Friday Night Funkin' (2024)

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"Friday Night Funkin'"


Audio used:Friday Night Funkin' OST
Origin:October 5, 2020 (Ludum Dare)

November 1, 2020 (Newgrounds)

Age rating:T
Size:around 170-200MB
Score(As of January 4, 2024):4.75/5.00
Awards:Friday Night Funkin' (2)Frontpaged

Friday Night Funkin' (3)Daily Feature
Friday Night Funkin' (4)Weekly 2nd Place

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NoteThis information only refers to the official release on the Flash Portal.

Friday Night Funkin' is a rhythm game created in October 5th, 2020, by ninjamuffin99, evilsk8r, KawaiSprite, and PhantomArdade. The soundtrack in the game was composed by Kawai Sprite.

The game revolves around the player character, simply referred to as "Boyfriend," who must defeat a variety of characters in singing and rapping competitions in order to date his love interest, "Girlfriend." The goal of the game is to mimic the opponent's notes with timed inputs while attempting not to run out of health for the duration of the song.

The game was created for the "Ludum Dare 47" competition in October 2020.


  • 1 Gameplay
  • 2 Characters
    • 2.1 Original Characters
      • 2.1.1 Boyfriend
      • 2.1.2 Girlfriend
      • 2.1.3 Daddy Dearest
      • 2.1.4 Mommy Mearest
      • 2.1.5 Monster
      • 2.1.6 Senpai
      • 2.1.7 Spirit
    • 2.2 Guest Characters
      • 2.2.2 Pico
      • 2.2.3 Tankman
      • 2.2.4 Darnell
      • 2.2.5 Nene
  • 3 Reception
  • 4 External Links


Friday Night Funkin' sees the protagonist, "Boyfriend", progress through multiple levels, known as "weeks" each of which contains three songs. Each week, the player will face a new opponent or opponents. During gameplay, the opponent will sing a series of notes (represented by arrows), which the player must imitate by using the arrow keys or the keys W, A, S, and D. Later songs introduce more complex patterns, with the player's pattern occasionally differing from the opponent's or both singers performing a duet. Each week, the player can choose one of three difficulties: Easy, Normal, or Hard. As the difficulty increases, The speed of incoming arrows increases, and arrow patterns become more complex. The player's high score for each week on each difficulty is tracked and displayed in the upper right hand corner of the week selection screen.

There are two modes of play in the game. In "Storymode," the player plays through an entire week, including any cutscenes. The story mode structure and any cutscenes are ignored in "Freeplay," and the player can play any individual song on its own.

In the newest update, the WeekEnd 1 update, there have been a LOT of added features. This new "WeekEnd" revolves instead around Pico, not Boyfriend. This week introduces the idea of more than 3 songs per week (or technically weekend). There are now 5 options of difficulty instead of 3. Those being Easy, Normal, Hard, Erect, and Nightmare (Though Erect and Nightmare are not selectable in Storymode). It also put a LOT of new ERECT remixes in the newly updated Freeplay menu.


Original Characters[]

These are the original characters that were created for the game.


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Boyfriend is a young, blue-haired overzealous rapper who has a love for music, donuts, and his girlfriend. He loves to sing and show off his skills, which resulting him to being confident but also co*cky. He is very determined and persistence on reaching and not let anything getting on his goals to get on with his girlfriend even when threatened with death.


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Girlfriend is a daughter of Daddy Dearest and Mommy Mearest. She is a young, and mysterious woman, who had a passionate love for cherry soda, and her Boyfriend, and appears to be in a tranquil even in the face of death. Being a demon, she possess a great deal of power but decided to hide it. She is always paired with Boyfriend, courtesy of true love as she genuinely loves him so much, despite her father's disapproval.

Daddy Dearest[]

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Daddy Dearest is demonic ex-Rockstar, and a husband and father of Mommy Mearest and Girlfriend respectively. He was a selfish, cruel, and uncaring demon, as he wanted to kill Boyfriend without any caring about the consequences it will have to his daughter. Though he not as ill-willed as his wife, Mommy Mearest.

Mommy Mearest[]

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Mommy Mearest is a mother of Girlfriend, and a husband of Daddy Dearest. She is a skilled pop-star who seems to be powerful in terms of both abilities and status, as she consider herself as prideful performer. Being more evil than her husband, she as a mother was just as overprotective to her daughter as Daddy Dearest was.


