Parents' Choice Foundation: Reviewing Children's Media Since 1978

Skylanders SWAP Force

Skylanders SWAP Force

Fall 2013 Games
Ages: 6 & Up
Manufacturer: Activision, Inc.
Price: $74.99

The Skylanders Giants Starter Pack includes everything that children and grown-ups alike need to start playing right away: the Skylanders Giants Video Game (this version was for the Wii), the Power Portal, three Skylanders Giants Figures, a character poster, trading cards, and sticker sheets. Players place their character(s) on the Power Portal and they "magically" appear on the screen for either person-versus-person battles or a fun adventure-style game.

Players can learn a variety of moves and special attacks and upgrade their characters. Upgrades are even saved automatically in the figures themselves. Because it is a simple-to-learn and relatively intuitive game, it is a great choice for parents and children to play together. For its innovative concept and long-term play value, we would recommend this game to even the most novice of "gamers."

Sharon Heuscher   ©2013 Parents' Choice
Sharon holds B.A.s in English Literature and Ancient Studies as well as a B.S. in Psychology. She is currently a masters-level trainee in Clinical Psychology specializing in neurodegenerative diseases. For the past thirteen years, Sharon has focused primarily on raising, educating, and nurturing her five children who range in age from three to thirteen.

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