Skylanders Spyro's Adv Starter Pack / Game
- The figurines of your collection synch with the game via the peripheral to battle KAOS and his minions
- Starter pack includes: a game copy, 3 Skylanders, 'Portal of Power' peripheral, character poster, trading cards, sticker sheet, web codes and batteries
- Multiplayer support as you battle with your friend as a team or pick a Battle Arena and go head-to-head
- Different challenges and mini-games hidden throughout Skylands
- Expand the game with optional Adventure Packs (sold separately), each including an exclusive Skylander, 1 location piece and 2 magic items
Product detailsPlatform:Nintendo Wii
- Is Discontinued By Manufacturer : No
- Product Dimensions : 40.89 x 25.91 x 7.62 cm; 975.22 Grams
- Release date : 15 November 2011
- ASIN : B004VQENY8
- Item Model Number : 047875839731
- Best Sellers Rank: 13,507 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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As a teaser for some more detailed Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure news that we will be bringing you next week during E3, Activision has released some character vignettes, which tell us a little more about the characters that are set to feature in the game’s starter pack. Skylanders Spyro’s adventure involves real life toys, which players will have to place on the Portal of Power to bring them into the game. The three toy characters that come in the starter pack are: Spyro, Gill Grunt and Trigger Happy. We have some information and some short clips where players can see all three characters in action.
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- My daughter absolutely loved Skylanders. She was glued to it. For at least 3 years, she played Skylanders for at least an hour every single day. Whenever a new iteration came out, she had to have it. The top of the long shelving unit that ran across the oversized desk in our library was wall-to-wall Skylanders. We always knew what to get her for every gift-giving occasion.
- Then one day she stopped playing on a dime because of the violence involved, even though good always wins.
- The major drawback to Skylanders is that this is the gift that keeps on giving - in reverse. You’re not just going to be buying a video game. You’re going to be buying many many figures and other trinkets. We’re easily into this for over a thousand dollars! Not bad for one video game. This was the first game to make this leap. After that, Disney Infinity and Lego Dimensions got in on the act. It’s brilliant from a corporate perspective. Not so much from a consumer perspective.
THE KID SAYS: This game was absolutely revolutionary. The idea of being able to take real life toys and put them into video games was a phenomenal one indeed. Making them collectibles was especially good from a marketing standpoint, and giving every character unique backstories was a surefire way to guarantee that people would actually want to collect them all. Enjoyed playing.
BOTTOM LINE: Excellent game good for many many hours of gameplay. Just know what you’re getting into.
The game is very fun, and allows 2 players to select their character of choice and place on the portal (which is connected to the Wii using a wireless USB antenna that is included with the portal), at which time they are transported into the game. However, if the character dies during the game, you have to swap them off the portal with another character. Each character has an element that they represent, so some areas of the game are inaccessible unless my kids are using the correct character. In addition, each character has different strenght, defense, speed, and powers...making each character unique in their own way.
So far, my kids have had a great time playing the game. I would highly recommend buying a few more characters, as my kids have really enjoyed the ability to swap out the characters for those with different powers or attributes.
Based on continued gameplay, my 9 years old had the following comments:
I think Skylanders is a realy fun game. You can collect differnt skylanders and trade them with your friends.In this game you can colloct mony and upgrade your skylanders.Skylanders can move up levels by defetting foes. You also can use a skylander on any game system. If you have a Wii but your friends have a Playstation or XBox, the characters will work on any of them. But the thing is when a skylander dies on a level you can't play that skylander again until you either start the level again or you quit the level. Other then that I think skylanders is a great game.
The concept of the game itself is really amazing. The graphics are great and it's a game that kids can figure out on their own which as any parents can attest to is wonderful. Last thing you want is a game that you end up playing half of it because they are confused.
This particular starter pack comes with the game, three figures (Which are your players in the game) and the portal of power. The portal of power is a stand that reads which figure you are going to use and transports them into the game. A small USB device comes with the game which you plug into the back of the wii system which allows the portal and the game system to communicate.
Each figure or "player" brings a specific talent to the game. They can be switched out at anytime if one is more suitable to get through a challenge then another. Which I will warn parents of more then one child that a sibling will find it funny to switch out a player while the other one plays to hear them get angry. There are TONS of different figures or "players" out there which you can buy for things as treats for good grades or birthday's which opens more games and brings new talents. So while your child might play through the game with say Spyro they can play a different game or the same game again with a different figure.
One added thing I love about the game is that the characters get tire. They will come on the screen and tell the player they need a rest which means it's time to turn off the game. Which forces your child to take a break for a while. Now I am sure you can just turn off the game system and turn it back on and they are ready to go again but my son has not thought of that yet so it works great for us.
So if you are trying to decide to pay this much for a game or even if this is the game for you I would give my recommendation and would assure you that you will not be disappointed.
If you have a person (child or adult) that likes to play or is just started video gaming this game is great for them. The graphics are wonderful and the voices are good, Patrick Warburton who did the voice for Kronc is the voice of Flynn and he really does a fine job.
I was intrigued by this whole concept from the moment I saw it in the stores before Christmas (when the shelves were loaded with characters) and I really wanted to give it a go, so I bought two of them for Valentines Day, one for me and one for my honey.... he really is enjoying it, first he said the game is entertaining, second he loves us spending time together, and third he loves being able to change out the character when he chooses.. of course this leads to "honey who ya got over there" as he takes out all of his people.
This would be a great birthday gift especially if others are in on it and can get the other figures.. you could make it a Skylander Birthday party!! I think this game is a great way to connect with your kids, boys and girls alike would enjoy this game and if you learn which characters do what in the game and why they are so important your kids would talk to you endlessly.
So if you are looking for something for family time or a special gift ... give this one a go!