Skylanders Giants Video Game

My son has wanted a Skylanders game since he first heard about them last year.  Now there is Skylanders Giants.  I didn’t quite understand the game, but found out there was a demo at Best Buy, so I had to go check it out!  I mean, Christmas is coming and I always want to figure out at least one gift that is something they REALLY want.  The rest can be pajamas and socks, but you have to have at least ONE really good present.

The Giants Story

Thousands of years ago, the Giants fought epic battles in Skylands but they have long since been banished to Earth. Now the evil Portal Master Kaos is back and the Giants must join forces with the Skylanders to battle a new threat.  It’s up to you to put them on the Portal of Power and unleash their strength. Are you ready for the ultimate battle to save Skylands?

The Skylanders Giants game at Best Buy was on the Playstation 3.  It is also available for the Xbox 360, Wii, WiiU and Nintendo 3DS.  We would need the version for the Xbox 360 or the Wii since we don’t have the others.  I hadn’t used a Playstation for quite some time, so I was little confused on the controller, but was able to watch the demo video.  I must admit the little Skylanders, err, I mean Skylander Giants are super cute.  I love that the demo was set up so I could check it out, see the figurines up close and decide if it was really worth the money.

If you don’t know about the game, let me explain it for you.

If you haven’t played Skylanders before, you will need the Skylanders: Giants Starter Pack.  If you have Skylander: Spyro’s Adventure you can continue playing with the Skylanders:  Giants Portal Owner’s Pack.

The Skylanders: Giants Starter Pack includes the video game, 3 Skylanders figures, and a Portal of Power to teleport your figures into the game.  As an added bonus, you will get a character collector poster, three sticker sheets with secret codes, and three trading cards.

Now onto game play!

As the player, you act as the “Portal Master” by placing one of the Skylanders Characters onto the Portal of Power.  The Skylander is then instantly transported into the the video game adventure. The player can change the Skylander that they are playing with, by simply by swapping the Skylanders on the portal.

I think that is SO awesome!  I mean, if the kids are sick of playing games…psh, who am I kidding, kids don’t get sick of video games!  When you want them to do something other than sit in front of the TV they can continue some action play with the figurines.  It is dual-purpose!

Although I wasn’t able to actually play the game…for some reason the demo wasn’t working, so only the video could play…I got to watch the video and love the little guys.  I can see why my son wants this game so badly.  It is perfect for young kids and I can see my husband getting excited to play it as well.  Action and watching these figurines come to life, what more can you ask for?!

For more information on the Skylanders Giants game, visit the Best Buy website!

Disclosure: I was compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.


  1. Laura Jacobson says

    Oh wow! This looks so fun! My nephew LOVES Skylanders! I am going to have to check this out for him for Christmas! Neato!

  2. Valerie says

    My grandsons, 8 and 9. love the game. They have a total of 33 players, the portal, carry case and three posters. They started with the starter pack for Giants and family built their supply from this past Christmas to date.

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