Turbo: Super Stunt Squad
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that Turbo: Super Stunt Squad is a movie-based racer with stunts moves that can be performed when you snail in in the air from banking. The Wii, DS, and 3DS versions contain some "comic mischief" that is not present in the other console versions. There's nothing in the game worth raising an eyebrow over, other than characters dropping salt from under their body to imply feces.
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
- following directions
Thinking & Reasoning
- applying information
- time management
- work to achieve goals
- achieving goals
What Kids Can Learn
Turbo: Super Stunt Squad wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.
What's it about?
Is it any good?
Yes, but despite what you might think by the game's marketing materials, it's not a straightforward racing game -- it focuses heavily on stunts, which is a pleasant surprise. The gameplay is accessible, fun, and somewhat attractive with its colorful graphics. It has many unlockable elements, which add extra incentive and replayability -- including new modes, characters, outfits, power-ups, and more. In fact, kids may enjoy designing and upgrading the character shells and abilities.
The computer-controlled racers have somewhat predictable paths, but you can also team up with a sibling or friend in multiplayer modes, on the same television, on the Xbox 360, PS3 and Wii U versions (and race with up to four players on the Wii).
Families can talk about...
|Platforms:||Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360|
|Price:||$29.99 to $39.99|
|Available online?||Not available online|
|Developer:||D3Publisher of America|
|Release date:||July 23, 2013|
|Topics:||Bugs, Numbers and letters, Wild animals|
|ESRB rating:||E for Comic Mischief (Nintendo 3DS, Nintendo DS, Nintendo Wii) |
E for No Descriptors (Nintendo Wii U, PlayStation 3, Xbox 360)