PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist

App review by
Amanda Bindel, Common Sense Media
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YouTuber's fun, retro game; pixel gore, no privacy info.

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age 11+
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The parents' guide to what's in this app.

Ease of Play

Choose joystick or traditional arrow controls. Maneuvering characters can be very tricky.

Violence

Cartoon-style violence shows pixelated blood and gore when character dies.

Sex
Language

Opening scene includes crude references about butts and uses the word "damn."

Consumerism

"More" selection on start page leads to an ad for another app and then directly to app store.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that PewDiePie: Legend of the Brofist was created by YouTuber Felix Arvid Ulf Kjellberg -- also known as PewDiePie -- who ends his real-time game commentary with a fist bump at the screen. The side-scrolling game starts with PewDiePie ending one of his YouTube broadcasts and then encountering an evil barrel that wants to contain him and his bros. PewDiePie has to collect his friends and coins as he evades the barrels. The game begins with an intro that includes some crude humor about making bread with your butt, and, just as in the YouTube videos, kids may encounter some rough language. Character deaths are unnecessarily graphic and bloody, with players being pulled apart. The app connects to Game Center, but the developer has no privacy policy in place, so there's no way to know the types of information collected and shared, though the game doesn't ask for personal information when a user starts to play. Note that PewDiePie came under fire in 2017 for posting anti-Semitic videos and imagery, and his Disney-owned studio dropped him. YouTube also canceled his show.

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Kid, 12 years old July 14, 2016

PERFECT for retro fans and PewDiePie fans!

I absolutely love this game. It is a fun game with a lot of Pewdiepie friends and characters. It has great gameplay, a awesome story, and hilarious characters.... Continue reading
Kid, 12 years old April 10, 2016

Poods

The reason I gave this a 9 and up is because the game has nothing bad for that age but PewDiePies YouTube Channel does. For all means let your kids play this ga... Continue reading

What's it about?

In PEWDIEPIE: LEGEND OF THE BROFIST players collect bro coins as they explore PewDiePie's house and then drive on the highway, collecting bros and avoiding the enemy barrels who want to "contain, contain!" The touchscreen serves as a game controller, with the left side of the screen for moving and the right for jumping, though settings can be changed to directional arrows too. Power-ups and bros are hiding in piles of laundry and leaves and have to be uncovered to join the game. Bro coins can be used to upgrade characters and accessories. When a player dies, gameplay starts over.

Is it any good?

Though it's expected that PewDiePie's YouTube fans will appreciate the humor in his game, the challenging side-scroller will impress old-school gamers too. There are no in-app purchases, so players are challenged to hone their skills and earn rewards the old-fashioned way. PewDiePie's offbeat and sometimes crude sense of humor shine through. Though the gore may be a tad too much, the old-school gamer nods ("All your fans are belong to us") and Doctor Who allusions (the barrels look and sound a lot like Daleks) are a hit and widen the game's appeal. There are plenty of levels to continue challenging players: Of course, PewDiePie has a YouTube Let's Play video that shows the game challenges him too. Because of the humor, cartoony gore, connection to Game Center, and lack of a privacy policy, this one's best for young teens.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about friendship and the idea of "bros" in the game. Talk about how friends look for each other in the game and help each other and about how each offers different strengths.

  • Talk about why privacy policies are important and what they tell users about a game.

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