The player controls character through a maze, eating dots (also called biscuits or just dots). When all dots are eaten, player is taken to the next stage. Between some stages, one of three intermission animations plays. Four enemies (Blinky, Pinky, Inky and Clyde) roam the maze, trying to catch player. If an enemy touches player, he loses a life. Whenever player occupies the same tile as an enemy, he is considered to have collided with that ghost. When all lives have been lost, the game ends.