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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 in Version 1.4.3

• iOS 7 rendering issue fixed

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


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Customer Reviews


port of the legendary Kenta Cho shooter. Try the free version and/or pick this one up to support the developer and skip the ads.

Spot-on controls, slick minimalist graphics, and Game Center integration: score!

Need more of the ABA games.

Please. =)

The best mobile shmup I've ever played

This game is incredible. There are enough levels to keep you occupied for quite a long time. The controls work fantastically. You move by sliding your finger across the screen (It doesn't have to be covering your ship) and a second finger activates your special move. Double-tapping pauses the game. Updates are somewhat infrequent, but when new hardware and firmware comes out, comparability comes shortly afterwards. After the last update, the game was broken on iOS 7. I was worried that it would simply be broken for an extended period of time. The update to fix the issue came out the next day. The leaderboards are (so far) free of hackers, so that's a plus. There are 40 levels for each mode. There are 4 modes, each heavily inspired by a different shmup. That means there are 160 levels to beat in this game. All the modes have very different mechanics. NORM is a standard shmup mode where you have bombs that destroy surrounding bullets. PSY is a more grazing focused mode. If you graze enough, you fill up a meter. When the meter fills up, a bomb type burst activates. The special move (which can be held down) spins your ship, increasing the graze range. IKA (my personal favorite) is heavily inspired by the Dreamcast classic, Ikaruga. The bullets are two different colors. You are surrounded by a colored shield, which you can match to the bullets, reflecting them back at the enemy. The special move switches the color of the shield. GW has a shield that you must charge up to use. The meter increases over time, and you hold the special move to activate it. It's a short range shield that gets smaller until exploding in a longer-range, quick burst. There's more to this game, but I honestly can't explain all of it. Just play the game. If you're feeling reluctant, just get the ad-supported version for free. You won't regret it.

rRootage Online HD
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • $0.99
  • Category: Games
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.4.3
  • Size: 32.8 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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