After Goofy fiddles around with the computer in the holding cell in Space Paranoids, Sora is forced to participate in the Light Cycle races. Before the race starts, a Devastator blasts a hole in the wall, and so during the race, Sora battles off his Magnum Loader opponents to reach the exit.
Riku's Light Cycle can switch between a ribbon-generating mode and a turret-firing mode.
After getting captured by a Recognizer and meeting Sam Flynn, Riku is forced by CLU to play a round of Light Cycle. After derezzing numerous Guards, the Commantis appears, which Riku battles. The Dream Eater flees after its defeat, while a fed-up Riku blasts a heart-shaped hole in the stadium wall and escapes, eventually reuniting with Sam.
The Light Cycle mini-game operates under a rock-paper-scissors-esque attack system. If you Attack an enemy while it is guarding, you are blown away. If you use Charge against an enemy that is guarding, the barrier will be destroyed and the Heartless damaged. You can easily block a Charge with an Attack. If you pass through a barrier or run into a wall, you will take damage.
Guard: A shield surrounds the bike and protects against Heartless attacks. It protects from Attack, but is ineffective against Charge.
Charge: The bike charges up and then smashes the nearest target. It breaks through Guard, but is vulnerable to Attack.
Attack: Sora attacks Heartless with the Keyblade. It can be used against Charge, but is weak against Guard.
The ultimate goal of the Light Cycle mini-game is to destroy 30 Heartless.
Blue: The blue Magnum Loaders attack Sora normally, press to guard against their attacks.
Yellow: The yellow Magnum Loaders can charge at Sora, attack them with before they hit Sora.
Green: The green Magnum Loaders can guard themselves, break their defenses by charging at them with .
White: The white Magnum Loaders can attack, guard, and charge. Pay attention to what type of attack they're using and counter it.
These are found only in the exit of the mini-game and will shoot at Sora. If Sora guards at the right moment, their projectiles will bounce off and hit themselves instead, protecting Sora while defeating them at the same time.