Skylanders: SuperChargers

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Skylanders: SuperChargers
Skylanders: SuperChargers Wii U box
Skylanders: SuperChargers Wii U boxart
Skylanders: SuperChargers Wii box
Skylanders: SuperChargers Racing Wii boxart
Skylanders: SuperChargers Nintendo 3DS box
Skylanders: SuperChargers Racing Nintendo 3DS boxart
Developer Vicarious Visions
Beenox (Wii, 3DS)
Publisher Activision
Platform(s) Wii U, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, iOS
Nintendo 3DS, Wii
Release date USA September 20, 2015[1]
Australia September 23, 2015
Europe September 25, 2015[2]
Genre Action-adventure
ESRB:E10+ - Everyone 10+
PEGI:7 - Seven years and older
ACB:G - General
USK:6 - Six years and older
Mode(s) Single player
Optical disc
Wii U:
Optical disc
Nintendo 3DS:
Game Card
Wii U:
Nintendo 3DS:

Skylanders: SuperChargers is a toys-to-life video game and the fifth installment in Activision's Skylanders series, released in September 2015 for the Wii U, Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, and PlayStation 3, and later in October for iOS. 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 Super 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, Dry Bones, 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 (named the Portal of Power) that connects to the console. Thus, Bowser and Donkey Kong have received their own Skylanders figures that activate them as playable in-game. These toys also have a switch on the base that allows them to work as amiibo, meaning they are compatible with any titles that support amiibo of Bowser or Donkey Kong. Additional dark versions of the Bowser and Donkey Kong Skylanders and their vehicles have also been released. 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.

The next game in the Skylanders series was released in October 2016, titled Skylanders: Imaginators. The Wii U version of title is 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 later released on March 3, 2017 as a launch title for the console, and is also compatible with the two figures.

At GameStop, 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 version of SuperChargers Racing. The comic illustrates of how Donkey Kong and Bowser came to become part of the SuperChargers team.

Super Mario characters[edit]

Super Mario vehicles[edit]

Nintendo 3DS eShop description[edit]

Skylanders, start your engines! The infamous race promoter Pandergast has challenged the best racers in Skylands to come forward and test their driving skills in a head-to-head, no-holds-barred driving competition! Race across Land, Sea, and Sky for the ultimate prize - a mysterious token of immense power! Kick start your Skylanders adventure into overdrive with Skylanders® SuperChargers Racing.





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. DK's Soul Gem, Diddy You Call?, has Diddy Kong fly around in his jetpack and attack enemies with his Peanut Popguns, similar to the Rocketbarrel Boost ability Diddy used in this game.
  • Super Smash Bros. series: Hammer Slam Bowser's second upgrade on the Molten Monstrosity upgrade path, Bowser Bomb, is his down special in these games.
  • Super Mario 3D World: After purchasing Hammer Slam Bowser's second upgrade on the Koopa Commander upgrade path, Koopa Paratroopa, and using the Molten Bones Soul Gem, the Paratroopas turn into Parabones, a Dry Bones species that debuted in this game.


  • Thwomps were originally part of Bowser's moveset, until it was decided that Koopas were a better fit.[3]
    • Similarly, Giga Bowser was briefly considered as a transformation for Bowser, but was later replaced for unknown reasons by the original Magma Bowser.


  1. ^ Skylanders: SuperChargers. Nintendo @ E3. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
  2. ^ Skylanders SuperChargers adds vehicles to the list. Eurogamer. Retrieved July 8, 2015.
  3. ^ Nintendo. (June 17, 2015). Nintendo Treehouse Live @ E3 2015 Day 1 Skylanders SuperChargers. YouTube. Retrieved August 14, 2015.