Video Game: Broforce

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"BROFORCE! Get ready to pop your collars, and [bleep] some [bleep]y [bleep]es. *laughs* At your frat party! You know how it goes!"

Broforce is an indie platformer game (still in development). Despite its self-parodying Brogleland Patriotic Fervor, it is in fact created by South African indie game developer Free Lives.

The destructible levels may be reminiscent of games such as Spelunky, however, unlike a typical Metroidvania which encourages caution and conservation of resources, this is a homage to classic shooters in the vein of Contra or Metal Slug. As such, the obvious solution to any and all problems and obstacles is Bro Dakka and Stuff Broing Up.

The characters are all Lawyer Friendly Camebros of classic action movie and television bros from the 80-90s era, with their names featuring various puns on "bro". The website can be found here.

On August 5th 2014, a bro (free) version of the game based on The Expendables 3 was released on Steam, titled The Expendabros. It can be found here.

    List of Bros 
  • Rambro. Main Weapon: Machine Gun. Secondary: Grenades. Melee: Knife.
  • Brommando. Main Weapon: Rocket Launcher. Secondary: 4 Rockets in a row. Melee: Knife.
  • B. A. Broracus. Main Weapon: Flame Thrower. Secondary: Flame Grenades. Melee: Punches.
  • Brodell Walker. Main Weapon: Quick Shotgun. Secondary: Air Strikes. Melee: Kicks.
  • Bro Hard. Main Weapon: Twin Uzis. Secondary: Flashbangs. Melee: Pistol Whip.
  • MacBrover . Main Weapon: Sticky Dynamite. Secondary: Bomb-Stuffed Turkey. Melee: Punches.
  • Brade. Main Weapon: Silver Katana. Secondary: Rushing Strike. Melee: Throwing Knives.
  • Bro Dredd. Main Weapon: Target-seeking bullets. Secondary: Remote-controlled Rocket. Melee: Tazer.
  • Bro in Black. Main Weapon: The Noisy Cricket. Secondary: Neuralyzer. Melee: Knife.
  • Snake Brosken. Main Weapon: Sniper Rifle. Secondary: Molotov Cocktail. Melee: Baseball Bat.
  • The Brominator. Main Weapon: Minigun. Secondary: Invincibility (and reduced recoil). Melee: Uppercut and Falling Smash.
  • Brobocop. Main Weapon: Auto 9. Secondary: Tracking Auto-9 Fire. Melee: Data Spike.
  • Indiana Brones. Main Weapon: Whip. Secondary: Revolver. Melee: Pickaxe.
  • Ash Brolliams. Main Weapon: Double-barreled Shotgun. Secondary: Chainsaw rush. Melee: Chainsaw.
  • Mr. Anderbro. Main Weapon: Fists. Secondary: Bullet Reflection. Melee: Knife/Dash.
  • The Boondock Bros. Main Weapon: Twin Pistols. Secondary: Calling forth Bro Duce or resurrecting a fallen Boondock Bro. Melee: Pistol Whip.
  • Brochete. Main Weapon: Thrown Machetes. Secondary: Machete Flurries. Melee: Organ Punch.
  • Bronan. Main Weapon: His Father's Sword. Secondary: Shockwaves. Melee: Uppercut and Falling Stab.
  • Ellen Ripbro. Main Weapon: Plasma Rifle. Secondary: Flame Wave. Melee: Knife.
  • Time Bro. Main Weapon: Lazer Machine Gun. Secondary: Slow Time. Melee: Kicks.
  • Broniversal Soldier. Main Weapon: BFG. Secondary: Bringing back dead allies/foes. Melee: Kicks.
  • James Broddock. Main Weapon: Grenade Launcher. Secondary: Cluster Bomb. Melee: Knife.
  • Cherry Broling. Main Weapon: Machinegun Leg. Secondary: Leg Rockets. Melee: Flip kick.
  • Bro Max. Main Weapon: Dragonbreath Shotgun. Secondary: Bromerang. Melee: Punches.
