Dogfight is an aerial combat game for two players, very much along the lines of those on the Atari VCS 'Combat' cartridge. It allows a deal of flexibility for the players in skill level selection. There are eight to choose from which affect conditions such as whether there is ground to fly over or not, size of combat area, aircraft speed, bullet hit area allowable and number of hits required to kill. Your aircraft are World War I bi-planes and you are given 512 rounds of ammunition.
Level selection is elegantly achieved by a large grid offering the eight skill levels across, while vertically an axis contains the various ingredients. With this method it's possible to select the type of conditions you want for play. Selecting ground conditions means that the base of the screen has some very hilly terrain with a valley. By navigating accurately it is possible to fly your aircraft vertically down through the narrow gap to escape, reappearing at the top of the screen. This manoeuvre can be used to surprise your opponent.
Other features on screen include a large moving cloud which periodically hurls out bolts of lightning that can destroy a plane if it's hit, and whirling propeller blades. Aircraft running out of time will start to belch smoke.