Hover Skirt is an arcade, running game that challenges a player to help a female runner cross gaps between platforms and multiplier islands using her skirt like an umbrella to float through the air. The runner receives a base haircut, top and skirt. The player upgrades these areas after they collect enough gemstones on the track to pay to randomly unlock styles that become available after a certain number of successful runs.
The player's primary objectives are to collect skirts and gemstones. They can also collect haircuts, tops and keys. The game provides them with an option to watch an advertisement to receive a random bonus at the start of each run, such as unlimited flight, a longer skirt or a magnet that attracts gemstones.
Skirt length matters because a long skirt provides more hover time. Each flight destroys sections of a skirt. With a longer skirt, the player can direct the runner across gaps to reach more skirts and gemstones. Additionally, saw blades, lava and other threats destroy pieces of a skirt. That said, the player can take advantage of golden fans to blow the runner into the air to pick up additional skirts along the way.
Hover Skirt offers extra gemstones to the player if they reach a treasure chest at the end of the multiplier islands. Three keys also open a chest. Lastly, the player receives extra gemstones, keys and revives by watching advertisements.