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Skylanders Giants Starter Pack - Nintendo Wii U

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Platform: Nintendo Wii U
Edition: Starter Kit
  • All Skylanders Spyro's Adventure, Skylanders Giants, and Skylanders SWAP Force figures work with Skylanders Trap Team.

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Platform: Nintendo Wii U | Edition: Starter Kit
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  • ASIN: B0088MVPSI
  • Product Dimensions: 5.3 x 0.6 x 7.5 inches ; 1.9 pounds
  • Media: Video Game
  • Release Date: November 18, 2012
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (90 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,181 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
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Platform: Nintendo Wii U | Edition: Starter Kit

Product Description

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

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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.


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32 of 36 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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3 of 3 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
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
5.0 out of 5 stars Fun game for kids March 11, 2013
Platform for Display:Nintendo Wii U| Edition:Starter Kit|Verified Purchase
My sons loves the game and I love it because it isn't violent. Yes there are the weird characters that fight, but it isn't gorey or scarey in anyway. Great game for kids. The only bad part is you have to continually buy more characters for the portal which always means more money.
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