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Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl's wave dashing and wave landing looks fantastic in this new game mechanic breakdown

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • September 8, 2021 at 1:16 p.m. PDT • Comments: 16

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is a little under a month away from release and though we have seen a small bit of gameplay showcased in character trailers, how everything actually works has remained a mystery since the title was first announced back in July.

We have been seeing character move lists shared on Twitter over the past couple of weeks, but the developers have now let the cat fully out of the bag with a game mechanics breakdown video. In it, we actually get to see what Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl's wave dashing looks like, and it's looking pretty damn good so far.

IGN was able to score some new content involving the upcoming Nickelodeon game and has uploaded the battle system showcase over on YouTube.

Thaddeus Crews, Character Designer and Programmer at Ludosity, sat down to demonstrate and explain how everything works. As we learned from the move listings, each character has light attacks, heavy attacks, and special attacks.

Universally, every fighter has three moves tied to each button both on the ground and in the air. You'll have mid light, up light, and down light, and this is the same for heavy and special.

We learn that the platform fighter features a couple of interesting priority systems, such as certain directional heavy attacks beating out others and leaving the opponent in special states like stagger and spin out.

However, the main event of the video is definitely the demonstration for wave dashes and wave landing. Using the incredibly fast downward air dashes, players can cause their characters to slide forward a bit after landing.

From the looks of it, immediately cancelling a jump into a downward air dash repeatedly allows you to wave dash across the screen very quickly. We see Spongebob traversing the stage swiftly and their looks to be a great balance of speed and control with this technique.

There's a lot more to learn about Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl, so be sure to view the full breakdown below.

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