Blood Bros. is a 1990 arcade game developed and published by TAD Corporation in Japan and Europe as a spiritual sequel to ''Cabal'', with almost identical mechanics.

The rather sparse plot takes place in TheWildWest. Two blood brothers, a cowboy and a red Indian, are sent to defeat Big John, an evil outlaw wanted for pillaging the treasure of Dodge City.

Similar to ''VideoGame/{{Cabal}}'', your characters are viewed from behind while you use a crosshair to target and shoot at enemies. Both characters have an unlimited ammo gun and limited number of [[strike: grenades]] dynamite. A "Foe" gauge at the bottom of the screen depletes as enemies and enemy structures are destroyed, and the level is completed once the gauge is empty.

Unlike ''Cabal'', there is a button for your character to do a dodge roll instead of a trackball. But don't be fooled, this game is still very hard.

!! '''Blood Bros. provides examples of:'''

* ArrowsOnFire: Used by horseback-riding Indian Mooks.
* BashBrothers: The player characters, a Cowboy and a Red Indian.
--> "In life, brothers will encounter many hardships and battles. But there is nothing stronger than the force of the Blood Brothers."
* BigBad: Big Bad John. Hell, it's even in his name! Also taken literally - [[LargeAndInCharge he's taller than a train]]!!!
* ButtonMashing: In order to fire your weapon faster, it's required. Unless you got the machine-gun pickup. Can also be used to dodge grenades and bullet fire.
* CoolTrain: The first boss. You also fight one as the penultimate boss of the game.
* DolledUpInstallment: The game "[[! Hard Times]]" is pretty much ''Blood Bros''... with a mafia theme. Many of the levels, graphics and effects look very similar, and the enemies and bosses are just sprite replacements.
* DynamicDifficulty: Present in this game- if you manage to survive for long enough, the enemies will fire more regularly, and their shots and bombs will become a lot faster. Losing a life tones it down, but not by much.
* EvilLaugh: Used by Big Bad John ''every single time he kills you'', after he takes off his coat. It gets very annoying fast.
* ExplosiveBreeder: The bird boss has a DesperationAttack where it lays ''loads of eggs'' that hatch into small birds, each of which can attack you with fireballs!
* {{Expy}}: The second boss, a giant blimp that dropped loads of bombs, is one to the first boss of ''VideoGame/{{Cabal}}'' (a helicopter that dropped loads of bombs).
* FlunkyBoss: The first boss, a train that attacked you with many cowboy Mooks.
* GiantFlyer: Third boss, a giant bird that attack you in the middle of the desert.
* GiantSpaceFleaFromNowhere: The third and fourth bosses. The third boss is a giant fire-breathing bird that attacks in the middle of the desert, while the fourth is a giant fire-breathing snake that attacks you in the middle of a volcanic cave, and both explode spectacularly. Huh.
* HandCannon: Used by Big Bad John - he fires out cannonball-sized shots from his gun instead of the puny shots that regular enemies shoot at you!
* LargeAndInCharge: Big Bad John. With the emphasis on "Big"- when you beat his giant train, it explodes, revealing Big Bad John behind it. He's taller than the train itself!
* MessyPig: Well, only a tad messy for you at least. Pigs will periodically run across the screen. Shooting them makes them drop dynamite ammo, or even better, a good weapon! (In case you were wondering, the pigs don't die, they run even faster, but you can still shoot them for more drops.)
* OneHitPointWonder: Your characters can only take one hit to die.
* RecycledInSPACE: ''VideoGame/BloodBros'' is pretty much ''VideoGame/{{Cabal}}'' in the WildWest.
* RewardingVandalism: Like ''VideoGame/{{Cabal}}'', destroying the environment can net you powerups, points, and dynamite. As well as lowering the enemy gauge faster!
* SegmentedSerpent: The fourth boss, a giant fire-breathing snake. You had to shoot it in the head to deplete its life bar.
* ShotgunsAreJustBetter: One of the weapons is a shotgun, which increases your shot size and damage, allowing you to kill enemies more easily.
* SpiritualSequel: To ''VideoGame/{{Cabal}}''.
* ThrowABarrelAtIt: One of Big Bad John's moves.
* UnnecessaryCombatRoll: The combat roll makes you immune to damage and ''will'' save your ass.
* WildWest: Uh...