You start out as Elwood in prison who needs to get the band together for the battle of the bands, which is in less than two days. You need first to save the guitarist, Cab, and then escape the prison to pursue through Chicago, hopping to find Mac and Buster and head to the battle of the bands. The gameplay is similar to the famous Super Mario 64 (and Banjo-Kazooie). Defeat enemies using punches and kicking as well as back-flipping and even do a butt-stomp from the air (using the Z-trigger!). You must find very standard items such as coins, notes, and musical instruments on each level. The coins will help you gain more lives (snag 100 coins and get 1up)
The graphics are crisp with colorful 3D environments, blended texture layout and great character animations. The sound is awesome. All the effects come out clean and crisp and fit the style of the game perfectly. It also features a great use of licensed classic music hits throughout the game, like Otis Redding's "Respect". They're not the original recordings, rather midi renditions that are easier to accommodate due to memory limitations of N64 cartridges.