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.