You use the up, right, and left arrow keys to fire thrusters. The up arrow key fires the main (bottom) thruster, sending the saucer up; the left arrow key fires the right-side thruster, sending the saucer to the left; and the right arrow key fires the left-side thruster, sending the saucer to the right. The object of the game is to pilot the saucer onto landing pads over the course of three arenas. Each arena has two landing pads and a fuel pad, which will refill your ship. If you run out of fuel, you will crash down to earth; if you crash into anything else, you will also crash your ship. You have three lives to ensure that Ed pilots the ship through the course correctly.
- The instructions state that the saucer is a "prototype too." This is a reference to the Prototype Rocket from "Dawn of the Eds," which was referred to repeatedly as a "prototype" by Edd.
- This is one of two The3Eds games that references the prototype rocket. The other one is Junk Yard Wars, which uses the rocket itself as part of gameplay against the Pirate Ship.