Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Review by Shawn DesRochers


skylanders superchargers charactersBeing a father, I have been an avid supporter of Activision Interactive games for numerous years. Our household was completely captivated by Skylanders when my eldest daughter and son were little. Both my son and daughter were ardent followers of Spyro during their childhood. They could engage in that game endlessly without ever losing interest. I have cherished memories of spending countless hours playing Spyro with my son, who will soon be getting married. Each year, the Skylanders franchise introduces a new range of toys for a fresh generation of children to relish. In the upcoming weeks leading up to Christmas, Skylander SuperChargers will be prominently displayed almost everywhere you turn.

To commence the season, Activision Publishing is presenting a special holiday character for Skylanders SuperChargers called Missile-Tow Dive-Clops. This character, known for its love of fun, is a heavily armored deep sea explorer who keeps an eye out for evil and slows down enemies with candy-coated missiles. Missile-Tow Dive-Clops can be found in the United States and Canada, exclusively at GameStop and EB Games respectively. In addition, there are new Eon’s Elite characters and the Sky Racing Action Pack, both of which make excellent stocking stuffers and gifts under $40! The Eon’s Elite collection includes beloved characters such as Slam Bam, Zook, and Voodood, as well as a fresh set of heroes including Ghost Roaster, Boomer, and Dino-Rang.

Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Starter Pack - WiiThis Christmas, get your own copy of Skylanders SuperChargers or gift it to your children, allowing them to experience the magic and adventure that only Activision Interactive Entertainment can provide. The Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Pack is now available for consoles and compatible iOS devices (Apple TV, iPhone, iPad, and iPod), making it the ideal gift for the entire family! Skylanders SuperChargers has already been recognized on the Toys”R”Us 2015 Hot Holiday Toy List, the Amazon Holiday Toy List, and Toy Insider’s Hot 20 Holiday Toys List.

Skylanders SuperChargers expands upon the well-known gameplay of the franchise by introducing vehicles-to-life, providing fans with a completely new and exciting way to immerse themselves in the enchanting world of Skylands.

In this latest installment, kids will embark on thrilling adventures, navigating through mountainous terrains, exploring deep sea environments, and soaring through the vast blue skies of Skylands like never before. The game features intricately designed vehicles with movable parts that not only enhance the real-world play experience but also come to life within the game through the Portal of Power.

Adding to the excitement, two beloved characters from Nintendo, Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser, have been reimagined as Skylanders and are exclusively available in the Skylanders SuperChargers Starter Packs for the Wii U system.

For those seeking even more content, Racing Action Packs can be purchased separately, unlocking additional gameplay features. There will be a total of three Racing Action Packs, each tailored to a specific terrain, priced at $34.99 MSRP. Each pack will include three special toys – a SuperCharger, a vehicle, and a villain trophy – which will unlock two exclusive racing tracks in the game.

It is worth noting that Activision has made the decision to release a smaller number of new characters with Superchargers compared to previous games in the series. Only 20 brand new or retooled characters will be introduced, each accompanied by a corresponding vehicle, resulting in a total of 40 collectible toys.

Skylanders SuperChargers is also available for the PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 gaming systems, as well as the Xbox 360 and Xbox One consoles.

Skylanders SuperChargers Racing Starter Pack - WiiAdditionally, the full game can be enjoyed on Apple TV, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad mini 2, iPad mini 3, iPad mini 4, iPad Pro, iPhone 5s, iPhone 6, iPhone 6 Plus, iPhone 6s, iPhone 6s Plus, and iPod touch 6. However, fans with iPhone 5/5C, iPad 4, iPad 3, and iPad mini can still play the game without online functionality.

One exciting feature of the full Skylanders SuperChargers game is the ability to save progress using iCloud, allowing seamless continuity across multiple Apple devices. By logging into their iCloud account, players can easily pick up where they left off, whether it’s on their iPad, iPod touch, Apple TV, or iPhone.

For the first time, Portal Masters can engage in four-person online multiplayer racing or two-person co-op adventure through Apple’s Game Center. This means that players on Apple TV can connect and play with others on iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.

It’s important to note that Skylanders SuperChargers Racing for the Wii and 3DS is a separate racing combat game, offering a different gameplay experience compared to the versions available on other consoles.

As a parent, I had the opportunity to try out the Wii version of the game since my daughter borrowed it from her cousin. I found it to be quite different from the other Skylanders games I’ve played, as it focuses solely on racing and lacks the storyline and enemy trapping elements. However, players can still enhance their vehicles with element-based attacks.

The starter pack for the Wii includes:

  • Video Game
  • Portal of Power
  • 2 Skylanders SuperChargers – Hammer Slam Bowser* and Super Shot Stealth Elf
  • 1 Skylanders Vehicle – Clown Cruiser
  • Collection Poster

Additional characters and vehicles can be purchased to enhance the customization options in this game, providing players with the ultimate racing experience. It is advisable to start with at least one vehicle from each type to fully enjoy the land, sky, and water races available.

I was particularly excited about the addition of Bowser, being a devoted Mario fan. The attention to detail in the toys and vehicles in Skylanders SuperChargers Racing for the Wii is truly impressive. Bowser and his airship make a fantastic addition to any amiibo or Skylander collection. The game boasts clear, vibrant graphics that enhance the overall gaming experience.

While Skylanders SuperChargers Racing for the Wii is a thrilling racing game that will surely captivate kids, it may not meet the expectations of players looking for a deeper storyline, enemy trapping, or battles against Kaos.

You can find Skylanders SuperChargers Racing for the Wii on Amazon and other video game retailers. For those seeking a more immersive storyline, it is recommended to explore other gaming consoles and newer Skylander game releases.

For more information please visit https://www.skylanders.com/ or follow on Instagram @SkylanderstheGame, Twitter @SkylandersGame and Facebook.com/SkylandersGame.

 

About the Skylanders® Franchise

The award-winning, $3 billion Skylanders franchise has sold through more than 250 million toys1 since pioneering the toys-to-life category in 2011 with the debut of Skylanders® Spyro’s Adventure. The game originated a play pattern that seamlessly bridged physical and virtual worlds across multiple platforms. In 2012, Skylanders® Giants further evolved the genre and added LightCore® characters to the collection of interaction figures. Skylanders® SWAP Force, which launched in 2013, introduced an all new play pattern – swapability. In 2014, Skylanders® Trap Team reversed the magic of bringing toys to life by allowing players to pull characters out of the digital world into the physical world and became the number 1 kids’ console game globally2. Skylanders SuperChargers launched on September 20, 2015 and expands upon the franchise’s signature gameplay to introduce vehicles-to-life.

 

About Activision Publishing

Headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., Activision Publishing, Inc. is a leading global producer and publisher of interactive entertainment. Activision maintains operations throughout the world and is a division of Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), an S&P 500 company. More information about Activision and its products can be found on the company’s website, www.activision.com or by following @Activision.

Skylanders SuperChargers is thrilling, challenging and sure to bring hours of fun. I can see this new version being at the top of so many Christmas lists!

Shawn DesRochers is a certified Microsoft technician and Programmer with 30+ year’s experience. He has written many reviews on computer related products and software, as well as reviewed non computer products here at Today’s Woman. When he’s not writing reviews he can be found at Blogging Fusion Blog Directory - https://www.bloggingfusion.com or running his in home computer business.
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