“I’d really rather you not”.

When Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl launched on the Switch in October 2021, the comparisons to a certain Nintendo IP were all but inevitable. Heck, in the final sentence of our review, we stated that “there’s a grand old time to be had, but it’s no Super Smash Bros.” Indeed, when a game comes out that requires players to fight on a platform-based arena and knock your opponents out of the boundaries, it’s almost begging for certain comparisons to be made. After all, Super Smash Bros. almost feels like its own sub-genre; an offshoot of the broader beat-em-up genre.

Well, it seems one dev isn’t all too pleased with one particular comparison, and we can understand why. In a short Twitter thread, All-Star Brawl character designer and programmer Thaddeus Crews stated that he’d rather people don’t use the term “Smash-killer” anymore, citing that such a comparison has a proven track record of instigating conflict.

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Original source: https://www.nintendolife.com/news/2022/05/random-stop-calling-nickelodeon-all-star-brawl-a-smash-killer-pleads-lead-artist