The core gameplay of Ragdoll Legends is based around one-on-one fights to the death between kung-fu themed ragdolls. You control your character by flinging it with your finger. As your character flies across the screen, its limbs flop around accordingly. The goal is to try to hit the enemy character with your wildly swinging limbs, while hopefully avoiding blows yourself to the body and especially to your head. There is very little precision, so there is a good deal of luck involved when exchanging unpredictable blows.