'Splosion Man includes a story mode consisting of 50 levels as well as up to four-player co-op, the other 50 levels. The aim of the game is to "splode" through a series of levels comprised of puzzles, traps, and enemies. A "splode" is effectively a jump, and the resulting explosion can also be used to kill enemies (which include mad scientists, scared scientists, and robots), demolish walls, detonate explosive barrels or trigger other effects. The character can explode up to three times in quick succession at which point he will need to take a breather to replenish his supply. The game does not contain any usable items, but hidden in each level is a cake which can be consumed for extra points or achievements.