Skylanders Swap Force Review

 Skylanders Swap Force

The Skylanders are taking over. Slowly sneaking into every corner of my life, and you know what? I love it. The newest offering from Skylanders takes all the fun of previous versions and switches things up, literally, for even more entertaining game play.

Bring the Skylanders to Life! Embark on an exciting new adventure with the Skylanders and the SWAP Force. For generations, the SWAP Force protected the volcano that replenishes Skylands’ magic. That is until an epic battle caught them in an eruption that blasted them apart, sent them to Earth and gave them the ability swap powers. Only you can mix and match their tops and bottoms, put them on the new Portal of Power and help save Skylands. Starter Pack includes: 1-Video Game, 1-Portal of Power, 3-Skylanders Figures, 1-Character Collector Poster, 3-Sticker Sheets with Secret Codes and 3-Trading Cards. All Skylanders Spryo’s Adventure and Skylanders Giants Toys work in the Skylanders SWAP Force Game.
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I was sent the Skylanders Swap Force Starter Kit XB360 to test out and since I’ll be stashing this one away for the holidays I did something I haven’t done in a while and spent a morning gaming. I wasn’t sure what to expect, or if this game would be hard to figure out, but I was excited to try. I have seen my kids gushing over this game for months and asking to play it whenever they have earned gaming time and I have secretly always wanted to play, but was too busy. This was the perfect excuse. Game play is fast and entertaining and the vibrant graphics keep everything visually appealing as well. I quickly got sucked in and 2 hours later decided that I probably should be doing something more productive.

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My one concern, that our Skylanders Giants wouldn’t work on this platform was erased, as I was able to use all of our Skylanders on the portal and in the game, even the ones that came with my daughters 3Ds game!

This game gets an A+ from me and I have no doubt that it will from the kids as well on Christmas morning. Skylanders Swap Force is a fun, family orientated game (E+ for cartoon violence) that the whole family will love. Right now you can pick up a bundle that includes a white Wii U, Skylanders SWAP Force starter pack and a Nintendo Land game disc for a suggested retail price of $299!

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For the serious Skylanders fan, you can now become the ultimate Portal Master with the new Skylanders Collection Vault app on iTunes Store. The new app lets players easily manage their Skylanders toy collection and explore new Skylanders toys from the palm of their hands and on the go.  Fans can also share and compare their Skylanders collection with family and friends – all for free.  To celebrate the holiday season, Activision will be granting Skylanders collectors’ toy wish lists via a Holiday Wish List Sweepstakes. (USA Only)For the first time via the Skylanders Collection Vault app, Portal Masters can discover Skylanders characters and learn more about their backstories all in one place. Optimized for tablet and mobile devices, the app also allows fans to keep track of their Skylanders collection and their character wish list, browse images and videos, unlock special content and challenge their friends to see who has the most robust collection.

In honor of the new Skylanders Collection Vault app, Activision is launching the Holiday Wish List Sweepstakes to help fans complete their collections. Starting today at 12 p.m. PST, Portal Masters that download the app and create a wish list in the Skylanders Collection Vault can send their list to by Friday, December 6. Five lucky winners will be awarded their wish list collection of up to 25 Skylanders SWAP ForceTM toys available at retail.  The complete rules for the Holiday Wish List Sweepstakes can be seen at

Disclosure – I was provided a sample to facilitate this review. All opinions expressed are my own. 

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