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Like a giant Trigger Happy
on November 13, 2012
So far Bouncer is my favourite giant to play as. However the above reviewer is right, he's not so good at close combat. He's more specialized for long range attacks. He's also a slightly comedic addition to any collection (well at least I think so, I found him more entertaining than some other Skylanders).
When you first get him, he'll have a shooting attack which works very much like Trigger Happy's main attack from the original Skylanders game. He'll also be able to shoot rockets, but unfortunately you won't be able to control them until you upgrade him. After a bit of upgrading, he'll gain a laser eyebeam attack, which may or may not help with close range attacking (depending on how much you practice with it). The laser eyebeams will also be limited until you upgrade some more.
As you upgrade Bouncer, the shooting attack will get faster and more powerful and soon you'll be able to just hold down the main attack button and spray the field with bullets. The bullets already bounce off walls and surfaces (maybe that's why he's called Bouncer). You can quickly take out one of those troll robot walker things by just holding down the button and pointing in the right direction. The upgrade paths for Bouncer focus on developing either his shooting and eyebeam attacks or his rocket attack. I chose the former path because I wanted to develop the shooting attack further. I cannot comment on the abilities he gets when fully upgraded because I haven't gotten there yet.
While most of the giants in this game are painfully slow, Bouncer moves a little faster (but is still slower than normal size Skylanders) so it's not as painful to move around the field with him for when you need a giant.
Overall, I really enjoy this one.