  • The Brode. Main Weapon: Hanzo Katana. Secondary: Five Point Palm Exploding Mook Technique. Melee: Throwing knifes.
  • Double Bro 7. Main Weapon: Silenced Pistol. Secondaries: Shaken Martini, Flamethrower Jetpack, Laser Watch and Mook Mask. Melee: Punches.
  • The Brodator. Main Weapon: Throwing Spears. Secondary: Cloaking Device + Plasma Caster. Melee: Flaying Claws.
  • The Brocketeer. Main Weapon: Luger. Secondary: Brocket Dive. Melee: Punches.
  • Bro Heart. Main Weapon: Claymore/Punches. Secondary: Freedom Rush. Melee: Sword Throw/Punches.

In addition, the following characters are exclusive to the Expendabros version:
  • Broney Ross. Main Weapon: Twin Pistols. Secondary: Triple Grenades.
  • Bro Christmas. Main Weapon: Thrown Knives. Secondary: Throws a large amount of knives in an arc.
  • Bro Caesar. Main Weapon: Minigun. Secondary: Uses his minigun to launch himself into the air, creating a shockwave upon landing.
  • Bronar Jenson. Main Weapon: Sticky Grenade Launcher. Secondary: Exploding Remote Control Car.
  • Toll Broad. Main Weapon: Dragon's Breath Shotgun. Secondary: Molotov Cocktail.
  • Broctor Death. Main Weapon: Knife. Secondary: Rushing grab.
  • Trent Broser. Main Weapon: Assault Rifle. Secondary: Air Strike.

Brovides examples of the following bropes:

  • Action Bomb: There are mooks that are wearing dynamite instead of having guns.
    • Macbrover will, if ordered to throw dynamite (his standard attack) when within knifing range of an enemy, stick it on the enemy instead, and the mook will proceed to run around until he blows up.
  • Action Girl: Ellen Ripbro, Cherry Broling, and The Brode.
  • Adaptational Nationality: All of the Bros, regardless of their source material, are wholly patriotic and dedicated to the United States. Special notice goes to Bro Heart, who, despite being based on an actual Scottish historical figure, has a special attack consisting of screaming the American flag.
  • Advancing Boss of Doom: The Mammoth Chopper, which must be evaded for the first half of its stage and then hit with propane tanks in the second half.
  • Affectionate Parody: Oh, so much.
    • The game's director, Evan Greenwood, is an admitted fan of action films from the 1980s and 1990s. He called Broforce a "loving portrayal of action heroes."
  • Ambidextrous Sprite: Bros such as Ash and Cherry tend to suffer from this.
  • The Ahnold: Most of the Bros are affectionate parodies of 80s action heroes. Brommando, The Brominator, and Bronan are all modeled directly after characters Schwarzenegger himself played.
  • And Show It to You: Brochete's melee attack has him disembowel Mooks with his bare hands. Enemies that witness this will scream and run away.
  • Anti-Frustration Features: All apply below to the beta.
    • Save for a few special attacks, any of your weapons—specifically ones that explode—will not harm you or your allies, so feel free to fire that rocket launcher willy-nilly. Just be careful when doing it around support struts, falling blocks or exploding barrels.
    • You cannot pick up ammo crates when your specials are already full. Thus, preventing accidental unnecessary pickups and leaving them for you to come back to later when you do run out.
    • If you end up stuck in an alcove under an overhang that prevents you from climbing up the wall, the devs got you covered. A special jump automatically occurs when you jump towards a corner from underneath, where your character grabs onto the offending corner and performs a high somersault diagonally outward, letting you bypass the overhang easily.
    • Even if you Game Over, your number of rescues carry over. Therefore it's possible to unlock all the characters as early as the first stage if you take your time saving hostages and dying over and over again.
  • Approval of God: Lionsgate approved of the Exendabros game's creation according to Word of God.
  • Artificial Brilliance: The binocular-wearing mooks can spot your bro from a distance and can order a large number of enemies to your exact position to fill you full of lead.
