Players use a computer keyboard and mouse to control the power and firing direction of the turtle in “Toss the Turtle.” The W, A, S and D keys are used to control the direction of the turtle while he's in the air.
To charge up the power of the cannon before shooting the turtle, players hold down the left mouse button and release the button when the power level gets to the top of the power gauge. While the turtle is in the air, they can control it and attempt to pick up bags of money, which they can use to buy upgrades in the shop. Some of the upgrades in the shop include jet packs, stronger cannons and chest bombs.
While the turtle is in the air, players can use the mouse to aim at the turtle and shoot bullets to alter his course. At the start of the game, the player only has a slingshot and three rocks with which to hit the turtle. However, using the money they collect, players can upgrade to stronger guns with more ammo. Players also earn medals after reaching certain milestones in the game, such as traveling a certain distance, collecting a lot of money or using certain objects on the ground to make the turtle travel even further.