Genre: Fighting Game Platforms: PS4/PS5, Xbox, PC Price: Free2Play Release: 2022 Developer: Player First Games
- briefly and scarce: this is multiverseus
- The modes: Coop in focus
- these characters and stages are available (so far)
- information about Free2Play and Batte Pass
Multiversus is free, is strongly based on the Smash Bros series and, in contrast to many other attempts, we really liked the so successful beat ´em Up from Nintendo when you first play. With many popular cartoon and series figures such as Arya Stark to get into the ring from Games of Thrones or Bugs Bunny, it is already in a lot of fun in the closed Alpha.
briefly and scarce: this is multiverseus
While other Smash Bros alternatives such as Nickelodeon All-Star Brawl are trying to use their own twist (and so regularly fail), multiverseus fully focuses on the strengths of the model that is so successful:
Selected a popular character with its unique attacks and purely into the combat arena. Here it is then important to push your counterpart from the platform several times in the usual manner and to fire combos as best as possible.
And so the whole thing looks:
Multiversus comes with a lot of cool and often funny attacks. So Shaggy hurls a rich sandwich to his opponents, Bugs Bunny lets a safe thunder on his enemies and Superman freezes his opponents with his ice attack.
The game also relies on co-op skills. If Shaggy meets his partners with his sandwich, the s) is healed a little. Wonder Woman, on the other hand, can give your team a protective shield and relieve status effects. Good teamwork is therefore extremely worthwhile.
The modes: Coop in focus
Speaking of teamwork: If you want to play multiversus alone, this is quite possible. However, since the developers have dispensed with a story mode, the focus of the game is clearly on cooperative matches with your friends, for which your match rewards are also 30% higher.
This modes await you:
- 2VS.2 (PvP)
- 2VS.2 (PVE)
- 1vs.1vs.1vs.1vs.1 (Free4all)
In Free4all mode, in which you are on your own, multiverse, unlike the co-op, relies on items that appear on the stages. So Dynamit hurls properly over the map and medipacks give you a little healing.
So that you don’t get on the hat in online matches, you can practice bots at any time in a training mode. By the way, you can choose all stages and characters here, even if they are still blocked for the multiplayer. Especially for newcomers and to get a little appetite for later activities, a good thing.
Baumhaus Bathöhle Wonder Woman
these characters and stages are available (so far)
In the Closed Alpha we were able to use a total of 15 characters – provided we had already unlocked them. How this works, we’ll get in that way. If you are now looking at Smash Bros Ultimate on the Switch, don’t worry, the roster will be increased for the release and beyond. So far, the following characters have been included:
- Arya Stark (Game of Thrones)
- Batman (DC)
- Bugs Bunny (Looney Tunes)
- Finn (Adventure Time)
- Garnet (Steven Universe)
- Harley Quinn (DC)
- Jake (Adventure Time)
- Renhund (character specially designed for the game)
- Shaggy (Scooby Doo)
- Velma (Scooby Doo)
- Steven Universe
- Superman (DC)
- Tasmanian Devil (Looney Tunes)
- Tom & Jerry
- Wonder Woman (DC)
What about the stages ? The fight was fought in the Bathöhle, in Scoobys Spukhaus or the Baumhaus from Adventure Time. The stages look like the whole game really cool, the rather manageable number of combat arenas was still quite simple. “Simply” means that we have not yet seen any big traps or particularly tricky obstacles that make our immensely difficult.
information about Free2Play and Batte Pass
Here we push in advance that it is an early and little meaningful impression for the final game. So far, Multiversus does not make any Pay2win-contaminated impression associated with eternal level grind.
The Battle Pass-System: Here you can unlock with experience points from played matches in a free and a paid premium pass. For example, you played Fortnite, you know what to expect. As a reward, purely cosmetic items such as banners, skins, emotes or badges wave.
Characters and perks unlock: you complete the matches, waves gold according to your performance.
If you have collected enough of it, you can unlock new figures.
For example, I played Harley Quinn, her character level-there are currently 15 levels-increased with experience points, waving perks like the vertical damage boost.
With him, your team does 5% more damage if opponents are thrown away when attacks are thrown away.
Is there Pay2win? After that, it has not looked, but finally we cannot answer the question yet, since the content of the shop is not yet known.
The matchmaking was still designed in the close alpha that characters met with different levels.
However, since Multiversus is an extremely skill-based game, the unlocked improvements are hardly worth mentioning and only give a minimal advantage.