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Super Smash Bros. Ultimate had Nicktoons in it before Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl was a thing

Posted by Steven 'Dreamking23' Chavez • September 17, 2021 at 9:45 a.m. PDT • Comments: 0

90s kids and fans of Nicktoons were surprised to see a full-blown platform fighter called Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl revealed a few months back. The upcoming title takes heavy inspiration from the Super Smash Bros. series, using similar controls, battle mechanics, and even aesthetics — but with popular Nickelodeon characters.

What we have now is essentially a Nickelodeon Smash Bros., but funnily enough Super Smash Bros. Ultimate had Nicktoons in it before Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl was actually a thing. This is all thanks to Smash Ultimate's Stage Builder tool.

We have been featuring the interesting and impressive creations found in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate's shared content section since way back when the game first dropped. One thing that has definitely been consistent since players gained access to the tool is Nickelodeon creations.

Created stages have been designed around all manner of things. I've seen full Dragon Ball Z scenes recreated to Smash Bros. series creator, Masahiro Sakurai, sitting at his desk watching the players duke it out.

But one theme I see every single time I look through the section is Spongebob Squarepants stages. From the very beginning, creative types were constructing backdrops depicting the sponge himself, the city of Bikini Bottom, Patrick Star, and everything in between.

We've even seen classic Spongebob memes made and shared as created stages. The creations featured below were literally what I found just this morning when perusing the section.

For whatever reason, Spongebob remains an extremely popular subject for Smash Bros. Ultimate created stages. That being said, all kinds of other Nickelodeon IPs have been used as inspiration for custom battlefields.

Doug Dimmadome from The Fairly Odd Parents, Invader Zim, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, you name it. Several of the characters and franchises we currently see in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl have already made their way into Smash Bros. thanks to crafty stage creators.

Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl is set for release on October 5. With Nicktoons being represented in Super Smash Bros. Ultimate through created stages over these past few years, it almost feels like we've come full circle now with a Smash-type game featuring Nickelodeon characters launching soon.

They're no longer just stages; the Nicktoons are here to kick some ass themselves.

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