You know how with geeks there tends to be a fine line between fiction and reality? The Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure video game, whose story line was written by the creators of “Toy Story,” is poised to make that fine line blurrier than ever before.
- Starter Pack includes Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure game, Portal of Power, three Skylander Character Interaction Figures, poster, three trading cards, sticker sheet, three Web codes and AA batteries
- Skylander Character Interaction Figures include Spyro, Gill Grunt and Trigger Happy
- Place the figures on the Portal of Power to bring your favorite Skylanders to life in the Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure video game and on the Web
- Become the Portal Master and take control of more than 30 different Interaction Figures, toys that can be transported into a vast, magical game world to do your bidding
- Explore mysterious lands, encounter new friends, battle fearsome creatures, overcome challenges, solve puzzles and collect treasures
- Discover diverse landscapes that range from the Perilous Pastures to the spooky Cadaverous Crypt
- Challenge your friends for the title of ultimate Portal Master in a classic player vs. player battle mode and take the fight across different game modes and arena maps
- Interact with figures to get to know their unique personalities, abilities and elemental properties, including Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Life, Undead, Magic and Tech
- Play through fun mini games as an added challenge
Of course, everyone knows that it takes a portal to enter the realm of fantasy. That’s exactly what you’ll get with this starter pack. In addition to the wireless, battery-operated portal and video game, you’ll get three action figures that activate via the portal and come to life on screen. Spyro is the dragon, Gill Grunt is the gillman (fish/man?), and Trigger Happy is the gremlin who seems to have trained with John Woo. The three allies, along with the other 30-odd Skylanders (which can be purchased separately), are determined to fight to save themselves from being banished from Skyland to Earth forever by the sinister human, appropriately named Kaos.
The starter pack also comes with two AA batteries for the portal. Rumor has it that the batteries get drained pretty quickly, so be sure to deactivate the portal when it’s not in use, or keep your screwdriver and rechargeable batteries handy. And no RPG is complete without trading cards, which you’ll find in the set.
Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventures is designed for multiple players, so each player gets to become a Skylander. Two action figures can be on the portal at once, and each player can switch characters depending on whom they place on the portal. Skylanders can enter into Skyland at any time, and the progress of each creature will be saved on the game.
The Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure Starter Pack ranges in price from $49.99 to $69.99. Visit Amazon, Tiger Direct, Best Buy and Toys ‘R Us to buy the set that’s compatible with either the Nintendo Wii, PS3, xBox 360, PC, or Nintendo 3DS. Click here to learn more about Skylanders.