Video Game / Broforce

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YOU CAN'T ESCAPE FREEDOM

BROFORCE!
KICKING ASS FOR JUSTICE AND FOR LIBERTY!
FOR FREEDOM AND THE FLAG
THEY'RE THE FINAL STAND!
THE LAST BAND OF HEROES
WHO'LL FIGHT TERROR WITH NO REMORSE!
BROFORCE!
Broforce Theme Song, by Strident

Broforce is an indie platformer game that received its full launch on October 15th 2015. Despite its self-parodying Brogleland Patriotic Fervor, it is in fact created by South African indie game developer Free Lives and published by Devolver Digital.

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: Rocket Barrage. Melee: Knife.
  • B. A. Broracus. Main Weapon: Flame Thrower. Secondary: Flame Grenades. Melee: Headbutt.
  • 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: Knife.
  • 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: Kicks.
  • 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: Broomhandle Pistol. Secondary: Brocket Dive. Melee: Punches.
  • Bro Heart. Main Weapon: Claymore/Punches. Secondary: Freedom Rush. Melee: Sword Throw/Punches.
  • The Brofessional. Main Weapon: Silenced Beretta. Secondary: Brotilda's Sniper Melee: Teleport stab.
  • Broden. Main Weapon: Lightning Bolts. Secondary: Torpedo Lunge Melee: Uppercut.
  • The Brolander. Main Weapon: Ramirez's Sword Secondary: The Quickening Melee: Punches

In addition, the following characters are exclusive to the Expendabros version:
  • Broney Ross. Main Weapon: Twin Pistols. Secondary: Triple Sticky Grenades.
  • Lee Brosmas. 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. He will also automatically stick dynamite to any mook that he throws.
  • Action Girl: Ellen Ripbro, Cherry Broling, and The Brode. Coming in as an assist, there's also little Brotilda.
  • 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 Megacockter, which must be evaded for the first half of its stage and then hit with propane tanks in the second half.
    • There's also the Terror Krawler, which periodically tears up the scenery in the second to last level of one of the stages and then the last level before being fought.
    • The Deathfield, Satan's third form. You can't fight it, you have to just run.
  • 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."
  • Alien Blood: The alien enemies, as well as the Brodator, bleed green blood. Most of the former even bleed acid, which can eat through terrain and Bros alike.
  • 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, Bronan, and Trent Broser in The Expendabros are all modeled directly after characters Schwarzenegger himself played.
  • And Now for Someone Completely Different: This game takes this to ludicrous levels. Every time you start a level, rescue a prisoner, or lose a life, you'll play as any character you have currently unlocked, chosen randomly by the game.
  • 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.
  • 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 its 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 special (while charging forward), Max's bromerang and Bro Heart's claymore (when thrown) 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.
  • Asskicking Equals Authority: In the Hard difficulty ending you are voted Emperor of The World and Jesus takes you to live peacefully in the heavenly realm that is Texas.
  • Autobots, Rock Out!: AREA LIBERATED *cue guitars*
  • Award Bait Song: The Ballad of Rambro.
  • 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 Broling 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. Even so, the fact that she has to stop moving and then crouch in order to shoot can mean the difference between life and death, and it means you have to plan out her attack on mooks in ways you don't need to with other characters.
    • 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 of 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.
    • Brocketeer has great jumping abilities due to his jetpack, which can also deal minor damage and light enemies on fire. His primary weapon, however, is very weak. Finally, his special attack involves doing a small vertical jump followed by smashing head-first diagonally downward. Compared to, say, Bronan's special attack, its range isn't very impressive, and doesn't make him invincible for the duration. However, anything he lands on when using his special is sure to be blown into tiny chunks, and he has six of them. In addition, his melee attack received a significant boost in damage and range, giving him a reliable means of damage.
  • Back-to-Back Badasses: The two player characters. Actually invoked, as the game can provide an AI partner if no one else will play.
  • Badass: Every single Bro.
    • Badass in Distress: Many Bros start as hostages, but once you rescue them you get to kick ass as them.
  • Badasses Wear Bandanas: Rambro, naturally. Villagers, if interacted with, will strap on an assault rifle and bandana before going on a rampage.
