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 ship’s 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'.

What's New

Version 1.5.0

• iPhone X support

We hope you like rRootage Online even more after this update. We appreciate every review and welcome feedback at

Ratings and Reviews

Graphics delay

I have a lot of hate

Since the latest update, there is a small but perceptible pause about every second during gameplay.

All-Time Great

G u i s e

Excellent shmup featuring tons of content, varied gameplay, and smooth controls.

Great, buggy.


Awesome game.
Can't really play it well because the alternative fire modes don't work at all. Sad. Please fix.
Some margin on the screen for easier control without blocking the view (like bug princess, etc.) would also be nice.


Miko Wohlgemuth
50.4 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2003 Kenta Cho / 2010


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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