    • This turns into Artificial Stupidity when combined with the kamikaze mooks, as detailed below.
    • The hovercraft's second missile attack isn't just a preset pattern- it leads your character quite accurately and is a pain to dodge.
  • Artificial Stupidity: The player characters can survive falling from any height. The terrorists cannot. That doesn't stop dogs and red terrorists from charging headlong off cliffs to their deaths.
    • When alerted to the player's position via the binocular-mooks mentioned above, the kamikaze mooks will immediately light their fuses, regardless of how far they are from the player or how close they are to their allies.
    • If Macbrover or Bronnar stick an enemy with an explosive, said enemy will run away, often into groups of their own allies. Taken Up to Eleven with the kamikaze mooks, who will still run away, despite being covered in lit dynamite to begin with.
    • The CPU controlled partner suffers from this as well. It seems to have three settings: Leeroy Jenkins, throwing all it's grenades (often killing you in the process), and standing still after you die, forcing you to restart the level.
  • Attack Deflector: Brade's katana, Ash's chainsaw (while charging forward) and Max's boomerang are able to reflect bullets. In fact, nearly all of the melee-oriented Bros can reflect projectiles (including rockets) with a well-timed standard attack. The exception to this is Mr. Anderbro, who can reflect projectiles en masse with his special.
  • Autobots, Rock Out!: AREA LIBERATED *cue guitars*
  • Awesome but Impractical: Indiana Brones, Cherry Broling, Macbrover and James Broddock are often seen as this due to their unwieldy attacks. Subverted in that they all also qualify as Difficult, But Awesome.
    • Let's explain: For a long time Cherry had the advantage of being able to shoot downwards and potentially fly over squads of enemies by using her bullets as a propeller. But it was also the only direction in which she could shoot. Fortunately, by crouching she can now aim her machine gun leg straight ahead and fire bullets or rockets that way.
    • Macbrover tosses packages of dynamite which can stick to and blow up enemies, but which only go a short distance. This leaves him in a difficult position against foes outside his throwing range. Fortunately, he has the ability to stick that dynamite to walls and other areas, so you can do tricks like stick it an area directly beneath where a mook is standing, and let him get blown up without a chance to defend himself. Also, Macbrover's special, (a turkey stuffed with explosives) will attract the attention fo mooks from quite some distance away and they will ignore you, so you can throw his special and then run through an enemy filled area without resistance until the explosives go off.
    • Broddock uses a grenade launcher as his regular weapon and a cluster bomb as his special. Great, except for the fact that both can be difficult to aim, may need several seconds to go off after hitting the ground, (Or go off in the air if they're being shot through enough air) and can result in destroying too much of the turf for you to be able to proceed. Oh, and his cluster bomb special is one of the few attacks that can backfire and kill your character.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: The two player characters. Actually invoked, as the game can provide an AI partner if no one else will play.
  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: Rambro, naturally. Villagers, if interacted with, will don an assault rifle and bandana before going on a rampage.
  • Badass Crew: Every member of Broforce is a one-man army.
  • Band of Brothers: Word of God says that a Bro will never turn his (or her) back on a Bro in need. In fact, a major gameplay element is rescuing Bros who have been captured by the enemy.
    • Can be Subverted at the end of a level, as the rescue chopper immediately leaves as soon as a single Bro touches the ladder. Any players or hostages not on board are left behind on the exploding land mass.
  • Bash Brothers: The Boondock Bros.
  • Batter Up: Snake's melee weapon is a baseball bat.
  • Battle Boomerang: Bro Max's special is a single boomerang, which can decapitate enemies and be picked up and reused.
  • Beating A Dead Player: Inverted. You can attack an enemy's corpse until they explode or you get bored.
  • More Dakka: Pretty much all the bros can do this, but the Brominator and Brobocop's charged attack are the most notable examples.
  • Black and White Morality: There is no moral ambiguity in this game. The Bros are unquestionably the good guys, while the terrorists and the aliens are unambiguously bad.
