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Play OverviewPlay Overview

My Friend Pedro (2019) is a running, jumping, and shooting game where you perform parkour stunts as you shoot enemies in super slow motion, at the behest of a sentient banana. It's a bizarre concept, where you're encouraged to creatively kill enemies with trick shots and quick reactions. It stands out for its intentionally over-the-top killing and the slow-motion soaking in the gruesome chaos.

You meet a sentient banana who commands you to obliterate everyone you meet in a journey of destruction. Play involves running, jumping, climbing, swinging, and sliding through the 2D levels, shooting at enemies. You can also use the environment to your advantage, such as frying pans that deflect bullets and barrels that can crush enemies or explode to deal maximum destruction. When you jump the game slows down to make shooting multiple enemies possible.

You steadily learn to use the level geometry and your guns to finesse your progress. The game constantly records the action and lets you turn it into gifs, letting you share your most outrageous and stylish kills with friends.

The result is a game that revels in the extreme, over-the-top deaths you dish out. There's a macabre enjoyment in experimenting with ever more creative and ambitious ways to destroy your enemies and look cool while you do it.

Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked My Friend Pedro 9 months ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 8 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Platform and Shooting game with Action and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 3 hours and 5 and a half hours to complete.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 16 for Bloody Violence. While performing impressive parkour-like stunts in slow motion, you gun down your foes, with no realistic physical response, leaving their bodies littering the ground as you go. Wounds are not visible but moderate amounts of blood are shown and when armed with explosive weaponry, you have the ability to blow your enemies into meaty chunks, although this is not gross in detail.

The developer states that there's a great deal of blood and gore and bananas.

Skill Level

11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. Precise aiming and movement are required, but the slow-motion feature gives you more time to think about your actions.

CostsCosts

My Friend Pedro usually costs £15.99 to £17.99.
 

My Friend Pedro

XBox Store Xbox One £16.74
PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99 Free

PS Plus Extra

Steam Store PC £16.75
Switch Store Switch £17.99
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 20/06/2019, updated in 2020

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Content Rating: PEGI 16

Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Platform, Shooting (Action and Simulation)

Accessibility: 25 features

Components: 2D Side-On

Developer: Deadtoast Com (@Deadtoast_Com)


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