Cyvern: The Dragon Weapons is a vertically scrolling military/fantasy/monster themed shoot 'em up game where you take control of one of three different types of cyborg dragons, each with their own weapon patterns. The dragons for player 1 and 2 are Altair/Vega, Schwarz/Vais and Ferious/Serene.
You fight a variety of planes, static guns, ships, cyborgs, organic creatures and bosses. While playing, destroyed enemies drop power-ups. These include: a weapon power-up (P), several weapon power-ups at once (P in a block) and a bomb (B). The dragons also have a banish attack that depletes when used. This is shown with a bar on top of the screen - the bar refills when destroying enemies.