This is an action adventure game in which players control a small ninja named Hiro who explores forest environments, collects items, and fights samurai enemies. Players use swords to attack the many bird-like soldiers and 'samurai attackers' that appear along forest paths and villages. Players can also switch characters and fight as Futo, a larger ninja who uses a long wood hammer to swing and pounce at enemies. When enemies are hit, they sometimes cry out in pain and disappear in puffs of smoke. During the course of the game, players may encounter larger boss characters, one of which uses a fan to wave green and brown gas clouds (i.e., flatulence) toward the player.