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Description

*iPhone 5 / iPod Touch 6 / iPad mini 2 / iPad Air or later recommended.
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 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!
Simple, Responsive Controls - Designed for mobile from the ground up, Downwell is presented with intuitive and elegant controls that allow for action-packed gameplay using just three buttons.
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.

What's New in Version 1.0.63

-Support added for larger screen sizes on iPhone X, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max and iPhone XR

Seller

Name

Devolver Digital, Inc.

Information

Developer

Categories

Version

1.0.63

Size

84.2 MB

Game Center

Yes

VPP Device Licensing

Yes

Rating

Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

Compatibility

iOS 8.0 or later

Devices

iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPhone 5c, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, iPhone SE, iPhone 7, iPhone 7 Plus, iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, iPhone X, iPhone XR, iPhone XS, iPhone XS Max, iPhone 11, iPhone 11 Pro, iPhone 11 Pro Max, iPad 2 (Wi-Fi), iPad 2 (3G), iPad (3rd Generation) (Wi-Fi), iPad (3rd Generation) (4G), iPad (4th Generation) (Wi-Fi), iPad (4th Generation) (4G), iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi, iPad (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi, iPad (6th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro, iPad Pro (Cellular), iPad Pro (9.7-inch), iPad Pro (9.7-inch) (Cellular), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (2nd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (10.5-inch), iPad Pro (10.5-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro (11-inch), iPad Pro (11-inch) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation), iPad Pro 12.9-inch (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad Air, iPad Air (Cellular), iPad Air 2, iPad Air 2 (Cellular), iPad Air (3rd generation), iPad Air (3rd generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad mini (Wi-Fi), iPad mini (4G), iPad mini Retina, iPad mini Retina (Cellular), iPad mini 3, iPad mini 3 (Cellular), iPad mini 4, iPad mini 4 (Cellular), iPad mini (5th Generation), iPad mini (5th Generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPad (7th generation) Wi-Fi + Cellular, iPod touch (5th generation), iPod touch (6th Generation), iPod touch (7th generation)

Languages

English

Customer Ratings

All Versions

3 Ratings

Customer Reviews

Too fast for actual humans to play

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GoodReviewsAreHardToFind
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2018-10-19
Version 1.0.2
Too fast for actual humans to play
edit; slows down massively after five minutes of playing which leads to much more fun.
Can slowdown noob mode be a feature please?

Got stuck in a wall

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FutureWaffle
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2018-02-23
Version 1.0.2
This is a great game and I really do love it but I encountered a glitch in one of the side rooms where I managed to clip off the top of the screen and ended up stuck in a wall in the main cavern. I don’t think it’s common but just wanted to point it out

Bought on PS4...

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Aeon210
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2017-08-02
Version 1.0.2
...had to get on iPhone. Simply brilliant, so much so that I've got it here so I can practice while I'm out and about. It's SO good, simple, fiendish, tough and leaves you wanting more every time! Haven't bought a game this addictive in a long time!

Amazing.

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WonderMike90
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2017-04-23
Version 1.0.2
I've reached the final boss once and died. I miss games like these where once you die it's game over, this makes you have to really work to master it and complete it. The difficulty level (even on easy mode) is hard, which makes this game fantastic. My favourite game on iOS. Thank you designers and developers!

Constantly Crashes

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229894310
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2017-01-27
Version 1.0.2
Game is fun but constantly crashes and looses where you are in the game, have spent a solid half hour playing it just to loose my game. Very frustrating - sort it out please guys!

Bring Downwell to the Next Level

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Hdjjhdhsvvdbdjns
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2016-11-23
Version 1.0.2
This game is one of my all time favourites for its unique, fast paced action proving it to be the ultimate time killer. I absolutely love the retro styling and game mechanics.
Everything's balanced perfectly in Downwell. It's relatively difficult yet not impossible and it's quite fast paced, yet not overwhelming.
So why not 5 stars? Repetitiveness. Nothing to do with how hard or easy the game is, it's just that after a while it starts to just get... sort of boring.
I feel like something more needs to be added. Maybe add characters instead of just changing the styles, and I'd love to see stuff like daily challenges, achievement etc. implemented in the game, to bring this game to the next level.
There's been no update in ages and I really do hope they haven't neglected this masterpiece.

