Playing as Korra, the player must chase Amon and attack him with her bending blasts. When Korra enacts a barrage of bending moves against Amon, an Equalist will swoop down after a few seconds and throw smoke grenades, stopping Korra momentarily and allowing Amon to continue his escape. Each time Korra's attacks make contact with Amon, his health depletes. When Amon's health has been entirely depleted, he has lost. However, if Amon gets too far ahead of Korra's current position, a message will notify the player that "Amon is escaping!" A few seconds later, if Korra hasn't advanced far enough to shorten the distance between her and her enemy, Amon will escape on an Equalist airship.
After certain segments, the pursuit will switch to an Equalist stronghold where Korra must dodge chi blockers who possess electrified gloves. Depending on the chi blockers' positions, Korra must jump over or duck under the Equalists, lest she run into them and be hit by their weapons. The way of losing in one of these sequences is different from before: since Amon is always visible at the right side of the screen, he never achieves escape unless Korra is shocked three times. Korra, having three lives, will stop running after Amon upon being hit the previously mentioned number of times, thus inciting a game over. However, if Korra dodges enough of their attacks throughout the run through the stronghold and makes it to the end of the building, she will once again chase Amon through the outer city and attack him with her bending instead.
This process of running through the city to find an Equalist facility repeats twice before the third segment, which features Amon reaching the airship, at which time Korra must defeat the Equalist leader.
In The Last Stand, there is an option on the title screen that allows the player to enter a code that unlocks a special feature in-game. This code is "Noatak", alluding to Amon's real name. With the code entered, Amon now bloodbends Korra to stop her momentarily instead of having an Equalist swoop down and throw a smoke grenade. Also, Korra's bending moves now have a larger range. More notably, she is able to airbend with the code entered, which lets her do a "double jump".