July 13, 2021, will forever be remembered as a joyous day in fighting game history. Why, you ask? Well, that’s because FGC devotees woke up to the surprising news that the animated icons of Nickelodeon have signed up to throw hands and feet in an upcoming fighting game. That game is the Super Smash Bros. clone known as Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl.
The sight of instantly recognizable cartoon characters bashing each other’s heads in on floating arena platforms was wild. What was even wilder were the reveals that confirmed that Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl will implement rollback netcode and possibly incorporate Super Smash Bros. Melee’s expert wavedashing mechanics. The hilarious memes pairing familiar Super Smash Bros. tropes with Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl have taken over my timeline and the hype is shockingly real for the game’s eventual Fall release.