Aerial Antics is an arcade flying game. Its gameplay resembles the rocket belt portion of the game Pilotwings. The player controls a man wearing a jetpack using the mouse and keyboard combination or a joystick. Using the keyboard, the sacred WSDA keys control the jets direction, while the mouse movement controls the stabilization and its buttons the jet flow.
The overall objective is to reach a landing pad at the end of a course. Additional goal requirements vary from level to level. In some the flying figure has to pass through floating hoops before reaching the pad. In others a ball has to cross the hoops before landing at the end.