Downwell Trophy Guide. Difficulty: *** A vertically-scrolling platforming shooter that features procedurally generated levels and enemies against a simple color palette. While the game is short, the level of difficulty for completing Hard mode requires much skill and luck.
Downwell is a vertically scrolling shooting-platformer, first released as a smartphone and PC game before being ported onto the PlayStation 4 and Vita. Players can move left or right, jump, and fire weapons from gunboots while in the air to eliminate enemies, while traversing down through levels that are procedurally generated. The game is presented in a palette with only three colors which juxtapose against a black background with white outlines.
A curious man named Welltaro is strolling through a park one night when he comes across a well. Deciding to see what is inside, he straps on his gunboots and heads down, avoiding and eliminating enemies while seeking treasure.
Downwell received positive reviews with an average score of 84%, praised for its concept and level design, challenge, and overall fun.
The game itself is not long, but can be very challenging. A playthrough on Hard mode is required for a few trophies, and this is what gets in the way of the Platinum for some players. But with plenty of practice, patience, and some luck, any average player can eventually unlock the Platinum.
Expect anywhere between 15-50 hours, depending on your skills and luck.
NOTE: The trophies on the PS4 share the same list with those on the PS Vita.
Start by selecting Normal mode and just beat the game. Here, focus on just getting used to the controls and gaining practice while you'll need later on. You'll unlock level-related trophies along the way, as well as a few others. It should be noted that the Frugality trophy requires you to have more than 5000 gems at one time, so avoid buying anything until you've gotten the trophy.
Once you've beaten the game once, we recommend working on all the miscellaneous trophies before worrying about Hard mode. The more practice, the better. Check out the Downwell trophy guide links under our Links tab to see details on which trophies you still need.
With all that completed, it's time to up the challenge by completing the game on Hard mode. In order to select it, head into Styles, select Usual Style, then press Left. You should hear an evil laugh which indicates that Hard mode has been selected.
If Hard mode is giving you serious trouble, check out both the Downwell trophy guide links and guides under our Links tab for more advice.
Here's a great Trophy Guide by Phodda:
And dmland12 has a great Trophy Guide here:
And a useful Trophy Guide by Alex Gibson:
Here's a video demonstration of Hard Mode by horheristo:
Lastly, here's a basic Trophy List: