rRootage - an abstract arcade shooter
rrootage [-lowres|-mediumres|-highres] [-nosound] [-window]
[-fullscreen] [-reverse] [-nowait] [-accframe]
rRootage is an arcade style shooting game. Avoid the barrage of bullets
while using your laser to destroy the enemy’s battle ship.
You can play the game with a keyboard or a joystick. On the keyboard
the following keys are used:
- Movement Arrow keys
- Fire Z
- Special X
- Pause P
- Leave Game Escape
In the initial screen, use X to choose the mode, and Z to select a
The game has the following modes:
This is the standard game mode. Your ship slows down while your laser
is being fired. The special key releases a bomb, which destroys enemy
bullets. The number of bombs you have is displayed in the bottom-right
When bullets graze your ship the graze meter, which is displayed in the
bottom-right corner, increases. When the meter becomes full, your ship
is temporarily invincible. The special key increases the range within
which bullets graze your ship, but also slows your ship down.
Your ship has two modes, white and black, and the enemy bullets come in
white and black varieties. You can absorb bullets with the same colour
as the mode of your ship, and they will be converted into lasers. The
special key switches between white and black mode.
Your ship has a bullet reflector, which you activate using the special
key. However, you can only use it while the reflector meter, shown in
the bottom right corner, displays "OK".
These command line options are available:
Low resolution mode.
Medium resolution mode (default).
High resolution mode.
Launch the game in a window, rather than fullscreen.
Launch the game in fullscreen mode.
Reverse the fire key and the special key.
When there are a large number of bullets on the screen, the game
is slowed down. This option prevents this slowdown so that the
game speed is constant.
Use the alternative frame rate management algorithm. (If you
have a problem with the frame rate, try this option.)
This is where rRootage records which levels you have completed
in which modes.
rRootage was written by Kenta Cho, and ported to Linux by Evil Mr
This manual page was written for Debian by Miriam Ruiz
<firstname.lastname@example.org> and Dafydd Harries <email@example.com>.
The rRootage homepage
The homepage of the Linux port 〈http://rrootage.sourceforge.net〉