Arcana Heart 3/HUD
Arcana Heart 3 Heads-Up Display
① ― Health ・ This bar displays your current stamina. When it depletes, you are knocked out.
② ― Round Count ・ Represents won rounds with a red dot.
③ ― Round Timer ・ This timer shows how much time is left in the round. The timer starts from 60.
④ ― Win Count ・ This displays how many times player 1 or 2 has won in the current set.
⑤ ― Character and Arcana ・ This display is your current character. Your character is in the front, and the Arcana you are using is in the back. For example, the current characters are Thunder-Saki and Sacred Petra.
⑥ ― Force Gauge ・ This shows if you can use your Force Gauge or not. The gauge is readily usable at 100%.
⑦ ― Arcana Gauge ・ This shows how much meter you have. The red portion is your residual meter.
⑧ ― Beat ・ The blue numbers or "Beats" show how many hits you have done in a combo. Red Beats, are invalid combos that your opponent could have teched out of. After the combo, the damage done is displayed below.
⑨ ― Special Gauge ・ Many characters have different abilities that may be limited in use. This gauge changes with each character and gives a visual representation of its number of uses, stamina, time limit and so forth.
⑩ ― Link Animation ・ These are visual representation of each character in Arcana Heart 3.
[Wide Screen] 16:9 Mode [Original] 4:3 Mode
Wide screen is the console original aspect ratio. This will expand the sides of the screen, allowing players to enjoy a more dynamic view of Arcana Heart 3.
Original is the arcade original ratio. To fill the space, Link Animations will be placed on the sides of the screen.
During a match, when there is nothing going on, the Link Animation will loop your character at standby. However, the animations will change depending on different situations. For example, when your character receives a hit, the portrait of that character will react to the damage. If you are winning by a large margin, then your character will have a relaxed expression. If you are attacking your opponent, the animations will change depending on how much damage you are doing to your opponent. There are more than ten different animations for each character. Any Link Animations that you have seen can be viewed at any time under the Gallery. If you would like to replicate an environment closer to the arcade version, you can turn the Link Animations off, replacing them with still illustrations on each side.