Quick Game Review: My Friend Pedro (Switch)
Developed by: DeadToast Entertainment
Published by: Devolver Digital
Released on: 6/20/2019
Play on: Nintendo Switch
My Friend Pedro is a zany over the top shoot ‘em up published by Devolver Digital and developed by DeadToast Entertainment.
Story wise, all you need to know is summed up in one quote on the game’s website, “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.” With this type of game, the story doesn’t need to impress me. It’s the gameplay that had me hooked from start to finish.
Your main form of killing is shooting the enemies. The addition of spinning, rolling, and slowing down time really made me smile and laugh as I pop into rooms and hallways spinning this way and that while bouncing my shots off walls, glass, and even frying pans to get my kills. The more creative you are the higher your skill score gets and that’s what keeps you going back for more. It isn’t just progressing within the story, it’s the trying one more time feel to see if you can get a higher skill score.
I enjoyed most of the levels, but I think the game itself changed up the type of game it wanted to be. What started out as more enemy focused game flipped on its head midway and was more focused on puzzle solving. It’s not earth shattering, it’s just a weird decision to make in my opinion.
Overall, I think My Friend Pedro was a great experience and well worth the $19.99 price tag.
Final Score: 7.9/10