Comparisons to a certain Nintendo platform fighter were straightforward and inevitable when Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl was released on the Switch in October 2021. Heck, we spent our review trying and admitly failing to avoid the obvious similarities to Super Smash Bros. Ultimate. In fact, when a game comes out that involves characters from multiple teams to fight on a platform-based arena and knock opponents out of the boundaries, it''s almost begging for certain comparisons to be made. After all, Super Smash Bros.
It appears that one dev isn''t too pleased with a particular comparison, and we can understand why. In a short Twitter thread, All-Star Brawl character designer and programmer Thaddeus Crews said he prefers people not to use the term "Smash-killer" anymore, claiming that the comparison has a proven track record of instigating conflict.
Thaddeus cited YouTuber ''IntroSpective,'' who said that jokes made against All-Star Brawl would come to an end after the creators became in touch. Thaddeus clarified that the interaction between the two held no annoyance:
We must say, we get it. We''ve seen the video in question, and while IntroSpective''s comparison is likely not to be taken seriously, it is certainly meant as a slight on Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl. The Nickelodeon game is a very solid piece of work, although it is significantly smaller in size to Nintendo''s behemoth in terms of developer resources. For the developers who work hard to make such a game come to life, we understand why the constant comparisons
What are you talking about Thaddeus''s comments on Twitter? Do you agree with his statement, or do you believe that a comparison between the two IP is pertinent? Let us know in the comments below.
- Further reading: REVIEW Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl - A Strong Platform Fighter With Polish Problems