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Downwell

4.6 out of 5
13 User Ratings
5 Stars
69%
5 Stars
69%
4 Stars
23%
4 Stars
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3 Stars
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Downwell is an action adventure game about a young person venturing down a well in search of untold treasures with only his Gunboots for protection.
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About Downwell

About this game

Downwell is a curious game about a young person venturing down a well in search of untold treasures with only his Gunboots for protection. 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!

The Amazing Gunboots - The fashionable and lethal Gunboots allow players to unleash a torrent of firepower on the nasty creatures dwelling in the well and slow your decent with each shot.

Unique Weapons & Items - Get different weapons, shop for peculiar items and obtain powerful upgrades that all stack and affect the way you play!

A New Adventure Every Time - Each level in Downwell is procedurally generated, so no two trips down the well are ever the same providing a fresh new adventure each time!

Music by Eirik Suhrke.
Sound Design by Joonas Turner.

Game Details

Release Date:
October 15, 2015
Developer:
Moppin
Publisher:
Devolver Digital
Supported Languages:
English +
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Product Requirements

Minimum:

  • OS: Windows 7 or later
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Controller recommended.

Critic Reviews

81
100 / 100
"The variety makes the frequent deaths more palatable and I would probably buy a custom dedicated handheld that just played this game."
80 / 100
"It is fun and addictive, but moreover it’s adrenaline-pumping and shocking in its barbarity."
90 / 100
"It’s a deep dark well filled with monsters and gems, equal parts platformer and reverse vertical shooter, and falling into its depths is the stuff that 1980s arcade dreams were...
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Downwell Statistics

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Difficulty Statistics

Difficulty Rating

Simple
0%
Easy
2.22%
Just Right
11.11%
Tough
77.78%
Unforgiving
8.89%
Don't Ragequit! 77.78%  of players consider this game to be Tough

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Play Behaviour

Tried It
8.49%
Played It
35.85%
Halfway
24.53%
Beat It
27.36%
Conquered It
3.77%
Completionist! 3.77%  of players have Conquered It

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Time Played

< 1 Hour
2.7%
~1 Hour
5.41%
~2 Hours
8.11%
~4 Hours
10.81%
~8 Hours
29.73%
~12 Hours
29.73%
~20 Hours
5.41%
~40 Hours
5.41%
~60 Hours
0%
>= 80 Hours
2.7%
Achievement Hunter?
2.7% of players played this game for >= 80 Hours!

Downwell User Reviews

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User Rating

Average score from 13 ratings
87% of users would recommend this.
4.6

User Ratings Breakdown

5 Stars
69%
5 Stars
69%
4 Stars
23%
4 Stars
23%
3 Stars
8%
3 Stars
8%
2 Stars
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GeeBee
Verified purchase
You know how in Doom the game gives you a gun and tells you to kill demons with it. Downwell gives you 2 directional and one trigger buttons to go down in a well. This is the same kind of simplicity that made the original Super Mario Bros great, and it’s the kind of game design that is often overlooked. This 1bit style fits well with its music. The lore if for you to decipher. Palettes as a reward keeps the game fresh after many hours, giving the game a new look with every unlock. I don’t think I can say anything negative about this game honestly.
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Recommended

Challah Bread
Verified purchase
I first played this on the Vita where it definitely shines. The game itself isn't very long at all but the difficulty spikes are ridiculous and reward the most reflexive players. However, if you're like me and you're never going to see stage 3, it's still kind of a blast. Fast top-down Mario stomping and shooting with cool colorways to unlock. It's not too expensive that I could find anything noteworthy to complain about and I think more people should give this one a try.
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Recommended

Jean-Benoît Polochon
Verified purchase
So Downwell is an arcade-like game where you fall and shoot monters with your feet, recharge when you land on something, and collect coins to buy life and extra magazine capacity. I've now been playing it for more than 30 hours and I must admit it's pretty fun, and quite more-ish, as a typical playing session will be between 2 to 10 minutes, so there's always time to fit one more in! Why not give it a better rating, then? Well, the game's downfall (pun intended) is gravity and pace: it's just too damn quick, and unless you're a pro gamer with a twitchy triggerfinger and 20 mg of coffee in your blood, I'm not sure you'll ever manage to finish the game. I know I won't, and to me that's a very serious downside.
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Do not hesitate. Buy it now!

Pan Dimensional Being
If this game had come out decades ago it would have been considered a classic on par with Pac-Man and Mario Bros. The simplicity of it is brilliant. The game play is so smooth. The animation is flawless. The replayability is endless. There are achievements for those who need it. There are "Styles" that change the way your character appears to run, but can also affect game play. The weapons and upgrades are numerous and add so much to the game. Unlocking "Palettes" changes the coloration of the game and adds another level to replayability. (I'm especially partial to Aqua.) If you at all enjoy a pick-up-and-play action platformer you must buy this. And at $3 you can't go wrong. UPDATE: This works amazingly well on my Steam Deck. If you bought a Deck this is the exact kind of game you can buy and play quickly here and there.
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Fun AND cheap

Huono
Verified purchase
Practically a steal for its low price. Fun, fresh, exciting. Take a trip down the well and never look back.
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Recommended

Hammyrrh
Verified purchase
great game, could use some rogue-lite elements, but for a rogue-like it is great
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Frequently Asked Questions

Are you ready for a challenge? 11% of GameFAQs users said the difficulty is Just Right. 87% of GameFAQs users said Downwell is Tough or Unforgiving.
Yes, Downwell is Steam Deck Verified.
  • All functionality is accessible when using the default controller configuration
  • This game's default graphics configuration performs well on Steam Deck
  • In-game interface text is legible on Steam Deck
Minimum:
  • OS: Windows 7 or later
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • DirectX: Version 10
  • Storage: 200 MB available space
  • Additional Notes: Controller recommended.
The average playtime for GameFAQs users is 12 hours.
Yes, Downwell has broad critical consensus. 80% of critics on Metacritic recommend Downwell. The Metascore is 81 out of 100.
87% of Fanatical users recommend Downwell. The average review score is 4.6/5
Yes, 87% of Fanatical users and 80% of critics on Metacritic recommend Downwell.
Downwell was released on October 15, 2015
Downwell is published by Devolver Digital
Downwell was developed by Moppin
Fanatical users tagged Downwell as Action Roguelike, Precision Platformer, 2D Platformer, and Roguelike
Fanatical users tagged Downwell as Pixel Graphics, Difficult, Fast-Paced, and Retro
Yes. Fanatical users tagged Downwell as having Singleplayer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Downwell as Action Roguelike
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Downwell as Precision Platformer
Yes, Fanatical users tagged Downwell as 2D Platformer

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