An unpossessed brute walking
|Attack||Punch and ground pound|
|Abilities||Can be controlled via landing on its head|
Brutes are big blue bear-like creatures with white manes and underbellies. Their facial features include large round ears and closed eyes. They possess massive strength. Their eyes only open when they are hit by the player. Once taken over by the parasite, they look more like zombies.
Brutes will walk back and forth, apparently in a daze, for their eyes are closed. When they walk, they violently swing their arms back and forth with every step. If a Brute is punched by another Brute, it will slide back a few feet and open its eyes.
A Brute can only withstand three hits of any attack. Even when a Brute is not possessed, it still has three hearts, meaning that after they are hit three times they will still die, turning their eyes into x's and causing them to fall off the screen.
The parasite can jump on a Brutes's head to control it. When possessed, the Brute will turn a green color and green slime will drip from its mouth. Pressing the action button will make the possessed Brute punch in front of it. If the player presses the up button, the Brute will jump up in the air, come back down and do a "ground pound".
This "ground pound" can destroy obstacles such as wood, but it can also hurt other creatures (including other Brutes). After they have been used they are disposed of, and their body parts fall off the screen.
- Snowman skin - A brute is seen about to die after being released from the parasite's control.
- The brute resembles the Brute from Command & Conquer: Red Alert 2. They are both big, strong and they are mind-controlled.
- The sound brutes make when they punch is the same sound the yeti from Snow Drift makes when it takes damage.