Puzzle Mania: Chronicles of the Unicorn is a jigsaw puzzle game. The pieces come out from the left side of the screen and slowly revolve around the puzzle board to the right side. If they reach the exit, the game is over.
Each puzzle is presented as a faded photograph with jigsaw outlines. Pieces have part of the image with full colors. Some slots contain power-ups that are activated when placing the correct piece. A magnet attracts one piece to its respective place. A || icon pauses the pieces movement temporally. An arrow makes the pieces move back to the start.
There is a blackened slot in some puzzles. It only becomes active after filling all the other slots.
After completing all the puzzles of one level, a scrambled animal figure appears in segmented squares. In order to collect the totem and move to the next level, these squares must be flipped to their correct position.