Gamers. You might have seen these strange new action figures popping up everywhere in the gaming section of say your local GameStop, Wal-Mart, Target, Toys’R’us, etc.
But what is Skylanders actually?
So, I decided to check them out.
Skylanders is a game for the PlayStation 3, Wii, 3DS, and Xbox 360. It comes with a game, a portal, and three action figures.
But what is so special about the game that little kids and even some hardcore gamers go crazy for it?
It’s the action figures and that niffy little thing called the ‘portal’.
The portal is the main hardware and is necessary to play the Skylanders game. The portal allows you to use the action figures that came with the game to come to life in the game. The more your progress through the game, you need certain action figures to open new areas or beat certain areas with ease. That’s where most of the money is going for the game, is in it’s action figures. The more you collect, the more of a chance of you beating the game and opening all the areas that are available.
Still a little lost? Here let me break it down.
The action figures are characters that can be placed on the portal to ‘drop down’ into the game. The gamer will use that newly generated character to fight enemies and open new areas in the game. When you look at the action figure itself you will notice the character and a base it’s standing on. For example, there is a character called Whirlwind. He is a dragon and his speciality is air. So if you look at the base that he is standing on. You will notice clouds and it will be the same for any Skylander that uses the air element. If you flip the figure to it’s bottom, you will notice a symbol down there too. It tells you that it’s an air element character.