Battle Cars begins with a race to the arena. Along the way, you must pick up your upgrades quickly. The more you grab, the stronger your battle car will be, and the more likely you'll be to destroy everyone else in fantastic explosions.
While you're in the arena, you'll have a chance to pick up health boosters, shields, missiles and more. Depending on how well you're armed and armored, you may want to adjust your playing strategy. For example, if you've got crazy good armor, you can simply ram all the other cars to destroy them. If you have weak armor, but great weapons, hang back and let the other cars weaken each other before you swoop in for the kill.
Use your mouse to control your car's movement. Your car will fire automatically if it has an appropriate weapon. You must defeat all other cars to win.