This game is a combat kart racer (similar to Mario Kart.) There are 120 Challenge Mode levels, 25 Race Mode tracks, and 20 Deathmatch levels. Players unlock new cars and music tracks as they play through the Challenge Mode.
Challenge mode task the player with collecting stars before unlocking the end of the level. There are puzzle-like elements to the levels since the player can find shortcuts and other environmental objects that can help propel them to other track locations. Race mode allows the player to vie against up to three other players as they try to reach the finish line first. Each player can make use of weapons and power-ups to enhance the likely hood of them coming in first. Deathmatch supports up to four players as they duke-it-out on one of the specially designed levels.