Tales from Heaven is a 3D varied-viewpoint platformer resembling things like Mario 64 and Pandemonium, with over 2000 polygons on screen at a time, and morphing and transparency effects. In Tales From Heaven you play as Zak, who must chase after his beloved cat, not only for his own benefit but also to retrieve a sacred talisman required to save a land above the clouds.
Your main weapon to progress through the 12 levels are a supply of bombs, of which more can be collected as you play. These have a 3-second delay and can hurt you if you don't retreat. Many creatures can be killed by jumping on their heads. To help performance on slower systems, lo-res graphics are available and the background graphics are optional.