Skylander Giants – Review and giveaway

Happy to try out Skylander Giants. Day 298/366.

I’ve been a Spyro fan for a few years now and embraced Skylanders when it was released last year. A year on, and it was another Skylander’s game release – Skylander Giants.

We were lucky enough to be sent a game to review and review it my son and I have both done.

His point of view

Very good puzzle game with being able to move things around so that you can get to the next stage.

I love the fact that they have Skystones. I’d love a real Skystones game.

I like the story and especially the end. I like having to find Kaos (the baddy) and seeing the mischief he gets up to (I’m a bit appalled that he has finished the game just because it means I let him spend a while in front of it, but it is easy to get to the end without having found all the areas and therefore only completing about 30% of the game. If he gets any new characters he will go back and play it more).

I’m not so keen on having two versions of the some characters for the first Skylanders and Skylander Giants.

The Skylander Giants are pretty darn cool! Because they’re big and can lift certain items that others can’t, and do way more damage.

I also like the cards that come with the game.

I rate it 9/10.

My take

I have actually played it and I enjoy it. I’ve found defeating the ‘bosses’ easier so far than I did the first game which I like because I get impatient when things are too hard and get my son to come and help me out. That’s a bit hard when he’s asleep.

I also like the Skystones game aspect within Skylander Giants.

I also like the puzzle aspects of the game. As well as moving things around to get to other levels, there’s finding different areas to find treasure chests and so on. There’s the hero challenges too.

I like that you can use the Skylander characters on Skylander Giants and it’s good that the money I spent on those characters is being put to use on this game without having to fork out heaps more for the new characters. The upgrades they earned in the first game are also recognised in Giants.

The new characters in Skylander Giants

The game features 16 new characters, led by eight Giant Skylanders, who are twice the size of their comrades. The Giants each have exciting new powers and abilities to match their size.  Joining the Giants are eight new classic-sized Skylanders, who also feature never-before-seen powers. Additionally, Skylanders Giants introduces new LightCore Skylanders that glow when on or near the Portal of Power—no batteries required. Fan-favorites from Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure return as Series 2 characters featuring an all new “Wow Pow” upgrade power as well as the choice of more than one upgrade path.

More information about Skylander Giants

Visit the Skylanders website.

The giveaway

I’ve got three prizes for three winners that I’m giving away courtesy of Activision (images below of single characters aren’t necessarily what’s being given away).

  1. 1 x Skylander Giant single character
  2. 1 x LightCore single character
  3. 1 x Battle Pack {includes Chop Chop 2, Shroom Boom and the Dragonfire Cannon which unlocks a new combat arena}

How to enter

Comment on this post to enter by finishing this sentence: I want to add to my Skylander character arsenal because……

The rules

  • Open to Australian residents only.
  • This giveaway closes on Sunday 25 November at midnight.
  • My son will be my co-judge. He’s 11. He wants to enter, but can’t.
  • Subscribe to my blog if you haven’t already. Ok, that’s not a requirement, just a bonus. You’ll see subscribing options on my blog to the right of the screen about halfway down.

Thank you, and good luck.

The winners

My son and I chose these three winners. I will contact via email to notify them and if I don’t hear back from them by the end of Friday 30 November we’ll choose another. Rechose No 3 as they didn’t get back to me. (1 Dec)

  1. Michelle Gray – Skylanders are going to take over the world, or at least a bedroom at my house.
  2. Wendy D – My son and I have stopped playing Pokemon and LOVE SKYLANDER every afternoon after school we allocate an 1 hour to play and I’m getting pretty good. Anders (my son) would get a surprise if we won. I would be the BEST mum!
  3. Jayden -Skylander Giants is the best game ever!
    To stop Playing them, I WILL NEVER!All these prizes are pretty neat,
    To win one would be extra sweet.

    Oneday I will complete the set,
    Think i will end up sending my mum into debt!

