You must choose one of five different operas as you travel among 22 cities where your battles will play out against a cast of characters from another opera in front of a packed theater. You must protect your castle at stage right while deploying puppets to defeat the enemy and destroy the castle at stage left. As time passes and you delve farther into enemy territory, you earn coins and popularity points which can be used to purchase new puppets. There are puppets of varying strengths, whose abilities are in direct correlation to their cost. Depending on which puppets your opponent has released, you'll need to decide which you would like to send forth based upon the strengths and weaknesses of your opponents.