In “The Earth Dies Screaming,” the player takes on the role of a space destroyer defending Earth against the Trillians. The Trillians use attack bases to launch Kamikaze satellites and fighter planes at Earth.
The player’s weapon will automatically track the vertical motion of the satellites and fighters, but they must track them horizontally and fire at the right time to destroy them. Energy is lost when a fighter shoots the player or when a fighter or satellite explodes on Earth. If the player spots a fighter with a white stripe on the back, they must keep it on the screen for five seconds to reach the attack base. Destroying the attack base will replenish the player’s energy.
If the player loses all their energy, they will explode, and the Trillians will triumph as “The Earth Dies Screaming!”