This is an action-adventure game in which players assume the role of Mickey Mouse as he attempts to save a magical land from a mad scientist and a villain named Phantom Blot. Players use a magic paintbrush to paint in the world and splash streams of paint on robots, blob creatures, ogres, and boss characters. Players also stomp on enemies' heads or use spin attacks to knock back and stun them. Enemies generally melt or explode into machine parts when defeated; Mickey cries out in pain when struck. One cinematic cutscene dramatically depicts Mickey being taken from his bed and dragged into the paint world by a giant ink monster.