Cyborg 009 is a side-scrolling platform action game based on the famous manga and anime series created by Shōtarō Ishinomori. The story begins with Joe (009) and France (003) encountering a mysterious young girl who seems to have some connection with the evil organization Black Ghost. The player controls Joe, who must use his cyborg super-speed and a powerful laser pistol to fight his way through Black Ghost's forces and get to the bottom of this mystery.
The platform stages are interspersed with cinematic cutscenes, much like Riot's own Valis series. The game also features the main voice cast from the 1979 animated version, and even music from the original series.