In the games, the player creates creatures known as "Formees" out of various shapes, bits and bobs. The player is then encouraged to explore the game's worlds completing tasks for other non-playable characters.
Despite receiving mixed reviews, the game apparently did well enough that it earned a retail sequel entitled Freakyforms Deluxe: Your Creations, Alive!, with the addition of dungeons, which involves the king getting kidnapped and your Formee has to rescue him from various boss Formees.
Tropes in this game include:
- Eyeless Face: Although the formee editor forces you to add a mouth, there's nothing stopping you from skipping the eyes.
- Wacky Sound Effect: When formees walk, their footsteps make a variety of sounds, dependent on the leg type. This includes synth sounds, trumpeting, and exaggerated hoof-clopping.
- Your Princess Is in Another Castle!: The game has a sort of an optional side-mode where you explore dungeons, trying to rescue some guy named King Roy. When you reach the boss of a dungeon, the boss proclaims that he's not there.