- Summary: Skylanders SuperChargers features a brand-new class of heroes, called SuperChargers who are distinct with fresh moves, powerful attacks and all-new weapons. These SuperChargers also have special in-game abilities that help Portal Masters fight Kaos. Twenty new SuperChargers character toysSkylanders SuperChargers features a brand-new class of heroes, called SuperChargers who are distinct with fresh moves, powerful attacks and all-new weapons. These SuperChargers also have special in-game abilities that help Portal Masters fight Kaos. Twenty new SuperChargers character toys and 20 new vehicle toys will be available.… Expand
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Skylanders SuperChargers - E3 2015 Trailer
Feb 7, 2016In an industry chock full of toys-to-life games, (Disney Infinity, Super Smash Bros. and the soon to be released LEGO Dimensions) is there anyIn an industry chock full of toys-to-life games, (Disney Infinity, Super Smash Bros. and the soon to be released LEGO Dimensions) is there any room left for the one that started it all?
Skylanders Superchargers, the fifth game in Activision’s yearly series, allows players to equip their favorite Skylanders with land, sea and air vehicles for the first time. Players place the figures and vehicles on the “Portal of Power,” bringing them to life in-game.
The game’s main campaign sets players on a cut-and-dry rescue mission through the Skylands, or what’s left of them after titular bad guy Kaos shakes things up.
For kids, this campaign is sure to be a blast. For the parents, well, it’s not much better than an animated film in the realm of The Bee Movie.
But it’s fun, and it looks absolutely stunning. Almost Pixar-like visuals grace each of the game’s many levels. This is where Skylanders really sets itself apart of the competition.
Not one level looks recycled or reused, and each piece of the world seems to be living and breathing.
Sheep graze in the backdrop, clouds chat it up in the sky and each character has a distinct set of facial expressions.
It makes sense, though, since the brand is competing with the likes of Super Mario, Pokemon, Marvel and Star Wars. Not to mention the Wii U, Wii and 3DS version of the game are exclusively compatible with special edition Donkey Kong and Bowser Skylanders.
Superchargers also features 20 new Skylanders (in addition to 20 vehicles) for parents to spend money on, but each offers a unique and dynamic twist on the gameplay.
Each character also has its own skill tree to fill out by leveling up, adding depth to a title otherwise very one-dimensional.
And this goes for the vehicles too. Players collect gears throughout the game’s main quest, which can be played single player or cooperatively locally or online, and can trick out their rides.
Each vehicle has a Skylander figurine (sold separately) that when paired up makes it “supercharged,” which usually involves making it stronger, faster and look way cooler. Figures are priced at $13, while the vehicles are $15. Bundles are also available.
If the co-op isn’t enough, the game also sports a local and online multiplayer racing mode. While it may seem like a store-brand version of Mario Kart or N64 classic Diddy Kong Racing, it’s just another thing to make the package well worth its entry price.
For those already neck deep in the Skylanders world, all of the previous games’ figures are compatible with Superchargers, and a digital version of the game is available for those who already own a Portal of Power.
- Nicholas Friedman, Denton Record-Chronicle… Expand
Mar 4, 2018Back in 2015, when "Skylanders" games were released on an annual basis, we wondered where the franchise could go after "Trap Team" introducedBack in 2015, when "Skylanders" games were released on an annual basis, we wondered where the franchise could go after "Trap Team" introduced the concept of trapping villains and playing as them. So what new, groundbreaking concept would they come up with for the next game? Vehicles. Yes. That's the best concept they could come up with at the time. Fortunately, however, the game featuring said vehicles actually turned out quite fun!
"Skylanders: Superchargers" once again includes a number of the same aspects we've come to expect out of the series: colorful visuals, fun platforming, and a fun, childlike charm. There's also a number of things going on here that make it feel like more than just another "Skylanders" adventure: for starters, the vehicle sections, while not the most groundbreaking thing that could've been added to a new "Skylanders" game, are quite fun and unique, and they do added a nice extra layer to the gameplay to keep it from feeling too cut-and-dry compared to the previous installments of the series. On top of that, while the story in the "Skylanders" series has never been award-worthy, I can appreciate that the stakes have been raised this time around, making things feel a bit more exciting overall.
There are a few problems that, while not game-breaking, do dock a few points. Notably, while the vehicle segments are pretty fun overall, it doesn't feel like the concept was really fleshed out all that well; by that I mean, the game introduces a number of different types of vehicles that you can use, such as land, air and sea, but you only need the land (car) vehicle to beat the game. I imagine this was probably done so as to not drain wallets as much on air and sea vehicles, and so that players that only bought the starter pack wouldn't be locked out of the story, but it's still disappointing that the land vehicle is the one that gets a lot of the attention. On top of that, the controls for the vehicles aren't always the greatest. Not terrible, but they definitely take some getting used to.
