The objective of the platform game Tumble Pop (World), which may be played by one or two people, is to eliminate all adversaries by sucking them into a portable vacuum cleaner before ejecting them.
When the fire button is held down, adversaries are drawn into the cleaner; when the button is released, they are ejected back out. The opponents that are ejected act as projectiles that can hit and kill any other enemies that are visible on the screen. Before moving on to the next stage, all adversaries must be defeated.
Random letters from the alphabet show up in bubbles throughout the game. Once gathered, they can be used to finally form the phrase "humble poppy." Players are then taken to a bonus level with a time constraint where they can win bonus points and extra lives after this are accomplished.
A Dracula-like foe will show up if players take too long to complete a stage. A life is lost if it touches a player before all opponents have been vanquished. The boss levels are also affected by this.