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- All Skylanders Spyro's Adventure, Skylanders Giants, and Skylanders SWAP Force figures work with Skylanders Trap Team.
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Thousands of years ago, the Skylanders Giants fought epic battles in Skylands, but have long since been banished to Earth.
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?
- 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.
Top Customer Reviews
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.Read more ›
Note that you do not need to have multiple portals of power sitting around your consoles if you play more than one Skylanders game. Every subsequent portal (and TTL figures for that matter) are backward-compatible with all the incarnations of the games before it. You can even use the Superchargers portal with Trap Team as it has a nice large pad as well as the slot for your traps (also supports Lightcore). Last but not least, the format of this game is the rich HD graphics of the Wii U console and looks just as good as the later Wii U titles.
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.
The game itself wouldn't be something I'd go out of my way to play as an adult, it's kindof like a simple/easy version of Gauntlet, but accumulating treasure is slightly mesmerizing, and the game has an easy to pick up funness. It's been fun a few times when my son has gotten stuck on certain parts, he'll ask for help, and instead of taking the controller from him I just grab a skylander and an extra controller and jump in. The couch co-op is second only to Super Mario 3D World for WII U.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Bought this as a gift for my 9 year old nephew. He loves it!Published 11 days ago by Shelly Stafford
This came at a crazy good price. Problem with skylanders is you need to continue to buy figures to unlock portions of the game. Major cash cow. Read morePublished 6 months ago by E. Olomiye
Bought this for my nephews (ages 6 & 8) for Christmas. This is their first skylanders game and they both really enjoy playing it. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Angela Keefe
Purchased as a gift for my nephew. Arrived quickly and great condition. Great starter kit for the kids to be introduced to the Skylanders series.Published 7 months ago by sarah e.
Product came in perfect. We will have one excited little boy on Christmas morning. It was a great price on amazon. Read morePublished 7 months ago by susan
It was a gift for my grandson. He loved it. Overpriced probably because it is rhe rage of kids his age.Published 7 months ago by Shylah