  • Badass Beard: Brodell Walker and Col. James Broddock have one. Much like the man they were modeled after.
  • Badass Crew: Every member of Broforce is a one-man army.
  • Badass in a Nice Suit: Bro In Black and Double Bro Seven.
  • Badass Mustache: Brochete. Unsurprising, being based on a character played by Danny Trejo.
  • 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.
  • Barbarian Hero: Bronan the Brobarian and Broheart.
  • Bare Your Midriff: Cherry Broling.
  • Bash Brothers: The Boondock Bros.
  • Batter Up: Snake's melee attack was a baseball bat at some point, but was eventually changed back to the default knife for unknown reasons.
  • Battle Boomerang: Bro Max's special is a single bromerang, 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.
  • BFS: Bro Heart's Claymore qualifies. Any other melee weapon has only a range of 1 block, said Claymore has a range of 2. And can hit both above and in front of Bro Heart. Bronan's sword is also pretty big, and swings hard enough to cause Razor Wind, effectively increasing it's range.
  • Black and White Morality: There is no moral ambiguity in this game. The Bros are unquestionably the good guys, while the terrorists, the aliens and the demons are unambiguously bad.
  • Blatant Lies: In the recently added covert ops levels you can unlock certain powerups. One of those are definitely "vitaminz". Not steroids at all.
    • The announcer doesn't even attempt to hide it in the Lightning Strikes Twice trailer. He loudly exclaims "PERFORMANCE ENHANCING DRUGS!" despite the word "VITAMINS" flashing onscreen.
  • Bloody Hilarious: Where to begin? For example, performing a headshot on a standard mook has him running around like a literal headless chicken, squirting blood all over the place. Not to mention there's also Ludicrous Gibs galore...
  • Blood Magic: In Hell, end of level portals and certain traps (watch out for blocks with a pentagram beneath ominous looking statues) are powered up by, you guessed it, blood.
  • Big Bad: Satan himself.
  • 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.
  • Blade Below the Shoulder: The Brodator uses one as his melee attack, 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 a particularly powerful punch) 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 and big 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 Freedom Update gave most of the characters more fitting melee attacks, making many of them less boring, but still practical.
    • 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.
  • Boss Subtitles: The Freedom Update added these, probably as a Shout-Out to Borderlands.
  • 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.
  • Calling Your Attacks: According to Word of God, Broden's special attack is literally named 'Shalibabayee', which is approximately what he shouts while using it.
  • Chain Lightning: Ellen Ripbro, Broden, and the Brolander can all deal electric damage. If an enemy or corpse is pumped full of enough electricity, they'll explode...dealing more electric damage.
  • 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. His melee attack has him stab forward with the chainsaw, which is unwieldy, but deals massive damage and causes nearby enemies to run away in fear.
  • Charged Attack: A few characters that have one as their primary attacks:
    • Brobocop can charge up his Auto-9 by holding down the primary fire button. When fully charged, he will flood the screen with bullets.
    • Bronan can likewise charge up his sword. It will flash and emit a sound when fully charged. Upon releasing the full charge, the sword will unleash a powerful shockwave.
    • The Brodator's throwing spears can be rapidly thrown. Charging one for a second, however, increases its damage, range, speed, and lets it impale up to four enemies at once.
  • 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 melee attack. 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. There's an achievement for doing this.
    • 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.
  • Chest Burster: Well, with enemies that are basically an Expy of the Xenomorphs from Alien this is to be expected. If a Bro or a terrorist is grabbed by a facehugger, they'll die and a full grown alien will burst from the body in a matter of seconds.
  • Colonel Badass: Col. James Broddock. Oddly enough, he's the only character who comes from a military background in his source material whose rank is mentioned in this game.
  • Combat Medic: The Broniversal Soldier is this game's equivalent to one, as he is able to resurrect dead players in co-op (as long as they haven't been blown to pieces) while slaughtering terrorists at the same time.
  • Cool Shades: Brade, Bro In Black, Mr. Anderbro and The Brofessional wear these. Also, MacBrover wears them in his unlock screen.
  • Crisis Crossover: Essentially, though not much of a story is here. Action heroes coming together for no explained reason other than Rule of Cool still works.
