The player assumes the role of a fighter pilot in a futuristic combat aircraft, with which he tried to free other fighter pilots who are trapped in different ages. The player has to escape other enemy aircraft and shoot it until it is each level must face the main ship at the end. Particularly noteworthy is the control of this game. The private plane is always located centrally in the middle of the screen by rotating scollt only the background, giving the impression of a continuous movement is created.
How many games from this time Time Pilot for game consoles and home computers has been ported. Among other things, the game for the Atari 2600 and the ColecoVision console in 1983 was made. On the Commodore 64, there is a clone called "Space Pilot " from the year 1984. Later, it was also released for the PlayStation and Game Boy Advance. Time Pilot is also published on the online platform Xbox Live Arcade for the Xbox 360 in 2006. There are also versions of the game for use on a mobile phone.