Tiny Airships is a side-scrolling shooter with Game Boy-esque graphics. Shoot enemy ships and dodge their fire as you try to complete each stage (adventure mode) or travel as far as possible (survival mode). Your ship has a primary and secondary weapon, which can be upgraded with credits you earn throughout the game. Your secondary weapon acts as shield and can kill enemies with their own bullets. Both weapons can be used simultaneously, but the secondary weapon will use up your energy.