Kenta Cho's legendary shooter rRootage ported and optimized for iOS!
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 enemies 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 1.7.0

• iOS 13 support
• Bug fixes

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

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5
8 Ratings

8 Ratings

TheGameMaster1234 ,

Great port

It's a 100% free port of an awesome game. This is the real deal here.

The ads are restricted to a bar at the top of the screen in menus ONLY: you will NEVER see ads while playing! Though you can still disable those for a little cash, if you care.

Only possible gripes are the finickiness of the two-finger controls, but the mobile medium is often difficult for these types of games as fingers cover the screen, so I can't really complain. Especially as you can have the ship move relative to your finger rather than following it, which is a LOT more useful than it sounds.

Burtz87 ,

Essential bullet hell

This game has a huge range of difficulty, from casual to near impossible, all immediately playable. Great if you're a bullet hell veteran, but also a great entry point for people who are intimidated by the genre.

The iOS port does have a few issues. The biggest is that lifting your "joystick" finger while your "ability" finger is down will cause the ship to slide in one direction, often resulting in death. It also lacks an area to place your thumbs, and it is possible to accidentally exit.

Minor issues aside, it's still a great port of an incredible game. Hours of gameplay.

leogodoy ,

Cool game, needs improvement

I don't mind learning how to play without getting instructions, I don't mind the menu design being a little on the "challenging" side, but seriously the online board doesn't work at all. Please fix that. And while you are at it, please make the game record my game session, I can't keep track of what levels I've already beat.

Cheers and congrats on the fantastic port.


Miko Wohlgemuth
51 MB

Requires iOS 9.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2003 Kenta Cho / 2010 - 2019


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