To play the game, you drive the steamroller around any completed roads with the arrow keys, and press space to launch in the direction you are facing and build a road. If an armadillo collides with you or part of the road currently being constructed, then you lose a life and the road is destroyed. An extra life is gained every 3 levels. The goal is to trap each armadillo in an area small enough to be deemed a residential area. Houses appear in a completed residential area to indicate its completion. When all armadillos in a level have been eliminated, the next level begins.