Ren and Stimpy Announced For Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl’s Iconic Roster
Ludosity’s Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl contains characters from beloved Nicktoon franchises that many grew up with. However, some of early Nickelodeon’s most beloved cartoon characters were missing from a roster that leaned kind of heavily on the Spongebob cast. Thankfully, fans of early Nick can be glad to see the inclusion of John K. ‘s Ren and Stimpy, who have a slew of moves that really showcase the duo’s codependency and penchant for slapstick humor.
Ren and Stimpy Hold the Fate of Millions in Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl
According to a blogpost on the official Playstation Blog, Ludosity’s Joel Nyström felt that the classic Nicktoon characters definitely deserved a spot on the game’s roster: “[Ren and Stimpy] was one of the few Nickelodeon shows that aired in Sweden and I often watched it after school. Back then, if you missed it on TV you missed it forever, so I always made sure to catch it and I wasn’t alone. I think everyone involved with the game wanted Ren & Stimpy so their inclusion was a no-brainer.” Ren and Stimpy’s appeal to older audiences will be sure to attract Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl’s intended demographic of Super Smash Bros. Melee and Ultimate players who are looking for a taste of something different.
Based off of gameplay footage we can see in this Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl – Ren and Stimpy reveal trailer, Ren and Stimpy play like a crueler version of Smash Ultimate’s Banjo and Kazooie. Ludosity’s done an amazing job translating Ren’s sadism and Stimpy’s lovable oafishness into their moveset. Specials like the projectile BLAMMO™ Log to their strong dash Beep Beep really encapsulate the classic, slapstick silliness of Ren and Stimpy and the cartoons of days past that inspired it.
With the October 5th release date of Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl approaching, the inclusion of Ren and Stimpy may be the ticket to attract fence sitters and those classic Nicktoon fans who felt the roster was neglecting shows that helped build the Nickelodeon brand.
If Ren and Stimpy in-game are as chaotic and unpredictable as they were on their show, the characters will surely be entertaining to watch in any type of organized play. Hopefully, Ludosity and Viacom will be supportive of any tournament play that builds up around Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl. Just hearing someone describe themselves as a Ren and Stimpy main is enough to make the back of my neck crawl with excitement.