In this game, Patrick is standing on a water spout, which is at the back of the Krusty Krab. Hats are flying past Patrick. The player has to move Patrick up and down to collect Krusty Krab employee hats by holding or letting go of the mouse button; holding the button makes Patrick go up while releasing it makes him go down. The player also has to be careful that Patrick does not fly into red Chum Bucket Bucket Helmets, or time will be taken away from the player. The timer moves down even if the player does not collect Chum Bucket hats; when the time meter runs out, the game is over. The player can get a bonus if Patrick flies into a golden Krusty Krab hat.
A normal Krusty Krab hat gains the player one point and replenishes some time. A golden Krusty Krab hat moves faster than a normal one and gains the player ten points. It also replenishes around the same amount of time as that of a normal one.
SpongeBob is never seen in this game to help the player.