  • Crosshair Aware: Inverted. By using Brobocop's or The Brofessional's special attacks, it is the player who marks the enemies with crosshairs.
    • Played straight with enemy airstrikes and alien sandworms' acid spit.
  • 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.
  • Denial of Diagonal Attack: With some exceptions, most bros (and fortunately, enemies) can only shoot their primary weapons left or right. Can be circumvented via special attacks, using the bros' innate mobility skills or using the destructible terrain to your advantage.
  • Destructive Saviour: Every terrorist hideout is blown off the face of the earth when you leave via helicopter.
    Area Liberated!
  • Developers' Foresight: It's possible to blow up the level end helicopter while taking off.
  • 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.
    • In Hell, however, Satan shows his true colors, becoming the ultimate Big Bad of the game, with a whopping four forms to go through before you can kick his ass.
  • Disaster Dominoes: Easily possible, via the liberal use of explosives.
  • Discard and Draw: Every one up changes your bro. This forces you to adapt to whatever situation you may face depending on the bro you're playing as at any given time, and is arguably half of the fun.
  • 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 machine-gun leg. However, her attacks also propel her into the air. This allows her to shoot enemies without fear of counter-attack (as most enemies cannot shoot up), and can even let her make jumps that would be impossible for most Bros.
    • Bro Heart's claymore has great damage and range, and his special is nothing short of awesome. His slow swing speed, however, results in his actual damage output not being particularly impressive compared to the other melee Bros when he's not using his special. His melee attack throws his sword, dealing a reasonable amount of damage in a straight line. Originally, this left him with just two inefficient punching attacks, and gave him no assistance against distant enemies or ranged attacks (unlike the other Melee Bros). An update, however, increased his punching damage, and gave his sword the ability to reflect bullets, even when sticking out of the ground. So, while throwing his sword is risky, timing it well can form a shield that reflects enemies' bullets back at them.
    • The Brolander starts out with no uses for his special, and very sluggish movement speed (on par with Cherry Broling). Being a melee character, this makes him vulnerable at first. Once he has claimed a few heads and gained some charges for his special, he becomes a near invincible force of nature.
  • Does Not Like Shoes: Bro Hard is barefoot both in game and in the launch trailer.
  • Downer Ending: An alternate ending gained by shooting the president in the ending sequence has Rambro jailed.
  • 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 machine-gun leg and rockets, can bypass many levels in less than a minute if used right.
  • Eagleland: The game has shades of both types. On one hand, Broforce are invariably portrayed as the good guys, are awarded medals and honor, and held a parade for at the end of the game. On the other hand, the Colonel's mission statement for one area sums up the Boorish side quite nicely.
    Colonel: THE PEOPLE FROM THIS COUNTRY LOOK, SPEAK, AND ACT DIFFERENTLY TO US. LET'S MOVE FAST, BROS!
    • In fairness, the "people" they are referring to are literally terrorists and Satan.
  • '80s Hair: MacBrover and Time Bro sport magnificent mullets visible even with this game's pixel graphics.
  • Elemental Punch: Brolander's melee attack has electric properties, causing slain enemies to explode into [1]. Due to the way the damage is calculated, however, punching regular Mooks usually just knocks them back without dealing any damage. If he has at least one charge of his special, however, his punch inexplicably deals enough damage to instantly defeat any enemy affected by it, including the first two forms of the final boss.
  • Everything Breaks: Yep.
  • Expy: Pretty much every major character is an expy of a character from some famous action flick.
  • Eyepatch of Power: Snake Broskin, of course. Hell, the character he's based on even provides the picture for the trope! Broniversal Soldier's camera/comm device also counts.
  • Feed It a Bomb: A sandworm Xenomorph can be killed instantly by throwing a grenade into its mouth, causing it's head to explode. Best done by Rambro.
  • Fictional Country: When the game was in early access, all of the areas were referred to as Vietnam or Kazakhstan. The launch version of the game gave each area a different location, such as Afreeka, Cambodium, or Hawaii.
    Colonel: THIS IS IRAKISTAN. FUCK IRAKISTAN! AMERICANIZE THEM!
  • Final Boss Preview: The first battle with the big mech in The Expendabros, which doubles as a Hopeless Boss Fight.
