In this fantasy adventure game, players assume the role of Dirk the Daring, a reluctant knight-hero who must rescue Princess Daphne from the evil wizard Mordroc. Players guide Dirk through fantastical 'cartoony' environments and engage in brief sword fights with giant snakes, spiders, monsters, and other enemies. Battles are presented through triggered animated sequences based on players' 'reflex' choices. These clips occasionally depict violent acts: sword swipes that slice playing-card characters in half or cause enemies to disappear in bursts of light; characters are sometimes impaled, electrocuted, or shot by lasers. Characters often scream or shriek in pain when defeated. Princess Daphne is dressed in outfits that expose moderate cleavage; some female characters have exaggerated-size breasts that jiggle when they run around.