Have you ever wished you could mash up certain movie and game genres? How about combining elements of The Matrix, John Wick, Deadpool and Max Payne? Welcome to My Friend Pedro, the fast-paced shoot em up by Dead Toast Entertainment.
My Friend Pedro follows a mysterious masked gunman and his sentient floating banana on their quest to rid the city of its numerous bad guys. You will play through 40 levels across 5 chapters. Each level is scored based on difficulty played, number of deaths, number of kills and complexity of combos achieved. Levels are scored C, B, A and S depending on how well you do. During my Normal difficulty playthrough, I scored C or B on most levels. If you want to chase those S scores you will need to make sure you are stringing together some insane killstreaks on “Bananas” difficulty.
Use Your Environment
As you progress through levels, your arsenal will grow. You have your usual shooter weapons at your disposal; pistols, shotguns, assault rifles and sniper rifles, however, the environment will provide extra ways to dispatch baddies in spectacular ways. Kills while riding a skateboard, rolling on a barrel, swinging from a rope, or hanging upside down from a zip line will all serve to increase your score higher and higher.
Team Gif FTW
My friend Pedro makes it very easy for you to share your epic moments. At the end of each level, you will be given the opportunity to create a shareable gif of your best kill combo.
Yes, that’s right, you just saw me dual wielding pistols, ricocheting bullets off a cast iron frying pan while hanging upside down from a rope…
I have purposely stayed away from discussing the story because I believe that although it is thin, you should experience it for yourself. There are many funny WTF moments throughout. This game was an absolute joy to play, I found myself laughing nearly the whole way through. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is a shooter game and action movie fan. Although it only took me about 4 hours to complete the game on Normal, chasing those S ranks and leaderboard placements would definitely add some replayability. However, after rolling the credits, I did not see any kind of New Game + setting, which means that you would not be able to bring more powerful weapons into earlier levels.