In the game, designed by Howell Ivy and inspired by the 1975 cult film Death Race 2000 directed by Paul Bartel, one player controls an on-screen car. The object is to run down "gremlins" who are fleeing the vehicle. As the player hits them, they scream or squeal and are replaced on-screen by tombstones. This increases the challenge of the game as the screen clutters up and the player has to avoid the tombstones.
This version is not completely accurate to the original Exidy cabinet thanks in large part to being a homebrew game. According to this version's creator, there's an added a high-score display, the "gremlins" have a bit of AI to them, and, whereas the original was all black and white, the car is colorized.