Space Rider is another of the Phoenix 3d shooters that wants to reminds the classic After Burner (a 1987 Japanese arcade game by Sega in which the player control a F-14 Tomcat jet which must destroy a series of enemy jets throughout 18 stages. The jet itself employs a machine gun and a limited set of missiles. These weapons are replenished by another aircraft after beating a few stages. The aircraft, cannon and missile buttons are all controlled from an integrated flight stick). The player controls a space ship and have to destroy the enemy ships in a level to advance to the next mission.