[Review] Broforce

Published on March 11th, 2014
If you could choose any number of action movie or TV characters to play in a game, which characters would you choose?  You could be John McClane wearing a white vesting and caressing a machine gun or you could be B.A Baracus and toting a flamethrower and destroying anything in your path. Luckily for you, you don’t have to choose and instead you get to control some of the greatest action heroes of all time. Grab your popcorn and take a seat for the following film. This featured presentation contains explosions, death, violence and an extremely fun experience. Ladies and gentlemen, this is Broforce.

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Fans of 80’s and 90’s action movies and games will certainly feel at home with Broforce as the game looks like a classic 8-bit action platformer from the early 90’s and plays like one too. The simplicity of the gameplay and length of levels are hugely attractive for those who are looking for short, yet sharp games to make the best use of their spare time, however small it may be. During my 5 hours or so of playing, I never once experienced a graphical hitch or anything to interrupt the flow of the game. Although the game looks basic and like many other games from the arcade era, Broforce runs smoothly and its controls are precise and easy to use. The game can be played in single player or up to 4 players at the same time co-operatively.
The goal of the game is simple: reach the helicopter by any means necessary. This isn’t easy as it may seem as enemies can prove to be a tough obstacle at times. Standard Enemies vary from carrying guns, being strapped with dynamite, throwing bombs, and empowering giants with robust machine gun blasts. In addition to these individuals, there is that old cliché of an end of level boss which include helicopters and huge rocket launcher and others; each battle offers various ways to destroy the villains.
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