The player controls Bashful Buford on his quest to save his girlfriend Tiny Mable from the grip of the evil Horrible Hank who has taken her and scaled the old Mutton Building. Along the way he must avoid birds, rats, and objects thrown at him by Horrible Hank while watching for the windows to open so he can climb up to the next ledge. Mable will occasionally throw hearts down to Buford that he can use to make himself invulnerable for a short time.
This game provides examples of
- Alliterative Name: Bashful Buford and Horrible Hank.
- Big Bad: Horrible Hank, who has kidnapped Tiny Mable.
- Collision Damage: Bashful Buford receives damage from touching rats or birds.
- Damsel in Distress: Tiny Mable, trapped within Horrible Hank's grip.
- Endless Game: Once you get to the top of the building, Horrible Hank falls off and the game repeats itself.
- Expy: Horrible Hank is obviously a human-looking Donkey Kong.
- Invincibility Power-Up: Hearts thrown to Buford by Tiny Mable briefly render him invisible.