In the game, players assume the roles of Cookie Monster, Big Bird, Ernie or Bert as they travel around Sesame Street to Hooper's Store. Along the way, they must gather items to help them overcome obstacles -- a key to open the gate, a ladder to get over a wall.
Translations of the game were also produced in France and Germany, using characters from the local co-productions of Sesame Street. In France, the game was called Promenade Rue Sesame, and featured Toccata and Mordicus from 1, Rue Sésame along with Ernie and Bert. The German game, Ernie und Seine Freunde, included Samson and Tiffy from Sesamstrasse.