I was handed Skylanders Superchargers to review and I have to admit I was skeptical. I’m late to the Skylanders party but I always thought these games felt bulky and were a bit juvenile, but admittedly I only glanced at it when walking through the store and thought, that seems like a lot of work for a video game. I was wrong! This game is awesome, it feels like the old Mario Kart on steroids, but even beyond that.
Skylanders Superchargers has the base you’ve seen in the stores and the starter pack comes with a couple of figures and one vehicle which is new to the Skylanders series. The game has awesome working vehicles and really cool figures and once they’re placed on the base these figures are transformed into the virtual world as you race, and when you buy some of the offered additional pieces you’ll be able to navigate land, air and sea.
Skylanders Superchargers: What’s Different
Admittedly I had to do some research to find out the answer to this question. The vehicles are absolutely one of the differences, and largely that’s the difference most people will focus on as it adds a significant difference to the game play and story overall. What I’ve found though is that in the previous editions of this game to unlock new levels and to beat the game you had to buy new characters. With this game you can beat the game only using the pieces in the Skylander’s Superchargers starter set. Though this admittedly easier that by purchasing other pieces.
Skylanders Superchargers: Final Thoughts
This game is a ton of fun, and it does draw you in far more than a typical video game. The girls love playing with the little figures but the gameplay is way over their head. For young boys this game has to rank off the charts. I’d have killed for a game when I was a kid. The game is a ton of fun, but if you’re going to unlock all the characters it could get pricey, so just be aware of that going into the purchase!
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