Jet Car Stunts is an arcade racing game on courses with jumps, hoops, loops and tilted platforms. It consists of three game modes: time trial races over multiple laps, platforming where racing is combined with an environment that is more difficult to navigate, and collector with slower gameplay where the focus is on collecting stars on hard to reach places. Each game mode consists of multiple sets of levels unlocked gradually. The player is rated after each race with a bronze, silver or gold medal. There is also an interactive tutorial where the game mechanics are introduced. Each game mode has a different car with different handling. It can be steered left and right, accelerate and brake/reverse. While in the air during a jump there is air control to turn left and right, and to get the nose up or down. Nitro (jet fuel) can be used as long as a meter near the top of the screen is not empty. There are regular checkpoint to respawn after crashing and at a checkpoint the nitro is refilled. Nitro is not only used to gain extra speed, but also to cross large distances and correct jumps while in the air. To slow down when airborne an airbrake can be used. Optionally ghost racers from other players can be activated. These are downloaded automatically and the two racers cannot hinder each other. After each race the player's ghost is uploaded for other players' games.