Fantastic quick paced distraction

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Kirbizard
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2016-08-31
Version 1.0.2
The rougelite elements of this game work wonderfully for mobile, being able to play a few games on the go is exactly how this game was designed. It helps that the focus of the game, constantly moving downwards, is aided by the vertical shape of the mobile itself, your target is always on focus. Naturally, the touch controls can be an issue at times, but the buttons given to you are large enough spaces that it's very easy to adjust to them.

Reviewers were right!

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Eve.g.i
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2016-08-13
Version 1.0.2
Heard a lot about this game from several videogame reviewers, and they were right :). The game has great gameplay and I think it fits in perfectly with mobile gaming. Great for times when you only have some time to spare playing something.

Epic

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Giflover
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2016-06-07
Version 1.0.2
Great game mechanics just keep me coming back for more. Simple yet sophisticated, a true hidden gem.

Massively Overrated.

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James_wright85
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2016-04-08
Version 1.0.2
It's fun at first but then it becomes evident that this is all the game is. It doesn't change, just gets a little bit more difficult. It's repetitive and doesn't perform very well on IPhone 6S. Why it's getting perfect 10 scores is beyond me. I get the feeling that critics like to shower games like these with praise because indie games are trendy at the minute. Can we not just go back to having ethics in game journalism and judge a game based on it's own merits rather than give a game a good (or bad review) for some alternative agenda?

Genuinely fun - a delightful game!

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Ralph Horace
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2016-04-05
Version 1.0.2
You know how great you think those games you played in the '80s were?
But you know deep down that you're remembering them three decades on through the rosiest of rose-tinted spectacles &, in reality, they were mostly a bit rubbish & not particularly playable, don't you?
Hmm?
Go on, admit it…
Well, this is how those C64 & ZXS games should've been. This game is laugh-out-loud fun at a breakneck pace & I'm missing playing it even as I hurriedly type these words.
So ignore any grumpy-pants reviewers here who don't get just how ingenious & creative you have to be to design such appealing pixel art while keeping the colour palette to the bare minimum & who actually need to be spoon-fed instructions on how to play this game (you learn how to play it by, erm, playing it:
fall a bit; control your fall; land; jump; shoot; collect; die; repeat; improve. It's not rocket science).
⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ (6 stars out of 5)

Best. iOS. Game. Ever?

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Robbie Cooke
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2016-04-01
Version 1.0.2
I'd long fallen out of love with mobile gaming - the free to play domination, the poorly controlling console ports, and all the broken promises.
Downwell has changed all that.
A pixel perfect blend of Spelunky's randomly generated dungeon platforming and Metroid's 8 bit visuals, Downwell is a twitch platformer that's so smart, so well designed, it has quickly shone as one my favourite games on ANY platform of the last few years.
Miraculously the controls work better than any platformer I've played on a touch screen, and that's partly down to the fact you are mainly falling rather than progressing left to right. While there is a jump button, success or failure will be down to split second decisions on whether to shift left or right mid air, stomping on enemies, and then hovering and hopping with gun boots that only reload when you touch an enemy or the ground (a genius mechanic that is bound to be copied). At its best, the game is almost hypnotic despite being fiendishly hard, and it'll test your decision-making under immense pressure.
When you die (and die you will) you start again and the levels regenerate into new pits of death you just won't be able to resist.
The sessions are short enough, the difficulty so well balanced, and the progression loop that satisfying you won't mind dying hundreds of times, if not thousands.
If you're normally put off by "rogue likes" and difficult retro titles - don't be - I was and this has absolutely converted me.
And at this price Downwell is Downright essential and possibly the best iOS game ever made.

Mint game

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OwldShort
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2016-03-25
Version 1.0.2
The game is quality and takes a while to complete as it is pretty hard but definitely worth it give it a blast.

Awful

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MitsurugiR
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2016-03-07
Version 1.0.2
Confusing controls, awful artstyle, and confusing gameplay.
You're literally not given any directions whatsoever and you're left with nothing to do but fall down and die, not worth a penny.

Add Pets

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Mjklmn39
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2016-02-18
Version 1.0.2
Add pets to the game please :)

Great game

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Blankfrak
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2016-02-12
Version 1.0.2
Bring back icade support, knocked off stars for removing it.
Handles well for touch controls and supports iCade, needs a portrait mode on ipad though.

Overhyped.