  • Big Good: Nelson Brodela, according to the game's page.
  • Big "NO!": One of the game over screens is a Big "NO!", though later updates removed some of the announcer's particularly angry voice lines.
  • Big "YES!": A big "OH HELL YEAH!" is delivered at the beginning of the Expendabros launch trailer. A less intense, but still energetic "Oh yeah!" can be delivered if the player completes a level after getting multiple Game Overs.
  • Player-Guided Missile: Bro Dredd allows you to do this.
  • Expy: Pretty much every major character is an expy of a character from some famous action flick.
  • Oh, Crap: Though often Too Dumb to Live, Mooks will scream and run away in terror when certain explosives are thrown near them, Ash Brolliams charges them with his chainsaw, or when they spot a victim of the Brodator's melee attack, among other things. Since the October update, the devil found at the end of the level with also run away if a Bro hurts him without killing him, such as throwing him on the ground.
  • Stock Scream: The Wilhelm scream used to pop up occasionally, but the devs removed it because they found it annoying. Most mooks used to scream like Homer Simpson, but this was eventually removed to avoid copyright issues.
  • 1-Up: You gain extra lives (and switch-out your characters) by rescuing your fellow bros from the terrorists.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: The Brodator uses one instead of a knife, which skins anyone killed with it and hangs them from the ceiling. The Freedom Update gave Brobocop one of these, as well.
  • Blinded by the Light: The special attacks of Bro Hard and Bro in Black done with a flashbang and a with Neuralyzer respectively.
  • Boom, Headshot: Yes, even with the game's small pixelated sprites, this is possible. If a bullet (or Mr. Anderbro's fist) manages to hit square on a mook's head, it'll pop off gloriously while the body flails about shortly before perishing. However, this will only work on normal mooks.
  • Boring but Practical: Rambro is basically this. Rather than a flaming shotgun or exploding punches, he simply has a standard machine gun and hand grenades. As a result, he has a practical, if simple, solution to almost every problem.
    • In a game where a standard ability is using a gatling gun to fly, the combat knife is obviously this. It's really short range, but it does good damage (strong enough to one-shot standard mooks, a feat comparable to the rocket launcher, shotgun, and sword), can hitstun the giant mooks and is quite useful against tanks and the first boss, considering you'll be too close for the tank to shoot you easily.
    • The entire Brototype, including the final boss, can be beaten using just the combat knife and the secondary fire, without ever firing a normal shot.
  • Bottomless Magazines: Both the bros and enemies never run out of ammo for primary weapons and never need to reload. Subverted with the bro's grenades, which are quite scarce and can only be refilled by ammo crates.
  • Badass: Every single playable character.
    • Badass in Distress: Many Bros start as hostages, but once you rescue them you get to kick ass as them.
  • Government Agency of Fiction: When evil threatens the world, the world calls on Broforce: an under-funded, over-powered paramilitary organization that deals in excessive force.
  • Ludicrous Gibs: Exploding an enemy or simply shooting their corpse repeatably can produce these, as well as destroying an enemy spawn door.
  • Katanas Are Just Better: Brade's sword can cut down many enemies with one swing, and is one of the few weapons that can go through shields. The Brode also has one of these, which is one of the few attacks in the game that can be aimed in multiple directions.
  • Chainsaw Good: Ash's special attack causes him to charge in with a chainsaw and cut down everything in his path. He's even bulletproof (from the front) while doing this, as projectiles are reflected back by the chainsaw.
  • Check Point: The flagpoles act as this, and when you touch one, you raise an American flag. FUCK YEAH!
  • Cherry Tapping:
    • If something can be killed, it can be killed with the combat knife. Certain "terrain-based" bosses were once immune to the knife, as it dealt no damage to terrain, but this was eventually fixed.
    • Basic mooks can be killed by hitting them with a door while opening it or tossing them off a smaller ledge.
