In this spinoff game from the popular MMORPG Club Penguin, players will be inducted into the Elite Penguin Force and tasked with solving mysteries, completing missions, and playing various minigames. Some activities are adventure-game-oriented, exploring the environment and picking up items to solve assigned tasks. Other games are more action-oriented, like collecting coins in the sky or racing through a mine shaft.
The game can be used in conjunction with Club Penguin—coins earned in Elite Penguin Force can be transferred to a player's online account and a special code included inside the box can be used to unlock the Elite Penguin Force headquarters online. The game also supports Dgamer, an online game/social networking service operated by Disney Interactive.