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  • Summary: My Friend Pedro is a violent ballet about friendship, imagination, and one man’s struggle to obliterate anyone in his path at the behest of a sentient banana. The strategic use of split aiming, slow motion, and the ol’ stylish window breach create one sensational action sequence afterMy Friend Pedro is a violent ballet about friendship, imagination, and one man’s struggle to obliterate anyone in his path at the behest of a sentient banana. The strategic use of split aiming, slow motion, and the ol’ stylish window breach create one sensational action sequence after another in an explosive battle through the violent underworld.

    Unleash a torrent of destruction with an incredible level of control over both your weapons and your body. Twist and turn through the air while aiming both hands at priority threats or line up a perfect ricochet to drop an unsuspecting gangster from behind.

    Break up the high octane running and gunning a bit with dynamic sequences like a thrilling motorcycle chase or slow it all down and take a moment to think through a series of clever (and possibly fatal) physics-based puzzles.
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My Friend Pedro - 14 Minutes Of S-Rank Gameplay | PAX West 2018
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 36 out of 49
  2. Negative: 0 out of 49
  1. Jun 20, 2019
    100
    Because it’s a) from Devolver and b) insanely violent, I can imagine that My Friend Pedro will get at least a few Hotline Miami comparisons. And while there’s certainly a hint of that game here, make no mistake: My Friend Pedro is its own beast — one that’s gloriously over-the-top, full of well-designed levels and good controls, and, above all else, ridiculously fun.
  2. 90
    There's so much to love about My Friend Pedro that it's often hard to find something to complain about, so I'll just end this gushing little review on an extremely high note: Out of all the Nintendo Switch games I've played so far this year, I think I've found my favorite. I have plenty more banana-related adventures to pursue -- and bullets to waste.
  3. Jun 20, 2019
    85
    Like the John Woo movies that it successfully emulates, My Friend Pedro is all about the action – and that action is excellent. The slow-motion gunplay, fantastical stunts, and score-attack-driven mechanics all work together to create one hell of an adrenaline-filled ride, even if it doesn’t give you much reason to come back to it once that ride is over.
  4. 80
    My Friend Pedro is a hyper-violent ballet that you control. DeadToast Entertainment takes players on an incredibly fun ride with the game’s enjoyable combat system. All good things come to an end though, and this one ends just a little too soon.
  5. Jun 20, 2019
    80
    My Friend Pedro is a wild action-packed ride, where there is no such thing as too excessive. With hours of unleashing hell on a bunch of ne’er-do-wells is good and all, managing to do it while obtaining an S grade is a tougher task. Pedro might not be a grand narrative experience, but it brings everything else to the party. Some of the one-off levels might not work so well, but they are far outnumbered by those that do. If you’ve enjoyed the trailers or enjoy run based puzzles solved by shooting people, then My Friend Pedro is for you.
  6. Jul 22, 2019
    74
    While a few finicky mechanics and a lack of content outside the campaign keep this from getting a universal recommendation, $20 still gets you a memorable experience and offers a deliciously fun twist on the sidescrolling shooter formula.
  7. Jul 16, 2019
    55
    My Friend Pedro seems like it should be wall-to-wall adrenaline-fueled gunplay and spectacle — and it is at times — but it’s too frequently dulled by stretches of tedium, switch-flipping, misplaced platforming and visually bland environments. With that banana on board, it could (and should) have been so much more.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 29
  2. Negative: 0 out of 29
  1. Jul 21, 2019
    10
    I really dont expect anything of this game, and the other day i play with a friend, its cool!
  2. Jun 27, 2019
    10
    The game is fun. Real fun.
    Max Payne in 2d meets John woo films.
    Worth the price 20 or less easy.
  3. Oct 29, 2019
    9
    Awesome game. Would rate it 10, but its a bit too short and some platform sections are rather annoying. Other than that another great devolver game.
  4. Aug 4, 2019
    8
    A lot of fun besides the infuriating addition of auto aim, which at times can sabotage your strategy and have you screaming at your switch
  5. Mar 17, 2022
    8
    Man, this game makes you feel cool. Makes you feel like Deadpool. Cool flips, cool guns, and a cool game.
  6. Jan 3, 2021
    7
    Seemed fun, but not for me. It made me miss SSX Tricky on PS2, a game where tricks in the air were much more intuitive and enjoyable. ISeemed fun, but not for me. It made me miss SSX Tricky on PS2, a game where tricks in the air were much more intuitive and enjoyable. I found the most effective way to dodge bullets was the spin move, but it wasn’t conducive to a good style points score, which led to either death or, most often, a “C” on my report card. Admittedly, I only played this game for an hour, cruising through the first ten levels with C’s, but the game controls to aim were imprecise and my joycon stick is easily pushed in, which inadvertently and repeatedly put the game in slow motion. I was able to tolerate inadvertently crawling in Zelda at times, but this game is no Zelda. Maybe I should invest in a pro controller, or just give the game more time, but ultimately, it’s for sale on eBay. I give it a 7/10 mostly because it seems like a game other people would enjoy more than me, it’s affordable, and although short, I imagine it has significant replayability as trick shots are mastered and higher scores are chased. Expand
  7. Nov 13, 2019
    5
    Thought I would really enjoy My Friend Pedro but ended up only getting half way through.

    Game(s) like: Max Payne, Superhot Pros: -
    Thought I would really enjoy My Friend Pedro but ended up only getting half way through.

    Game(s) like: Max Payne, Superhot

    Pros:
    - Awesome concept

    Cons:
    - Not enough challenge, I was just coasting through levels without much tactics
    - Not enough enemy variety or puzzles
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