In New Adventure Island, you travel across 7 side-scrolling areas: 6 islands with different climates and a final showdown area. As you run across the island, you'll be faced by unfriendly animal enemies, like snails, frogs, and penguins. If you can't avoid them, you'll have to defeat them using one of four weapons: an axe, a boomerang, a fireball, or an arrow. Each weapon handles differently, so pick the one that suits you best! You have to worry about more than just not getting hit by enemies. As you run along, your health meter constantly drains, so you'll have to pick up the fruit which are plentiful on the islands. Of course, it's probably a good idea to eat lots of fruit in real life (and veggies too)!