The game features 100 puzzles which require the use of physics to solve. In each level there is a red button which must be pressed. The player is given a number of objects like beams, marbles, see-saws and blocks to achieve this. The nature of the game often means that there is more than one way to reach the objective.
Critical response for Professor Heinz Wolff's Gravity has generally been lukewarm, receiving an overall score of 63 on Metacritic. Popular website IGN awarded it 59 out of 100, citing it had potential to be a sleeper hit, but was too light on content for the price tag.