Fruit Snatcher has a comic setup where the player will help Nilmerg, a creature who loves fruits but is too lazy to get them himself. Nilmerg plans to steal the fruit from birds who carry them.
The player controls a contraption equipped with a launcher and two baskets for collecting fruits. This contraption follows the mouse horizontal movements. The launcher is activated by pressing the left mouse button. The goal of every level is to collect a certain number of fruits under a time limit. Besides fruit, a small clock may appear, which will extend the level time when collected. If Nilmerg falls off the contraption, the player should wait near him. Someone will come to kick him back.