Android is a platform game, set in a space base filled with hostile robots; the player controls a remote-controlled android, out to gather spare parts for a computer. The player must explore the game world and search every nook and cranny for the parts; apart from jumping, the android can crouch. Climbing ladders is a little awkward, as the player has to jump from step to step.
Enemy robots deplete the android's health when they touch or shoot him; the android is armed with a gun, but ammo is limited, and enemies come back to life when the screen is visited again. Ammo and health can be refilled by finding appropriate pick-ups scattered throughout the base. Falling from a large distance also depletes health.
The game can be switched between colored and black-and-white mode at any point.