Jackie's grandfather (Fredrick) has been kidnapped and Jackie needs to get him back. This means fighting his way through New York City to get to him. Jackie also faces a number of different challenges in which the player must use a combination of moves to succeed. The game boasts 15 fully 3D levels with different environmental obstacles to cross.
While making the game, Radical Entertainment consulted Jackie at every point so as to give the game the feeling of a Jackie Chan film. This included using Jackie for motion capture so that the character in the game was performing the same moves as the man himself. Jackie also provided his voice for game. Also, when the player completes the game with all of the golden dragons, a video is shown of Jackie talking about the game and also of him during the motion capture.