I understand that Naruto's half of the nine tails had been befriended by Naruto but why did Minato's nine tails help? Wouldn't it make more sense that he would've resisted and didn't let Minato use chakra mode or tailed beast mode?
Dark Kurama (the half sealed within Minato) has a good reason to help them. His very existence is under threat by Uchiha Obito (and later Uchiha Madara) Eternal Tsukuyomi. If Obito's team win, he will be sealed into the Gedo Statue and returned to being a part of the Juubi. Regardless of whether the tug-of-war between Dark Kurama and Minato happened or not, Dark Kurama would still help Naruto's side so that at least he can still be him.
With the tug-of-war taking place, he is even more willing to help since he's been tamed by Minato.