Skylanders Giants Ultimate Battle Arcade Review (MEGA Bloks)

What It Is

Skylanders Giants is the hit video game from Activision where toys come to life. And now kids can bring the world from the video game to life with Skylanders Giants building sets from MEGA Bloks. The Ultimate Battle Arcade is a 300-piece set that lets kids build and battle in the arcade. The set comes with a buildable Shroomboom and Jet-Vac, as well as two Battle Portals with motion-activated lights. There is also lots of loot to collect, two sheep, and two Chompies.

Once assembled, there are five ways to play in the arcade. Hit the bumpers to earn treasure and loot in Turbo Target, battle head-on with your opponent in Portal Rumble, rebound off the bumpers to hit the jackpot in Treasure Chest Blaster, launch into the target zone with precision in Battle Shuffle, and fire coins into the target zone with Coin Shooter. Use the scoreboards to keep track of the winners. This set can be combined with additional Battle Portals and characters from the MEGA Bloks Skylanders Giants line.

Is It Fun?

Like all the Skylanders Giants sets, the Ultimate Battle Arcade is all about building and playing. This set provides inspiration for kids who like construction and want to engage in a different kind of off-screen play with the characters from the video game.

Who It’s For

The Ultimate Battle Arcade is for Skylanders Giants fans ages 5 and up.

What To Be Aware Of

It took us one hour to assemble this set. The pieces did not hold together well. However, we were testing an early production set, and these issues are resolved by the time toys hit stores. We have been very satisfied with the final production for the other MEGA Bloks Skylanders sets.

Four button cell batteries are included.

The Battle Portals work okay on carpet, but even on hard, flat surfaces they need a solid push to work well.

  • Fun

  • Repeat Play

  • Assembly & Instructions

    None or Very Easy