Shape Shooter 2 is a shooting game that continues the popular Shape Shooter arcade series. The player's objective is to survive for as long as possible through seemingly endless waves of attacks from a wide variety of colored shapes on a battlefield with a gray grid and black background.
The player initially receives a cannon that features a temporary shield and unlimited fuel. It also possesses a special ability that must recharge before the player can reuse it. The initial weapon offers bombing in all directions in addition to shooting projectiles. Additional special abilities include a grenade launcher that blasts a target area and a laser that shoots a long, wide beam.
Shape Shooter 2 bombards the player's weapon with enemy shapes from all directions as single combatants and grouped fighting units. The game often attempts to overwhelm the player's weapon with large numbers. That said, it also features gigantic shapes that fire massive projectiles.
The player counters various types of enemies by strategically moving around the battlefield and equipping extra automatic capabilities that become available when they shoot and roll over a green shape. Extra capabilities include additional cannons on the side and back of the shooter, a snowflake freeze ray and scattershot projectiles.