Wood Woodpecker Racing, although strictly classed as a karting game, does have a certain number of strategy and combat-based elements of play. You will not be able to rely on driving skill alone, since the AI opponents that await you will be as devious as can be, and you must outwit them to the finish line. Modes of play include quest, championship, single, and time trial. Your priority decision should be your choice of player. Each player will have some familiarity with the world of the Woodpecker, and each has their own unique method of handling. Once you have got to grips with your chosen champion, you must tackle some of the many tracks available. Tracks vary from on-road to off-road, forcing you to adapt to different handling systems.