Emily the Strange: Strangerous features Emily and her four feline friends in a puzzle-solving adventure. Waking up, Emily is shocked to see her cat friends being kidnapped, so she sets out on an adventurous journey to find out who took her cats and free them. Throughout the game Emily faces challenges that are either presented puzzles or various mini-game challenges like riding your skateboard and avoid obstacles. In later stages Emily can use her cats' special abilities to either find more puzzles or unlock the secrets of the places she travels to, so she can finally meet her nemesis, who took and imprisoned her cats. In short, the game can be best described as Professor Layton meets the Emily the Strange universe.