Goemon (Kid Ying) and Ebisumaru (Dr. Yang) are enjoying themselves at home, when they hear about strange spirits sighted at the temple and taking control of the other villagers. Concerned, that a new evil has appeared, the two set out to confront it at the temple. This is just the beginning of a new adventure that will take them Goemon and his partner all across Japan; into mountain villages, amusement parks, castle fortresses and more!
Players control either Goemon or his partner Ebisumaru (or both, in 2 player mode). They sequentially travel through adventure-type villages and side-scrolling jump and run action stages. In the overhead-view villages, enemies must be defeated in order to earn money and other items, which include a weapon-enhancing lucky cat and mystical scrolls.