After completing GTA V for the first time, I felt like I needed something a little different to sink my gaming teeth into. I'd also been staring at my inactive second controller and figured it's about time I found a killer local co-op game. A quick Google later and I stumbled across Broforce - a game that looks like it was designed specifically for Rob Glenister. An 8-Bit sprite modern Contra style shooter that's based on 80s action movies and the overuse of terrible 'Bro' puns? Shut up and take my money!
Broforce plays like a cross between Metal Slug, Worms and Super Meatboy. This is a healthy dose of run and gun platforming loveliness, with a wide variety of different weapons, destructible terrain and loads of gore.
What left me grinning like an idiot many times is the roster of different Bros available to you. Collecting lives in this game changes the Bro you are controlling. Each Bro has their own unique weapon and play style based on the movie they are parodying. I'm not exaggerating when I say unlocking a new Bro, it's the single most over the top and brilliant thing I've seen in recent years.
"MR ANDERBRO!" "BRO HARD!" "MACBROVER!" It never gets old! It's great that they take inspiration from such a wide range of films and TV shows from the 80s right up to the present day.
The co-op mode delivered everything I was looking for. I played with my twin Mikey Glenister and we had an absolute blast. We fist bumped when we were playing great, started rowing when we were playing bad and played some rad as f*** air guitar when we completed each new level! It felt like we were back in our shared bedroom when we were kids!
I have yet to run through the campaign on my own yet, something i may look at with my trophy hunting.
It could be argued that Broforce is a little short and one dimensional, but when something is so action packed and thrilling that does not matter to me at all. I am this game's target audience so for me, this is was a well spent twelve quid!
I had such fun playing this with Mikey that we are looking to do a series called 'Super Glenister Bros' where we tackle local two player games from past and present. We'll invariably dig our all time favourites, but there are some absolute classics that we've never played before. In particular we have our eye on Portal 2 which boasts a unique split screen co-op campaign so stay tuned for that!
What do you think of Broforce? What multiplayer games should Super Glenister Bros play? Let me know!