5/5 rating based on 126 reviews. Read all reviews for Downwell for iPhone.
Downwell is paid iOS app published by GHI Media, LLC
Gameplay is fast, satisfying, and downright addictive. This could have been one of the best games of all time, right up there with Wayward Souls, if it just had some kind of permanent progress. The current “endless” mode lacks any ultimate goal, and it’s frustrating to keep starting from the beginning. It’s a flawless arcade game, but not my style.
This game is DOPE!!! Seriously, I have to really hate a game or app to leave a review. I don’t leave reviews if I like a game, I never keep them long. I’ve had an iPhone since the iPhone 2 was released, and as weird as it feels to say this, Downwell is my favorite game I have ever played on an iPhone. I loved games in the 80s, particularly Metroid which this game was obviously inspired by, so the style of this game is exactly what I’ve missed and wanted out of a pocket sized pick up and put down game. The music is perfect, the color theme is perfect, the characters and style is perfect, it’s simple, kinda loud in a fun way, medium to fast paced, funny, just the right amount of customization options, no overglossing..the game never feels like it breaks character, just all around hasn’t received the credit it deserves at all. If I were to add anything at all to it, it would be more side scrolling and just a longer game (even though for now the farthest I’ve gotten is level 3). This game will be staying on my phone permanently, it’s underpriced, the creators are underpaid, and I’m hopelessly looking forward to merch in the future. Also, no, I was not paid to leave this review. I hate writing reviews, I just finally found a truly good game.
Couldn't recommend more. If you're looking for something to play when you're out and about but still want a challenge, this is the perfect blend. It's not stressfully difficult, but it's not easy either. You can tell there was a lot of love put into this game.
If you have any idea of what made games great in the 90s or what makes a perfect pick up and play, then you'll appreciate this game as it is meant to be!
Downwell on Steam is in my Top 5 games of all-time. ?? It's a shame then that any time you switch away from this iPhone app and come back, you lose all of your progress. ??????? Your game will freeze up momentarily before quickly returning to the title screen. ??? Considering all of the text messages and emails that you get on your personal phone that require a response at a moment's notice, this is simply an unforgivable bug. ↘️⬇️↙️ ➡️?⬅️ ↗️⬆️↖️ I've had this game for months... at this point I don't ever expect a fix. ??? ??? ??? The developers simply threw this broken mess onto the App Store and walked away. ? ??? ??? This is such shameful behavior! ☝???♂️ *sigh* Unusable for now. ?? ??? Please fix this. ??
Welcome to 80s goodness
Amazing game. I played this first on the iPad, which is has better play control than the iPhone. I later starting playing on Steam, which is by far the best way to play. The simple graphics, classic sounds, and fluid gameplay all come together to make a brilliant vertical scrolling shooter. Way to go Ojiro Fumoto!
This is a fantastic game, and well worth the price. The controls are tight, the game always feels fresh, and the style is great. Random level generation means that every game is a different experience, so you can play it over and over without repetition. The progression is nice, though some more palates would be nice for a future update. It's definitely unforgiving, and a single mistap in hard mode can destroy a run. But all in all, it's a must-buy for whatever platform you have.
After all the time I've spent on this game, I feel like it's earned its 5 stars. It is an incredibly addictive, arcade-style game with brilliant mechanics, and it is well worth the payment!