Mission 3000 is an arcade game where you control a spaceship Thunderhawk on a mission to destroy enemy Starbases. At each level, there are six heavy security Starbases that you need to find and destroy. To help in the bottom of the screen is a scanner that shows the location of the Thunderhawk, and POSs. In the main view on the Thunderhawk visible in the center of the screen which will scroll to follow your movements. Destroy Starbases and numerous attacking fighters on Thunderhawk equipped with lasers, which can be fired in eight different directions. When all six Starbases were destroyed, you will be awarded an extra life, before moving on to the next, more difficult level. The game ends when all lives are lost.