Ōban Star-Racers is a futuristic racing game based on the French-Japanese animated series of the same name. The game follows the story of the show, where various racers from across the universe compete in the Great Race of Ōban for a chance at winning "The Ultimate Prize". In the game you pilot the Earth team's ship, the Whizzing Arrow, piloted by Molly and Jordan. During races, you control you ship using your phones keypad, the 4 and 6 buttons turn your ship, the 2 and 8 buttons change your altitude, and the 5 button fires your weapon. Between races there a short story segments that follow condensed scenes from the show, during these segments there are points where you can choose what to say. How you respond during these segments affects the moral of your pilots going into the following race, which affect certain abilities. The moral of Molly affect how long your hyperdrive will last, and the moral of Jordan will affect the power of your weapons.