When I was asked if I would like to review Skylanders Spyro’s Adventures, I had to say yes, I love playing video games especially ones like this.
When it came I was amazed, so was Skye! She asked to play it straight away, but I made her wait until I had at least read how to set it up and what everything was for.
Then turned on the Xbox, put the disc in, we plugged in the portal and away we went.
Now this is supposed to be a pegi 7, or for ages between 7 – 13 ,Skye is 4, almost 5 and absolutely loved it and I’m A LOT older than that and I loved it more that she did!
Basically it’s a cartoon type cross platform video game where you choose your character, We had Spyro, Trigger Happy and Gill Grunt each have a special element, like Spyro is magic, Gill Grunt is water and Trigger Happy is tech, Each of these are used in the game as a certain element is need to pass certain parts. You place one of these on the portal and that is who you are controlling. If you need to change to another element to get through a door or whatever you take your character off of the portal and place another character on the portal and bang you are that character, Pretty smart if you ask me!
We haven’t completed the game yet, I do get very frustrated when I am trying to play and Skye has the other controller and has her character walking in the opposite direction from me but we are now on level 5 so we are getting there, we play it for about half hour – an hour a day if we have nothing on.
It is a lot of fun but is challenging with puzzles to solve as well as the usual baddies to get past so we can collect the elusive keys.
Skyes favourite character is Trigger Happy as when he shakes the treasure chest and they fall open the treasure falls out and he runs around shouting mine mine mine!
I like Spyro, As I always have liked the cute little purple dragon.
This is a fantastic game for ALL ages not just the recommended ages stated I think. It lasts for a long time, You can purchase more characters, there are 30+ which you may need certain other elements to open locked areas. So not only is it a video game you can collect the characters too. and trading cards to collect too plus webcodes which you log on to www.Skylanders.com/start and enter the secret codes for new experiences on the web.
Inside the box of the starter pack there is:
1 Video Game
3 Skylanders figures
1 Portal of Power
1 Character Poster
3 Trading Cards
1 Sticker Sheet
3 Web Codes
We love it and will be buying more characters with different elements so we can eventually complete the whole adventure.
The starter pack costs from around £40 and is available on the Xbox 360, PS3 3DS and Wii and individual characters start from £7.49
You can purchase them from Tesco, ToysRus, GAME and other good stockists.
* This product was reviewed for MummyNews