Skylanders Swap Force Review!
We have another great addition to our gift guide for the holiday season! How about the number 1 video game and action figure line in America? That’s right – the Skylander Swap Force starter pack! This innovative video game is recommended not only by USA Today, Common Sense and AP, but it get’s two thumbs up from Savvy K as well!
We were given the chance to review the Skylanders Swap Force starter kit for Xbox 360 ($74.99). However, the Skylanders Swap Force comes on many different platforms including Wii, Xbox360, PS3, Wii U, Xbox One, and PS4. (It actually is the only “family friendly” game coming out new for the Xbox One and PS4 so be sure to include this on your list if you plan to buy a new generation console this holiday season!)
In the starter kit, you get many different items to get you in the Skylander mood including…
1-Portal of Power
1-Character Collector Poster
3-Sticker Sheets with Secret Codes
This incredibly innovative virtual world is combined with real-life action figures for an amazing video game experience! If you have the original Skylanders game, you know that you use these real-life action figures on a “portal” that transfers your character into the video game for your virtual adventures.(The portal is connected to your gaming platform and is included in starter kits.) With the new Skylanders Swap Force, you can now swap the action figures to create new characters in the game!
Included in the starter kit are three different action figures to get you started – Blast Zone, Wash Buckler and Ninja Stealth Elf. By simply swapping the tops and bottoms of the action figures, you create a totally new character to play with in your virtual world! There are a total of 16 new action figures you can swap, which makes for a total of 256 different possible combinations! The great thing about the game is that you can simple place a different version of the skylander action figure on the portal and it immediately switches in the game!
If you are new to the Skylanders frenzy, no need to fear! You don’t need to have any previous knowledge of the first two games to start your super hero adventures with the Swap Force!
In the game, there is a villain known as Kaos who tries to take over the Skylands, which is where the adventures take place. He uses dark, magically crystals to turn the creatures on over to the dark side with him. The goal of the game is for children use the portal to bring their Skylander super hero action figures into the game to defeat Kaos.
Once you get a bit further into the game, your children, or the player, will realize that their are “special” Skylanders known as the Swap Force and they need their help! The Mt. Cloudbreak volcano has lost its magic and the Swap Force is needed to help restore the magical powers.
We had an amazing time playing this game, and let me tell you, it is addicting! If you have any little ones looking for a great interactive game play, the Skylanders Swap Force is for you! Right now the Skylanders Swap Force starter kit is available at many retailers including Wal-Mart, Target, Amazon, and Toys “R” Us for $74.99. However, look for amazing Black Friday deals on this game, I saw the Toys “R” Us leaked ad and they had this for 50% Off!