The Ultimate Guide to Friday Night Funkin’s Week 3: Pico
Friday Night Funkin’ (FNF) has taken the gaming world by storm, and one of its standout weeks is none other than Week 3, featuring Pico. This blog post delves deep into the world of Pico, the tracks, and the unique elements that make this week so special.
Friday Night Funkin’ (often abbreviated as FNF) is a rhythm-based indie game that has garnered a massive following. One of its most iconic weeks is Week 3, which introduces us to the character Pico.
Character Spotlight: Pico
Pico is not just any character; he’s an antagonist with a rich history. Originating from the Newgrounds platform, Pico has become synonymous with FNF’s success. In Week 3, our main character, Boyfriend, faces off against this enigmatic figure, leading to some of the most memorable tracks in the game.
Pico’s Connection to Newgrounds
Pico’s association with Newgrounds is legendary. He’s been a staple character on the platform, even having his own game titled Pico’s Unloaded. This connection adds depth to his character in FNF and provides a nostalgic touch for long-time Newgrounds fans.
Setting the Stage: Newgrounds Office Roof
Week 3 is set on the Newgrounds Office Roof. This unique setting is a nighttime rooftop with a backdrop of a subway railway. As trains zoom by, an interesting game mechanic comes into play: the Girlfriend’s hair gets blown to the side, momentarily affecting the rhythm.
Dive into the Tracks
Week 3 boasts three iconic tracks:
- Pico: The namesake track introduces us to the rhythmic challenges of facing off against Pico.
- Philly: A nod to Philadelphia, this track amps up the challenge.
- Blammed: The final track of the week, it’s a culmination of all the rhythmic challenges faced before.
Trivia and Insights
- Daddy Dearest and Tankman are other weeks named after their antagonists, similar to Pico Week.
- The real-world inspiration for the Newgrounds Office Roof setting is fascinating. The backdrop buildings, reminiscent of Alien Hominid designs, and the Pico’s Unloaded animation, add depth to the game’s visual narrative.
- The game files label Week 3’s background as “philly”, hinting at Philadelphia. However, the actual setting is closer to Glenside.
- A fun fact: Week 3 takes place before Week 2 in the game’s chronology!
Community and Beyond
The FNF community has embraced Week 3 wholeheartedly. Notably, Kawai Sprite uploaded a mashup of Week 3’s tracks with Travis Scott’s SICKO MODE, aptly titled “PICO MODE”.
Week 3, with its iconic antagonist Pico, memorable tracks, and unique game mechanics, stands out in the world of Friday Night Funkin’. Whether you’re a seasoned player or new to FNF, Week 3 offers a rhythmic challenge that’s hard to resist.