My (bare) survival of the most recent school holidays was aided significantly by the presence of the new Skylanders SWAP Force
Although not yet – and not through lack of trying – in possession of all the original Skylanders, nor Skylanders Giants characters, they have beaten the levels in both games and were up for a new challenge.
Hurray – along came Skylanders SWAP Force and all was right with the world. Except for the nagging and immediate “Can we get some more now?” interrogations.
A bit about Skylanders SWAP Force … from an ignorant mother’s perspective 🙂 – it’s kinda like the other Skylanders where each character has special skills and strengths and stuff and does certain things within the game that other characters can’t, because they don’t have the ‘right element’.
Like previous versions, you can do that funky thing where to change a player, you simply remove the one you no longer require from the portal and replace it with the figurine of your desire.
Like previous versions, if your kids don’t stop playing when they are told to, you can walk up and take the characters off the portal and it ruins their game for them, but they do go and put their clothes away, or stack the dishwasher or have a shower when told for a final time.
Like previous versions, the figurines retain all their lives, upgrades, points, whatevs in their base and can be transported and utilised on any platform (so long as the game and portal are present) even if it is a different platform from the one with which you purchased it.
For example – cos I think this is really cool – if you, like us, have the Wii version of the game, and your kids have played with the characters on the Wii version and rallied up points on that character and they want to go to a friend’s house and have a battle, and their friend has, say, a Playstation –