The player must win races to unlock special tracks and vehicles. The player can choose from 10 micro cars and over 30 tracks. The player can compete with 1-4 players. There are also different conditions on tracks, featuring rain, dirt, and snow. The game is comparable to Micro Machines. The game is in a third-person perspective.
Circuit Breakers gained mixed reviews. IGN gave the game 8.0/10 saying it was "pure fun". Gamespot gave it 3.7 saying "Circuit Breakers is a rip-off of Micro Machines".