You shouldn’t be surprised that we couldn’t stop talking about the fantastic Downwell ($2.99), the game that’s turned dropping down a well into an art. We voted it as our GOTY Runner Up, and it found its way in many of our ‘best games of the year’ lists. If you’re an Android user, you can finally see what the fuss is all about since the game has just dropped (pun intended) on Android. If you don’t know what the fuss is about, well, I’m slightly surprised to be honest. As we’ve talked about in our review and in our many discussions of the game, Downwell is an action platformer about a character falling down a well and trying to avoid being killed by the many enemies and hazards. The way your character survives the drop is by using his gun boots – which fire bullets straight down – to both slow his fall and take out any enemies that are in the way.
— Ojiro Fumoto (@moppin_) January 27, 2016
While this description makes the game sound relatively-simplistic, it’s actually a very complex and demanding game with a combo system that dictates how you should strive for a successful run down the randomly-generated levels. It’s really old-school in how demanding it is and in how it rewards constant practice and careful play. Downwell is one of those games that will stay on many people’s phones as their staple platformer, and now Android players can join in the fun and drop down Downwell‘s challenging well.