Based on the film of the same name, this is a side scrolling beat 'em up. The differences with other games of the genre is that the player must explore the island for unique items in order to escape. Also, instead of merely bruising his way through the island the player can build traps and weapons with certain items. Lastly, a player can explore the island; the game is not linear and the ending to the game is up to you.
The game used rotoscoped actors to create the figures, but Ray Liotta was not utilized.