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Skylanders Giants Starter Kit - Nintendo Wii U

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Everyone 10+
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews) 80 / 100

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Platform: Nintendo Wii U
Edition: Starter Kit
  • Warning: Choking Hazard - Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.
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Platform: Nintendo Wii U | Edition: Starter Kit
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  • ASIN: B0088MVPSI
  • Product Dimensions: 14.8 x 3 x 9.5 inches ; 1.9 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: November 18, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (67 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,946 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)

Product Description

Platform: Nintendo Wii U | Edition: Starter Kit

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Thousands of years ago, the Skylanders Giants fought epic battles in Skylands, but have long since been banished to Earth.

Skylanders Giants
Return to Skylands
Return to Skylands
Are you ready
Are you ready?
Join the Skylanders
Join the Skylanders

Synopsis

Now, Kaos is back and with a new threat rising, it's time to bring the Giants back to join forces with the Skylanders. It's up to you to put them on the Portal of Power and unleash their strength. Are you ready for the ultimate battle to save Skylands?

Travel to Skylands with this Skylanders: Giants Starter Pack. Join forces with the Giants with this Starter Pack that takes you to Skylands to engage in the ultimate battle. The Starter Pack includes the Skylanders Giants video game and plenty of other cool items, like a Portal of Power, three Skylanders figures, a character collector poster, three sticker sheets with secret codes and three trading cards. Are you ready to face Kaos?



Key Features:

  • Includes Skylanders Giants video game, Portal of Power, three Skylanders figures, a character collector poster, three sticker sheets with secret codes and three trading cards
  • Bring the Skylanders Giants back from banishment to join the Skylanders once again in this Starter Pack
  • Unleash the power of the Skylanders Giants with the Portal of Power
  • Battle Kaos in an epic battle to save Skyland

Wii vs. Wii U:

The Wii and WiiU use the same portal. They are completely compatible in every way except for the software. The Wii software will work on the WiiU (though the game won't be in HD if they play with Wii software), but the Wii U software will not work on the Wii. Toys will work on both platforms.

Product Description

Skylanders Giants Starter Pack: Includes Protal, Game, Poster, 3 Characters, 3 Trade Cards and Sticker Sheet

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27 of 31 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Great for kids but huge cost to play fully January 2, 2013
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii U|Edition:Starter Kit
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
Skylanders Giants is the sequel to Skylanders Spyro's Adventure, and continues the gameplay from the first game. If you liked the first game, you'll probably like this one (but read below for a warning regarding using your old Skylanders figures with the Giants game).

Skylanders is a third-person action-adventure game with some role-playing (RPG) and puzzle elements. The game offers some "soft" challenges that are appropriate for young children--nothing in the game is "difficult", but there are puzzles and games of skill that will require some thinking for your kids in addition to the straight-forward action combat of the game world.

The key thing to understand about Skylanders is that the game contains a huge number of characters you can play as, but in order to play as them you must actually have the physical model of the character in hand. Those physical models cost 9.99 for the regular characters, 11.99 for the "lightcore" characters and 14.99 for the giant characters. If you wanted to "collect them all", it would cost you hundreds of dollars! Keep this in mind! These action figures enter the game world through the use of a physical pedestal attached by a USB cable to your game system (called the "Portal"), which glows various soft colors. Simply placing a Skylander figure on the Portal makes it enter the game. The figures have glowing bases when on the pedestal (and the giants and lightcore characters actually have glowing parts).

The starter kit includes one giant figure (Tree Rex) and two regular figures (Jet-Vac and Cynder). These are enough to get started. The figures each come as one of eight "elements", and areas of the game are "locked" unless you have a figure of the correct element to unlock them.
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12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars GIGANTIC fun for the family November 27, 2012
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii U| Edition:Starter Kit|Verified Purchase
I'm about 25% complete, if you factor in the expansions that I had previously bought for the original Skylanders game (keep those expansion pieces, they unlock new levels in Giants as well!) So far the levels do seem longer than the original Skylanders game, which is a huge plus in my opinion. I love the Giants and that they didn't ruin the gameplay, they made certain parts better but retained everything that made the original so great. My wife and I take turns playing with our 3yr old son (though mostly I play with him because I don't want to give up my controller!) I highly recommend this game.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Works great with the Wii-U July 25, 2013
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii U| Edition:Starter Kit|Verified Purchase
We have both Spyro's Adventure and Giants on the Xbox, and we have the Giants for the IOS devices and the 3DS, but I thought it would be interesting to have it for the Wii-U since it uses the pad in ways the other platforms can't.