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hughm89
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2016-01-27
Version 1.0.2
The kind of game that aspiring-hipster critics love, or maybe pretend to love. Graphics so poor you can't see what's going on? Well that's "retro". Awkward and frustrating gameplay? That just makes it a "twitch platformer".
This game has more going for it than many, and paid games without IAPs or ads will always have my respect, but don't believe the hype about this being the best game of 2015. It's not.

[Almost] Perfect

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xxAcesHighxx
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2016-01-27
Version 1.0.2
Downwell is comfortably my favourite — and dare I say it, the best — iOS game of the last two years. Bar none!
I've probably ploughed through 12hrs of head-stomping, boot-firing fun in the last week alone...
I just really wish there was an option to play it in landscape on my iPhone 6s Plus!

What a mobile game should be

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MrJoeJoeSoSo
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2016-01-19
Version 1.0.2
Great. Addictive. Perfect controls. Lovely retro graphics. Buy it 😍

Addicted!!

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Mcjok
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2016-01-09
Version 1.0.2
I love this game so much. Favourite app of all time.

Way to hard

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Onigk61
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2016-01-06
Version 1.0.2
This game is super hard and I haven't come across any checkpoints yet in the game. I haven't gained any progress and I die all of the time. To make it easier add more checkpoints or instead of when you die you keeps your stuff instead of loosing it all. If I was doing a rage video then this is what I'd pick.

Perfect!

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Mollaplump
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2015-12-31
Version 1.0.2
This game is worth the money, it has no in game purchases and the developers could easily have added those but they haven't! (Thank god!!!). The gameplay is fast paced and challenging, the upgrade system has a very similar feel to the upgrade system in the Binding of Isaac and the shops are similar to. The gameplay is unique and fun, I love the retro style and the brilliantly charming character. 100% Worth a buy!

Not for the iPhone 6s

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Thetuckshop
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2015-12-25
Version 1.0.2
This game ain't for the new iPhone 6s as it freezes the phone if the phone was to sleep whilst the game screen was on, it even prevents you unlocking your phone using your finger id. Every time you move of the game to other apps or home screen you have to close the game first or else when you get back to it your phone freezes again and have to resort by going to home screen then closing the app.
Terrible experience with this game & I have an iPhone 6s+
Don't bother buying it👎🏾

What ios games should be

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Greydrake42
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2015-12-06
Version 1.0.2
Downwell is an amazing, minimalist game, reminiscent of Megaman or maybe Sonic. You can jump right in or out, do a run, then hop out again, which is in essence what ios games should be.
None of this amazing nextgen graphics or online multiplayer rubbish, just something fun and clever to play while you're waiting for the bus. A masterpiece, and I thank the developers!

Brilliant

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Domm0nkey
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2015-12-06
Version 1.0.2
One of the more amazing apps I've seen in quite a long time. The gameplay is seemless, responsive and very entertaining. The item and shop aspect of the game is one I didn't expect but I absolutely love. It'd be great to see continued work and updates to this game, because it's one of the few that really deserve it.

Fun but too hard

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Mooeymoomoomoo
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2015-12-04
Version 1.0.2
It's a fun game, but it suffers from a number of issues. Most obvious is the random slowness; it'll be working fine then all of a sudden it'll really start to crawl. The controller positioning makes it hard to see where you're going. Most frustrating is what I can only describe as a bug frankly - there are times when you can't see far enough down to the next ledge so you just have to jump. You can almost guarantee that they'll be a monster where you land, which you don't have time to shoot.
I've played this game loads but I'm just about done with never getting very far down. Would much rather the game was a little easier.

Great fun now speed issue fixed

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Slightly inperfect
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2015-11-14
Version 1.0.2
Update: fixed the slowness issue for earlier iPads - now you get a 5* review! Awesome at full speed. Just what I first expected, good job.
Game looks great in the videos so I paid my money and opened it with excitement, but it plays in super slow motion! It's not really playable. Looks like an early spectrum game, that's fine. Plays like one in 2015, that's not fine. Wish I had never updated to iOS9, I've seen nothing but negative changes from it. Sorry to the devs as I'm guessing this is more apple's fault than yours, but this game is the most affected I have seen and you need to know.

Old school, the way I miss it!!

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shiv 'the vibe' parmar
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2015-11-05
Version 1.0.2
High octane, old school, 8-Bit, button bashing gameplay!! Feels like a 'PC Engine meets Gameboy' kinda thing here, and I LOVE IT. The music is awesome too. It has the makings of a really cool game. Great stuff! Keep building on it and introduce different styles of levels. That'd keep it interesting. Very enjoyable for any 8-Bit lover.

