Skylanders Swap Force is a new game aimed at the younger end of the video gaming market. It’s available for multiple platforms including the newest generation of consoles, and it looks like being one of the most asked-for gifts this holidays. But is it worth spending your hard-earned dollars? Let’s take a look.
Skylanders Swap Force Video Trailer
Skylanders Swap Force Starter Pack Features
* Available for Wii & Wii U, PlayStation 3 & 4, Xbox 360 & One, Nintendo 3DS
* Video game
* Starter pack comes with 3 Skylander figures
* Portal of Power
* 3 sticker sheets
* 3 trading cards
* ESRB rating: 10+
Skylands Swap Force Reviews
With Skylanders and the Swap Force game, kids can embark on new magical action adventures. The story behind this game is that for centuries, there’s been a force of Skylanders defending the volcano that gives Skylands its magical powers. But the force has been blasted apart in an eruption of the volcano. Landing on earth, they find they have the ability to swap their powers – hence the name Swap Force.
The aim of the game is to mix and match the characters’ top and bottom halves (in the video game or with the figures, which come apart so you can swap their parts around), and have them enter the Portal of Power to save Skylands.
Skylanders have already captured kids’ hearts and enthusiasm a little like Pokemon did for another generation. The combination of magical powers, battles and adventure is very attractive for a child. It allows their imaginations to run wild and they can play out all kinds of fears and hopes in the safe environment of games.
The Swap Force takes this to a new level with the ability to customize characters by exchanging their powers. Kids will be very excited by this!
What You Need To Know
The items listed under the “Features” heading above (3 Skylander figures etc) are available in the starter pack that we link to in our “see price” links. If you run a search you can also buy just the game or just the figures.
However, kids of this age like to act things out with figures as well as playing a video game, so if they’re asking for the video game we recommend getting the starter pack – it will save you money on buying the characters separately later!
This looks like being an epic action game for kids. Order now or see the latest reviews by clicking on the link below.
Published October 7th, 2013