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  • Summary: Downwell is a curious game about a young boy venturing down a well in search of untold treasures with only his Gunboots to protect him. Make your way further and further down into the darkness filled with nasty creatures and mysterious secrets to collect the spectacular red gems scatteredDownwell is a curious game about a young boy venturing down a well in search of untold treasures with only his Gunboots to protect him. Make your way further and further down into the darkness filled with nasty creatures and mysterious secrets to collect the spectacular red gems scattered about the rocks. Step into precariously placed shops and buy some helpful items or level up between levels to battle well-dwelling monsters and uncover hidden caves filled with riches and relics. No two trips down the well are ever the same! Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. Oct 15, 2015
    100
    Put simply, Downwell is a game you need on your iPhone. The gameplay is incredible, the effort that went into faithfully reproducing a retro feel is unmatched, and it serves as the perfect rebuttal to any idiot trying to make an argument that pixel art is "lazy."
  2. Oct 21, 2015
    100
    Downwell is easily one of the best action games to hit mobile this year. It’s intense, it’s unique, and every game you play goes towards unlocking something new.
  3. Oct 15, 2015
    90
    Overall, the game is fast-paced, challenging, and there is enough action to keep you entertained for a long time.
  4. Oct 16, 2015
    90
    Downwell is a brilliantly balanced vertical roguelike.
  5. Oct 28, 2015
    85
    Downwell is a game you keep on playing. The flashy gameplay, perfectly balanced rogue-lite elements and constant rewards make this game an instant classic. The game is surprisingly deep and the only thing that gets in the way of it being brilliant, are the limited controls smartphones and tablets offer.
  6. Apple'N'Apps
    Oct 15, 2015
    80
    Downwell is a finely tuned fast paced arcade action experience that is well worth picking up.
  7. Oct 26, 2015
    80
    Downwell is an incredibly addictive game, and one of the best arcades we've played this year on iDevices.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Oct 22, 2015
    10
    Downwell is great mobile phone game . Amazing gameplay and beautifull 8-bit graphis. This game has rougoulike charakter gameplay andDownwell is great mobile phone game . Amazing gameplay and beautifull 8-bit graphis. This game has rougoulike charakter gameplay and inpsireted by spelunky game. I recommend this game Expand
  2. Nov 3, 2015
    9
    A cheap and addictive game that's easy to understand but difficult to master. With only 4 actions (move left, move right, junp and fire) itA cheap and addictive game that's easy to understand but difficult to master. With only 4 actions (move left, move right, junp and fire) it manages to be incredibly challenging, with every area bringing in another surprise for you. It's a delightful experience that will have you saying "just one more go..." after each death.

    Just be careful with the unlockable color pallets. They can easily give you a headache.
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  3. Nov 6, 2015
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. The graphics and colors are minimalist - only shades of black, gray, white, and red- but the game is highly detailed and packed with action, it’s intense, it’s unique, and every game you play goes towards unlocking something new. Expand
  4. Oct 28, 2020
    8
    Probably one of the best mobile games I've ever played. You can play over and over without getting bored and the game feels brand new everyProbably one of the best mobile games I've ever played. You can play over and over without getting bored and the game feels brand new every time you play again. Expand
  5. Dec 12, 2015
    8
    This game has a LOT of replay value. The upgrades are inventive, the styles really do feel different from one another, and theThis game has a LOT of replay value. The upgrades are inventive, the styles really do feel different from one another, and the backgrounds...well...they don't really add to much.
    I was reminded of Spelunky and Nuclear Throne while playing this game. It's obviously a roguelike, but you fall onto enemies at a rapid pace with heavy rewards for chaining gigantic combos. The upgrade system is a little like Nuclear Throne's and I noticed a lot of similar upgrades, but it was able to stay fresh.
    If you finally beat one of the most difficult bosses in the history of anything ever, you'll gain access to a hard mode with new enemies and challenges for every zone.
    If you're okay with the difficulty, I suggest that you give it a go.
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  6. May 16, 2018
    7
    This looks so promising. A little jewel of a game, with well-polished mechanics. I feel so sorry for this game, it could have been a perfectThis looks so promising. A little jewel of a game, with well-polished mechanics. I feel so sorry for this game, it could have been a perfect mobile game, but it's way too hard. You won't last long, and the short run you'll have will make you feel rather dissatisfied with the experience.

    With the difficulty toned down, this would be perfect.
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