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Holedown (2018) is a puzzle game where you bounce balls around a well filled with Tetris-style shapes. Each shape requires a certain number of hits and you have a large number of projectiles to direct through the maze created by the shapes. Your goal is to keep destroying the blocks before the well fills up.

As you progress you dig deep underground and traverse your way to the planet's core. You have limited shots per round and some blocks are fixed to the wall, so planning how to use your depleting resource of balls is crucial.

As you gain more points you can select upgrades such as more starting balls, more shots per round, or storing more crystals, based on your play style and overall strategy. Work your way into the procedurally generated planets with a delightful spectacle of bouncing as you get closer to the planet’s core.

The result is a puzzle game that is as mesmerising as it is fascinating. It's a world of minimalistic art to immerse yourself in, backed by an original space soundtrack.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Holedown 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 16 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Brain Game and Shooting game with Collecting, Puzzle and Sequencing elements. You can play with 1 to 2 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. You can play with a friend (if you have a controller to connect on mobile).


Play Time: This game will take between 5 hours and 6 hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

8+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game.


Holedown usually costs £8.50.


Steam Store PC £8.50
Android Store Android Free Free

Google Play Pass

Switch Store Switch -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 25/07/2018, updated in 2020

Out Now: Android, PC, Switch and iOS

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Players: 1-2

Genres: Brain Game, Shooting (Collecting, Puzzle and Sequencing)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Grapefrukt (@Grapefrukt)

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