Skylanders is a video game series that is published by Activision. The games are played along with toy figures that interact with it through a "Portal of Power", that reads their tag through NFC. The "Portal" Changes colors as it interacts with the game.
This is an action platformer in which players assume the role of whimsical creatures that must stop an evil villain's plans. Players complete various puzzles, traverse platforms, and use elemental attacks (e.g., Magic, Water, Fire) to defeat enemy trolls and robots in a fantasy setting. Some characters use “cartoony” tools/weapons (e.g., giant hammers, blasters, bombs) against enemies, resulting in small explosions and comical yelps; enemies generally disappear when defeated. In some levels, players engage in battles with enemy airships that attack player's character with cannonballs.
|Title:||There are currently six games in the series:|
|Similar Games:||Disney: Infinity series, Lego series, Rayman series|
|Playthrough Length:||The games vary between 10 and 15 hours for the main story. Completionists (people who enjoy doing absolutely everything in a game) may take up to 30 hours to find everything that the game has to offer. The games also feature a multiplayer mode that offers additional replay value.|
|Difficulty:||Each game allows players to adjust the difficult level, from Very Easy to Very Hard.|
|Online Multiplayer:||Skylanders: Swap Force features an online mode that allows players to battle friends and strangers online.|
|Local Multiplayer:||All games feature offline local multiplayer.|
|Voice Chat:||The online multiplayer modes all feature voice communication. Players can communicate with all players in menus, and teammates during games. If need be, players can "mute" others. Voice settings, across platforms, can be limited via parental controls, accessed via system settings.|
|Age of Community:||Players tend to be above the age of 8.|
|Community Attitude:||The community is very casual.|
|Content Labels:||Cartoon Violence: The characters in Skyrim use a variety of physical and elemental attacks to defeat enemies. Some characters wield weapons. In some segments, the player controls a ship that fires projectiles. There is no blood or gore at all and all violence is very slapstick.|
|In-game Purchases:||Outside purchases are essential to the Skylanders series. Players can purchase new figurines and place them on the portal peripheral to unlock additional characters, levels, and game modes. The game cannot be played in its entirety without purchasing all of the additional figurines, which range in price from $10 to $30, and can be purchased individually or in packs.|