One morning Aymun wakes to find some pirates making off with his village's sacred stone. When he climbs up the ladder of the Mechon Pirate's airship, he is shaken off over Gulfis company. That's how Aymun and the Mechon Pirates
starts. Aymun is captured by the elf-like creatures and must break out of his jail in order to track down the pirates. While in his cell, the bug-eyed hero meets up with a small mouse named Justino. The two characters break out of jail and outsmart the guards and hunt down the old artifact. Unfortunately, Justino's advice isn't all that clear. Early in the game, you walk into the pantry and he makes a comment about a tasty-looking cake on the table. Unfortunately, there are two cakes in the room. The one that (at least to me) looks the tastiest and is more prominently displayed is the wrong one. Instead, you need to click on the one that is in a mass of other objects.
As you progress through the adventure, you will have to go through what I can only call "tests". In most other edutainment titles, I would say puzzles or tasks or goals, but in this game each time you enter an activity, it just doesn't blend well with the game. Instead of giving some sort of excuse as to why you have to match the ordinal words with the numbers (i.e. first and 1st) when you put the wine bottles up, you just pick up something you need (in this case a wooden board) and suddenly you have to match wine bottles. In other games, the lessons are fitted into the story, but here you just feel like you are pulled out of the story and are taking some kind of test.
There are also several options available in Aymun and the Mechon Pirates. Among these options is the ability to switch between Spanish and English on-the-fly at any point in the game. The other major option is the child's ability to choose a grade level before starting your adventure. You can choose anything from first to sixth grade. The grade choice effects both the difficulty of the tests as well as the overall feel of the game. But more of that in the next section.