  • Final Death Mode: Ironbro mode. If a bro dies, he/she's dead for good for the remainder of the game. Lose all bros and it's Game Over.
  • Flipping the Bird: The enemy general inside the Stealth Tank boss does this to the Bros prior to the fight.
  • Flunky Boss: The Sky Fortress boss will limit itself to fly around and spawn Mooks like there is no tomorrow once its lateral weapon platforms have been destroyed. The Heart of the Hive is a more straight example, since the boss itself won't attack at all, but it's constantly surrounded by a cloud of flying kamikaze aliens that definitely will.
  • Foreshadowing: Notice that skull on the flag waving in the background during enemy/boss introductions? That's the head of Satan's true form, which you get to fight in the finale.
  • Frickin' Laser Beams: One of Double Bro Seven's special is a laser beam fired from his wristwatch that sweeps through half of the screen, doing massive damage to terrain and igniting mooks on fire. Time Bro's gun fires these in short bursts, as well.
  • 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 Bruisers carry these as well, minus the knockback. The first boss - a giant tank - has two huge ones that tear through anything in their path.
  • Giant Mook: The terrorists have among their ranks the Bruisers, huge masked guys with a chaingun. As for the aliens, there are gigantic xenomorphs that attack by charging at you and can take quite a beating before going down. The undead inhabiting the Hell levels count among their ranks Boomers and Executioners, both are huge, and both are extremely dangerous.
  • Glass Cannon: The bros are capable of leveling entire terrorist bases and slaughtering hundreds of mooks, but still die from one pistol shot.
  • Glowing Eyes of Doom: Broden's eyes glow (complete with lightning shooting out of them) whenever he's performing some heavy duty electroshock therapy on some unfortunate Mooks.
  • Golden Ending: The Hard Mode ending, where you are named the Emperor of Earth and are selected by Jesus to live in Texas.
  • Good Old Fisticuffs: Mr. Anderbro uses his fists as his primary weapon, and Bro Heart resorts to punching Mooks when he throws his claymore. Also, a few bros use a good ol' punch to the face as their melee attack.
  • 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.
  • Grappling-Hook Pistol: Well, not exactly a pistol, but Indiana Brones's whip has this use. This makes him excel in the art of the Dungeon Bypass.
  • 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.
  • Ground-Shattering Landing: Mr.Anderbro can dash across the air by pressing the melee attack button + any direction at the same time. If done downwards while airborne, he'll dash straight into the ground and destroy anything he lands on.
    • This trope is also played very straight in The Brocketeer's special.
    • The Terrorbot boss has an attack in which it flies up into the air and slams down into the ground twice in quick succession, demolishing anything beneath it, including you if you're not fast enough in getting out of the way.
  • Guns Akimbro: Bro Hard and The Boondock Bros.
  • Guttural Growler: The Announcer, both in-game and in the game trailers.
  • 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.
  • Hand Cannon: Indiana Brones's special is a revolver capable of turning mooks/xenos/zombies into giblets in only one shot.
  • Harder Than Hard: The game features a Hard difficulty, where enemy reaction times are much quicker, and Ironbro mode, where each Bro has only one life. The player can also play Ironbro Mode on Hard, however, which was not intended to be even remotely fair or balanced.
  • Hellhound: Found in the Hell-themed levels. They act similarly to attack dogs, the difference being that when they eat a corpse, instead of growing in size and becoming more resilient, they spawn more Hellhounds
  • Helicopter Blender: Do NOT try to "get to da choppah" from above. It won't end well for you.
  • Helpful Mook: The skinless zombie in the hell levels will "ambush" any Bros they see, leaping out and chasing them. If they catch a Bro, however, rather than killing them, they'll simply cling to the Bro's back. This slightly hinders the player's movement, however they can easily be tossed off with the throw command to hurt other enemies. Best of all, they'll even save the Bro from a single bullet.
  • The Hero: Rambro is presented as the leader of Broforce, and the default protagonist of the game. It's to the point where he's the one to deliver the final blow in the launch trailer, and he's the one jailed in the alternate Downer Ending.
  • Heroes "R" Us: The titular Broforce, a Badass Crew of the world's greatest action heroes.
  • Heroic Build: Pretty much every bro is built like Superman, even the females.
