Triverse writes, "Zombie Derby is a 2.5D running game, or in this case, side scrolling driving game. Hills, traps, explosive barrels and more obstacles other than many different types of zombies stand between you and the safety of the citadel at the other end of the level. Essentially, the challenge of reaching the other end of the level is compounded by the choices you make in the truck setup screen. Don’t upgrade your fuel enough and you won’t have enough gas to make it. Forget ammo and you will be forced to ram zombies and other obstacles, which will burn valuable fuel to gain speed again."