Boom It Up! is a quick reflex arcade game where players must launch a cannon ball as high into the air as possible, much like the barrel shooting mini-games from the Donkey Kong Country series on the Super Nintendo. Obscure references aside, players must launch their cannon ball from one platform to another and blast as high as possible with the limited amount of balls.
Players shoot their cannon balls by tapping on the screen and must time their shots correctly or risk crashing to the ground. Besides the small flying pots, players can shoot their cannon balls into various other objects that will help launch them higher, such as springs, winding gears and trampolines.