MySims SkyHeroes aims to combine accessible and engaging combat flight simulation with the character customization and social play of the Sims series. At the start, players take the roles of rookie pilots with great ambitions. By flying missions and accomplishing goals, they gradually earn additional customization options, for both their planes and their characters. As they unlock new parts, players can upgrade their planes' wings for better maneuverability, change engines for more speed, or apply a new paint job to blend in better with the next mission's surroundings. Similarly, players' characters gain new accessories and gear as they rise to fame through a sequence of successful missions. The game's story has players combating the drone minions of the oppressive Morcubus, who wishes to dominate the skies with his evil ways. Dogfights lead to boss battles against especially powerful and tricky aircraft.