Max and Marie Go Shopping is an educational adventure game where the player must help two young anthropomorphic dogs, Max and Marie, buy all the necessary things for Aunt Lisa's party.
Each location in the city is represented by a full-screen scene where the player can click on things and people to interact with them, or just trigger a funny animation. The player can move between various places in the city by riding a bus, or just by clicking the icon that allows him to instantly move to any location.
The goal of the game is to visit the shops that sell objects from Aunt Lisa's shopping list, and talk to the shopkeeper to buy each of the necessary things.
The game comes in three languages (German, English and French in the original release), and the player can change the language at any time.