Hot Coffee offers both a single and multiplayer story experience. Each storyline consists of many photographs that are revealed to players after successfully completing a mini-game. At the end of each game, players are rewarded with a score depending on how well they handled the particular part. You as a player are able to influence in which direction the story will be headed.
Players can unlock premium content and different paths using a virtual currency. This can be obtained as a reward from games or purchased in the app store. Users can also refill their energy levels using this in-game currency.
Throughout the game players are confronted with minigames, of increasing difficulty, as the given story unfolds. On the other hand, their difficulty can also decrease if a sufficient number of points is not achieved. The mini games are thematically connected to the phase of the story in which the player finds himself.