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Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl: 5 Best Tips for Beginners



In light of the upcoming extension to the Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl coming to consoles and PC, we thought we’d venture back to the beginning—to the iron roots of the 2021 original for the sake of shelling out a few quick tips. Turns out, avid brawlers and Nick-loving fanatics alike are taking these preliminary phases ahead of the sequel’s launch to brush up on their fighting skills — and rightly so. Although the game itself is easy on the eye and fairly straightforward to come to grips with, mechanically, it can be a bit of a nightmare — especially when ported over to its online mode.

Anyway, if you are relatively new to the world of Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, and wouldn’t mind sharpening your skills just a tad, then be sure to read on. Here are the five best tips we can offer you.

5. Keep Them Guessing

Patrick Star and Toast Man in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

One of the first things you’ll come to realize in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is that other fighters tend to learn from your actions and routines. If, for example, you have a habit of spamming one particular move, or favor a certain portion of the map, then it won’t take long before your opponent adapts to your ways, and essentially uses your own strategy against you to turn the tide. To prevent this from happening, you’ll want to switch up your tactics as often as possible, and never rely on the same moves to whittle down your enemy’s health gauge.

As you’ll come to learn early on in the game, special moves can be an absolute lifesaver, though only when used in certain situations. Again, if you spam such maneuvers on a clockwork basis, then you’ll only find yourself thrusted into an endless predicament. So again, for the sake of keeping your guard up and your health in tact, always be sure to keep ‘em guessing, and never allow your style to transition into a routine and become predictable.

4. Projectiles Are Your Friends

Danny Phantom and Nigel Thornberry in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

Believe it or not, it’s actually beneficial for your success if you bat away oncoming projectiles, and not flee from them. Fortunately, every character in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl has the ability to fend off projectiles, so you needn’t worry too much about being blown to smithereens by endless waves of explosions. That is, of course, providing you know how to time your attacks right, and not let the shatter of the round get to you.

It goes without saying that, as a high-octane brawling game, things are going to get a little chaotic. Therefore, if you can help it, aim to master the art of firing projectiles more accurately, and above all, defending yourself from those dispatched by your opponents. If successful, then you’ll be able to turn the tide and force a rival to swallow their own ammunition. And believe me when I say — rerouting a projectile to your enemy’s location is definitely none of the quickest ways to whittle down health.

3. Master the Uppercut

Patrick Star and Sandy Cheeks in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

One of the best ways to eliminate an opponent in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is to build up a repertoire of fast attacks, and keep up the pressure to prevent them from countering. To do this, you’ll want to learn how to juggle—a move that will allow you to send your foes high into the air, and thus leave themselves open to a web of attacks. Ideally, you’ll want to learn a move that allows you to uppercut, which will help put you in a good position to hammer out some serious melee and ranged damage.

Going back to what we touched base on earlier, about foes learning your move sets — if you make a habit out of spamming the juggle maneuvers, then you’ll come to find that most foes will aim to remain out of your grasp entirely. If this happens, then resort to using either projectiles (yours or theirs), ranged attacks, or special abilities from afar.

2. Don’t Forget to Block

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

It’s so easy to get caught up in all the action that you’ll often forget to put up your shield and deflect attacks. However, for the sake of drawing out each battle and keeping a firm hold of your health bar, you’re going to want to start blocking whenever possible. If you’re able to successfully deflect a melee attack, then you’ll only onboard a minor portion of damage, as opposed to a huge life-threatening chunk.

While you will find that blocking can be solid strategy in most combat situations, you will also find that hitting the block button when attacked can also give you an opportunity to relocate to another part of the map. To do this, simply hit the block command when over a certain point on the map, and you’ll automatically snap to it.

1. Know Your Fighter

Reptar and Toast Man in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl

Like a lot of fighting games that host a wide range of characters, each branded hero in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl comes with their own share of unique moves and special abilities. So, while one character might be more efficient in melee combat, another might be more suited towards ranged attacks. In any case, you’ll want to do yourself a favor and experiment with the entire cast before taking your skills over to the online matchmaking service.

For the best results, you’ll want to prioritize gearing up either Reptar or Toph—two absolute tanks in the real of melee and ranged combat. As far as well-balanced fighters go, both of the aforementioned units have more than enough powers in their arsenal to secure you a streak of consecutive victories. Failing that, then consider onboarding the likes of Danny Phantom or Michelangelo for even more hard-hitting moves and special combos.


So, what’s your take? Do you have any useful tips for Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl newcomers? Let us know your thoughts over on our socials here.

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