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The mode selection screen in Baldi's Basics Plus.

There are various modes that the player can choose to play. There are currently total of 5 game modes in Baldi's Basics Plus and 2 in Baldi's Basics Classic and Baldi's Basics Birthday Bash. However, there is no option to choose the game modes in demos, except for the Kickstarter Exclusive Demo.



Main article: Hide-and-Seek

Hide-and-Seek is the main mode in Baldi's Basics Plus. The object is to complete all floors before running out of lives.

Completing the Hide-and-Seek mode for the first time will allow to put a custom seed before playing Hide-and-Seek/Explorer Mode.

Story Mode

Main article: Story Mode

Story Mode is the main mode in Baldi's Basics Classic, Baldi's Basics Birthday Bash and Baldi's Basics Classic Remastered. The object is to collect 7 notebooks and then escape the school by reaching all four exits.

Endless Mode

Main article: Endless Mode

Endless Mode is the secondary mode in the Baldi's Basics series. The goal is to collect as many notebooks as possible before Baldi catches the player.

Explorer Mode

Main article: Explorer Mode

Explorer Mode is same as Hide-and-Seek, but Baldi will disappear after the countdown, making the player freely explore the Super Schoolhouse.


Main article: Challenge Mode

Challenges mode shows the list of challenges to play.

Field Trips

Main article: Field Trips (mode)

Field Trips mode shows available field trips to play endlessly, set high scores or just practice.

Authentic Mode

Main article: Authentic Mode

Authentic Mode is an upcoming mode in Baldi's Basics Plus.


  • mystman12 considered adding a mode that will allow the player to set custom parameters.[1]
    • There will be also a mode which serves infinite floors, however, it is unknown what this mode should be called.[2]
Baldi's Basics Classic
  • In Baldi's Basics Classic versions prior to V1.3, there is no game mode selection, but only Story Mode is available.
  • After V1.4 update, the Endless Mode button and the BACK button have switched positions.
  • On the mobile version, "Wear headphones for the best experience!" text is added in the middle.
  • In Baldi's Basics Full Game Early Demo, Hide-and-Seek was first introduced and is the only mode available.
  • In Baldi's Basics Kickstarter Exclusive Demo, only Hide-and-Seek and Explorer Mode are available.
    • Additionally, the names in the mode selection screen are different. Hide-and-Seek is named as 'Main Mode' and Explorer Mode is 'Free Run Mode'.
  • In Baldi's Basics - Challenges Demo, only Challenges mode is available.


  1. "This is one of those things that I think would be really cool, but would also require a lot of extra dev time that I can't really justify adding right now. I do plan on adding a sort of custom mode though, which would allow you to set certain parameters, just not build levels." - mystman12. August 8, 2020. Twitter
  2. Q: "i thought there were gonna be infinite floors lol" / A: "I have considered adding a mode like that!" - Baldi's Basics Plus Steam Community Hub