A side-scrolling shoot'em up in which the M.A.S.K. team must defeat three different VENOM plots. The game starts by selecting one of the 3 missions, then selecting a team of three M.A.S.K. members. Each member has a vehicle with different capabilities - some can fly, some can float, another can remove boulders and obstacles. Selecting the correct team is important in order to succeed. During the game, the player will have to monitor each vehicle's armor and fuel levels and may need to pick up extra fuel or extra armor.