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  • Publisher: fraglab.at
  • Genre: Arcade
  • Device: Universal
  • Size: 29.2 MB
  • Version: 1.5.1
  • Price: $0.99
  • Average User Rating:
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App description: Kenta Cho's legendary shooter rRootage ported and optimized for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch!
Universal App with 4 different modes, 160 stages total. Including music, SFX, online hi-scores and achievements. rRootage Online is Game Center 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."

"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"

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

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

"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."


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

* Touch the squares to select mode/stage


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'.
03-29-2014, 01:09 AM
Joined: May 2012
Location: In the Chatroom
Posts: 15,519
Ahhh... This was a good game.

02-20-2015, 10:04 AM
Thank you so much! I had not heard of this before I saw it here. It was an instant purchase for me. Back in 2004 I owned a Palm OS device called a Tapwave Zodiac 2. One of the home brew devs ported the game Noiz2sa which was made by Kenta Cho. I loved it. I played it for hours and hours. I wish someone would port Noiz2sa to IOS. Until then I'm going the play the crap out of rRootage! I love all the game modes!

03-24-2015, 05:32 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,997
My love for rRootage is well-documented on the free version's thread so I'll just reiterate that this is easily one of the best shmups on the AppStore.

I recently helped the developer test the latest version and was kindly rewarded with a few promo codes for this premium, ad-free version. They're listed below. If you take one, please post on this board and rate the game (highly) here and elsewhere. rRock on.



03-24-2015, 06:35 PM
Joined: Jan 2011
Posts: 1,943

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03-24-2015, 06:41 PM
Joined: Apr 2010
Location: California, USA
Posts: 4,961
Codes now gone.
03-01-2016, 07:21 AM
I noticed a bug, just a minor one, with this last update. On the PSY levels the ship doesn't rotate.

03-01-2016, 07:35 AM
Joined: Oct 2015
Location: Bassano del Grappa
Posts: 681
Could this thread be merged with this one?
11-09-2017, 07:48 PM
Joined: Jul 2009
Posts: 1,997
iPhone X update for this essential shmup.