Downwell arrives tonight on Android

Worth falling for.

Minimalist action-roguelike Downwell will arrive on Android around 8pm UK time Wednesday, 27th January, developer Moppin has announced. Depending on your time zone, that's probably today, technically.

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Downwell launched last October on iOS and PC. I highly recommended Moppin's rocket boots-based retro throwback in my Downwell review where I called it "the best £2.29 you'll spend on a game all year." And it's only £1.99 on Steam if you really want to pinch your pennies.

Aside from being an excellent Spelunky-like in its own right, Downwell really impressed me with its phenomenally smooth controls on a touch screen. "I found the virtual buttons almost as precise as an analogue stick," I noted in the sidebar. "It's not quite at that level, but it's responsive enough that the iPhone version is a solid substitute for the PC port and has become my preferred method of play."

Downwell was so good that it made my personal top 10 list for 2015. I probably put in over 30 hours playing it and it will be a while yet until I conquer Hard Mode.

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