Geometry dash is based on a simple gameplay foundation with a variety of settings to select from. The game modes provide players a variety of difficulties ranging from simple to severe.
The player’s icon in the game takes the form of one of seven vehicles, each of which reacts differently to each interaction. The player taps to jump from the ground in the default cube form and holds to make repeated jumps. The player must hold to move up and release to move down in the ship. The user taps the ball to change gravity from ground to air. The player taps to jump in mid-air in the UFO. The player holds the wave to move up diagonally and releases to move down diagonally; gravity has the opposite effect. The player controls the robot by holding and releasing it to make a long jump from the ground.