Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl: Release date, trailer, all characters & stages

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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.

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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.


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Expect to see some bizarre match-ups like this one in All-Star Brawl.

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl release date

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.

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Unfortunately, it hasn’t been confirmed whether the game will have crossplay or not yet.

All characters in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

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:

Show Character
Aaahh!! Real Monsters Oblina
Avatar: The Last Airbender Aang
CatDog CatDog
Danny Phantom Danny Phantom
Hey Arnold Helga Pataki
Invader Zim Zim & GIR
Rugrats Reptar
SpongeBob Squarepants SpongeBob Squarepants
Patrick Star
Sandy Cheeks
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Leonardo
April O’Neil
The Legend of Korra Korra
The Loud House Lincoln Loud
Lucy 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.

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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.

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CatDog is one of the more unusual fighters in All-Star Brawl.

All stages in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

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:

Show Stage
Aaahh!! Real Monsters Academy Entrance
Avatar: The Last Airbender The Western Air Temple
CatDog CatDog’s House
Danny Phantom The Ghost Zone
Hey Arnold Hillwood Neighbourhood
Invader Zim The Massive
SpongeBob Squarepants Jellyfish Fields
Glove Universe
The Flying Dutchman’s Ship
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles New York Rooftops
Turtles’ Hideout
The Technodrome
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.

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There are plenty of stages based on the world of SpongeBob Squarepants.

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl trailer

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.

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl gameplay & features

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.

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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.