Chariot is a local co-op platformer in which up to two players control a princess and her fiancé during their quest to bring her fathers remains to his final resting place.
The princess and her fiancé must bring the cart with the remains of her father through dangerous caves. Unfortunately, her fathers ghost is still not at rest and is as greedy as he was alive. In his life, he even mined the Royal Catacombs for the gems of his forefathers. For his own grave, he demands gems and other valuables to be put there to fill his needs. This leads to the princess and fiancé straying of the main roads in search of loot.
But the king is not the only one wanting those riches, and soon looters show up to steal any obtained treasures. The princess not only has to successfully bring her fathers remains to his resting place, obtain loot from all kinds of caves, but also fend of or avoid any who try to steal from her.
The game contains many puzzles as its not easy to manoeuvre a big and heavy chariot throughout difficult to traverse caves. Fortunately, the chariot has very big wheels which make it easier to climb to greater heights. The chariot also features tethers to grab certain objects or to swing across gaps.