  • Heroic Comedic Sociopath: Lampshaded in Part 5 of Road to Freedom, where one of the devs begins killing civilians at the White House.
    Evan: It turns out Broforce are actually psychopaths! They shouldn't have been let anywhere near the White House!
  • 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 as well as a few from the 2000s.
  • Hollywood Silencer: Double Bro Seven and The Brofessional both have silenced handguns as their primaries.
  • Homing Projectile: Bro Dredd's primary weapon shoots bullets that curve towards the nearest enemies. They also bounce when they hit anything that isn't an enemy.
    • RPG mooks, missile tanks, missile turrets, and quite a few bosses fire homing rockets. En masse.
  • Humongous Mecha: The Terrorbot boss.
  • Sudden Name Change: Lee Christmas's lookalike in Expendabros is referred to as "Bro Christmas" in the trailer, but "Lee Broxmas" in the actual game. Brodator and Broheart were originally to be named "Predabro" and "Broveheart," respectively. However, they were referred to by their current names in the announcer's voice lines, which stuck.
  • Impaled with Extreme Prejudice: The Brodator throws spears as his primary attack, which can impale multiple enemies and stick into walls... Or both. Also, this can happen to both Bros and enemies if they fall on a spike trap.
    • Several levels feature dead bodies impaled on spikes as background decoration. You can actually stand on the bodies, which will push them further down onto the spikes.
  • 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.
  • Invulnerable Attack: Brade and Bronan are invincible while using their specials. The Brofessional's melee attack, which teleports him to an enemy and stabs them, renders him invulnerable until he reappears. This can even be invoked by the player, as holding the button delays his reappearance by a couple seconds.
  • Jack Bauer Interrogation Technique: Parodied in the Expendabros campaign. After beating Stonebanks, you're treated to a quick time event where you "interrogate" him by repeatedly punching him in the face. Once you've punched him black and blue, the words "INTERROGATION COMPLETE" flashes in the background, with no indication that you've actually got any information out of the boss during such. In fact, you can keep punching him until his head explodes, during which it's revealed that Stonebanks is actually a robot decoy.
  • Jack-of-All-Stats: Rambro, the first Bro, has the most balanced abilities of them all. Doesn't make him bad though.
  • Javelin Thrower: The Brodator uses his combi-sticks as javelins. He is able to turn Mooks into sish-kebab with them.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Kill It with Fire: Several characters have fire based attacks:
  • Landmine Goes Click: And it is pretty audible.
  • Lantern Jaw of Justice: Most of the male Bros have one.
  • Large Ham: The Announcer, who sounds like a Guttural Growler BRIAN BLESSED. Check this for an example.
    Announcer (when starting a level): "3! 2! 1! GOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOUUUUGGGGGGGH!"
  • Last Disrespects: "Press X to pay your respects". Cue Rambro pissing on Satan's grave.
  • Laughably Evil: The Mooks. Sure, they invade countries. And torture innocent villagers. And appear to work for the Devil himself. But their reaction upon seeing/being brutally massacred by Broforce is hilarious.
  • Leg Cannon: One of Cherry's legs is a machine gun, which, when fired straight down, propels her to new heights.
  • Lightning Bruiser: All melee characters apply, although special mention goes to Brade. He's not only the fastest character in the game, he also deals insane amounts of damage once he gets close and personal.
    • While Brominator may initially resemble a Mighty Glacier, he actually moves ridiculously quickly...in the opposite direction that he's firing. Combined with his ludicrous damage per second and ability to temporarily turn invincible, he sports a great balance of speed, offense, and defense.
  • 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. Conversely, getting the right Bro can make some segments significantly easier (for example, Bro Dredd's controllable missile makes the Alien heart bosses trivial, while a Bro with a mobility ability makes the final escape against the Deathfield much easier).
  • Ludicrous Gibs: Exploding an enemy or simply shooting their corpse repeatably can produce these, as well as destroying an enemy spawn door.
  • Machete Mayhem: Brochete.
  • Macross Missile Massacre: The Brommando does this for his special attack.
    • The missile tanks and many of the 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.
    • This also goes for the suicide aliens who are bloated with explosive acid.
