The Nations: Land of Legends is a 2D action adventure game played from a bird's-eye perspective based on the better known PC game The Nations. The planet of the Pimmons, Amazons and Sajikis is threatened by a fire-breathing monster and the nations have to work together to defeat it.
The game starts with a Pimmon called Palemmos arriving in a new village. Quests like looking for a missing sheep and finding materials for a weapon have to be completed. Once the player has obtained a club, they can kill the hostile critters in the woods and the beach. Later on, Palemmos learns to levitate. In the village are several characters that can help the player, like a woodcarver, a weapon trainer and a merchant. The player will also get to play as the Amazon Hamani, who can kill critters with a bow and has the ability to swim, as well as the Sajiki Kassass, who is armed with an energy weapon and can walk through fire. The game uses a password save system.