Kingdom Hearts Melody of Memory
|Kairi - Sora - Roxas - Aqua - Riku
Donald Duck - Goofy - Axel - Xion - Terra - Ventus - Meow Wow - Komory Bat - Mickey Mouse
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|Aeleus - Ansem the Wise - Even - Fairy Godmother - Ienzo - Nameless Star - Terra-Xehanort - Yen Sid
|Mysterious Tower - Radiant Garden - The Final World
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