Warner Brothers’ All Star Platform Brawler MultiVersus already cementing its status as a colossal hit. Thanks to its jam-packed roster of some of the most well-known characters and traits from gaming, cinema and television, the game’s open beta has confirmed its gargantuan popularity, surpassing 10 million active players just a few weeks after its release. If the current trend continues, MutliVersus could become one of the most popular fighting games of all time.
Such a feat is made all the more remarkable by the fact that Warner Bros.’ crossover brawler is nowhere near reaching its final form. MultiVersus is still in open beta thanks to the delay of Season One, which means the sky is the limit as to how successful the cartoon fighter could become. For those fans who’ve gotten a taste of smash ’em up platform action, or who otherwise need something to fill the time before Season 1 ends, there are plenty of alternatives to beat that itch.
Super Smash Bros. Ultimate is an obvious inspiration for MultiVersus
The game MultiVersus most often compared to (and by far one of his greatest inspirations) is the mega-hit platformer Super Smash Bros. Ultimate — the MultiVersus of the Nintendo universe. Also with a huge list of characters from all Nintendo franchises like The Legend Of Zelda Mario, kirby and metroid, Super Smash Bros. is one of the few titles with a roster that rivals Warner Bros.’ heavyweight catalog of branded brawlers.
Quiet, UltimateThe reputation of should not be built on retrospective comparisons with a relative newcomer to the market. Ultimate is still the best-selling fighting game of all time and certainly one of the most revered and celebrated. His legacy goes far beyond inspiring Warner Bros.’ own licensed effort. Many tout the pair as already locked in a battle for in-game supremacy, but if anything, MultiVersus should be honored to be placed in the same space as the game and series that so clearly inspired it.
Brawlhalla is a free-to-start option
Another free-to-play fighting game, this time developed by Blue Mammoth and published by Ubisoft, brawl is one of the most popular and played fighting games on the market today. With a massive player base and massive esports community, this is where the pros come to compete for pixelated dominance in battle.
While brawl Although the game is free to play, the game has a rather controversial tiered system for purchasing items and characters, meaning players will end up spending extra money on the features and fighters they want to use beyond the base roster. Still, in terms of games that share significant DNA with multiversus, it’s hard to go too far wrong Brawl.
Nickelodeon All Star Brawl
Nickelodeon All Star Brawl is probably best suited to a slightly younger audience than those drawn by the appeal of MultiVersus‘ a diverse roster of playable characters, but it will likely still have great crossover appeal for those in love MultiVersus‘ more family-friendly fighters.
As the name indicates, All Star Brawl features many of the children’s network’s most popular cartoon and comic creations, including SpongeBob SquarePants, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, even Ren and Stimpy, and lets them rip across a series of lively stages and eclectic backdrops. It’s little more than a child-oriented smash bros clone but as far as smashed Clones go, it’s a pretty decent one.
Injustice 2 offers a darker take on MultiVersus’ DC characters
Away from the platform brawler design and towards the more traditional 2D combat format, the Brilliant injustice 2 is the most logical choice next to mediocrity Mortal Kombat vs DC, for the players who want to see more of it MultiVersus‘ Super-powered titans in action in a darker, grittier setting.
Whereas MultiVersus currently only Wonder Woman, Harley Quinn, Superman and Batman as his four tent pole heroes, injustice has access to virtually every single character in DC canon, including Brainiac, Dr. Fate, The Flash and Cyborg. In addition to the excellent Mortal Kombat 11also by NetherRealm and directed by Ed Boon, injustice 2 is still one of the best 1v1 fighters out there.
Mario Kart 8 deluxe
MultiVersus may be phenomenally popular at the moment, but Mario Kart remains the ultimate crossover party game. It’s not a combat sim, but there are so few franchises that can come close Mario Kart, especially when it comes to the dying art of split-screen party play and competitive co-op in the same room. As for party games Mario Kart is still the one to beat.
Most Mario Kart Games are iconic delights and indispensable parts of the core curriculum of every gamer’s must-play titles, but the latest entry has taken things to another level. A glorious mix of old and new, it’s worth buying a Nintendo Switch console for the sublime cartracer alone.