The five powers are 1. Earth pillars. You can create pillars from the earth to reach higher grounds. 2. Tree branches - You can grow trees to use them as platforms, springboards, rafts and moveable objects. Branches also catch fire. 3. Vines which work like ropes. You can crawl and swing in vines, but vines can also be used to tie objects together. 4. Water streams can be shaped freely and will move objects as well as Max along their path. 5. You must destroy obstacles and defeat Mustacho’s minions.
Each of the five powers are introduced in settings similar to the power themselves. The magic marker is triggered by pressing and holding RT and controlled by the right analog stick of the Xbox One controller and while controlling the magic marker Max cannot move at all.