The box art for the game features John Wesley Shipp as The Flash, a man with the ability to run "faster than a speeding bullet." In daily life, The Flash becomes is a Crime Lab technician named Barry Allen. The series was also adapted into a similar console platformer with exclusive European release in 1992 for the Sega Master System.
The game starts with an intro dialogue between The Flash and Dr. Tina McGee , a genetic specialist who treated and tested him at Star Labs within the television series. During the directly subsequent level, the player must navigate a two-dimensional platform system while collecting Snacks and diffusing bombs.