    • Double Bro Seven's first special has him sip from a martini glass before throwing it. Though slow and short-ranged, the thrown glass does deal a small amount of damage, enough to kill a basic Mook.
    • Most grenades, as well, in addition to their regular effects, deal a small amount of damage if they hit an enemy in the head. This means that the player can theoretically kill enemies even with Bro Hard's "nonlethal" flash grenade.
  • Death from Above: Airstrikes randomly appear in several levels, first visible as a series of red crosses and lines to let you know to get out of the way fast.
    • Brodell Walker's special is a similar airstrike, calling down four missiles in a cluster. Notably, it is one of the few specials that does damage to the user, so it's really easy to be accidentally blow yourself up.
    • Cherry's default weapon, her machine gun leg, functions almost identically to Rambro's weapon... except it can be fired straight down, and firing it gives her a boost into the air, while mooks can only shoot straight ahead, not up. The same goes for her special, which fires an explosive below her.
  • Destructive Saviour: Every terrorist hideout is blown off the face of the earth when you leave via helicopter.
    Area Liberated!
  • The Devil Is a Loser: Along with commanding a mostly-incompetent group of terrorists, the devil found at the end of each level poses no actual threat to the players, simply cackling instead of attacking. He is as easy to kill as a regular Mook, and any attack that he survives will cause him to emit a girly scream and run away.
  • The Dev Team Thinks of Everything: The bros can blow up the rescue helicopter at the end of each level, (and it can crush them when it falls). A new one will appear several seconds later.
    • In a similar manner, attempting to board the chopper from above will result in being diced to pieces.
  • Disaster Dominoes: Easily possible, via the liberal use of explosives.
  • Difficult but Awesome: Indiana Brones may not have the same awesome guns as most other characters, but his whip can stunlock enemies, and he can skip many obstacles completely using his grapple ability. Unlike most other weapons in the game, his whip deals more damage at long range, instead of less. This, combined with the fact that the whip was unable to deal terrain damage for a long time (he's got a pickaxe for that), often leads to the misconception that his whip deals little to no damage, which is only true at close range.
    • Both Macbrover and James Broddock have movesets entirely consisting of explosives. Though their attacks are powerful, they are difficult to aim precisely. Thus, firing away with reckless abandon will result in a lot more collateral damage compared to many of the other characters. Used wisely, however, they can clear entire rooms with only one or two attacks.
    • Cherry's running speed is slower than the other Bros due to her machinegun leg. However, her attacks also propel her into the air. This allows her to shoot enemies without fear of counterattack (as most enemies cannot shoot up), and can even let her make jumps that would be impossible for most Bros.
  • Dungeon Bypass: Players can skip large portions of a level by digging through terrain or by using Indiana Brones and his whip. Mr. Anderbro, Bronan, and the Brode all have leaping techniques that can be used to bypass several obstacles.
    • Or, you could just fly using the Brominator's minigun.
    • Propane tanks, which fly in the direction they're facing when shot, can be stood on. If said tank happens to be horizontal, the player can leap across the map, as the momentum from the tank is maintained until the character stops moving. Just be sure to jump off before it explodes.
    • The flying pig bug, allowing the player to fly by repeatedly knifing a pig they're standing on, also allows this.
    • Cherry Broling, thanks to her machinegun leg and rockets, can bypass many levels in less than a minute if used right.
  • Eagleland: Whether it's type 1 or type 2 is pretty subjective, but the atmosphere of the game pretty much breathes this trope.
  • Everything Breaks: Yep.
  • Expy: All of the Bros are based on heroes from various action films.
  • Friendly Fire Proof: None of the Bros' primary attacks, including the explosive ones, will harm allies. Subverted with certain explosive specials, which tend to blow anyone and anything up.
    • Normally played straight with the enemies, as well. Enemies who have been blinded, however, will fire projectiles that miss the Bros and damage enemies. Throwing an enemy also temporarily renders them vulnerable to friendly fire until they get back on their feet.
