Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival Arcade Machine brings beloved Nintendo 3DS Theatrhythm series to arcades. Featuring revamped controls, improved graphics, cooperative play and new characters and songs, the Theatrhythm Final Fantasy All-Star Carnival Arcade Machine is sure to be a hit amongst fans.
The core gameplay consists of activating Triggers in time with iconic songs from the Final Fantasy series. The main interface of each All-Star Carnival arcade cabinet consists of two large buttons that are flanked on either side by a hemisphere-shaped joystick.
In online mode, each player is automatically matched with other players from around the world. In local-multiplayer mode, players can instead partner with others that are using neighboring All-Star Carnival cabinets within the same arcade. When players are matched, their parties are combined to form a sortie. Parties in a sortie automatically work together to take down monsters and support each other. There can be up to four parties in a sortie.
The game features over 60 playable characters, with all characters from the handheld games returning. The player has access to a large roster of characters by default, and they can unlock new characters by collecting the crystal shards that are randomly dropped by defeated boss-class monsters.
All-Star Carnival features a wide variety of songs from the Final Fantasy series, as well as a small selection of songs from other Square Enix titles. Players have access to a large selection of songs by default, and they can unlock additional ones by purchasing them using sound medals.