Skylanders Swap Force Review (Activision)

What It Is

Skylanders Swap Force from Activision is a brand new game in the Skylanders franchise that introduces the latest Skylanders characters.

Is It Fun?

The Swap Force figures allow you to create your own Skylanders. There will be 16 figures at launch, and each one can be separated then snapped back together with another figure's top or bottom half. This means that the 16 figures have the capacity to create 256 combinations.

The swap feature is about more than just creating new characters because there will be times in the game when you will want a particular character's weapon and another characters mobility. When those areas are reached, you just create the figure that you need then place it on the Portal to bring it to life in the game.

Who It’s For

Swap Force is rated E10 but it should be completely appropriate and playable by kids as young as 7. This is also one of those games that older kids, teens and adults are going to enjoy playing, which makes it a great game for adults to play with the kids in their lives.

What To Be Aware Of

Figures from the first two Skylanders games, Spyro's Adventure and Skylanders Giants, will work in the Swap Force game. They will also still be able to be leveled up and will have their previously earned upgrades.

Swap Force uses a new Portal of Power so you will need to buy one of the starter packs that includes the game, figure and a portal.

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  • Skylanders Swap Force from Activision
  • Part of the Skylanders brand
  • Rated E10+ for Everyone 10 and up
  • Available on: Nintendo 3DSNintendo WiiNintendo Wii UPlaystation 3Xbox 360
  • Available October 13, 2013