B-17 Gunner: Air War Over Germany is basically a rail shooter. The player takes the place of six machine gunners on board on a B-17 Flying Fortress bomber. On the way to the destination the bomber encounters numerous German planes and the gunners have to kill them. When the gunners take too much damage they die, and its get more difficult to protect the B-17. A simple mouse click switches between the turrets.
When approaching the goal, the game switches to a overhead map and the player has to order the bombing by pointing the crosshair over the right building. The game features 25 missions.