Friday Night Funkin' (2020) (also known as FNF) is a free rhythm game where you press buttons in time with music tracks like the classic Dance Dance Revolution machines found in the 1990s arcade. It's simple, silly, retro fun and has become hugely popular for its fan-made feel - which does mean parents should review content before younger children play.
You play as a Boyfriend who must defeat a variety of characters in singing and rapping contests to earn dates with his girlfriend. You do this by completing rhythm challenges to press the Cursor Buttons in time with the music. Things start slowly but soon ramp up to be really quick.
The rhythm action is broken into two turns. First, your opponent will sing a pattern of notes and then you must do the same. Some songs introduce more complicated sequences and surprise variance from the order of notes.
It's a simple game that has become popular with a wide range of players. Its visual style and song names are aimed at an older audience. These include songs with titles such as Getting Freaky, Satin Panties, MILF. Together with the scantily clad characters it gives the game an underground club vibe.
The game was initially created for a game jam and is playable on a website, but a Kickstarter for Friday Night Funkin': The Full Ass Game
raised over two million dollars and a PC version of the game is being made. There's also an unofficial version on Roblox called Friday Night Bloxxin'
Our examiner, Andy Robertson
, first checked Friday Night Funkin' 18 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson
and updated 9 months ago.