In Matchbox: Cross Town Heroes, the player takes part in three different rescue missions with six different Matchbox emergency vehicles. In the Circus area, the player has to navigate the firetruck to put out the fires and bring the dogs back to each tent. In the Zoo area, the player has to navigate the police car by bringing the penguins back to their homes while getting rid of the monkeys. In the City area, the player has to navigate the SWAT truck to catch the thieves, find money, protect the candy store, and rescue the Mayor. There are over 50 different characters in the game, and when the player finishes a mini-game, printable certificates are awarded. The targeted age group is 5 and up.