Assault Wing: Galactic Battlefront is an online multiplayer shooter. Players fly their space ships in a 2D side view of cave-like arenas and score points by killing each other while staying alive. There is a variety of ships, each with its own characteristic maneuverability, durability, looks and main gun. Players can also choose a special weapon that adds significant firepower and a ship modification that usually helps avoid or catch other ships.
Online games support up to 16 simultaneous players. There is also a local mode where two players can play on a shared keyboard.