The player controls a hoverbike racing through the landscape. Unlike most racers, the game goes horizontally with the race going to the right. There are various obstacles in the way which the player must maneuver around or shoot with energy blasts
Assume the role of a young hoverbike racer who needs to figure out how to scrape enough cash together through racing and odd jobs to punch your one-way ticket to the Red Planet to enter the biggest race in the universe, the Grand Prix.
Desert Child received "generally unfavorable" reviews from critics according to Metacritic with a current Metascore of 46/100.