  • Magikarp Power: The Brolander starts off with slow movement speed, a relatively weak melee weapon, and no special. Every few enemies he kills gives him one use of his (insanely powerful) special, however, and his speed and damage increase for every special he has. By the time he has five specials, he's the fastest bro in the game, with power to match. His sword becomes powerful enough to decapitate big mooks with a single swing, and even his regular attacks cause Chain Lightning.
  • Malevolent Masked Men: Pretty much all of the terrorists wear ski masks, no matter how ridiculous: Kamikaze bombers, dogs, and, in one cutscene, a baby.
  • Megaton Punch: Downplayed with Brominator and Bronan, whose melee attacks include an uppercut that sends enemies flying straight up into the air.
  • 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. That is if the terrorists aren't using the aliens with devices implanted to their heads - those ones only attack Broforce.
  • 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.
  • Mini-Mecha: The Mechanized Terror Units (as named by the May 2014 Double Bro Impact Update trailer). They are first found as a Mini-Boss of sorts in stage 4 of the campaign (the very first city levels). In the Lighning Strikes Twice update, one of the covert ops missions unlocks americanized counterparts of these as power ups.
  • Mook Horror Show: If a terrorist sees what is left of a victim of the Brodator's melee attack, he will run and scream in terror. Brochete's organ punches and Ash's chainsaw attacks are other such moments.
  • More Dakka: Pretty much all the bros can do this, but the Brominator and Brobocop's charged attack are the most notable examples.
  • Mordor: This is how Hell is represented in this game, as opposed to the typical depictions of Fire and Brimstone Hell and Bloody Bowels of Hell.
  • Multinational Team: Ironically, alongside the American majority, Broforce contains Bros from Australia, Ireland, Scotland, Great Britain, Mexico, Cimmeria, Italy, Sweden (if counting The Expendabros), outer space, and even Heaven.
  • Multiple Endings: After defeating Satan, the final level in the campaign is a Playable Epilogue set in the White House, where you get to meet the President. What happens next depends on what you do and what difficulty you've cleared.
    • The Normal Ending has Broforce being brought out for a grand parade before eventually going back home.
    • If you kill the President, you're treated to the Bad Ending, which has Rambro solemnly carrying the President's body out to the formerly happy crowds, and being thrown in jail for murdering him.
    • If you clear the game on Hard Mode, you're treated to the Golden Ending, where you are named the Emperor of Earth and are selected by Jesus to live in Texas.
  • My God, What Have I Done?: Rambro in the bad ending, just before shedding some Manly Tears
  • Nice Hat: Brodell Walker wears his characteristic cowboy hat, The Brofessional wears his knit cap and Indiana Brones wears his iconic fedora. Also, Broden's trademark straw coolie hat, which his in-game sprite wears. His avatar portrait, however, is hatless, probably because the hat would cover more than half of his face.
  • Nintendo Hard: And HOW! Not only are your bros One Hit Point Wonders, but the sheer density of the action from the frequent explosions to sudden enemy fire without warning to very hard-to-evade traps to lightning fast monsters to Giant Mooks and bosses with More Dakka than even the broiest of Broforcers will make you rather thankful for the variation in Game Over voices, because you will be hearing them a lot.
    • And that's without taking in consideration Hard or Ironbro Mode. Or Ironbro mode in Hard, which the game itself tell you it is not designed to be fair or balanced, and that you should play it at your own risk.
  • No Plot? No Problem!: The game has little more plot than "shoot evil America-hating terrorists and aliens until they die". Not that it needs a plot, anyway. Averted in The Expendabros, that has an Excuse Plot.
  • 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.
  • No Indoor Voice: Almost all of the voice acting in the game consists of screams of terror or patriotism. This extends even to the text - with the exception of player names when playing online, all text in the game is written in Caps Lock.
  • Not-So-Harmless Villain: Think Satan is going to be a complete pushover in Hell just like every other time you met him? Think again.
  • Off with His Head!: Bronan and Brolander's swords will decapitate mooks they kill, as will Bro Heart's when he throws it. Brolander's sword, appropriately, deals more damage to enemies that can be decapitated, and less damage to enemies that can't.
  • 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.
  • One Hitpoint Wonder: All the bros (with the exception of The Boondock Bros and The Brolander, if he has more than one special available) 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.
