Ghostbusters is an action game that combines an overhead view and a side-view. You must monitor the map of New York City for "ghost alarms" as well as casual spirits, and plot a route to the alarmed area. Control the Ghostbuster vehicle as it drives through traffic. Capture casual ghosts on the way if they are en route.
Once at the location, the game switches to a side-view. Two of the ghostbusters need to activate their proton beams and toss a trap to the ground. Attempt to maneuver the ghosts over the placed trap. Once activated, the trap attempts to capture any ghosts directly above it. Successful captures will earn you money, which can then be used to purchase new Ghostbusters vehicles and new modifications for the vehicle …
Unsuccessful capture will see the ghost fly away.