***Disclosure: I received complimentary samples to facilitate my review. No other compensation has been provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***
Recently, Activision released a new Skylanders experience in their Skylanders Superchargers games. These games are available for all of your favorite consoles, but please note: The Wii and 3DS versions of the game are completely different than the ones for more popular consoles such as the PS4, Wii U, or XBox One.
We actually received the Skylanders Superchargers Racing Starter Pack for the Wii, so we got to experience this much different Skylanders game for ourselves. Does different mean good? Well, yes and no. It really depends on what your child is looking for in their gaming.
- Video Game
- Portal of Power
- 2 Skylanders SuperChargers – Hammer Slam Bowser* and Super Shot Stealth Elf
- 1 Skylanders Vehicle – Clown Cruiser*
- Collection Poster
*For use with compatible Nintendo systems only. Hammer Slam Bowser toy also works as an amiibo figure.
The biggest difference? Well, if you purchase the Wii or 3DS versions of the game, there is no story mode.
That's right. There is no storyline to follow in these versions. There's only racing. There's no trapping enemies here, and while you can add an element based attack to your vehicle, it's definitely not the same Skylanders experience your child is probably used to.
Now if your child loves racing games like Mario Cart, they will absolutely LOVE this game. It's very reminiscent of Mario Cart, but with the magic of Skylanders characters and vehicles.
Sophie and Xander, my younger kids, had a very different experience. They actually really enjoyed this game!
Sophie and Xander really got a kick out of being able to race their characters, and they especially liked the fast-paced nature of this game. They ooh-ed and ahh-ed over the graphics, and were especially excited that they were able to play with Bowser, their favorite Nintendo villain. They also really loved the fact that while you can do road racing, you can also choose to race sky and water vehicles, too.
For younger kids, racing fanatics, or those who aren't wrapped up in the Skylanders story mode, the racing alone can be quite a thrill. It all really depends on the gaming experience your child is looking for.
If your kids love Skylanders, racing, or both, I would definitely recommend checking out Skylanders Superchargers. Just keep in mind that if you're choosing the Wii or Nintendo 3DS versions, there is no storyline, only racing. Still a fun experience, and my kids are definitely looking forward to adding new vehicles and characters to their collection for even more racing fun!
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Be sure to check it out on the 3DS as well!
Remember, if you're looking for storyline play, skip the Wii and 3DS versions and pick up Skylanders Superchargers for the Wii U, PS4, XBox One, etc.