• 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'.
11-09-2012, 04:07 PM
Awesome. I love how the dev has been keeping this update for new devices.
rRootage is a must-have for any shmup / bullet hell fan.

Playing: Pocket Mine 2, Terra Battle
Waiting:Last Class Heroes, Chaos Rings 3, Starships
GameCenter: StriveMind
11-09-2012, 04:23 PM
Joined: Jun 2009
Location: London, UK
Posts: 3,766
Quote:
Originally Posted by strivemind View Post
Awesome. I love how the dev has been keeping this update for new devices.
rRootage is a must-have for any shmup / bullet hell fan.
Damn right. I'm picky as crap when it comes to bullet hell games, if it's not Touhou Project I'm generally not interested, but I've been loving the iOS port of rRootage ever since I got my 2nd Gen Touch all those years ago

Looks fantastic on iPad 3 (and above) by the way.

11-09-2012, 04:59 PM
Looks really pretty in ipad retina! Love this game on my new ipad! Thanks so much!
11-09-2012, 06:41 PM
Adding my voice to the chorus of kudos. Well done.
02-19-2015, 11:59 AM
Had some time to add support for iPhone 6 / 6 Plus resolutions (HD version only). Version 1.4.0 is available on the App Store.

Let me know if you have any issues.
02-19-2015, 01:46 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by weakfl View Post
Had some time to add support for iPhone 6 / 6 Plus resolutions (HD version only). Version 1.4.0 is available on the App Store.

Let me know if you have any issues.
Nice! Any self-respecting fan of shmups and/or minimalist graphical design should get this pronto (if they haven't already). Still one of my all-time favorites.
02-19-2015, 02:06 PM
Woo!! Yeah, I wasn't expecting an update for anything I have installed, then saw this. It's a nice surprise! I don't have a 6, but it's nice to know that if I do get one that I'll be able to play this. =oD
02-19-2015, 05:07 PM
Quote:
Originally Posted by Guise View Post
Nice! Any self-respecting fan of shmups and/or minimalist graphical design should get this pronto (if they haven't already). Still one of my all-time favorites.
Thanks Guise, I really appreciate your support over all the years. I remember you posting in this thread when I was testing early builds on a 1st gen iPod Touch
02-20-2015, 06:13 PM
@weakfl

I almost forgot about the game. (Shame on me) But reading the thread made me download the hd version for my new iPad mini. Looks great! Totally worth the 0.99 cents.

Thanks for bringing the Kenta Cho experience to iOS and supporting this game after all these years
02-21-2015, 10:13 AM
This game is so much fun. Now if someone would port Noiz2sa Id be in heaven. If you love shoot'em ups you must buy this!

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