The player first chooses their team (Visorak or Hordika) and then chooses their character. 8 characters are availible from the start (four for each team) and 4 others (two for each team) can be unlocked throughout gameplay. After that one chooses what the words that come up on the screen when they win or lose. Afterwards the player can choose their moves for dodging and attacking. Finally, you chose if you would like to accept challenges from other players when you're offline. During an online match the players battle it out using their character and combinations they chose.