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Papo and Yo Review

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Posted: 22 months ago, last updated 8 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.


Papo & Yo pits you as a young boy, Quico, exploring a Brazilian city slum. As you solve puzzles and perform well-timed jumps to progress through the city, you must also deal with a monster – both real and metaphorically representing your alcoholic father.

It's a platform game based on exploration, running and jumping. There are also puzzles in the game where you interact with the world by moving blocks around and triggering interactions with hieroglyphics written on walls and doors. The monster can sometimes help with these puzzles but has an addiction for eating frogs and if he eats one he becomes a fiery, raging beast that will damage anything around him. Quico can use fruit to calm him down.

Although visually a little odd-looking, this artisan-style works with the complex and at times dark theme to create a moving and unusual way to deal with the subject of domestic abuse.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Release Date: 14/08/2012

Platforms: Mac, PC and PS3

Genres: Narrative, Platform and Puzzle

Developer: We are minority (@We_are_minority)


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Duration: This game will take between 4 hours and 6 hours to complete.
Players: This is a single player game.


Papo and Yo usually costs £6.49.

Papo And Yo Full Game

PlayStation Store PS3 £6.49

Papo and Yo

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'.

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Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 7.


We haven't documented accessibility features for this game yet. Our Papo and Yo Accessibility Report details system-wide settings that may help, and suggests similar games with accessibility features. Tweet the developer (@We_are_minority) to let them know about our Accessibility Questionnaire.

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