• Publisher: fraglab.at
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: iPhone
  • Size: 12.0 MB
  • Version: 1.2.3
  • Price: Free
  • Average User Rating: 4.5 (10)
App description: Kenta Cho's legendary shooter rRootage ported and optimized for iPhone and iPod touch!
4 different modes, 160 stages total. Including music, SFX, online hi-scores and achievements. rRootage Online is Game Center and OpenFeint Enabled.

Reviews for rRootage Online

EUROGAMER (Rating 9/10):
"rRootage Online is why Kenta Cho releases his games in the way he does; it's now got a chance to hit a new audience, and be enjoyed by many more people, in what feels like the definitive version."

APP SPY (Rating: 4/5):
"...for those who consider themselves fans of the shmup genre, this is without a doubt a must buy."

TOUCHARCADE:
"Anyone who enjoys a nice 2D shooter should grab this one instantly."

WHATSONIPHONE (Rating: 4.5/5):
"rRootage is a classic game faithfully rendered on the iphone"

FINGERGAMING:
"rRootage offers much more variety than the typical App Store shoot-em-up [...]. Shooter fans should definitely check this one out."

POCKETGAMER:
"The fact that this gem is available on the App Store is great news."

THEPORTABLEGAMER:
"If R-Type was too simple for you, or DoDonPachi Resurrection was something you completed with one eye closed while doing one handed pushups, then this is worthy of your time and money."


Controls:

* Touch and hold to move ship
* Second touch to trigger special
* Double tap to pause game

Menu:
* Touch the squares to select mode/stage

Game:

Control your ship and avoid the barrage. Use the laser to destroy the battleship of the enemy. You can cause more damage if you fire the laser close to the enemy. When all ships are destroyed, the game is over. The ship extends at 200,000 and every 500,000 points.

. Normal Mode

This is the standard game mode.
- Special -> Bomb
The bomb wipes enemyies bullets. The number of bombs are displayed at the left-down corner.


. PSY Mode

As your ship grazes a bullet, the graze meter (displayed at the right-down corner) increases. When the graze meter becomes full, the ship becomes invincible for a while.
- Special -> Rolling
This movement widens the range the ship can graze.


. IKA Mode

Your ship has two attributes, white and black. All bullets also have these attributes, and your ship can absorb bullets that have the same attribute. Absorbed bullets are changed into lasers automatically.
- Special -> Attribution change
Change your ships attribute.


. GW Mode

Your ship can use the reflector. The reflector reflects bullets around your ship.
- Special -> Reflector
To use the reflector, you have to activate special until the reflector meter (displayed at the left-down corner) becomes empty. You can use the reflector only if the reflector meter displays 'OK'.
07-09-2010, 08:47 AM
#2
Hey nice job. I shall remove my version. I had an update planned to be like this version but there is no point now. I heartily recommend this !! Love Kentas shooters.

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07-09-2010, 09:21 AM
#3
Joined: Dec 2008
Location: Salem, Massachusetts, USA
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Quote:
Originally Posted by lazrhog View Post
Hey nice job. I shall remove my version. I had an update planned to be like this version but there is no point now. I heartily recommend this !! Love Kentas shooters.
That's high praise. But yeah, it deserves it. BTW, the game is supported by iAds, which are visible only on the high score screen.
07-09-2010, 09:39 AM
#4
My version has now been removed from the AppStore

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07-09-2010, 09:51 AM
#5
Quote:
Originally Posted by lazrhog View Post
Hey nice job. I shall remove my version. I had an update planned to be like this version but there is no point now. I heartily recommend this !! Love Kentas shooters.
Hi lazrhog!

Thanks for the kind words, nice to hear that you like my version. It still has some issues too. Seems like your controls work better, I'll have to look into that.

And why remove your version? I really had a lot of fun playing it and there can't be enough free games.

best regards,
Miko
07-09-2010, 10:17 AM
#6
Joined: Jul 2009
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 2,618
I have to say, the game is very good. For some reason I can't connect to high score server. On up side - no ads.

@lazrhog - you shouldn't remove your version. No reason why both can't co-exist.

Regarding this game, relative controls work well. I think that levels should not be available in any order. They should unlock sequentially. As one level is completed, the next should light up as available. I am not sure how the original worked but it would add a bit of purpose to playing.
Thanks for an excellent game, Miko.
07-09-2010, 10:35 AM
#7
Joined: Jun 2010
Location: Sunny South FL!!
Posts: 915
Got 2,018,730 in 1A. Tried to look up scores and got a network error. How are online scores recorded if we aren't asked to put in a name or logged into a service like openfeint? Also, how do you leave in the middle of a stage? Do I have to use all my lives to get back to level select screen?

Aside from those questions, I commend you for the port. I played the pc game all the time and this just became my bullet hell game of choice for the iPhone.
07-09-2010, 10:58 AM
#8
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Originally Posted by weakfl View Post
Hi lazrhog!

Thanks for the kind words, nice to hear that you like my version. It still has some issues too. Seems like your controls work better, I'll have to look into that.

And why remove your version? I really had a lot of fun playing it and there can't be enough free games.

best regards,
Miko
the two of you might work together on the definitive version
07-09-2010, 12:01 PM
#9
Quote:
Originally Posted by nesio718 View Post
Got 2,018,730 in 1A. Tried to look up scores and got a network error. How are online scores recorded if we aren't asked to put in a name or logged into a service like openfeint?
When you die or finish a stage the game checks if you've reached a new highscore and an alert should pop up where you can enter your name.

If the request fails the box won't pop up, which probably happened in your case. I think the timeout limit is too low for certain areas if you're connected via UMTS/cell.
I'll look into it.

Quote:
Originally Posted by nesio718 View Post
Also, how do you leave in the middle of a stage? Do I have to use all my lives to get back to level select screen?
Currently, yes. I'll probably add a button to the pause screen to get back to the main menu immediately.

Quote:
Aside from those questions, I commend you for the port. I played the pc game all the time and this just became my bullet hell game of choice for the iPhone.
Thanks!
07-09-2010, 12:29 PM
#10
Quote:
Originally Posted by lazrhog View Post
My version has now been removed from the AppStore
I lazrhog, why?

I realized that it was not working on iOS4 for me anymore,


@weakfl
nice 'alternate version' and it works on iOS4, too!
And I really dig the icon!

thanks to both for you for making this game free.
PS: I already enjoyed rRootage on the Mac, years back already.

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