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Balacera Brothers is a run-and-gun shooter from the maker of TMNT Rescue-Palooza!

Last year we told you about Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Rescue-Palooza!, a radical, tubular, and generally gnarly fan game featuring 60 characters from the Ninja Turtles catalogue (plus Usagi Yojimbo). Its creator, Merso-X, has now taken the step into commercial development and released an original game called Balacera Brothers. 

A retro run-and-gun in the Contra or Metal Slug mold, it features two members of a ska band who grab tommy guns and take to the streets to fight skeletons and a variety of deeply strange bosses with balacera (which means shooting). Balacera Brothers has two-player local co-op, stages inspired by real-world locations, power-ups, and a banging ska soundtrack. 

You can buy Balacera Brothers from itch.io and GameJolt.

Jody is that guy who will try to convince you to play some indie game you've never heard of with a name like Extreme Meatpunks Forever. He is also on a doomed quest to play every Warhammer game.