Spectrobes: Origins gameplay features the unique Wii controls to explore vast worlds, excavate three-dimensional fossils and unravel an engaging story while discovering the key to preventing a galactic threat. While immersed in the universe as never before, players will fight enemies by controlling planetary patrol officers Rallen and Jeena with a Spectrobe creature at their side in large-scale, real-time battles. The game has free roam and multiple planets to explore.
There are a total of 240 Spectrobe species. Of these, 185 are from the first 2 games (76 in Spectrobes + 109 new species in Beyond the Portals). The remaining 55 appeared for the first time in Origins, which had only 90 species.