With a huge roster of characters and stages from SpongeBob Squarepants, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, and many more iconic cartoons, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl could be the surprise fighting game hit of the year.
It’s fair to say that Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl took gamers by surprise when it was announced back in July. Aside from the fact that no one could have predicted a game like this would release in 2021, it also looks like it has the potential to be a lot of fun.
With a release planned for multiple platforms and a lineup of playable characters from plenty of well-known cartoons, everyone will be able to get involved when Nickelodeon’s nostalgia-inducing fighting party game arrives later this year.
While we patiently wait for it to drop, here’s everything you need to know about Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, from the release date to all the confirmed characters and stages so far.
The official release window for Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is currently just ‘Fall 2021’, but the Nintendo eShop listing for the game states that it will be released on Tuesday, October 5, 2021.
We’ll update this page when a release date is formally announced.
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl platforms
All-Star Brawl will be released on PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC which means most gamers will be able to jump into the action.
Unfortunately, it hasn’t been confirmed whether the game will have crossplay or not yet.
All-Star Brawl will include a range of playable characters from the past three generations of Nickelodeon cartoons. You can see the full Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl roster below:
|Aaahh!! Real Monsters||Oblina|
|Avatar: The Last Airbender||Aang|
|Danny Phantom||Danny Phantom|
|Hey Arnold||Helga Pataki|
|Invader Zim||Zim & GIR|
|SpongeBob Squarepants||SpongeBob Squarepants|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||Leonardo|
|The Legend of Korra||Korra|
|The Loud House||Lincoln Loud|
|The Ren & Stimpy Show||Ren & Stimpy|
|Powdered Toast Man|
|The Wild Thornberrys||Nigel Thornberry|
As expected, well-known franchises like Spongebob Squarepants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles have more representation in the game, with the likes of Patrick Star, Sandy Cheeks, and April O’Neil appearing.
Nickelodeon have done a good job at including some old-school favorites too, though, with some of the more unexpected fighters including Helga Pataki, Zim, and CatDog – we can’t wait to see how they play.
While not officially confirmed yet, a recent leak revealed that Toph from Avatar: The Last Airbender will also be joining the All-Star Brawl lineup.
All-Star Brawl will also feature loads of stages that revisit iconic locations from various Nickelodeon shows. The full list of Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl stages is below:
|Aaahh!! Real Monsters||Academy Entrance|
|Avatar: The Last Airbender||The Western Air Temple|
|Danny Phantom||The Ghost Zone|
|Hey Arnold||Hillwood Neighbourhood|
|Invader Zim||The Massive|
|SpongeBob Squarepants||Jellyfish Fields|
|The Flying Dutchman’s Ship|
|Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles||New York Rooftops|
|The Legend of Korra||Harmonic Convergence|
|The Loud House||The Loud Residence|
|Royal Woods Cemetery|
|The Ren & Stimpy Show||Kitchen|
|The Wild Thornberrys||Jungle|
Like the roster of playable characters, most of these stages come from popular cartoons SpongeBob Squarepants and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, such as the Jellyfish Fields or the New York Rooftops.
It was recently confirmed in an interview with GameInformer that there are currently two mystery DLC characters planned for release shortly after All-Star Brawl launches. There’s no word on DLC stages yet.
The official Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl announcement trailer took gamers by surprise when it was shared on July 13. As well as showing off some chaotic gameplay, it also teased the lineup of playable characters.
You can watch the Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl announcement trailer below.
In terms of gameplay, All-Star Brawl has some very clear similarities to Nintendo’s Super Smash Bros. series, with the ultimate goal being to increase your opponent’s damage percentage and eventually knock them off the screen.
There are some differences, though. Players will be able to reflect projectiles multiple times, with the strength and speed increasing each time, and there’s a rock-paper-scissors system for high, mid, and low attacks, among other things.
Unsurprisingly, there will be both solo and multiplayer modes. It’s also been reported that Nickelodeon All-Stars Brawl will have wavedashing and a better netcode than Super Smash Bros. Ultimate, which is good news for online matches.
While many Nickelodeon fans will be disappointed to hear (or not hear, in this case) that the game won’t feature voice acting, it was recently teased that it could be added down the line.