Unlike the previous dual-track event, The Battle Arena was laid on two independent tracks, each with progressive difficulty leveling. Thus, to advance in the event, the player could choose a track and follow it to completion; or pause at any given point to take the other track and battle the enemies on it. No prerequisites were given except to progress to the next level on either track.
Fun and games abound in the Gold Saucer, and one of its most popular games is the Battle Square, where contestants run through a gauntlet of monsters to score points. In this special edition, the player took on the role of either a knight or a mage to earn EXP, as well as to win gil and prizes.