One of Nickelodeon's biggest game releases is Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, and it's getting some big changes. The game immediately caught attention for taking heavy inspiration from Super Smash Bros., and featuring popular Nickelodeon characters. Since its release, the response has been mixed with many unsatisfied with its presentation, and online functionality. However, a recent update by the developers will fix all that by adding voices both old and new to the fighters. As the update goes live, it will also bring some content additions as well as technical changes to both character gameplay and how the stages behave.
Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl Update
Nickelodeon's Smash-type game is still quite fresh having just been released in October of last year. There were many complaints ranging from the aesthetics such as the lack of voice-acting to the performance in terms of online play. The new update will address some of those with the headline addition being the inclusion of voiceovers. They're provided by a huge cast including the renowned actors Tom Kenny (Spongebob Squarepants), Billy West (Ren & Stimpy), and Janet Varney (The Legend Of Korra). They also have actors to fill in with their own takes on well-known characters such as Richard Horvitz (Invader Zim) and Jim Meskimen (Nigel Thornberry).
There's also going to be a big content and gameplay change since this update will add the option of items. A staple of the Super Smash Bros. series is the catalog of items that has only gotten more massive with time. These items would drop randomly onto the field causing problems or providing options for players to use against their opponents. While items can make for more randomized and chaotic gameplay, they are typically banned from competitive play to keep matches skill-focused. Despite this, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl wants to proved the option by having its own items to litter the different arenas. There are many notable items across Nickelodeon shows that will appear in the game such as the Rugrats' Reptar Carriage, Invader Zim's Irken Navigation Chip, and Squidward's Clarinet.
In terms of technical changes, Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl stages will be notably altered. This involves changes like removing corner slants, making damaging hitboxes transient, lowering ceilings by three units, and redoing the collision system involved with moving platforms. For the character changes, the following will be affected by various stat boosts and nerfs: Sandy, Shredder, Danny Phantom, Lucy Loud, Nigel Thornberry, Garfield, and Jenny. This update comes just in time, ahead of the upcoming Multiversus beta from Warner Bros. Games seeking the compete with it in the platform fighter field.