~I received a copy of Slugterra – Heroes of the Underground for review. Opinions and stories are my own.~
Slugterra is one of the more creative storyline’s for an animation that I’ve watched in awhile. Who would have thought slugs could be adorably cool? They are my son’s favorite thing about Slugterra, of course, and for days he wouldn’t let go of the DVD.
Slugterra is an underground world filled with tiny slug creatures that have special powers based on their element: Fire, Water, Air, Earth, Light, Dark, Freak, Metal, Toxic, Ice, Plant, and Electricity. There are Slug-Slingers that train and battle with them using Blasters that shoot them out. The story follows Eli Shane, a boy who was raised on the surface (or above-ground) and finally gets to live his dream of becoming a Slug-Slinger to fight the evil in Slugterra.
The Episodes on Heroes of the Underground include:
- A Distant Shore
- The Journey Home
Bonus Features Include:
- Drawing Your Own Slugs!
Slugisodes are short clips made for beginner Slug-Slingers, made by the Shane Gang. The teach things such as: how to battle, take care of slugs and information about the different types of slugs.
If you’ve had a child that’s been a fan of Pokemon, Digimon or similar battle shows; they’ll really enjoy this! It has the same kind of premise, but it is certainly it’s own animation. Tot was really into learning about different slugs and what they do. There is so much to learn about Slugterra that it makes a great interactive film for tweens! You can find lots more information about the world and characters, play games and more by visiting Slugterra yourself!
Slugterra – Heroes of the Underground releases on March 4th. You can pre-order the DVD for $11.99 by visiting Shout Factory.