The main game features four different levels (there are some differences between versions).
Players control Doc Brown on a horse as he races to save Clara Clayton from running off into a ravine. Players must duck and jump over obstacles while using a pistol to shoot enemies and other obstacles. In the DOS version, there are also top down segments where Doc can collect a shotgun to fire in multiple directions.
Players control Marty as he shoots targets in a target range. A bonus round can be obtained by shooting multi-colored ducks.
Marty vs. Buford's Men
Players control Marty as he uses pie dishes to fight off against Buford's men, and eventually Buford himself.
Players control Marty as he makes away across the train, collecting speed logs necessary to get the train up to 88 miles per hour (142 km/h) while fending off enemies and avoiding obstacles such as hooks or puffs of smoke.