R.C. Pro-AM is an arcade-style racing game for the NES. The player races the red car around the track trying to beat the 3 A.I. opponents to the finish line. The tracks have pick-ups scattered on them the player can pick up to improve the car's stats. Some pick-ups are weapons, while others are upgrades for their car.
The game plays at an isometric (top-down) angle. There are 32 different tracks to play through. The player loses if they ever come in 4th place (dead last), but continues if they come in 1st through 3rd.