My Friend Pedro is a 2D third-person shooting platformer where we play as the main antagonist of the game. The story is a revenge saga where our main character is on a journey to rescue a family who was kidnapped and we have to help the character to help rescue the family back by completing every stage with enemies and new stage platforming every time. My Friend Pedro is a light adaptation of the PC version with the same name released in 2019. However, not a lot of people are aware of the PC version.
But playing this game is a bit frustrating as the mechanics and life system is a bit different. As it introduces new ways to deal with the enemies and preserving our resources keeping us on the edge.
Gameplay, Health & Weapons:
My friend Pedro has one of the most bizarre gameplay and health system I have seen in a platformer game. Firstly we are dropped into the first level which is a tutorial and we discover we cannot walk in this game instead, we can just jump from place to place and even stick to walls making it a different approach to in-game travel, after that we are introduced to the shooting mechanics which is as easy as “Click on the place you want to shoot” we just have to spot the enemy and shoot at them and their health is also displayed above them as a heart and most of the enemies are one-shot kill. However, the most difficult aspect of the game is the health system
Health in the game is very scarce since you have to complete all 37 levels with only 3 hearts and it gets carried forward to the next level as the new level doesn’t reset your health status back to 100 but the damage you take in the previous level would be continued in the following level, and this might seem easy to tackle but its until you realize you cannot access any level but once you die you have to start back at square one “FROM THE TUTORIAL“. This can get really frustrating really quick
If someone goes ahead and buys the premium version which is almost $2-5 depending on where you live, you won’t encounter any of the health and level repeating issues. Weapons are very distinguished as you would familiarize yourself with the pistols you hold for the entirety of the game.
Conclusion & Review:
At its best My Friend Pedro is a challenging yet fun game with its cute art style derived from the Gore-y PC version, mildly frustrating but if played carefully and skillfully in no time we can get used to the game mechanics and enjoy all 37 levels, the game does not compromise with graphics or the actions despite being on mobile with its vivid color palette and funny character models and along with that the music supporting each level is near phenomenal. Aside from that, there are no bugs to complain about in the game
It’s a smooth game with a short game time but with massive replayability. These attributes keep the game fresh and always fun to play. In conclusion, Every gamer needs to try My Friend Pedro at least once as the unique power health system along with the wacky story serve as a great stress-breaker.