In "Rotate and Roll 3," players must rotate a shape in order to make a ball reach a goal marker. The game is rooted in real-world physics, so the ball rolls or bounces depending on its path and the angle of the shape.
Later levels give the player multiple shapes to rotate in order to reach the goal or penalty areas that the player is penalized for touching. Rotation is performed using either the left and right arrow keys or the A and D keys. In levels where multiple items can be rotated, players must use their mouse to click on the shape to rotate.