Evasive Maneuvers is a single player side-scrolling shareware game similar in style to Defender. The player has control of a spaceship which must move left to right across the screen which is moving right to left. The spaceship needs fuel. This is obtained by shooting fuel supplies this enabling the ship to fly longer and extending the game. There are missiles, mines and other obstacles to be avoided and these too can be shot to gain points. When all lives have been used up the player may get a chance to enter their name on the high score table.
The game can be controlled via keyboard, joystick or mouse. Level / Scenario 1 "Imperial City" was released as shareware with three other levels "Infrastructure", "E.N.I.A.C. 9", and "Desert Valley" making up the full registered version.