The goal in this game is to defend your power stations against bombardment by incoming warheads. There are 4 sectors, and each is equipped with three rocket launchers that will fire interceptor rockets at the incoming warheads. If a warhead hits one of the power station buildings it will be destroyed. When all of the buildings in a sector are destroyed, then the sector is destroyed. The game ends when all four sectors have been destroyed.
Warheads is primarily played with the mouse. If you have a 3-button mouse then you can do all of your firing with the 3 buttons. Otherwise, if you have just a single-button mouse, then you can use the keyboard to fire your rockets.
When you launch a rocket it will take off and head toward the target point that you set with the mouse. When it reaches that point it will explode and leave a burning cloud of fire for several seconds. If any incoming warhead that hits the fireball while it is hot will be destroyed.
A rocket exploding - any warheads hitting this will be destroyed.
Each launcher has a maximum number of rockets that it can fire. When the launcher runs out of rockets it can no longer be fired, and when all three launchers run out, that sector will soon be destroyed. Below each rocket launcher is an indicator showing the remaining ammo:
Ammo display showing how many rockets remain
Powerups will parachute down from the top of the screen. To get the powerup you simply shoot it down with the rockets, and it is important to get them all because any powerup that makes it to the ground becomes a bomb and will explode, possibly taking out one of the buildings.
Here is the list of all the powerups and what they do:
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