In single player mode, choose between five different characters to complete a total of 15 levels in three different sections. Each section includes four or five 3D platformer levels, one free fall, and a final boss fight. Seven weapons can be upgraded throughout the progression with the collected Sprockets.
Co-op mode allows up to four players on Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, and Wii, and up to five players on Wii U to play the game locally on one screen without having to split the screen. Co-op play is not available on 3DS and NDS. Co-op's progression is exactly the same as single player mode but with a few specific co-op features such as simultaneously overloading batteries and activating switches.