  • Gatling Good: The Brominator can blast off with a powerful chaingun, but much like regular chainguns, it has a bit of spin-up time and the recoil drives you back. His special weapon is a transformation to his Endoskeleton form, which cancels out the recoil effect (and also makes him invincible). One trick is to use the recoil to move around faster than you walk.
    • The large terrorists carry these as well, minus the knockback. The first boss-a giant tank-has two huge ones that tear through anything in their path.
  • Glass Cannon: The bros are capable of leveling entire terrorist bases and slaughtering hundreds of mooks, but still die from one pistol shot.
  • Grenade Hot Potato: Enemy grenades can be thrown back. This even works with the player's own grenades, which is helpful, as they tend to be exceptions to the (mostly) Friendly Fireproof world.
  • Grievous Harm with a Body: The October update added the ability to throw small enemies. The most obvious use of this is to throw enemies off cliffs to their demise, but hitting one enemy in the head with another will generally kill them both.
  • Guns Akimbo: Bro Hard and The Boondock Bros.
  • Handicapped Badass: Snake has an eyepatch. On a more extreme level, one of Ash's arms has been replaced with a chainsaw, which he uses in his special and melee animation. Cherry, on the other hand, has replaced her missing leg with a machine gun, which slows her down on land but allows her to propel through the air with bullets and rockets.
  • Handshake Substitute: The hi-five.
  • Hollywood Acid: Most alien enemies bleed this when they die. While usually only burning through the terrain, the acid spilled by the exploding aliens and spit by the sandworms will melt flesh.
  • Hollywood Action Hero: Inspired by action flicks from the 80s and 90s
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The Brodator's throws spears as his primary attack, which can impale multiple enemies and stick into walls...Or both.
  • Implausible Fencing Powers: All sword-wielding Bros can reflect projectiles with a well-timed slash. Bronan can cause Razor Wind by charging his attack, and Blade is invincible during his special due to his Super Speed.
  • Invisibility Cloak: The Brodator's special gives him one temporarily, while also automatically blasting any enemies close by.
  • Joke Weapon: Double Bro Seven's first special, which consists of him drinking and throwing a martini glass. Though short-ranged, slow, and weak, it is technically capable of killing most enemies.
  • Kaizo Trap: One of the xenomorph-themed stages has the player running away from a giant sandworm-like xenomorph. Once the player reaches the end of the stage, the sandworm emerges one last time, likely taking out the rescue chopper...Which will kill any player it lands on. Of course, if the player boards the chopper before the sandworm demolishes it, the victory theme plays as the chopper falls off-screen and explodes. Or you could simply wait for another chopper to show up.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Most of the male Bros have one.
  • Luck-Based Mission: Since each Bro has different strengths and weaknesses, some segments can be near impossible if you happen to spawn or rescue the wrong Bro.
  • Machete Mayhem: Brochete.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: The Brommando does this for his special attack.
    • The missile tanks and both bosses have similar attacks.
  • Made of Explodium: When the player boards the rescue chopper, the entire level begins exploding for no discernible reason. The Brode's special attack turns any enemy into this, causing them to explode after a brief delay.
  • Mle Trois: The aliens added in the February '15 update don't differentiate between the terrorists and the Bros, snacking on both if they get the chance.
  • Mighty Glacier: The Brominator's special reduces his movement and jumping capabilities, but also makes him invincible, among other things, whereas his minigun, while it has a slow windup period, is one of the most powerful weapons in the game. He can also become a Lightning Bruiser, as the recoil on his minigun can send him flying back faster than most other forms of movement.
  • Multinational Team: Ironically, alongside the American majority, Broforce contains Bros from Australia, Ireland, Scotland, Great Britain, Mexico, Cimmeria, Sweden (If counting The Expendabros) and outer space!
  • Not Completely Useless: Initially, the ability to crouch may seem completely pointless, as it doesn't actually bring the player low enough to dodge any projectiles. However, later levels include tall grass, which will render the player unnoticeable by enemies if they are crouching. Grenades, if thrown while crouching, will simply plop out and roll a few inches, allowing them to be easily dropped down ledges. Finally, Cherry's weapons (which normally fire straight down) will fire horizontally while she's crouching, albeit rendering her immobile.
