Each stage is split up into numerous areas, culminating in a boss stage in which a nightmarish creature also attempts to kill Vincent.Vincent can move faster depending on how much alcohol he drinks during the day and can earn pillows that allow him to retry levels.During the daytime, Vincent will converse with his friends as well as try to handle his relationships with Catherine and Katherine.Most of this time takes place in the Stray Sheep bar where Vincent can save and send text messages from his mobile phone, talk to customers, order drinks, play a minigame titled Rapunzel or listen to a jukebox containing tracks from other Atlus games such as the Persona series.
Vincent will die if he falls off the bottom of the level, gets caught by a trap or is killed by a boss, with the game ending if Vincent runs out of retry pillows.
Vincent is stalling getting married to Katherine, unwilling to commit and give up his life as a bachelor.
One night at the Stray Sheep Bar, a drunken Vincent meets with Catherine, a woman who fulfills his fantasies.
The game features multiple endings based on the route Vincent takes, and has over twenty hours of gameplay.
In addition to the Golden Playhouse mode, Babel Mode features four large stages playable with up to two players, while Vs Colosseum features two players simultaneously playing a stage in order to reach the top first.