Wave Race (GB) is a racing game where you take on the role of a Personal Water Craft (PWC) driver. You must race against other opponents and attempt to win, as would be expected within a racing game. The game is played from a top-down perspective like many retro racing games. There are two primary modes, Circuit and Slalom. Within circuit mode, you compete against opponents to race around a pre-determined course. You score points for your finishing position. The game also features a timer. If you are too slow in circuit mode, the race will end and you won't score any points. In slalom mode, you are racing against opponents to be the first to move through each set of gates. For each set that you're the first to move through, you score a point.