Trip World is a 2D side-scrolling platformer for the Game Boy. Its main character, Yakopoo, is able to change forms to suit his environment in order to make progress. His goal is to find and restore the Flower of Peace that keeps the creatures on his planet peaceful; after it gets stolen by thieves, the various forms of life on the planet go berserk.
The game was released only in Japan and Europe, similar to its spiritual predecessor Gimmick!. It was released on the Nintendo 3DS's Virtual Console in 2011/2012 for Japan, Europe, and Australia.
The player controls a creature known as Yakopoo through five levels. Areas are explorable, and also have secrets and easter eggs. The object of the game is to find the flower of peace because the inhabitants of the world have gone mad. At the end of every level, the player fights a boss. On the fifth - and final level - the player must defeat several bosses.
Yakopoo is also able to shift between 3 main forms. In his normal form, he is able to jump and fight by kicks and punches. In his flying form, his ears change to wings and he is able to fly. In his swimming form, he is transformed into a fish and is able to swim.
Yakopoo can also pick up special power-ups and get special forms. Yakopoo also has four health points and has to restart the level if all are lost.
Yakopoo lives on Trip World, the home of the Shabubu race. he lives with his grandpa on the holy mountain, also known as Dubios. The Flower of Peace resides here, and Yakopoo's Grandpa must protect it from evil. One day, a band of thieves stole the flower and caused chaos. Now it is up to Yakopoo to get the flower and restore order.