The player starts with 4 health by default unless using the Boulder Style, which provides 6 health instead.
In Downwell health can be gained through the following methods.
- Purchasing Rice balls, Sushi, or Energy Drinks at the Shop.
- Purchasing Curry which provides an additional HP slot.
- Selecting the Apple upgrade after a level.
- Using the Knife and Fork upgrade on corpses.
- Selecting the Youth upgrade after a level.
- Achieving a 25 Combo.
- Picking up a Gun Module that is in the shape of a heart.
Each health point acquired after full health fills one bar. Filling all 4 bars adds another HP slot to the players health.