  • 1-Up: You gain extra lives (and switch-out your characters) by rescuing your fellow bros from the terrorists. However, you immediately switch characters when you do.
  • One-Winged Angel: Satan's true form. Apparently he had enough of being humiliated by the bros.
  • Our Zombies Are Different: The undead Mooks featured in the Hell levels are more or less as intelligent as their living counterparts, as little as that says. They can still operate firearms, tell the difference between allies and enemies, and run away from explosives.
  • 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.
  • Player-Guided Missile: Bro Dredd allows you to do this.
  • Powerful Pick: Indy's rework gave him a pickaxe as his melee attack. It swings slower than most melee attacks, but deals much more damage to terrain, as his whip is not very good for tunneling.
  • 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.
  • Rated M for Manly: Need we say more?
  • Recoil Boost: Cherry's primary feature is the vertical version, while Brominator's minigun is capable of the horizontal version.
  • Recruitment By Rescue: You unlock each bro by rescuing your comrades.
  • Recursive Ammo: Col. James Broddock's special is a Cluster Bomb. It's one of the most destructive attacks in the game, and used to be one exception to the Friendly Fireproof rule before it was patched. It still may render the level unbeatable via destroying most of it, though.
  • Red Shirt Army: Captured villagers can be given weapons so they can fight by your side. However, they aren't much more smarter or durable than the Mooks, and tend to die rather quickly.
  • Retreaux: The game's Pixel Art graphics are very much In the Style of... VGA MS-DOS games from The '90s.
  • Resurrective Immortality: If The Brolander is shot while holding three or more special attack charges, he will get back on his feet, at the cost of losing all special charges.
  • Ring Out Boss: The GR-666, which can only be taken down for good by sending him off the edge of the map — trying to bring down his lifebar will only have him get back up with the lifebar recharged.
  • 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.
  • Rocket Punch: Brocketeer has a downplayed version as his melee attack. Originally, he simply threw a punch. Now, his fist still stays attached, but he uses his jetpack to boost himself forward, significantly increasing the punch's range and damage.
  • Roundhouse Kick: Brodell Walker appropriately uses kicks for his melee attack, one of which is this.
  • Rule of Cool: A collection of the greatest action badasses that have ever kicked butt in the big/small screen during the last 30 years joining forces to destroy terrorism in an over the top orgy of death, blood, explosions and destruction? It can safely be said that this trope is this game's lifeblood.
  • 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.
  • Sequential Boss: Satan has four forms. His muscular form first, then his flaming "Final" Form, after that his Deathfield Form, and finally his True Form.
  • Set a Mook to Kill a Mook: Shots fired by enemies affected by Bro Hard's or Bro In Black's special will hurt another Mooks; this is specially effective when done to Bruisers. Also, any explosive thrown by an enemy (grenades or rockets) will also blow their fellow terrorists to bits.
  • Shield-Bearing Mook: Some mooks carry large riot shields that deflect any bullets fired at them from the front. They are unarmed otherwise, but will provide protection for their fellow terrorists, making them a priority if found in a group of Mooks. Explosives and melee attacks are the best ways to destroy their shields; after that happens they'll try to run away from you. Fortunately, they're seldom seen in the main campaign, but expect them to be a common form of Goddamned Bats in many custom levels/campaigns.
  • Shock and Awe: The speciality of the bros based on Christopher Lambert characters.
  • Short-Range Shotgun: As is the norm in video games, shotguns in this game have a very short range but they deal high damage.
  • Shout-Out: Besides the Bros, and the Xenomorphs, one level has a boss which is a giant heart.
  • Sibling Team: The Boondock Bros.
  • Speed Echoes: The Brolander will start displaying these after collecting enough special charges.
  • Sticky Bomb/Grenade Tag: Bronnar Jensen and Macbrover can both stick their explosives to terrain and enemies, resulting in appropriate reactions from the latter.
  • 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.
  • Stuff Blowing Up: HELL YEAH.
  • Stun Guns: Bro Dredd has one as his melee attack. It's more lethal than it sounds.
  • 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 - there's even a flying version. And in Hell, you will face zombie suicide bombers and warlocks who constantly summon suicide bombers for you.
