Rescue Quest is a match-3 game with a fantasy storyline following two wizard apprentices, Boom and Zap. They are on a quest to rescue the Spritelings, the source of magic in their world, who are trapped by an evil sorcerer. In each level, you need to clear a path by matching at least three gems of the same color. Players can also use power-ups and learn magical spells in order to overcome obstacles and defeat monsters. Levels consists of large boards filled with items and it is possible to scroll through the area. The character needs to be guided through the board by clearing gems, to clear the backgrounds, allowing progress towards the exit. By a tapping a tile twice the character's trajectory can be changed, for instance to avoid obstacles.