Review: My Friend Pedro

June 20, 2019 1 min read

My Friend Pedro is a ballistic game of skill, timing, reflexes, and, surprisingly, efficient time management. This new title from Swedish indie outfit DeadToast Entertainment falls under the highly-replayable score-attack genre, of which publisher Devolver Digital is very proud (think High Hell, Ape Out, or Ruiner).

These are games intended to be played over and over again, with the player constantly pushing their abilities and topping their own records. In that sense, they are a callback to the arcade classics of yore, where the goal wasn't necessarily to finish the game, or see the ending, but simply to "get better," with the ultimate prize being the satisfaction of smashing your own high scores and, hopefully, those of your local arcade bully too.

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