Frantic Freddie is an early platforming game. Monsters follow a specific pattern, so Freddie is able to navigate about the level, collecting buckets of gold and various bonus items.
There are 16 levels that are cleared when all of the gold has been collected.
Freddie is not able to walk past ladders that lead upward; rather, he must either turn around or climb up.
Unique to other games of its generation, Frantic Freddie features popular music playing in the background throughout the game.