You can choose over twenty characters from different sagas such as Sonic, Streets of Rage, Golden Axe, and Battletoads; each one of them has its own attacks and special moves.
You can play in an Adventure mode, in which you choose any hero from the roster and then pass a series of levels, running through scenes from the different sagas mentioned and many more.
Another game mode, Arcade, has you facing off successive waves of enemies, in cases in which combat is unfair and you face several rival combatants alone, the game's AI controls some characters which join your team.
There is also a crazy version which resembles a 'Royal Rumble' typical to wrestling that will have several characters fighting each other until only one is left.
All the game modes can be played cooperatively with up to four players at a time, transforming the game into a crazy madness in which you barely know which hero you control. A true jewel for nostalgic players.