The game is a 2.5D platformer with a cinematic camera. The players as Max across 20 interconnected levels through 7 chapters. The main hook is the magic marker and using it to solve puzzles. It will gain powers throughout the game.
The game starts with the protagonist getting angry at his little brother, Felix, who was smash his toys. He looks up a spell which summons a mysterious portal. A giant hand appears and grabs Felix. Max doesn't hesitate to chase after him and rescue him from the evil lord Mustacho.