The game operates in a series of turn-based battles during combat. In a manner similar to the PokÃ©mon video games, the object of Animorphs is to fight and defeat various animals and aliens in order to gain the morph (DNA) of that creature. Sometimes, the player can use the animal's acquired skills outside
combat. For example, snakes crawl up walls, fish swim, and bird morphs
take to the air. The game saves using a password system.