Downwell Reviews – Page 12

5/5 rating based on 221 reviews. Read all reviews for Downwell for iPhone.
Downwell is paid iOS app published by Devolver Digital, Inc.

Amazing game, no question.


So it’s been over a year since i purchased this game I think? Worth every penny. I’ve unlocked everything in the game now, and I’m still not bored of it. The game took me AGES to get good at, but it never feels unfair. Get this game. Please.

A dissenting voice


First, I’d rate this 3.5 stars if I could. I got some decent playtime out of it (a few hours), but mainly because I kept hoping the unlockables would eventually yield a more entertaining game. It’s still worthy of the stars I gave it because the graphics and sound and new idea (a downward platformer) are quite satisfying. Clearly, tho, I’m not the intended audience because most players seem to love it. My advice? If you’re an arcade shmup, platformer person, indulge; if not, proceed with caution.



This game is really hard, but it is super fun. Especially when you get the hang of it.

So good I bought it twice


This game definitely plays best with a controller, but it’s one of the few games I’ve played that translates really well to touch controls. Fun, fast paced, very replayable.

Worth buying


This game is a rouge like action platform type where your goal is to get to the bottom of a big well. You’re equipped with gun boots which act like hover boots that can kill most enemies. You can stomp on top of enemies highlighted in white to kill them, but not on enemies highlighted completely in red. On the way down you will find shops to spend the games currency, gems, on hp and ammo capacity (charges) for your gun boots. You will also find upgrades for your gun boots which change the way your boots fire. Landing on the ground or stomping on an enemy will reload your boots, but if you land on the ground you end any kill combo you had (which can reward you with gems charges and hp). After each stage you are allowed to choose from three passive upgrades for your character, like having enemies explode when you stomp on them, or gaining four hp. Gaining additional hp when you have full health contributes towards increasing your maximum hp. There are also unlockable game styles which change the way the game is played (such as finding more gun upgrades but less shops) and different palette unlocks which change the color theme of the game. This game very fun and fast paced, however there are a few issues I had with the game. Stomping on an enemy from an angle doesn’t always work, and most of the time it hurts you and kills the enemy at the same time, which makes you have to be really careful about the angle you try to approach an enemy to stomp on. There is also a wall jump feature that sometimes works, sometimes doesn’t, and sometimes happens when you aren’t trying to wall jump (to be fair it’s rarely happens but it’s annoying when it does). The controls are pretty good for a mobile app. There are only three buttons: left, right and jump. The jump button serves a multi-purpose, if you press is while in the air you shoot your boots, on the ground you just jump, and it lets you wall jump. The only problem I have with the controls is that the buttons, specifically left and right, are somewhat small and close together, so you will occasionally accidentally move to the right when you’re trying to move left, or vice-versa. Overall the controls are very good though, and rarely takes away from the experience. To make a long story short, this game is worth the money and very fun, despite a few issues that overall aren’t too bad.

One-of-a-kind gem!


I have never had anything bad to say about this game. It keeps me coming back with the unlocks and characters, and gets my blood pumping with gems as I fly through the increasingly difficult levels. You really care about how much health you have and upgrades will truly help you stay alive in this action packed adventure. Starting above the well on the surface really tops things off. The one thing I would like to see change is iPhone X full screen support. It would let the player see much more of the screen with less finger in the way. To be honest if you never changed it I would still play everyday. It would be nice though! Fantastic game 5/5

Amazing Game


Everything is good

Just a great game. Definitely worth 3$

Joey Dilley

Insanely simple, yet after having this game for years I have never gotten tired of playing. I have still not beaten it. Please, do yourself a favor and get this game.

The single best iPhone game


So when I watched Parker plays on Disney xd, I saw him play Downwell on p.c and I thought it looked awesome. So when I see that it's on the AppStore I am blown away. I get it as soon as I see it and I am so impressed.

Hotline Miami meets terminal velocity


When I get many games, they start out endearingly basic and some bloom into monstrously entertaining games. When I got Downwell I thought this was going to be a quickly boring jaunt into thumb-busting 8-bit territory. While not a strategy-rewarding life-devourer like Imbroglio, this is a fun time-waster with a novel way of making a fall down a hole appealing to roguelife players - players of those games where repeated deaths lead to better starting options. If you are looking for a soul-altering game, $2.99 is a bit of a question mark, but otherwise a fantastic job. Not recommended for slow types, but DW did help me dust my game thumbs off and get away from turn-based play for a bit. Just one addendum: while this is procedurally generated, it is an action game above all. Look up Bump & Jump.