Skylanders Spyro's Adventure is an Action-Adventure game spin-off from the Spyro series designed for younger players that unlocks a whole new game universe while incorporating a unique gameplay mechanic utilizing more than 30 physical action figures that synch with consoles, creating a controllable in-game representation of that figure. The first release in the Skylander series, Skylanders Spyro's Adventure Starter Pack contains three action figures, an exclusive game peripheral as well as other items. Action figures are compatible with all versions of the game. The game features co-op and competitive multiplayer, mini-games and more. The Skylanders Story For generations, the Skylanders -- a diverse group of mythical creatures, each with their own powers, personality and tendencies -- have used their magical powers, weapons and levelable battle skills to protect their homeland, the Skylands. But now, an evil tyrant with the powers of a portal master has frozen and banished them to Earth. Only you, a portal master yourself, can physically put Skylanders on the Portal of Power -- a conduit between this world and theirs -- and bring them back to life in their world where they can battle to save Skylands forever. Action Figures with Brains Skylanders are special physical action figures that come to life in-game. Just take a Skylander, place it on the included Portal of Power, which is synched to your game console and a representation of your chosen Skylander will come to life in the video game and do your bidding. There are over 30 Skylanders in total - each with unique abilities and powers (three are included in your starter pack). Skylander action figures remember their in-game experiences and upgrades as they explore the mysterious world of Skylands, battle menacing creatures and collect treasures. Conveniently, it doesn't matter what gaming system your friends have at their house, the Skylanders work on and across all major video game systems. That means that you can take your Skylanders over to your friend's house, drop them on their Portal of Power and your Skylanders will come to life in the game.
When dealing with peripherals, gamers' living rooms are usually cluttered with various plastic instruments, wii-remote attachments, or other add-ons that seemingly take our gaming experience to the next level. Developer Toys for Bob takes this immersion one step further with Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure, where the boundaries between toys and video games are basically nonexistant. To kick things off, this isn't your typical Spyro game, in fact, you can opt to not play as Spyro during the entire story. Confused? See in this game, Spyro is just one of the many Skylanders (32 to be exact), creatures that act as the protectors of ancient lands called Skylands. If trouble were to ever arise, beings called the Portal Masters would summon these Skylanders to fight for them... Read Review