The object of the game is simple; to score more goals than your opponent. To do this, you need to strike the ball with your hovercraft.

The hovercraft is moved by placing a cursor where you want to go. The distance between the cursor and your craft affects how fast you will travel.

In addition, there is a time limit on placing the cursor. It defaults to 3 seconds, but for the most enjoyable game it should be set down to 2 seconds as soon as you feel comfortable with the controls. The lower time limit increases the frenzied feeling that a good Ballistic game can provide!

The game takes place over four quarters. The winner is the player with the highest score at the end of that time.