Still, there's plenty of fun to be had with "Skylanders Superchargers," and with this new entry, Activision proves that there's still some life left in this franchise. It's a charming title that's plenty of fun for the kids and entertaining enough for the older crowd.
Final rating: 8 out of 10 "Great"… Expand
Oct 29, 2016Skylanders Superchargers is the fifth installment of the Skylanders franchise that I forced myself to finish because the sixth one is out.Skylanders Superchargers is the fifth installment of the Skylanders franchise that I forced myself to finish because the sixth one is out.
And I regret it.
The gimmick is vehicles, and it's a pretty stupid gimmick. You need a land, sea, and air vehicle to experience everything the game has to offer, but the game only comes with a land vehicle. I didn't buy any additional toys (because I have far too many kicking around as is) so I didn't get to experience two thirds of the vehicle segments. that angered me at first, but the ones I could play were fairly generic and bland, so maybe it's not such a bad thing that I got to avoid most of them.
Battle mode is absent yet again, as is it's former replacement, the Kaos Challenge thing from Trap Team. The little rhythm minigame is gone too, but I don't think it was ever the most popular addition. I barely even remember the plot, even though I finished the game just last week, so it couldn't have been great. Your collection of traps from Trap Team is usable, but they only serve as weapons for your vehicle. I stopped using them halfway through because they barely made a difference.
The traditional Skylanders gameplay is pretty much unchanged, so there's that. There's also an online mode, but I couldn't get it to work. The game is still backwards compatible with old figures, so your existing collection should carry over just fine.
Overall, very disappointing. I'd avoid it if at all possible.… Expand
Sep 27, 2015My least favorite Skylanders game so far. No arena modes which had become my favorite part of the series after the previous two games. ControlMy least favorite Skylanders game so far. No arena modes which had become my favorite part of the series after the previous two games. Control scheme changed to not use shoulder buttons anymore when several old characters have button combos that require their use. Traps from the last game do next to nothing (while Traps were a much better gimmick than vehicles). Magic items do next to nothing as well. Gimmick land vehicle zones make up large parts of every story level and are un-skippable (unlike Swap Zones which were nearly as boring / bad, but were skippable). The vehicle zones and racing are silly and too different from the solid, core gameplay of the series. Several of my favorite characters from the last game play different and feel wrong (this has become the norm between games in Skylanders - inconsistency in older characters' gameplay). Online is cool but minimal. Online PvP and co-op arenas would have been great, but as I said, not even single player or local co-op arenas in this game. Kaos Doom Challenge is gone. But hey, the graphics, UI, voice-acting are all top notch. First Skylanders game I regret buying. I'm going to pretend I didn't buy it and wait to see what the next one is like. I hope the next one is better.… Expand
Oct 3, 2015It is so obvious that they have paid the reviewers to review this game, because yet again it's the same old repetitive gameplay. It's crappyIt is so obvious that they have paid the reviewers to review this game, because yet again it's the same old repetitive gameplay. It's crappy old Skylanders, none of the characters are recogniseable any more. If you are thinking of buying a game for your child then go with Disney Infinity 3.0 or Lego Dimensions, and if you are thinking of getting a game for yourself then you should totally go for Lego Dimensions it's just insanely fun! Honestly it's so painful to play because Holy **** Kaos. He's back. Again. What a surprise. At least Call of Duty puts a different story into each of it's games, because in the Skylander's franchise, I think everyone just gave up after Giants. Also they have removed Arena mode! One of the best modes in the game is just gone. And don't eve get me started on ****ty old racing mode. Even that Garfield Kart game for the 3ds is better than that junk!… Expand
Dec 22, 2015This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game is terrible Trap team may be bogus but this is nothing new its a Banjo and Kazzoie nuts and bolts clone I seriously hate this game. Sadly brought in Donkey Kong and stinking Bowser! This is my least favorite skylander game ever. Activison never learned from last years abombination Sylanders trap team… Expand
Oct 26, 2015Pues a seguir pagando más y más a Activision, ahora a parte de pocos personajes nuevos hay coches cada año es un dineral, además no me gustaPues a seguir pagando más y más a Activision, ahora a parte de pocos personajes nuevos hay coches cada año es un dineral, además no me gusta la nueva idea de los vehículos, no tiene la esencia la magia ni la originalidad del primero ahora stealth elf ha pasado de ser un ninja mística con cuchillas a montar en un helicóptero de hojas y como arma lleva un bazooka wt??? veis a lo que me refiero están traicionando sus principios y les ha salido caro, además las carreras online son una p**a copia barata del Mario Kart, no innovan en absoluto lo de los vehículos es una excusa barata, en fin....es Activisión, que le vamos a hacer, entre COD y esto solo les interesa el dinero… Expand