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  • Summary: THE ALL-STAR BRAWL BEGINS!

    Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl brings together all your Nickelodeon favorites for one bombastic battle. Face off with a power-packed cast of heroes from the top shows within the Nickelodeon universe, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles,
    THE ALL-STAR BRAWL BEGINS!

    Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl brings together all your Nickelodeon favorites for one bombastic battle. Face off with a power-packed cast of heroes from the top shows within the Nickelodeon universe, including SpongeBob SquarePants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, Invader Zim, and many more, to determine the ultimate champion. With unique moves and attacks drawn directly from their identifiable personalities, each brawler has its own style of play for endless action.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Oct 8, 2021
    80
    More than a nostalgic joke, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl delivers a genuinely fantastic cartoon fighting game just slightly marred by unpolished presentation.
  2. Oct 18, 2021
    70
    Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is the best Super Smash Bros game I’ve played not featuring Mario. The fighting system underpinning it is a lot of fun, introducing enough new elements to stand on its own amongst its peers and having enough depth to foster competitive play going forward. It’s a shame that the list of features and content is so threadbare and that some further love hasn’t been shown for the rich source material, but hopefully, the developers can support the game and expand on this in either updates or a sequel. For the time being, this is a solid alternative to Smash Bros if you’re after something a little different, or just want to reset the playing field for that one friend who has just become too good at Ultimate.
  3. Oct 10, 2021
    70
    Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is riddled with flaws. Not very pretty, not always very precise, a little sparse in content, the dubbing of the original cartoons are absent ... However, the fighting game of Fair Play Labs exudes passion. We don't recommend it to everyone, as NASB is targeting a very specific niche. By mimicking the physics of Super Smash Bros. Melee and implementing one of its advanced techniques, this atypical brawler manages to seduce those nostalgic for the early 2000s. Those will see it as a good way to immerse themselves in the licenses of their childhood while by rediscovering familiar sensations and a solid competitive environment. Hopefully the studio's follow-up will be good, as Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is holding something.
  4. Nintendo Force Magazine
    Nov 8, 2021
    70
    A lot of the game feels like a rough draft, but it's simplistic enough for families to jump into for a quick match and have a lot of fun. Just don't expect to spend a ton of time with it. [Issue #56 – November/December 2021, p. 70]
  5. Oct 13, 2021
    65
    Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl often feels hollow and commercial; however, at its core, it remains fun and engaging enough to warrant its $40 price tag.
  6. 60
    Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is an ambitious game that tries to pit 20 classic Nick characters against each other in a platform brawler highly reminiscent of Super Smash Bros. However, due to technical issues and a lack of immersive details like voice acting, it doesn't stand up to the competition. This game will excite people who love Nickelodeon and platform brawlers but will be a hard sell to anyone else.
  7. 55
    Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl almost feels as if it was sold on the sheer premise of reviving Melee with Nickelodeon characters. On the fighting end, it mostly succeeds, but due to a lack of polish, cut corners and just a cheap feel, I’m skeptical how long this game can keep your attention. Yes, the sheer hilarity of seeing Patrick Star beat up CatDog is still funny, but I don’t think the lifespan of this game will increase over time. Watching all these fighters silently duke it out makes it feel like we’re watching storyboards for a singular crossover episode. While that may entice you into watching the commercials, the final product just leaves all these popular properties feel compromised.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 27
  2. Negative: 7 out of 27
  1. Oct 24, 2021
    10
    This is an amazing game with top notch controls and amazing gameplay if you're a fan of Smash Bros Melee I would 100% pick it up It's honestlyThis is an amazing game with top notch controls and amazing gameplay if you're a fan of Smash Bros Melee I would 100% pick it up It's honestly a dream come true Expand
  2. Oct 9, 2021
    10
    I feel like most of the people complaining are just too into smash bros, and wont give any other platform fighters a chance to shine. AmazingI feel like most of the people complaining are just too into smash bros, and wont give any other platform fighters a chance to shine. Amazing game, congrats to the developers for making an amazing fighting game. Purchased the game for my switch, ps5, and Xbox. Expand
  3. Oct 6, 2021
    8
    Overall a quite fast-paced platform fighter that feels very different from others in the genre. Though an overall fun experience, there'sOverall a quite fast-paced platform fighter that feels very different from others in the genre. Though an overall fun experience, there's quite a lack of polish (especially online) yet an enjoyable experience still. Hopefully future updates will smooth out the rough edges. Expand
  4. Dec 17, 2021
    7
    This is one of those titles you walk into with at least a twinge of dread as a reviewer. Not only is it a licensed game, but it is seeminglyThis is one of those titles you walk into with at least a twinge of dread as a reviewer. Not only is it a licensed game, but it is seemingly attempting to at least tangentially take on Smash Bros on its own home turf?!? The thing is, if you don’t spend all of your time picking it apart, and if you really love some of these classic Nickelodeon characters, you can still have a reasonably good button-mashing time with it. I think the biggest weaknesses for me are the lack of items to keep the middling fighting from being so easily apparent and the problems with glitchiness I ran into, which can be really aggravating in some specific stages in particular. That said, my daughter, who grew up with many of these characters, still had a blast and laughed as she’d beat me up with random animated characters in their various color-splashed cartoon levels. Depending on the crowd, things like roster depths and long-standing Nintendo lore don’t have as much pull, nostalgia and familiarity can win. For those people, this will likely be a bit of fun, just be realistic about its limitations going in.

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  5. Oct 7, 2021
    7
    As of right now, this game is a solid 7 out of 10. The lack of character dialogue and overall polish keep this game from being a 9 out of 10As of right now, this game is a solid 7 out of 10. The lack of character dialogue and overall polish keep this game from being a 9 out of 10 due to its excellent gameplay. This is the best Smash clone I've ever played, coming from someone who has always wanted Smash with other company properties. This game has the ultimate potential to become amazing as the developers will continue to support the game in the coming months. Expand
  6. Jun 21, 2022
    5
    A very much unfinished platform fighter that shows a bit of promise on the competitive side of things.
  7. Dec 8, 2021
    0
    Played this at friend's house to see if this was worth getting for myself. Nickelodeon had 1 job and screwed it up. There's no voice actingPlayed this at friend's house to see if this was worth getting for myself. Nickelodeon had 1 job and screwed it up. There's no voice acting from characters which makes no sense. The announcer is the only person that has voice acting. This game was clearly victim to the infamous trends of being rushed out for the holidays and because it's got the Nickelodeon name on. The only redeeming factor is that we get some not all memorable characters from the 90s and early 2000s. They could've used audio clips from the shows as compensation for the voice actors/actresses that have aged or died. But hey, this is a 4th party game we shouldn't be surprised that this cheap cash grab was DOA. Expand

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