LEGO Ninjago: Tournament is a side-scrolling fighting game based on season 4 of Tournament of Elements, part of the LEGO Ninjago franchise. Master Chen organized the Tournament of Elements. Fighting as one of the ninjas the player must defeat the other Elemental Masters, all with own unique abilities known from the cartoon series. Gaining experience and completing numerous challenges (single, daily and boss) allows to unlock higher levels (up to five) of ninja potential, enabling to use extra abilities.
Meeting the Elemental Master requires surviving all enemy waves on the arena. Special power-ups may be purchased or gained from winning the fight or completing the challenge. Progressing in the game lets the player unlock new characters, including Sensei Garmadon or Mindroid. During the fight played in a side-scrolling arena the ninja may use a weapon, grab an enemy, take a defensive position, perform a high jump and use a unique skill attack (like Spinjitzu) or take advantage of the currently available power-up. All these activities are performed by using the icons at the bottom of the touch screen.