Where do I start with my Skylanders Imaginators Review?
Well, technically its a computer game played on an Xbox, Wii or similar but that really isn’t doing it justice.
Skylanders Imaginators is a toy treasure-chest, full of games, activities, stories & adventures waiting to be unravelled as well as the toy’s themselves & my Little Shire love it!
We’re not big gamers in our house, and I limit the number of screen hours mine have. But I’m happy for the children to play Skylanders because it delivers on so many levels.
With this game you can literally create your own characters – you can use your imagination and let it wander!
Everything from how they look, walk, style, dress, the style & colour of their hair, eyes, to what sounds they make. Then you can select armour & powers to help fight the evil Kaos & his team. You can even choose which music you want in the background!
We received an Imaginators Starter pack, which has two main characters and a Life Crystal. Placed on the Portal of Power (or the ‘magic box’ as Little Mister calls it) the life crystal launches a new character creation onto the screen. It looks like a shadow so you can literally build every aspect of what’ll become your own hero.
There are 6 crystals available, and each has its own Element. This defines the type of Skylander you are, but the rest is up to the individual – this is where you can create & build your own character.
There are thousands of options and combinations, and this bit can become quite captivating.
Mademoiselle can spend hours (not that I let her!) building and creating her own character, using her incredible imagination to design, adjust and re-design to suit her mood.
There’s something really enjoyable about creating your bespoke character and there really doesn’t seem to be any limits. Activision, the makers, say ‘the only limit is your imagination’ and so far Mademoiselle hasn’t found her limit!
Little Mister enjoys being the characters already available, especially King Pen, as he loves seeing the toys come to life. Placing the characters on to the pads they’re “magically” transported into the on-screen game.
The Toys-to-Life concept is really quite clever.
Another reason I like Skylanders is because these characters are toys in themselves; toys that I see Little Mister playing with and through his mind’s eye he’s transported into his own off-screen, pretend world with Spyro or Stealth Elf!
Back to the onscreen game! There are so many different types of games to play in Skylands. Games jumping from platform to platform; adventure puzzle games where sleuthing is important, racing games and plain out shooting games. I doubt the children will ever get bored playing with this.
Oh, and you can take a Selfie of your Skylander! The game freezes & your character poses – guaranteed laughter!
Skylanders Imaginators does have a very broad appeal, and the extension of Skylanders from being a Toy to now being on Netflix certainly helps. But it’s a world of funny personalities, humorous baddies and tons of imagination & character.
As a family we really enjoyed doing this review. As you can add two or more controllers you can play together, battling the baddies & working as a team.
The Starter Pack is around £45 & comes with
It’s easy to set up (I can do it) so no need for panic come Christmas day! Inevitably you may splash out some cash for more life crystals & figures but that’s really up to you. Previous Skylanders characters are compatible with the Imaginators kit.
Overall my children loved doing this Skylanders Imaginators review and give it a massive five out of five, with bells & whistles on! (and so do I!)
Sylanders Imaginators is available for PlayStation 4, Wii U, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3 and Xbox One. I’ve included my Amazon link should you wish to find out more
Disclaimer: I was gifted the Starter Pack in exchange for an honest and open Skylanders Imaginators Review. All views are my own & are honest and true. For full disclosure details click here
I'm Tracey, nice to meet you. Mummyshire was 'born' three years ago after we moved from London to the Oxford countryside. Here I chart our journey adjusting to our new lives, the challenges of being in the countryside & surviving parenthood.
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