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Review: Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl - NWTV

Review: Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl – NWTV

One of the most popular Nintendo titles is without a doubt Super Smash Bros., where you compete in dynamic arenas against all kinds of characters from the history of the game, especially from the Japanese game developer. In fact, it is strange that very few developers are trying to capitalize on the massive success of the series, especially since then Super Smash Bros.. Limited to Nintendo devices. However, now Nickelodeon All Star Brawl It appears to use practically the same formula, but then relies on the more special characters that the children’s channel has. Can she emerge from the shadows of giant Nintendo and earn her own place?

Nickelodeon All Star Brawl Little effort is made to hide that it is in fact a direct clone. Almost everything is taken directly. For example, overlays when choosing a character look awfully familiar and here too the goal is to increase the damage meter of your opponent, after which it becomes increasingly easy to beat them out of level. This scale is also used in Smash Bros. Displayed as a percentage. Even the way the characters fly off the plane looks practically the same. Although the phrase “never change the winning equation” is of course true, in this case it shows creative poverty.

This does not mean that Nickelodeon All Star Brawl The most entertaining. The battles look smooth and here too there are enough attacks that can be found under a limited number of buttons. Plus, the characters are very apt too: who wouldn’t dream of showing that little bitch Aang from Avatar as SpongeBob all over the arena? Other characters like a pair of Ninja Turtles, Catdog and Ren & Stimpy are also very successful and it’s great to see those famous characters in such a game.

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The game also looks surprisingly cool. Of course it’s all cartoonish and you won’t fall out of your chair from what you see on your screen, but everything looks very sharp and colorful. All the characters, despite their different backgrounds and style, fit perfectly with each other. Kudos to developers.

Okay Nickelodeon All Star Brawl A somewhat bigger problem than not being creative at all is the amount of content. While the great example has a comprehensive story mode and an almost inexhaustible supply of arenas and characters that you unlock more and more during the game, in this game you get stuck in the fighters and arenas available from the start. The story mode consists of nothing more than dealing with your opponents level by level, without giving any context. In fact, only multiplayer remains, but this also quickly becomes similar due to the limited content.

Nickelodeon All Star Brawl It is a brave attempt to compete with her Super Smash Bros.. , but let it be heavy, especially in the area of ​​content. While the gameplay and characters are worth checking out, the limited content means you’ll see everything soon.

We played Nickelodeon All Star Brawl on Xbox Series X. The game is also available for PlayStation 5, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch and PC.