Since it was also my first time crossing platforms with figures, it was a surprise to me since it was only now that I learned that the stats and abilities of the characters were saved in the figures. I had anticipated having to level things up on the new console, and was shocked when we dropped Trigger Happy on it from our collection and he came fully loaded and leveled.

Gameplay has been very smooth for us, and I really like seeing the status of both the character and the quest items on the pad when playing on the TV, and it's VERY nice to be able to play the "full console version" on just the pad without the TV since the other options for small portable devices like that (and the 3DS) aren't quite as full flavored or as easily done. We have problems swapping characters out on the 3DS, so here it works just fine for him to play a portable version while I can do something else on the TV.

Graphics look great, but I can't compare it to the standard non HD version of the Wii since we didn't have skylanders for that, so it looks the same as the Xbox 360 we do have though.

A fun game, and now that I know we can transfer characters to other consoles, we'll have even more fun now.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Wii u is probably the best version. November 25, 2013
By Matt
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii U| Edition:Starter Kit|Verified Purchase
Just a note to those who have the option. This version is alot better than the ps3 version hands down. I did own them both. Graphically superior and the gamepad usage is a nice touch.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Kids LOVE IT March 14, 2013
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii U| Edition:Starter Kit|Verified Purchase
There is a huge variety with what they can do with this game with how they incorporated the "characters". It is a hit with all (ages 8-15) even my husband has purchased to characters so he can get on the game and play with them sometimes for so "father- kid" bonding time. Well worth every penny!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars My son loves the game January 20, 2013
By EH
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii U| Edition:Starter Kit|Verified Purchase
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
My 12 year old son loves this game. We got it for our new Wii U. It loses some points though because the Skylander portal is not wireless like the original Skylander portal. I'm not sure why. I'm guessing it has something to do with it being for the Wii U because you can get Giant Starter Kits for Wii (not Wii U) without the portal if you already own one for the regular Wii. Having the wire hooked up to the Wii U does get it the way. Big downfall and disappointing when the Wii U is supposed to be superior to the Wii.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Great co-op fun for kids December 26, 2012
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii U| Edition:Starter Kit|Verified Purchase
I finally decided to get Skylanders and haven't regretted it at all. My five-year-old daughter and I play together all the time, and she and her younger brother enjoy playing with the figures. The game itself is enjoyable with lots of funny moments and cutscenes that offer a nice self-aware campiness--very familiar to any parent who watched 80s cartoon villains as a kid. Do be careful with the figures around much younger children; my two-year-old son did manage to accidentally rip the arm off of the figure from a different set, but it was easily reattached with some super glue--but it does indicate that more serious damage could be inflicted by a careless toddler. The only gripe I have with the Wii U version is that when you open the Wii U Home menu, the portal of power gets reset and if a Giant (Tree Rex) is on the portal, it automatically gets assigned to player 1 when the menu is closed--this is annoying if player 2 was using the Giant, because you then have to take both figures off the portal and replace them in the correct order. A minor annoyance, but a hiccup in the game, nonetheless.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars The only downfall to this game is the inability to ...
The only downfall to this game is the inability to jump...and the hurt that it puts on my wallet trying to track down all the figures:-).
Published 28 days ago by jjnanj
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
kids love it
Published 1 month ago by jeffmork
3.0 out of 5 stars Expected more.
We heard so much about this game and thought it would be great. We collected many figures (when they were on sale) before we even bought the game. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Tiff01
5.0 out of 5 stars Yes!
Dp you have a 5 yr old? Holy moly! He/she will go crazy with the love!!! But... Downside? ... Money trap. Plus? I can get him to do anything for a skylander ;)
Published 4 months ago by Gina Manuel
5.0 out of 5 stars Great but by swap force instead!
Bought this for my son and he loves it. It's hard to find the characters in stores. Everyone has the swap force characters and that game can play all the characters where the... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Stacey Fournier-Thibodaux
5.0 out of 5 stars Skylanders
This has given my great nephew so much time to entertain himself and we so enjoy playing with him at times.
Published 5 months ago by k jenkins
5.0 out of 5 stars The kids loved it
up until my Golden Retriever puppy decided to munch on the stupid portal cable that Christmas night. Read more
Published 6 months ago by T. R.
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it.
what more than you can say. A great addition to Wii U

would recommend if you have friends who have the game also. great interactive play.
Published 6 months ago by Christopher Koenig
5.0 out of 5 stars great item
everything was good and works great. I am very happy with this item and would buy more things from this site.
Published 7 months ago by caroline meyer
5.0 out of 5 stars Skylanders Giants Starter Pack
This game is so much fun fro kids. It is easy to set up and you really don't need any help. The game is so kid friendly - it gives hints to better the play with the characters and... Read more
Published 7 months ago by MommyDiva
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