Comments

  1. Aaron m says

    Because I want to have all the characters, all the attacks, everything. I can’t have enough Skylanders. I want to have them all on a shelf in my room to look at, so that when I’m not allowed to play the game I can still play with the characters…

  2. Michelle V says

    I would give this to my nephew who is 7 and loves Skylanders. I would be the best aunty ever if I surprised him with this! Thankyou so much for the opportunity to win!

  3. Manda Richards says

    I told my son Santa has run out of Skylanders characters this year, but perhaps Santa might find a spare one hiding in the bottom of his sack!

  4. Josh Kitchener says

    I’ve been playing skylanders for a year
    The new skylanders giants are here
    My collection has grown
    But there’s more I’d like to own

  5. Serene says

    I want to add to my Skylander character arsenal because…… big arse-enals are more comfortable when sitting on hard chairs. Oh and also because I love collecting things, I collect keyrings, erasers, magnets, rubber wrist bands, coins, seashells, rocks and toenail clippings lol.

  6. Jayden Baker says

    Skylander Giants is the best game ever!
    To stop Playing them, I WILL NEVER!

    All these prizes are pretty neat,
    To win one would be extra sweet.

    Oneday I will complete the set,
    Think i will end up sending my mum into debt!

    Written by Jayden 9 years old =)

  7. Dee says

    my son & husband are constantly bickering over the ones we already have! Boys, they just never grow up!

  8. kerry santillo says

    Want to be invisible with three spinning dummies,
    it might make my friend run to his mummy!!!
    Building my arsenal is my xmas wish,
    to try and beat my son in one full swish!
    Wanting to be the leader of the pack,
    then my son will owe me a big mac :)

  9. Sandra says

    I want to add to my skylander arsenal because I want to spend less time at the entrance and more time in the shop looking at things I like…. let me explain ….Why do they have all the skylanders on the shelf at the entrance to BigW. On the way in – standing on the threshold we are neither in our out the shop as my son stops and refuses to budge whilst he checks them out. Just like the characters we hang about in suspended animation. Then we have to get pass them again on the way out!

  10. Sonny says

    I want to add these to my collect because Mum wants me to collect something new. I have a few, that i like to play with..but i want some more. i am not creedy. just a boy who is too old for Ben 10 and too young for an iPod. as long as I don’t leave these all over my bedroom floor, Mum is happy.

  11. Meagan says

    I want to add to my Skylander character arsenal because new character, new fun and the quicker I will do my homework….

  12. kelly jones says

    It keeps my kids amused for hours and with the holidays coming up a new line up of characters would be the perfect way to fill in those days where there isnt much going on and they will be excited to get to know the new reatures/ characters

  13. Wendy D says

    My son and I have stopped playing Pokemon and LOVE SKYLANDER every afternoon after school we allocate an 1 hour to play and I’m getting pretty good. Anders (my son) would get a surprise if we won. I would be the BEST mum!

  14. sarah says

    My brother loves games that collects characters and cards. He thinks they kick ass. Also he won’t bug me so much playing the game.

  15. Lucille Taylor says

    for a big hug and to my reflection shine in my grandson’s eyes – and hear the anticipation and squeals as the pack get ripped open.

  16. Fi says

    My son gets so excited about Skylanders ‘they’re awesome and cool) as everyone at school seems to have then except him and he’s so frustrated!

    I can also cook scones; it’s only taken me 20 years and goodness knows how many recipes to go from ‘brick’ to ‘thick’, my trick is just to add extra baking powder.

  17. Trina says

    They’re Gi-ants, I could have a Skylanders ant farm, the worker ants like Zook and Dino-rang could be the brains of the farm whilst my Skylander Giants would be the muscle. (Just wait, until I get some “fire” ants ha, ha, ha).

  18. Manda Richards says

    I was a a winner and replied to your on 26th of November. Did you not get my email? Please I hope there is no mistake here. Manda

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