Max Damage and the Alien Attack is space ship shooting game, where the player controls a spaceship and fires at attacking alien ships ahead. The objective of the game is to kill all enemy ships on screen in order to progress to the next level. Destroyed alien ships will award random win values. The game consists of 9 levels, some which award Freebies, which is a free play round and other levels which requires the player to kill a Level Boss.
Bosses are capable of higher rewards than alien ships.
The player is given up to 6 lives to play with and during the course of the game is awarded with Health Boosters and Shields, which will enhance and protect his ships life. Other drop items include different weapon upgrades and ammunition to assist in destroying the alien ships. Bigger pay-outs are achieved when the player manages to knock out the distinctive Boss ships at the close of levels 3, 6 and 9.