The aim of the game is to go through five areas and dispose of the burglars while locking all the doors and windows to stop more getting in. The player is able to collect and use tools to close the entrances, and traps to catch the burglars. Unless the player locks all the entrances on the level, however, defeating a burglar simply means another takes his place. The game only saves the high scores and does not save game data.
Home Alone was released to extremely negative reviews from critics, and much like every other video game produced by Blast Entertainment, it sold poorly. Its existence is largely unknown to the gaming world.