Thunder Brigade is an arcade hover tank game. 50-ton armored war machines fly in the air and race each other using advanced anti-gravity drives.
There are three federations: Earth Alliance, the Halon Empire, and the United System. The player is a member of the United System's People's Army and must fight against the two opposing federations for their independence.
Thunder Brigade takes place in 12 different locales and involves 30 different missions.
A scenario editor is also included for both the single and multiplayer modes.