Epic Mayhem is a platform game with single player and local multiplayer modes. Campaign mode allows players to control two characters simultaneously while passing obstacle courses and other modes. In multiplayer modes, players either work together, either in teams, or have a free game for everyone in which each player tries to get ahead of the others. In Avoidance mode, players must avoid all death balls on stage and the last person standing on their feet wins. The player with the most points at the end of the rounds wins. Run Race, the player must race at the same time in order to reach the end, while avoiding obstacles.