Parents' Guide to

My Friend Pedro: Ripe for Revenge

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 14+

Violent shooter's awkwardness and greed make it unplayable.

My Friend Pedro: Ripe for Revenge Poster Image

A Lot or a Little?

What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

There aren't any parent reviews yet. Be the first to review this title.

Privacy Rating Warning

  • Unclear whether personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • Unclear whether this product uses a user's information to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
  • Unclear whether this product creates and uses data profiles for personalised advertisements.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say Not yet rated
Kids say (4 ):

Like the original version for Switch and PC, this acrobatic shooter suffers from some serious control issues, but add an annoying greedy streak as well. A spin-off of the 2019 game My Friend Pedro, My Friend Pedro: Ripe for Revenge is a side-scrolling shooter in which you have to help your friend -- a sentient banana -- when his family is kidnapped. It's a good thing you're as skilled with guns as you are with gymnastics, since the bad guys are hiding in places where there's a lot of walls to jump over or bounce off, passageways to run under, and other obstacles that require you to constantly be jumping and flipping while also shooting in mid-flight.

It's just too bad the controls are so awkward that you feel less like Neo from The Matrix and looks more like a cow on roller skates trying to navigate a flight of stairs. Not only are the movement controls twitchy, and take way too long to get comfortable, but you have to tap your targets, not just the screen, to shoot people, which adds a layer of complexity that undermines the fun. It also doesn't help that, in the free version, dying sends you all the way to the beginning of a stage (not surprisingly, the $2.99 Premium version adds checkpoints; it's funny how that works). All which makes what should've been a beautifully ballet of violent gymnastics into an awkward slog. Or, to put it another way, My Friend Pedro: Ripe for Revenge is still rather green.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: August 10, 2021
  • Category: Arcade Games
  • Topics: Adventures
  • Publisher: Devolver Digital
  • Version: 1.1
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 10.0 or later; Android 4.4 and up
  • Last updated: August 26, 2021

Did we miss something on diversity?

Research shows a connection between kids' healthy self-esteem and positive portrayals in media. That's why we've added a new "Diverse Representations" section to our reviews that will be rolling out on an ongoing basis. You can help us help kids by suggesting a diversity update.

Common Sense Media's unbiased ratings are created by expert reviewers and aren't influenced by the product's creators or by any of our funders, affiliates, or partners.

See how we rate