In Speedboat Forever, the player uses the left and right arrow keys to guide your boat around grey squares (rocks). To clear the level, the player must pick up a set number of yellow squares (pickups). The larger the yellow pickup, the more points the player receives. Each time a pickup is collected, the boat gets bigger until it reaches maximum size. The boat cannot slow or stop the forward motion. If it hits a rock, a life is lost. Losing all the lives leads to a Game Over.