Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories



Genre Action Role-playing game
Developer(s) Jupiter (GBA)
Square Enix Product Development Division 1 (PS2)
Publisher(s) NA Square Enix
JP Square Enix
PAL Nintendo
Composer(s) Yoko Shimomura
Series Kingdom Hearts series
Platform(s) Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2
Release Date CoM
NA December 7, 2004
JP November 11, 2004
EU May 6, 2005
AUS January 13, 2005

PlayStation 2
NA December 2, 2008
JP March 7, 2007
Mode(s) Single-Player, Multi-Player
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- Everyone (GBA), Everyone 10 and Up (PS2)
ACB:35px-OFLC Australia Rating - G8 - General 8 and older
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Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories, and its remake Kingdom Hearts Re:Chain of Memories, is the second installment in the Kingdom Hearts series and was the first handheld game in the series. Kingdom Hearts: Chain of Memories takes place in-between Kingdom Hearts and Kingdom Hearts II. The game introduced a new battle system that is card-based.


The game feature a card-based battle system and also uses cards to progress through Castle Oblivion. It uses World Cards to turn a floor of Castle Oblivion into the selected world. There are many different cards for doors in Castle Oblivion and certain cards are needed in order to enter the next room of the world. The combat uses cards to select attacks, items, magic, and to let a partner, like Donald or Goofy, attack. Once a player uses his/her full deck of cards, they need to reload it which leaves them open to attack. The game has three modes, story mode, Reverse/Rebirth mode, and a link mode. The Reverse/Rebirth mode is Riku's story as he explores Castle Oblivion. The link mode is a multi-player battle mode that requires a Game Link Cable.