A television program is facing low ratings and they are told by their TV network that they are on the verge of being canceled. In order to hold onto their jobs, the people in charge of the program decide to hold a fighting brawl tournament involving some of japan's superstars from the licenses of Hudson, Konami and Takara.
Dream Mix TV World Fighters is a side-scrolling 2D platform fighting game displayed on a 3D world, similar to Super Smash Bros. Between two and four players are selected to compete against one another in the arena. The goal of the player is to damage and destroy the other players by impacting them with attacks and special abilities, the specifics of which vary by the character selected. A group energy bar showing all characters individually on a bar is displayed at the bottom of the screen.