Aura-Aura Climber is an arcade-style game where you control a star which has fallen from the sky. Your goal is to grab onto grapple points floating in the air, which lift you higher and higher. By pressing the A Button to grab at the peak of the jump, you'll gain a bit of extra height. You can also use the Control Pad to change direction as you climb upwards, allowing you to reach out-of-reach grapple points. Finally, you can drop from great heights to your advantage, as grappling as you fall past a grapple point will slingshot you back in the opposite direction. By mastering all of these techniques, you can quickly and skilfully navigate to the goal at the top of the level.
There are two different modes of play in Aura-Aura Climber:
Score Attack - In this mode, you must reach the top of the level with as many points as possible. Points can be earned by finishing quickly and collecting pickups.
Endless - In Endless, your goal is to reach as high into the sky as you can within the time limit. There are special pick-ups which increase your time and help you climb even further.