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Down Below - Christmas Special

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In for some slaying 5 Points

Play your first game

The how and what 5 Points

Finish level 1

Run Ben, Run! 10 Points

Finish level 2

Catching some Zs 25 Points

Finish level 3

Grinch little helpers 25 Points

Finish level 4

Took the easy way 25 Points

Finish the game in easy mode

Bats and ladders 50 Points

Finish level 5

Gave it a good fight 50 Points

Finish the game in normal mode

Hang in there! 50 Points

Finish level 6

Hanging by a thread 50 Points

Finish level 8

Watch your step! 50 Points

Finish level 7

Kicked some serious ass!!! 100 Points

Finish the game in hard mode

Author Comments

Try out our Halloween Special!


Strategy Guide *WIP* - Click to read

*UPDATE v0.5.4.1*

  • We added two more checkpoints + max health upgrades.
  • The Grinch will appear less frequently now, and will throw the gnomes further away from you, so they won't be able to hit you when you're climbing.
  • Fixed some more bugs and issues.


As many of you requested, we added auto-saving, when you finish level 1 (tutorial), right before the boss fight and when you get a HP upgrade (health station) your progress will be saved.

Note: Progress is saved for the current session only, if you exit to the main menu or quit the game your progress will be lost!

Ben is back on another holiday nightmare!

Help Ben get through this nightmare and kill all zombies!!!

This Christmas Special is built using the latest alpha build of Down Below and does not represent the final product.

If you encounter any bugs or have any feedback regarding gameplay/mechanics, please let us know!

Enjoy playing and have a Merry Christmas!

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good sprite, smooth

hmm this games is... pretty good! its like the old school prince of persia but with zombies, the combat sytem is "ok" but the game needs more checkpoints.

good sprites i loved it it reminded me of castlevania

The rope is too glitchy and breaks a lot, with little rope pieces flying all over the screen when it does, and no way out of the pit once/if that happens because there is no more rope.

The combo system would be better if it didn't exist. It's not a fun combo system and serves only as a bottleneck early on when you must use it to get past the dummy.

Everything else is more-or-less okay.

0 stars for INSTANTLY going fullscreen without my permission. im not even going to try playing this.

HeadbanGames responds:

There is a fullscreen request if no save/settings are found, though this is used for the offline version.
Your browser supposed block any fullscreen request unless it came from a user input (click/touch a button), it never went to fullscreen in any of my tests and I'm surprised it did for you.

Either way I changed it to run only in the offline version and uploaded a new version, I'm so for the inconvenience.