Lazy Raiders uses a "World-Flip" mechanic that allows the player to flip and spin the entire world, which allows gravity to move objects (such as Dr. Diggabone, boulders, minions and thieves) through mazes. The game has 80 levels set in three different settings: Seven Cities of Gold, Arctic Caves and Wild West. There are 12 XBLA Achievements to collect.
Lazy Raiders was originally planned for both an XBLA and WiiWare release, but the developers struggled to reach both demographics. Eventually they abandoned WiiWare as the multiplatform angle "resulted in design hazards that did nothing but dilute the whole game experience." Likewise, the game was initially planned to include two multiplayer modes. These were scrapped as the team was already under heavy time constraints. On June 7, 2016, it was announced that Lazy Raiders along with Anomaly: Warzone Earth and Aqua will be released for Xbox One Back Compat.