Basically, this is how it goes: shoot up and destroy the other vehicles before it happens to you. It's a destruction derby with weapons, if you will. The game boasts 3 different options of play with 3 modes to each. The first option is single player. The Arcade mode is simple - select an arena, a vehicle, and your opponent(s). After that, it's blast and crash. In Survival mode, it plays like Arcade mode, only you see how many of the infinite enemies you can vape before biting it yourself. In the last mode, Quest mode, you go through a series of arenas. Each successive one gets harder and the objectives get more complicated. After you fulfill your objectives for that level and destroy the opposing vehicles, you 'unlock' additional characters and vehicles as well as move on to the next level. In the two-player option, you can play in Versus mode, Cooperative mode, and Quest mode. Using the multi-player option, you are allowed 3 - 4 players. The modes include Brawl (all against all), Team, and Smear (one player vs. a team).
Whenever you destroy an enemy, you are given points. With these points, your vehicle is upgraded. When you reach a certain amount of points, you get an entirely new looking and playing vehicle. I thought that was a nice little upgrading bonus.