Great game spoilt by poor optimisation

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CheezahG
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2015-11-02
Version 1.0.1
I love this game on PC, but on my iPad mini 1st generation the game runs ridiculously slowly, how can a game with game boy style graphics run worse than a 3D fps? A part of me thinks that apps are being made slow on purpose to make us update our devices.

Slow!

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Dan25730
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2015-10-30
Version 1.0.1
I can see the potential but why does it run so slow on my iPad!! Really frustrating and a waste of money.

Cowspiracy

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Cowspiracy
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2015-10-29
Version 1.0.1
This is the first time I write a review. I am doing it to thank the developers for making a fantastic game. I had a 2 hour wait (boys ice skating) and I started playing this game. It felt like only 20 minutes had past but no, the whole 2 hours had flashed by. Scary time sink!!!!

Fantastic

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Skeeter83
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2015-10-28
Version 1.0.1
Such a great app!

Top game!! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

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La Fours
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2015-10-25
Version 1.0.1
🎈 great concept and cool retro graphics!! 🎈 some of my fav power ups include the drone and laser sights.... particularly like the noppy as well!!!
highly addictive and very replay able... 👍🏻

Excellent game

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Ace 6578
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2015-10-24
Version 1.0.1
Great game, well worth the money. My only issues are that it overheats my iPhone 6, and it crashes if I switch app or lock my phone. Hoping that this is fixed in an update soon, because other than that it's my favourite iOS game by far.

Brilliant

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Yamster32
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2015-10-24
Version 1.0.1
Honestly one of the best ever iOS games, and I've been there from the start. Totally addictive

Perfect

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Dan Walker
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2015-10-24
Version 1.0.1
Great mobile games are different to great home console games, and Downwell knows this. It is fabulously fun, completely addictive and one of the best iOS games I have ever played.

Wow!

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Kevin9871
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2015-10-22
Version 1.0.1
Brilliant work from the developer, this is an awesome game. Highly highly recommended!

Fantastic

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Leezeebub
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2015-10-22
Version 1.0.1
It's like the Binding of Isaac, crossed with Doodle Jump.

Awesome game

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Jayleehay
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2015-10-22
Version 1.0.1
Can't stop playing, using my iPhone 5c as its a bit slower on my iPad with retainer display, but still all kinds of awesome

Amazing

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Xxiled
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2015-10-21
Version 1.0.1
So simple yet so awesome! Can't put it down! 😀

Slow on iPad with retina display

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Jayleehay
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2015-10-20
Version 1.0.1
Great game but runs super super slow on my iPad with retina display, it's fine on my iPhone 5c! But pretty unplayable on my iPad, Tried to send this message using your website but you guys have no support mail address. Going to have to get a refund I think

Disappointed

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MidnightAllDay
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2015-10-20
Version 1.0.1
Very repetitive - didn't live up to the reviews in my personal opinion

Worth buying it! But...

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Cunctator00
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2015-10-20
Version 1.0.1
Brilliant and addictive game!
I would give 5 stars but the movement buttons sometimes fail to work, please fix it.
Awesome game nonetheless!

Completely brilliant

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thismayhurt
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2015-10-19
Version 1.0.1
I've bought a lot of iOS games in my time and, whilst a lot of them provide a nice distraction on the train or bus, I've never found any that I've been compelled to play at home. Downwell is the first. Since I bought it my PS3 has sat completely untouched. This game is brilliantly realised, a marvellous achievement, and the developer ought to be very very proud of themselves.

10/10 rated IMDB

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SkzBoss
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2015-10-19
Version 1.0.1
Almost to Flawless to be A thing

Exceptional

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Jrbrewin
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2015-10-19
Version 1.0.1
Amazing 2bit graphics, amazingly right controls, amazing rogue-like replay ability. Amazing game. Buy it because free to play games make to pay more for a much lesser games.

Good fun

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Christopher Stott
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2015-10-19
Version 1.0.1
And fiendishly difficult.

Great Game!

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Ridd0
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2015-10-19
Version 1.0.1
Brilliant game. Lovely graphics and gameplay. Nice to see no in app purchases, which are so common among lesser games. This is worth £2.29. So def buy it

Amazing game but.....

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Pocket gun boy
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2015-10-18
Version 1.0.1
Amazing Game but low Frame rate on iPad mini.