Dodo Pop is a physics based puzzle game with a match-three mechanic. The player matches different colored gumballs by tapping one that is part of a group of two or more of the same colour. Each level has a different goal that correlates to the game's match-three mechanic. When a group of gumballs of a colour are removed after tapping them, the physics shuffle the remaining ones in a new position and bring in new ones from the top. The game is themed to the story of a dodo bird named Crash who loves to chew gumballs. The player plays as Crash and progress through a saga map of islands - each themed to a specific micro-mechanic introduced on each island.
The game is free-to-play with in-app purchases for the coins currency to buy power-ups, lives and extra pops. There is also an energy/stamina system based on a number of lives. A life is lost for each failed level and they take some time to regenerate or require an in-app purchase to continue right away.