One of the biggest franchises in video games now is Skylanders and the newest edition is here with the Skylanders Superchargers starter pack. We are a big fan of the game series in my house so this is usually a big part of our Holiday season as the newest version is always on top of my daughters Christmas list. Check out the video to see whats new!
As you can see in the Skylanders Superchargers starter pack trailer one of the biggest editions to the series are the vehicles. Now your characters will have the ability to drive land and sea vehicles along with flying vehicles as well.
I have to say I am pretty impressed at how so far they have been able to add in something totally new with every new game of the series so far. It always leaves me wondering what will they come up with next year.
This year as with last there are 2 editions to the starter packs the regular one and the Skylanders Superchargers Dark Edition. The Regular starter pack comes with the video game, 2 characters, a vehicle and a new portal. The Dark Edition comes with the video game, 2 Dark Edition characters, 2 vehicles, a Kaos trophy, Dark Edition collectors poster and the new portal.
The Nintendo versions each have a special character from the Nintendo family, Bowzer and Donkey Kong. The Wii U Dark Edition also has a 3rd version which gives you 3 characters, the 2 included with all the other sets and Dark Edition Donkey Kong.
Sadly if you own a 3DS or iPad there is no Dark Edition available. It is only available for Xbox One, Xbox 360, PS3, PS4, Nintendo Wii U and regular Wii.
Last year we got the Trap Team Dark Edition and it was well worth the extra few dollars for what was included. This is especially true if this is your first Skylanders game since having more characters definitely makes the game more fun and gives it a lot more replay value.
Skylanders Superchargers starter pack is rated everyone 10 and up but really this game is fine for younger players. My daughter has been playing the games since she was 6 and she is not a huge video game player. She does however, really enjoy these games and for an indoor distraction I am good with that.
One of the things I really like about the Skylanders series of games is that I can play them with my daughter by putting 2 characters on the portal. It’s a fun way to spend a rainy or snowy day and it’s easy enough to pick up on how everything works even if you are not a big video game person.
If you have already played and enjoyed any of the previous games you are probably going to love this one and you are new to the series the Skylanders Superchargers starter pack is a great place to jump in. This is always a huge hit during the Holiday season with some editions becoming very hard to find.
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