Rope Dude is a puzzle game in which the protagonist is a ragdoll. To complete each level, you must expose the ragdoll to a rotating bridge or other perilous object. The person holding a rope in each level represents a thermoform. You must sever the rope and cause the thermoform to fall and flicker in order to complete the level. You win with even the slightest impact on spikes, but you lose if the opponent falls elsewhere. Utilize various varieties of traps to destroy the screen and complete the level. The guy's position, the rope's tensile strength, and the swing's motion all increase with difficulty, so the difficulty increases, but so does the enjoyment.