A scrolling action game.
The game is full of cut scenes and extra screens that slide in at important moments. The presentation is one of the high points of this, otherwise standard, platformer.
You control Mikami as she goes in search of the lost parts of an ancient statue. All this involves running left-right chopping any baddies that get in the way. But if things get a bit dogey you can unleash a magic attack to calm things down a bit.
There are passwords to prevent any unnecessary replaying (unless you play it on 'easy'). Apart from all the fancy story bits and dialog sequences its all very standard in my opinion, but it's pretty good fun even for those with no knowledge of the show!