Arcade Mode is a single player mode. It begins with the selected character's opening cutscene, and proceeds to lead the player though four timed fights:
- 1 two-fighter
- 1 three-fighter
- 2 four-fighter matches
Those are followed by two 3 kill-limit matches. The selected character then encounters their respective Rival and confronts them in a 3 live stock match. Following this, the player confronts the final boss, The Great Mighty Spiral, with four lives. Upon his defeat, the ending cutscene is shown, followed by the credits.