Courier Crisis puts players in the role of a bike messenger with an attitude who earns money by delivering packages within a time limit. However, the city is full of hazards that must be avoided in order to make the deliveries on time. Players can use a variety of dirty tactics such as punching and kicking pedestrians while performing stunts such as wheelies and bunny hops to get their way out of sticky situations. Action is spread out over 250 missions that span five separate neighborhoods, and players can choose from a variety of BMX and mountain bikes. Three skill levels are available and progress can be saved to a memory card.