Nickelodeon All Star Brawl Review (Xbox Series S)

Our Nickelodeon All Star Brawl Review lets us brawl it out as our favorite Nickelodeon characters in bombasticplatform battles! With a power-packed cast of heroes from the Nickelodeon universe, face-off with all-stars from SpongeBob Squarepants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, The Loud House, Danny Phantom, Aaahh!!! Real Monsters, The Wild Thornberrys, Hey Arnold!, Rugrats, and more to determine ultimate animation dominance.

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Nickelodeon All Star Brawl Review Pros:

  • Cartoon graphics.
  • 5.2GB download size.
  • 1000 Gamerscore.
  • Arena fighter gameplay.
  • Three modes – Battle, Arcade, and Online.
  • Extras – gallery, replays, moves, and jukebox.
  • Twenty characters – Ren and Stimpy, Spongebob Squarepants, Patrick, Sandy, Zim, Michelangelo, Leonardo, Korra, Lucy Loud, Powdered Toastman, Nigel Thornberry, Reptar, Lincoln Loud, April O’Neil, Toph, CatDog, AANG,
  • Arcade – seven fights and you get a clear time and a set of rewards unique to your character.
  • Very much a Super Smash Brothers-influenced game.
  • Announcer calling out plays and wins.
  • Nostalgic characters from the past are not only playable but also hidden in menus.
  • Twenty stages to fight on.
  • How to play section.
  • Universal control scheme along with unique character moves and attacks.
  • CPU bot support with 0 – 9 difficulties.
  • Training mode – set CPU level, stage to fight on, characters, damage percentage, damage resets, hit ox display, and frame by frame.
  • Three ways to play – stock, timed, and sports.
  • Can rebind controls for each character.
  • Sports mode is fighting but you have to get a ball through a star hoop to score.
  • Very fast loading times.
  • A lot of fun to play.
  • Its solid mechanics make it a challenge for both young and seasoned gamers.
  • Battle options – mode, lives, time limit, teams support, critical KOs, and friendly fire.
  • Sports mode settings – first to score points, ball type, time limit, and critical KOs.
  • Arcade has five difficulties – very easy, easy, normal, hard, and very hard.
  • Each character says a quip before fighting.
  • Every arcade run is different levels and characters.
  • The goal is to do damage which raises the percentage of your opponent, over 100 and they are able to be knocked out of the arena. You can also win if they fall off the stage.

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Nickelodeon All Star Brawl Review Cons:

  • No voice work for the characters at all.
  • Slight learning curve.
  • Music is definitely the weakest part.
  • Uses so much from Super Smash Brothers it sometimes feels criminal.
  • The camera can pan out quite far making it hard to see characters and what’s the level and what’s the background.
  • Weird choices on some of the characters.
  • No power-ups or weapons.
  • No stage variants.

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nickelodeon all star brawl review

Nickelodeon All Star Brawl:

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Developer: Fair Play Labs and Ludosity

Publisher: GameMill

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Sound - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Accessibility - 8/10
  • 7/10
    Length - 7/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10
7.6/10

Summary

Here we have a Nickelodeon cast Smash Brothers game, you can’t deny it from the announcer call-out styles to the arena fighting and even the menus and finishes are the same! Anyway, who cares, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is a very solid fighter, it boasts gorgeous graphics showing off incredible details and animations of the characters and it feels like a lot of work went into it. It’s a shame to report that for whatever reason the game has no voice work from the colorful cast of characters, not even a painful sound effect or scream, and it’s a huge shame as it would add to the game tenfold. The fighting as I said is solid and all characters have unique-looking moves but all follow a very easy-to-learn universal approach to it, this allows new and old gamers to play together with no problem. I loved how it was a challenge to master the combos, how the attacks could be made I to your own circus of pain, they stripped out the weapons and power-ups that Smash has and went with only environmental hazards, sports mode is a fun twist and again adds another layer on top of the fight g as it has you needing to grab the ball and throw it through a hoop to score. Arcade mode is very basic and gives you rewards for the gallery and jukebox so that’s nice all though not very enticing. Online and battle are where you will be, the game is too good and a surprise hit for me, I wish the voice stuff could be added as it’s crying out for it and can only elevate it further. Being a Super Smash Brothers clone as it were it will get put against it and to be honest Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl cannot compete from the roster to variation and lack of customisation, unlocks, etc but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t bother for All-Star Brawl is a very good down to earth arena brawler that will surprise you.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!

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