Ready, Steady, Bro: Broforce Muscles In Again

By Alec Meer on November 6th, 2013 at 9:00 am.

don't splode me, bro

A selection of YouTube comments on the latest trailer for Contra-inspired, 80s action hero-riffing, shooty platformer Broforce:

“I masturbate to this… shut up…”
“Ma balls ma balls. HELL YEAH !:D”
“Thats a preaty fricken epic trailor!”

And my personal favourite, “This is fuckin amazing. Hello from Russia.” Hello!

In fairness, it is quite a good trailer. Look:

BWAAAARPS again, naturally.

We’ve covered Broforce’s brototype before, and it very much brought a smile to Adam Smith’s lips, thanks to its successful melding of sky-high chaos with clever mechanics. The Cape Town-made Arnie’n'chums skit has had a good run of things since last we saw it, having successfully been Greenlit (and here’s their story of how it happened) and releasing a series of preorder-funded betas with an expanding range of features, modes and ways to ‘splode bros. There’s also a level editor, and the number of titular Bros available to play as has reached 15 – including the likes of Rambro, Robrocop, the Brominator, Indiana Brones and Mr Anderbro. Bro. Bro? Bro.

You can still play the free brototype – bro – for now, but more features’n'that are in the pre-order version.

Also the website slowly cycles through different shades of lurid neon. I like that in a website. Well, not all websites. Might be a bit distracting if my bank did it.

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27 Comments »

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    stahlwerk says:

    Hey Guero!

  2. Meat Circus says:

    this is ghey you faget

  3. fappenmeister says:

    There’s a 20% off sale at the moment, bringing the offline beta tier to $8.

  4. Sleepymatt says:

    OMG, I think I just realised I got old.. what.. the.. wh… what was even happening there!?!? *brain melted*

    • Spoon Of Doom says:

      I have no idea either, but I loved every second of it.

    • GameCat says:

      It’s a fast paced kill’em’all side scrolling platformer shooter based on every classic B action movies with ‘splosions and you can high five your co-op bros to gain free lives.

      TL;DR – it’s very fun game to play.

      • guygodbois00 says:

        Whoa, TL;DR for two(2) lines of text. That is pure bro stuff right there.

        • GameCat says:

          When you’re runnin’ & gunnin’ there’s ain’t no time to stop to read even few lines of text, bro. It’s a war, not a library trip!

  5. MrUnimport says:

    Trailer looks promising but it’s a bit hard to see with all those particles going off.

  6. jonahcutter says:

    Depending upon which bro you’re piloting, you can pretty much wipe out entire levels from under your own feet. Though a very imperfect comparison, there are shades of Red Faction Guerrilla destruction potential.

    Tongue is so planted in cheek it protrudes through and gives raspberries to the bad guys. Just pure, satisfying, ridiculous fun.

    Great game.