Game Modes are the different ways to play Indie Pogo.
Arcade Battle Edit
Arcade Battle is a mode where the player will take on fights one after another until they encounter the final boss. Finishing Normal mode with a fighter unlocks a trophy of this fighter that be viewed in the Shop island. The player starts Arcade Battle with 3 lives and have to take down each fighter once to progress. Each fight takes place in a different set stage.
- First fight: vs Jack on Afterlife Hub.
- Second fight: vs Zorbié on Flappy Pipeyard.
- Third fight: vs Lilac on INK.
- Forth fight: vs Teslakid on Runbow Volcano.
- Coin Intermission: Catch as many coins as you can! They will count towards the player's total coins.
- Fifth fight: vs Blockman & Velocispider on Block World.
- Sixth fight: vs Penelope & Stardrop on Space Junction.
- Seventh fight: vs Fishy & Orcane on Bouncy Castle.
- Eighth fight: vs Viridian & Welltaro on Polar Dimension.
- Ninth fight: vs CommanderVideo & Shovel Knight on Retro Zone.
- Final fight: vs Crow on Sovereign Deck.
Main article : Challenges
Training Mode Edit
Training Mode was a much requested feature as far back as June of 2018, during the pre-release. In Patch 184.108.40.206, AI opponents in Local Matches could have their difficulty set to 0, but the premise of a dedicated training room or mode was still in high demand, as it would offer unlimited fight time and variable control to practice combos and SUPERs. In Patch 220.127.116.11, a proper Training Mode was added, using a prototype stage from the game's early inception.
Infinite Pogo Edit
Infinite Pogo is a game-mode that was introduced in Patch 18.104.22.168. In this mode, 1 player fights against up to 3 CPUs at a time. These CPUs start at very low health, but re-spawn with increased health after being defeated. The goal of this mode is simply to defeat as many CPUs as possible before being losing all health. Completing Infinite Pogo awards the player with coins, with the amount depending on the number of enemies defeated.
Infinite Pogo matches take place on a set number of stages, which all have the same layout and are chosen randomly. Here is a list of the stages that can be chosen:
Local Match Edit
In Local Match, up to 4 players or CPU-controlled fighter can battle. Players can choose characters, set up specific rules such as the number of Lives or the Time, set Stage Hazards or Super on or off, and choose a Stage to fight on. Completing a Local Match awards the player with coins.
Online Match Edit
In Online Match, the player can fight other player in created rooms. It works exactly like Local Match, but an Input Delay can be changed to diminish Lag, and the host can decide certain parameters.
Tournament Rules Edit
Prior to Battle of the Leap Lords, a Tournament match type was introduced, allowing more "brutal" stages to be inaccessible during online matches and test players to vote for a preferred fight location. The mechanic was well accepted on its introduction in Patch 22.214.171.124.