At first glance, Broforce seems like your run of the mill side-scrolling shoot em up. Like many indie games these days, the pixelated graphics draw retro inspiration. The game mechanics similarly borrow from classics of yesteryear. However, after playing Broforce for hours on end, it becomes obvious that there is something special about this game. The over-the-top gratuitous violence imitates 80s and 90s Hollywood action movies, both paying homage and satirizing the genre simultaneously.