Developed by Free Lives in Cape Town, South Africa, BROFORCE is a fast-paced, relentless indie side-scrolling SHMUP in which the player controls an assortment of BROS… to kill terrorists. Fueled by frenetic shooting, knifing and exploding, beautiful Metal-Slug-esque graphics and gameplay, and dramatic, adrenaline-spewing soundtrack, BROFORCE takes action and invests its own unique sense of style within it. In its mostly-destructible levels you’ll be facing endless waves of balaclava-wearing terrorists, Satan as CEOs, attack dogs, and hundreds more terrorists just asking to be asploded.
Progressing through the game, you’ll unlock and play as various BROS, each based on a famous 80′s action-movie icon. Names are suitably adapted of course, for example: Rambro, Brominator, Bro Dredd, etc, all with their own unique weapons and abilities — and Free Lives are planning on creating even more.
Down on the technical side, it features some impressive level-design, with some light, on-the-fly environmental interaction which we saw lead to some interestingly differing playthroughs. You could, for example, choose to run and gun a mob of terrorists above-ground, or take out two underground, shoot a gas tank and watch it tear through the ground as it flies up and explodes surface-level. That kind of detail makes each level feel very alive and memorable, and we’re glad for it.
BROFORCE is an indelicate, brutish game riddled with exploding maps and pixel gore, and surprisingly robust and accurate controls. Now Greenlit on Steam, BROFORCE is available for pre-order. Also available is a prototype/beta version letting anyone have a taste of the BRO, which we wholly recommend.