Pocket Drift is a racing game with five unique and crazy tracks that a player must drift a vehicle through to the finish line. The player starts out in the Infinity Circuit that features a forested region with a Crazy 8 track. The track features coins, gift boxes filled with multipliers and boosters and different obstacles in addition to the sharp curves.
The player doesn't receive easy steering with this game. They're initially given a blue SUV that they can only semi-control. They must hone their drifting skills to slide it well through the entire course so that it doesn't get stuck in a corner or against a side wall. If they succeed, they earn a bronze, gold or silver trophy and thousands of points. With each achievement, they're given a chance to unlock other vehicles and regions that offer even more complex tracks (Lava Raceway, Burnout Desert, Holiday Circuit and Frozen Summit).
Pocket Drift also features a timer. If the player doesn't drift their car through the entire track before time runs out or earn additional time in a gift box to play longer, they receive a message that they failed and must start over. The game even rubs in their failure by taking an instant snapshot of it.