Mighty Goose is a high action, arcadey shooter. You play as a bounty hunter goose, armed with a gun arm and the power of friendship.
The game has an overworld map where you can select levels. Each level is pretty long and has multiple sections and usually culminates in a boss fight. To combat these enemies, Mighty Goose starts off with a basic gun arm. You can find weapon drops that will upgrade your current weapon to other, more stronger variants such as the machine gun, shotgun, and rocket launcher. The more powerful variants have limited ammo and once expended, will revert back to the normal gun arm.
Guns aren’t your only weapons! You also have the power of friendship. You can unlock new companions and have them follow you in your rampage. You start off with a normal duck, which is quite literally a normal duck. He doesn’t do much but he’s definitely trying. The next companion you get is Weaponmaster Vark, a pig that can dish out some damage with his trusty wrench and drop you machine gun ammo from time to time.
The game also has an upgrade system. You can find and unlock new upgrades in levels. In the armory you can configure which upgrades are active. Mighty Goose’s suit has a certain amount of power available and each upgrade uses a certain amount of power. This limits how many active upgrades you can have at the same time. The first one you unlock is increased movement speed.
The action in Mighty Goose is pretty fun. You shoot a lot of bullets at a lot of robots and there are many, many explosions on the screen. There’s always action going on. The combat isn’t too difficult but it is quite easy to get lost in all the effects happening on the screen and get hit by a bullet or two. The bosses are gigantic and varied enough although they do feel a bit bullet spongy at times. Overall, Mighty Goose is a good time.