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Monster (sometimes referred to as Lemon Demon) is demonic humanoid creature that has a creepy open-wide mouth, a pinkish eye that spills blood, with a lemon-shaped head. His body mostly comprised of black scribbles apart of his neck, which was violet-pink color. He was a mysterious and eccentric individual who craves for flesh and meat of humans, as it shown where he sings about how he wants to kill and eat people.


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Senpai is a video game character and an antagonist of Week 6. He is an polite and calm individual, but also being an toxic and self-centered asshole for most of the time. He was also the type of person who had sorts of prejudices, as he would called people slurs and being hom*ophobic. After losing to Boyfriend twice. Senpai would writhing before violently burst out of his face before Spirit would appear.


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Spirit is a ghost that came out from Senpai's body after it being defeated twice. He is once a human that has known Girlfriend when she was child, before he was trapped into the dating sim game for over 14 years. Spirit plan is to take revenge of Daddy Dearest for trapping him by "borrowed" Girlfirend and Boyfriend's body so he could escape from the game.

Guest Characters[]

This were characters that originally appear in their own series by their original creator but were appear as a guest in the official Friday Night Funkin' game. (Note: most of these characters are originate from Newgrounds.)


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Skid and Pump is a children duo in their Halloween costumes, who is the main characters of SrPelo's own animated web series, Spooky Month. In Friday Night Funkin', they appear in Week 2 as a primary antagonist. As in the story, they celebrating Spooky Month as-usual, then suddenly, when they at Girlfriend parents house, a mysterious creature came in and request them to gift him a special "treat". Skid and Pump agree with the request and asked Girlfriend to be their "treat" and then Boyfriend steps in and challenge them to rap battle.


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Pico is a main, titular protagonist of the Pico series and one of the mascots of Newgrounds. He first appeared in Pico's School, a Flash game made back in 1999 where he fights against a group of Goth kids who have perpetrated a school shooting. In Friday Night Funkin', the story take place 6 years after the Pico's School incident ,where he was hired by Daddy Dearest to kill Boyfriend for humiliating him after their sing-off in Week 1. He was only gave a location for his target, and once he found his target, he decided to spare him and instead challenges him in a rap-battle. In WeekEnd 1, he is confronted by Nene and Darnell for sparing Boyfriend. After the first three songs, he enters the fourth song with no more ammo and fists of fury. After a fist-fight with Darnell, they become friends again.


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Tankman (also known as Sergeant John Captain) is a main mascot of Newgrounds that was first design as a logo was made back in 2000, but became an establish character thanks to JohnnyUtah redesign and Tankmen series in 2006. In Week 7, he is the main antagonist.


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Darnell is a main character that is apart of the Pico series. He also appears as the titular character of his own game: Darnell Plays With Fire. In Friday Night Funkin', he appears as the opponent of WeekEnd 1. Darnell, like Pico and Nene, got hired by Daddy Dearest to kill Boyfriend. Unlike Pico, it seems that Darnell wanted the job done. He and Nene go against Pico due to his failure to kill Boyfriend in Week 3 and helping him out in Week 7. When Darnell eventually runs out of lighter fuel, he fist-fights Pico until they become friends again.


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Nene is a main character that is apart of the Pico series. She also appears as the titular character of her own game: Nene Interactive Suicide. In Friday Night Funkin', she appears in the Girlfriend's spot of WeekEnd 1. Nene, like Pico and Darnell, got hired by Daddy Dearest to kill Boyfriend. Unlike Pico, it seems that Nene REALLY wanted the job done, as she even becomes upset when Darnell and Pico become friends again. She and Darnell go against Pico due to his failure to kill Boyfriend in Week 3 and helping him out in Week 7.


Friday Night Funkin' is commonly attributed to increased site traffic on Newgrounds, and is often credited with revitalizing interest in the site. Due to its immense popularity, author ninjamuffin99 became the first user on Newgrounds to amass 100K fans, and it is the first submission on Newgrounds to pass 50 million views.

Though the game is commonly praised, it is also considered fairly controversial amongst older users, with many finding the game's obsessive fan culture annoying due to constant drama within the game's modding scene and what some perceive as an overabundance of low quality fan-submissions based upon the game. Some users have claimed that due to mass-migration from Twitter users interested in the game, site culture has deteriorated significantly, with events such as Clock Day being "killed" by FNF's fandom.

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