Shoot & Plunder is a SHMUP (Shoot ‘em up) game where the player takes the role of a fierce pirate and sets sail against a never-ending tide of enemies. The game is fast and frantic, and features beautifully rendered art with an immersive soundtrack. The controls are simple, using one side of the screen to move and one side of the screen to fire. Gameplay is endless and based on collecting as high a score as possible. There is also treasure that can be collected during the game, which the player may then use to unlock new ships. Different ships respond to player input differently, moving faster along particular axes.