*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

Version 1.0.2

-added "optimized mode" for older iPads. Accessible through options menu, improves frame rate on older iPads (3 and 4)
-fixed UI bug specific to iPad Mini 4
-fixed some text for various languages
-credit roll can now be skipped by mashing

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

58 Ratings

58 Ratings

Editors' Notes

A well is usually one of the last things we’d want to fall into, but this retro-style shooter has us jumping in again and again. It’s a rush descending from rock to rock, blasting creepy creatures with your gunboots while nabbing crimson gems. Roguelike difficulty means you’re in for a challenge, but superb controls and nifty upgrades (including a jetpack, a drone, and laser sights) give you all the help you’ll need. And with randomly generated levels, each journey feels as fresh and exciting as the last.

Simple pero efectivo


Downwell es un sencillo título Indie muy pulido y cuidado. No tiene aspiraciones de grandeza más allá del puro entretenimiento, pero es de las mejores experiencias arcade que los jugones más acérrimos puedan tener en su móvil. Jugabilidad novedosa y divertidísima, niveles generados aleatoriamente que garantizan horas de juego y un estilo tanto visual como sonoro muy particular, reminiscente de la era de los 8 bits. ¡Muy recomendado!

Just great


Downwell is a charming game from its graphics to the controls and mechanics.

Graphics are retro and minimalistic, with great use of the 3 only colors which compose the entire game. The palette can be changed with others that you'll be unlocking (gboy <3). Animations and effects are incredibly well done!

Controls are great for a smartphone/tablet. I usually say that games which need a directional pad/joystick and several buttons don't fit in smartphones/tablets because virtual controls feel bad and inaccurate. But Downwell controls are simplified in just three big buttons: left, right and action (jump or shoot basically) placed at the bottom of the screen. Like in Kero Blaster, these simple controls feel good enough to enjoy the game even with virtual buttons.

Mechanics are great. The game generates different caves each time you play, filled with platforms, destructible blocks and monsters. Your objective is to reach the bottom and get to the next level. Each time you reach the end of a level, you are offered 3 power ups of which you can choose one.
Pressing the action button in mid air will make the character to shoot his machine gun downwards, which makes him to fall slower. This is key to succeed in doing combos (defeating monsters). There are also gems to collect that can make the character to become more powerful and they can be used in stores to buy HP and others.
And that's it. At first it sounds strange, but after some games you'll get the concept and will want to reach further and to achieve great combos! You'll also unlock "styles", which modify the gameplay a bit, like you start with 6hp but only 2 power ups will be offered at the end of a level, etc.

I'm really enjoying this game and I recommend it to everyone!


GHI Media, LLC
82.2 MB
Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 9+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
© 2015 Ojiro Fumoto. All Rights Reserved.
3,49 €


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