The Flying Trapeezees is an arcade game with a 19th century theme, where the player controls a flying acrobat with the mouse.
Initially the player chooses a member from a French circus family, all of them cartoon stereotypes, and an avenue for a performance. The trapezist is then shot into the air from a cannon, and the goal is to collect jewels that are floating on the screen while slowly falling. Each jewel collected increases a magic trail behind the acrobat, pleasing the crowd (represented by silhouettes at the bottom of the screen). The objective of each stage/performance is to cheer up a number of audience members.
The trapezist performs a special move after a mouse click, making the crowd throw hats in the air. The hats can be collected to increase the number of satisfied viewers. Other special moves and playable family members are unlocked while progressing through the game.