  • Taking You with Me: Unless their bodies are completely destroyed, kamikaze mooks will still explode when they die and the grenade-lobbers will often leave a bomb after them upon death. 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.
  • Throw Down the Bomblet: MacBrover, with both his primary TNT bundle attacks and his special turkey bombs. Grenadier Mooks also attack using only grenades.
  • 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. An update gave his sword the ability to reflect projectiles when thrown, even after it's landed in the ground.
    • A less ridiculous example is Brade and The Brode, who use throwing knives as their melee attack. Brochete's primary attack, meanwhile, is to throw machetes.
  • Terrorists Without a Cause: It's unknown what ideology drives the terrorists, other than the fact that they seem to hate America and work for the devil.
  • Testosterone Poisoning: Speaks for itself, really.
  • Theme Naming: Every member of Broforce has "Bro" in their name, one way or another.
  • Time Stands Still: Time Bro's special slows down the game's speed to a crawl, while allowing him to move and shoot at normal speed. The screen even turns into a grey monochrome for the duration of the effect.
    • The Time Slow ammo you get upon completing Time Bro's covert mission allows any Bro to get a taste of Time Bro's mojo.
  • To Hell and Back: The final part of the game has you storming HELL ITSELF to kick the Devil's ass.
  • Token Non-Human: Though Brominator is technically a robot, the Brodator is a much more blatant example: He's visibly the most alien of the cast, bleeds green blood, and emits an ominous hissing sound in place of the "Yeah!" of the other Bros.
  • Twenty Minutes into the Past: According to information found in the cutscenes, the game takes place in the year 1993 (not to mention that the United States President featured in the game's ending strongly resembles Bill Clinton).
  • Ultimate Showdown of Ultimate Destiny: The Versus modes, Race and Deathmatch.
  • 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.
  • Unnecessary Combat Roll: Cherry can do this by pressing down while moving forward, readying her into position to fire in front of her.
  • Unskilled, but Strong: The terrorists don't use much in the way of tactics. They also have weapons strong enough to kill the freaking Terminator in one shot.
  • Use Your Head: B.A.'s melee attack is a headbutt that sends enemies flying.
    • Exaggerated with Brocketeer's special, which has him dive-bombing enemies headfirst with his jetpack.
  • Video Game Cruelty Potential: In the world map screen, there are seagulls flying around. You can kill them with the helicopter if you want. Killing all of them grants you an achievement.
  • Video Game Flamethrowers Suck: Averted and kicked in the ribs while it's down. B.A. Broracus' flamethrower has short range, but deals very high damage, sets enemies on fire (preventing them from shooting back), and as expected, is one of the best weapons against xenomorphs. It's also very effective cutting a path through terrain. Meanwhile Ellen Ripbro's flamethrower has limited uses since it's her special, but has great range and also deals massive damage.
  • The War on Terror: The main enemy of the game are terrorists. The campaign mode sees you flying to countries all over the globe to take out the terrorists.
  • Wave Motion Gun: Satan's true form uses a gigantic beam as one of his attacks.
  • Weaponized Teleportation: The Brofessional uses a simple version of this as his melee attack: He teleports to an enemy and stabs them in the chest.
  • What Measure Is a Mook?: Played for Laughs. At one point in the main campaign, there's a cutscene depicting the life of a suicide mook, from his birth to the moment he decides to charge at you.
  • What the Hell, Bro?!: If the player shoots the President at the end of the game when he asks for a high-five, an alternate cutscene/Downer Ending plays where people stare in horror at Rambro. The final scene has Rambro locked up inside a prison cell for his actions.
  • Whip It Good: Indiana Brones has this as his primary attack.
  • World of Pun: Have you noticed that all the character names are puns on the word "bro"?
  • You Are Already Dead: Any enemy hit by The Brode's special only has a couple seconds to make their peace with their deity of choice before blowing up in spectacular fashion. Also, when a bro is splashed by xenomorph acid or Satan's puke attack in the final battle, you can control him or her for a second or two before he (or she) melts into a skeleton.
  • Your Head A Splode: See Feed It a Bomb above.
  • Zerg Rush: In some levels, aliens spawn continually and love to do this. Unless your current bro is good at crowd control, you'd best run.
  • Zombie Puke Attack: Boomers vomit acid as their main attack.


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