- "I like nuclear weapons."
- —Lo Wang, when arming the nuke.
Rocket Launcher is a high damage weapon that can blow up even the toughest enemies in a few shots. Explosions have splash damage, so they can take out multiple enemies if close to impact area. If you find a heat-seeker card, pressing 5 with the weapon selected will activate heat-seeker functionality for the next 5 rockets.
The disadvantage, rockets will dive for any heat source, even open flames. The glowing notches on the launcher shows how many heat seeking rockets are left to use. Coolies killed with Rocket Launcher won't spawn their ghosts.
Rocket Launcher has the ability to shoot a tactical nuke, that can be found separately in the game. It's the most devastating weapon in the game. You can hold one nuke at a time. It does massive damage to everything caught in its blast radius as well as letting off gas as fallout When first selected, there is a 3 second countdown before you can fire it.
Rocket Launcher is useful for taking out enemies that are far away as rockets have unlimited range to them. Keep in mind that Evil Ninjas will sometimes duck when any kind of rocket is fired right at their face . Nuke is really useful to use against bosses, but beware, it has huge blast radius, so as a rule it's best to not launch nuke in close quarters.
- Rocket Launcher is the only weapon seen to be used in a cutscene in the original game and it's expansions.