Each game uses different controls, most DOS games use the keyboard arrows. Some will use the mouse , "Alt" and "Space bar".
BC Racers has four difficulty settings: Easy, Medium, Hard and Rockhard. Each of the settings has eight different circuits, making a total of 32 circuits in the game. There are also eight themes, from desert wastes to active volcanoes and massive jungles. The tracks need four laps to complete, and feature many special elements specific to the circuit's setting. Unusually for a game of this type, there are no power-ups, except for a "turbo" that the bikes can trigger every few seconds. Both of the bikes' riders can use physical attacks to injure other drivers. If the bike gets beaten enough, it crashes out, giving the player extra points. The same thing can happen to the player's bike. Some ports of the game include a split-screen two player mode. The Sega CD version instead has a two player cooperative mode (one of the players controls the driver, while the other controls the fighting, steering and turbo).BC Racers for DOS, also came out on the Sega CD or Mega CD