Dragon Drive was an aerial combat game, set primarily in large, outdoor arenas where players had to face several waves of enemies. With multi-directional dash and lock on abilities, the game has sometimes drawn comparisons to the Zone of the Enders series.
The game also has a handful of rail shooter levels, drawing frequent comparisons to Sega's Panzer Dragoon series, but these comprise only a very small portion of the game.
Dragon Drive received largely negative reviews, drawing criticism for its poor graphics and repetitive nature. It remains the only game developed by Treasure never to be acknowledged on its own website, an intentional omission spanning several site redesigns, suggesting the developer was not satisfied with the release.