Skylanders: SuperChargers

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Skylanders: SuperChargers
SkylandersWiiU.jpg
Developer(s) Vicarious Visions (Wii U)
Beenox (Wii, 3DS)
Publisher(s) Activision
Platform(s) Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One
Racing
Nintendo 3DS, Wii
Release date USA September 20, 2015[1]
Europe September 25, 2015[2]
Japan TBA[3]
Genre Action-adventure
Racing
Rating(s)
ESRB:ESRB E10+.svg - Everyone 10+
PEGI:PEGI 7.svg - Seven years and older
ACB:ACB G.svg - General
USK:USK 6.svg - Six years and older
Mode(s) Single player
Multi-player
Media
Wii:
Media CD icon.png Optical disc
Wii U:
Media CD icon.png Optical disc
Nintendo 3DS:
3DS Card Icon.png Cartridge
Input
Wii:
Wii U:
Nintendo 3DS:

Skylanders: SuperChargers is a video game within the Skylanders series, released in September 2015 for the PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, and Wii U. Skylanders: SuperChargers Racing was released as a standalone title for Wii and the Nintendo 3DS on the same date, and it features only the racing portion.

The Nintendo versions of both games feature various Mario-related elements, including a playable Donkey Kong and Bowser (where they are referred to as Turbo Charge Donkey Kong and Hammer Slam Bowser, respectively). Donkey Kong drives a "Barrel Blaster" with Diddy Kong, and Bowser drives a "Clown Cruiser" (both of which are Land and Sky vehicles, respectively). Koopa Troopas, Koopa Paratroopas and Warp Pipes appear in Bowser's moveset, and Bullet Bills can be fired when he is in the Clown Cruiser. Donkey Kong uses Barrels (which can be thrown or used on his hands like boxing gloves), classic Donkey Kong girders and ladders in his moveset.

Like other Skylanders games, playable characters are activated by purchasing toys and placing them on the Skylanders stand that hooks up to the console. Thus, Bowser and Donkey Kong will be receiving their own Skylanders style toys that activate them as playable in-game; Bowser is bundled available with the Nintendo 3DS version, Dark Bowser with the Wii version, and Donkey Kong and Dark Donkey Kong both have separate bundles for the Wii U version. These toys also have a switch on the base that allows them to work as amiibo, meaning they are compatible with titles such as Super Smash Bros. for Nintendo 3DS / Wii U. Additional dark versions of the Bowser and Donkey Kong Skylanders have also been released.

A successor to SuperChargers was released October 2016 for the Nintendo Wii U titled Skylanders: Imaginators. The title was compatible with the Bowser and Donkey Kong figures, and thus, the two could be played in that game as well. A Nintendo Switch version was released on March 3rd, 2017.

At GameStops, the Wii U version of the game had a pre-order exclusive comic book titled Skylanders: Unexpected Allies. This comic book could also be received by pre-ordering either the Nintendo 3DS or Wii U version of SuperChargers Racing. The comic tells the story of how Donkey Kong and Bowser came to become part of the SuperChargers team.

Characters[edit]

Gallery[edit]

Artworks[edit]

Amiibo[edit]

Other[edit]

References to other games[edit]

  • Donkey Kong - The girders and ladders from this game appear in one of Donkey Kong's attacks.
  • Donkey Kong 64 - Turbo Charge Donkey Kong's primary ability, Primate Punch, is Chunky Kong's special ability in this game.

Trivia[edit]

  • Thwomps were originally part of Bowser's moveset, until it was decided that Koopas were a better fit.[4]
    • Similarly, Giga Bowser was briefly considered as a transformation for Bowser, but was later declined in favor of the original Molten Bowser.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Skylanders: SuperChargers. Nintendo @ E3. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
  2. ^ Skylanders SuperChargers adds vehicles to the list. Eurogamer. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
  3. ^ http://www.reinodocogumelo.com/2015/10/games-de-wii-u-e-3ds-nao-anunciados.html
  4. ^ Nintendo. (June 17, 2015). Nintendo Treehouse Live @ E3 2015 Day 1 Skylanders SuperChargers. YouTube. Retrieved August 14, 2015.