Temper Tantrum gives the player control of the character Little Johnny. Unwilling to go to bed, Little Johnny throws a temper tantrum resulting in the destruction of furniture, televisions, plants and other household items.
Controlling Little Johnny through the use of the W-A-S-D or arrow keys, the player attempts to cause as much destruction to an environment as possible. As the player runs into objects labelled "Break Me", points are given to the player with combinations possible by breaking multiple objects simultaneously.
Additionally, an object counter is displayed to show how many destructible objects are left in the area.
The player attempts to gain as many points in a given area as possible.