Micro Machines is a top-down arcade racing game where the player controls miniature toy vehicles.
There are 2 main single-player modes to race in: Quick Race, Championship. Quick Race has 4 sub-modes: Race, Micro Machines, Time Trial, Bombtag. Championship consists of Bronze, Silver, Gold, Platinum cups and has 3 sub-modes: Race, Micro Machines, Time Trial. It is possible to select up to 3 computer opponents to compete with.
The world has 8 locations and 16 different tracks with a big variety of power-ups lying around. The player can choose from 8 characters with their own set of vehicles (there are 40 of them in total and they are divided into 5 classes: 4x4, Bike, Boat, Default, Sport).
An up to 4 players multi-player mode is also available in the game.