Broforce is an indie platformer game (still in development) created by Free Lives.The destructible levels may be reminiscent of games such as Spelunky. However, unlike a typical Metroidvania encouraging 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 More Dakka and Stuff Blowing Up.The characters are all Lawyer Friendly Cameos of classic action movie and television heroes from the 80-90s era, with their names featuring various puns on "bro". The website can be found here.On August 5th, a free version of the game based on The Expendables 3 was released on Steam, titled The Expendabros. It can be found here until December 31st, 2014.
List of Bros
Rambro. Main Weapon: Machine Gun. Secondary: Grenades.
Brommando. Main Weapon: Rocket Launcher. Secondary: 4 Rockets in a row.
B. A. Broracus. Main Weapon: Flame Thrower. Secondary: Flame Grenades.
Bronan. Main Weapon: His Father's Sword. Secondary: Shockwaves.
Brochete. Main Weapon: Thrown Machetes. Secondary: Machete Flurries.
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 Brolliance: 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.
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 Bropidity: 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.
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 Broflector: Both Brade's katana and Ash's chainsaw (while charging forward) can block enemy bullets. Brade's dash special can even knock the airstrike missiles out of the sky.
Broom Headshot: Yes, even with the game's small pixelated sprites, this is possible. If a bullet 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.
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.
Brottomless 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.
Brodell Walker's special is a similar airstrike, calling down five missles 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.
Destructive Broviour: Every terrorist hideout is blown off the face of the earth when you leave via helicopter.
Difficult But Brosome: Indiana Brones may not have the same awesome guns as most other characters, but his whip can stunlock Giant Mooks and he can skip many obstacles completely using his grapple ability.
Dungeon Bropass: Players can skip large portions of a level by digging through terrain or by using Indiana Brones and his whip.
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, outlined below, also results in this.
Eabroland: Whether it's type 1 or type 2 is pretty subjective, but the atmosphere of the game pretty much breathes this trope.
Gatbro 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 Bronan: The bros are capable of leveling entire terrorist bases and slaughtering hundreds of mooks, but still die from one pistol shot.
Brood Bad Bugs: There are pigs in certain levels that serve little purpose other than being cannon fodder. A bug, however, allows the player to ride a pig through the air by standing on it and knifing it repeatedly. The devs liked the bug and left it in.