Welcome to Astro Wars! Below you'll find an outline of the basic rules of the game, as well as some pointers on how to maximize your playing experience.
It's the not-so-distant future and alien lifeforms are attempting an invasion of Earth. You've been tasked with defending the planet from these insidious beings with your trusty laser gun. Your goal is to kill as many aliens as possible, while avoiding hitting any of your fellow astronauts. Each alien you hit will give you points; each of your fellow astronauts you hit will lose you points.
Other (neutral) elements
Be careful - those aliens are pesky and some of them are smart enough to disguise themselves in an astronaut's suit, so watch out!
By clicking on the settings button in the top right corner of the home screen, you can customize your game play experience. You are able to change the duration and difficulty of your game. The shorter and more difficult your chosen setting, the more points you will gain for each correct kill (and the more points you will lose for each incorrect one).
In order to level the playing field between users playing at different game durations and difficulty levels, each base score is multiplied by a value between 1 and 3 based on the duration of the game, where 1 is "90 seconds" and 3 is "30 seconds", and a value between 1 and 3 based on the difficulty of the game, where 1 is "easy" and 3 is "hard". For example, a user playing on the "easy" difficulty level with a 90 second timer will have their score multiplied by 1; a user playing on the "hard" difficulty level with a 30 second timer will have their score multiplied by 9. This ensures that all factors are taken into account when posting and comparing user's scores on the leaderboard.
Toggle the settings below to customize your gameplay experience.
Your final score is
Keep up the good work!
New high score
Below, you can check out some of the humans who've done a pretty stellar job defending our beautiful home from the alien invasion.