A simple kingdom map shows where the monsters are. At any given moment, you’ll see two or three groups of monsters, randomly generated and set at a difficulty level close to your character’s current level. Pick a group of monsters to fight them. Monsters spawn in the arena, and you run around smashing them with an axe, a hammer, or a sword. There’s no treasure to collect, but power-ups such as extra life, speed, or armor show up from time to time.
As you fight, your character earns experience and may level up. At the end of the fight, your character earns gold. Then you buy new weapons (if you can afford them) and pick a new group to battle. You do this over and over again, repeating the same basic fight with slightly different faces.