  • One Hitpoint Wonder: All the bros (with the exception of The Boondock Bros) die with just one shot from the terrorists, and can also die if they get caught in an explosion.
  • One-Hit Polykill: Snake Broskin can do this with his piercing rifle. Indy's rework gave him a revolver, which similarly pierces through enemies.
  • Rated M for Manly: Need we say more?
  • Paper-Thin Disguise: One of Double Bro Seven's specials has him temporarily don a ski mask. Doing so renders him completely unnoticeable by all enemies, even Kamikaze Mooks and dogs charging straight at him. Even conspicuously murdering a Mook's fellow terrorists right in front of him will leave him none the wiser. Taken Up To Eleven when the disguise works against the aliens, who normally attack terrorists on sight.
  • Pistol-Whipping: Bro Hard and the Boondock Bros have this as their melee attack.
  • Powerful Pick: Indy's rework gave him a pickaxe in place of a knife, which can be used to similar effect. It also has the ability to destroy terrain, as Indy's whip is the only primary weapon that can't.
  • Punched Across the Room: Mr. Anderbro's primary ability is simply his fists, which send enemies flying. The Brode's Five Point Palm Exploding Mook Technique takes this to a new level, sending enemies flying and then causing them to explode.
  • Recruitment By Rescue: You unlock each bro by rescuing your comrades.
  • Roaring Rampage of Revenge: If either of the Boondock Bros (or Bro Duce) is killed, the other(s) will start glowing red and have temporarily increased movement and firing speed.
  • Rocket Jump: Cherry's special launches a rocket straight down. Using it from the ground allows her to boost herself slightly in the air.
  • Roundhouse Kick: Brodell Walker appropriately uses kicks for his melee attack, one of which is this.
  • Screaming Warrior: Upon using his special, Bronan leaps into the air with a battle cry befitting of the man he was modeled after.
    • Taken Up to Eleven with Bro Heart, whose special is literally screaming the word "Freedom!" at the top of his lungs. He's not only faster while screaming, but enemies that hear him will run away in fear.
  • Screams Like a Little Girl: The terrorists do this when something happens to frighten them.
  • Short-Range Shotgun: As is the norm in video games, shotguns in this game have a very short range but they deal high damage.
  • Sibling Team: The Boondock Bros
  • Sticky Bomb/Grenade Tag: Bronnar Jensen and Macbrover can both stick their explosives to terrain and enemies, resulting in appropriate reactions from the latter.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: HELL YEAH.
  • Suicide Attack: What would a terrorist group be without suicide bombers? The aliens even have suicide units, who roll into enemies and explode into acid.
  • Taking You with Me: Unless their bodies are completely destroyed, kamikaze mooks will still explode when they die. The Brodator functions under the same rule.
  • Taunt Button: The Freedom Update added the ability to flex with the press of a button, which serves no purpose aside from looking awesome.
  • Throwing Your Sword Always Works / The Blade Always Lands Pointy End In: Bro Heart's melee attack has him throw his sword. It deals massive damage and decapitates anyone in a line, and sticks into whatever terrain it hits. Of course, he's left unarmed as a result, and has to resort to using his fists until he picks his sword up.
  • Terrorists Without a Cause: It's unknown what ideology drives the terrorists, other than the fact that they seem to hate America.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: Speaks for itself, really.
  • Unexplained Recovery: Both villagers and trapped Bros can die from falling or being shot. As long as their body is intact, however, they'll pop up, ready to kick ass, if the player interacts with them.
  • The War on Terror: The main enemy of the game are terrorists, though it is not specified where they are from. They do have most of their bases in Vietnam and Kazakstan, though.
  • Whip It Good: Indiana Brones has this as his primary attack.
  • World of Pun: Noticed all the times that the game and this article rams the word "Bro" into everything?