Turbo: Super Stunt Squad: Game Review

Turbo: Super Stunt Squad: Game Review - Reviewed by Kidzworld on Aug 12, 2013
( Rating: 2 Star Rating)

Turbo and friends burst onto Xbox 360, Playstation 3, WiiU and more. Do they burn rubber or stall at the start? Keep reading Kidzworld's Turbo: Super Stunt Squad game review to find out!

Turbo: Super Stunt Squad, available on Xbox 360, PS3, WiiU (and more) is based on the hit Dreamworks movie and developed and published by D3. It is seriously one of the most surprising games I’ve played in a very long while! Unfortunately, I don’t mean that in a positive way. Let me explain.

Turbo: Super Stunt Squad Game ReviewTurbo: Super Stunt Squad Game Review!Courtesy of D3


Turbo, the animated movie from Dreamworks Animation is about a snail (Turbo) who receives the gift of super speed through a freak accident. Turbo then sees an opportunity to use this new found power to achieve one of his personal dreams…winning the Indy 500! That’s an exciting dream!

So, like many of you Turbo fans out there, I was super stoked to pop in Turbo: Super Stunt Squad and get blazing around, setting insane lap records - but that's not what happened. Turbo: Super Stunt Squad, to my shock, is not a racing game at all! It is actually a Tony Hawks Pro Skater (THPS) clone, minus the skateboards. You read that right, everyone. The newly powered racing snail has now entered the world of extreme snailing? Snailboarding? Umm...have I missed something?

Okay, reset the brain! I’m playing something I wasn’t expecting and that’s cool, I love the THPS games. I’m stoked! So my initial shock out of the way. How does Turbo: Super Stunt Squad stack up as a THPS style videogame? Does it itch that craving I’ve had for gravity defying aerials and wicked flip tricks since the disappearance of the classic franchise it so tries to emulate?

In a word, no. But hear me out!

Charming But Uninspired

It’s not that Turbo: Super Stunt Squad is a terrible time. It’s really not, but it is completely average and uninspired.

A big part of the fun with any game centered around tricks is of course, the tricks! Flip tricks, lip tricks, grabs, grinds, manuals. All these should combine to create a variety of visually chaotic and fun combos but another fundamental design issue with Super Stunt Squad soon rears its ugly head. It’s difficult to differentiate between your tricks because there isn’t enough variety to each character's animations. Not surprising really, since Turbo and friends don’t have any limbs to animate. It really hurts the overall enjoyment of tricking and acts as another example of the misguided vision D3 had for Turbo's new video game.

Turbo: Super Stunt Squad isn’t without its charms though.The worlds are bright and colorful and the characters look just like their movie counterparts. Controls also handle well enough and the moves, while limited, are easy enough to understand and pull off. 'A' jumps, 'X' for flip tricks (on Xbox 360) and so on. For those gamers that find enjoyment in Turbo: Super Stunt Squad, there is lots to keep you busy as well. Six areas in total are unlockable, each inspired from sets in the movie and each zone is peppered with all sorts of “snail-pipes”, ramps and various obstacles to grind and trick on. And if you like to complete your games 100% you better like to scavenge because D3 has packed the levels with hidden items to collect. Or maybe you’re just looking for some new and easy Achievements/Trophies? :P

For the rest of you, I recommend sticking with THPS for your extreme tricking and or stunting needs and if you’re looking for a racing game…this most definitely isn’t for you.

Note: This review is for the home console versions.

Turbo: Super Stunt Squad is available on Xbox 360, PS3, WiiU, Wii, 3DS/DS.


Price: $24.99-$39.99

ESRB Rating: E for Everyone

Have Your Say!

Are you stoked to hit the snail-pipe with Turbo and friends? Maybe you're just looking for a good racing game recommendation? Lets talk games in the comments below!



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coolgirl198 wrote:

Turbo is cool I really want the video game
commented: Sat May 03, 2014


mahtaby wrote:

Turbo is really cool but why the video game comes before the movie is on the cinema? Or...
commented: Mon Aug 26, 2013


Macbarbie09 wrote:

I don't know.
commented: Mon Aug 12, 2013

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Not even Pac-man, Bowser Jr., and Duck Hunt Dog makes you curious? Wow, I'm surprised.
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super Smash bros for wii u doesn't have any new characters that makes me want to pay $50 when the magorady of the game is Brawl with upscalled + graphics, touch screen gimics and 30 (something) characters on BOTH the wii u and the 3ds verson. for the 3dS it's alriht, but for the Wii U this isn't lookin to good. The wii u is capable of more then that if it can run assasin's Creed 3. I'm still gettin the ame though.
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Well, we both hope that Super Smash Bros for Wii U will really save it. I doubt that, but I hope Nintendo doesn't screw up this version like they did with Mario Kart 8. Mario Kart 8 SUCKS compared to Mario Kart Wii... maybe it was best for you to rent the game, because you would SLIGHTLY be disappointed when you beat the game and play online. By the way, I'm getting the new 3DS LL that's coming out next year.
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To make a point, that Nintendo needs to do something or the Wii U will be the next virtual boy with no ames. I don't mean literally, no aames but it's missing 3rd party games that last gen consoles are etting such as the PS3 and Xbox 360.
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