Published on September 24th, 2013 | by Admin
Turbo Super Stunt Squad PS3 Review
Summary: It’s hard to expect great things from a movie-tie-in title, but Turbo Super Stunt Squad wasted an opportunity to be a harmless kid racer and instead became a unsatisfying skateboarding game that can be sometimes too challenging for its target audience of young children.
I haven’t seen Turbo, the latest 3D animated film in cinemas starring Ryan Reynolds, but from the trailers and general feedback it looks like the harmless and charming fun that we’re used to from DreamWorks Animation. Turbo Super Stunt Squad, the movie tie in game doesn’t have the appeal of the film, and is once again another below par attempt at cashing in on a film’s success.
Super Stunt Squad doesn’t follow the story of its film counterpart – it’s not even a racing game, one of the main aspects of the film. Instead, Super Stunt Squad is a poor Tony Hawk imitation aimed at kids, giving players the choice of sliding their favourite snail around five varied environments.
Every environment has similar objectives to Tony Hawk; collect letters to create a word, score a large enough combo and completing difficult jumps. Each stage unlocks after completing a certain amount of these objectives and it’s very easy to have them all unlocked within an hour of starting the game.
Super Stunt Squad doesn’t control as smoothly as it has to be in order to complete objectives properly. Your snails turn too slow (these are nitrous oxide snails so for them to move slow doesn’t make sense) and there’s a delay between control execution and what happens on the screen which causes the game to be frustrating and often maddening.
It’s hard to expect great things from a movie-tie-in title, but Turbo Super Stunt Squad wasted an opportunity to be a harmless kid racer and instead became a unsatisfying skateboarding game that can be sometimes too challenging for its target audience of young children.