This game pits pirates vs ninjas in epic dodgeball battles. Players can choose to play with teams that consist of 2, 3, or 4 players per side. The game plays out more like an arena fighting game or classic beat 'em up instead of a sports game. Instead of one hit "kills" with a ball like the traditional game, this one utilizes health bars. The characters can all attack one another using their moves or special attacks. These only stun or otherwise distract the characters. The only way to actually lower their health bar is to hit them with the dodgeball. There are four factions from which to choose: pirates, ninjas, robots, and zombies.
There are 3 game modes: Traditional, Combat, and Enhanced. Local allows for 1-4 players either co-op on a team or versus. Online allows for up to 8 players to play a 4x4 game.