History Videogame / Skylanders

17th May '16 2:59:26 PM DrNoPuma
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* RepulsiveRingmaster: Mesmeralda is an anthropomorphic [[SpidersAreScary spider]] who runs a circus with her chorus of creepy puppets. She is one of the most [[EvilIsHammy hammy]] villains in the games, even getting her own VillainSong before her boss battle in ''SWAP Force''! To top it all off, she's got GlowingEyesOfDoom and a suit that's RedAndBlackAndEvilAllOver!
15th May '16 11:40:47 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* AchievementSystem: While the {{Xbox 360}}, XboxOne, {{PlayStation 3}} and {{PlayStation 4}} versions have system-standard Achievements/Trophies, the {{Wii}} version includes them too, where they are known as "Accolades" and accessible from the in-game menu. ''Giants'' also adds figurine-specific achievements known as "Quests" which are saved and stored with the individual toy (even those not officially promoted with the Series 2 lineup), and unlock metallic "Top Hat" items for the figure to wear.

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* AchievementSystem: While the {{Xbox UsefulNotes/{{Xbox 360}}, XboxOne, {{PlayStation UsefulNotes/XboxOne, UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 3}} and {{PlayStation UsefulNotes/{{PlayStation 4}} versions have system-standard Achievements/Trophies, the {{Wii}} UsefulNotes/{{Wii}} version includes them too, where they are known as "Accolades" and accessible from the in-game menu. ''Giants'' also adds figurine-specific achievements known as "Quests" which are saved and stored with the individual toy (even those not officially promoted with the Series 2 lineup), and unlock metallic "Top Hat" items for the figure to wear.
21st Mar '16 10:52:01 AM eroock
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'''Skylanders''' is a series of video games and spinoff materials launched by Creator/{{Activision}} in 2011. Part ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' reboot ([[VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro another one]]), part brand new franchise, ''Skylanders'' took a radical new approach: The games come with a device called a "portal," plus three toys. The idea is that if you want to play as a character, you put their toy on the portal and the game instantly switches to the new character. This can be done at any time, even in the middle of gameplay. With dozens of toys available, this does make this game MerchandiseDriven, but since the game comes with three toys already you don't have to buy more unless you want to.

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'''Skylanders''' ''Skylanders'' is a series of video games and spinoff materials launched by Creator/{{Activision}} in 2011. Part ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' reboot ([[VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro another one]]), part brand new franchise, ''Skylanders'' took a radical new approach: The games come with a device called a "portal," plus three toys. The idea is that if you want to play as a character, you put their toy on the portal and the game instantly switches to the new character. This can be done at any time, even in the middle of gameplay. With dozens of toys available, this does make this game MerchandiseDriven, but since the game comes with three toys already you don't have to buy more unless you want to.
29th Feb '16 11:40:32 PM Aurawick
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* CanonImmigrant: Cynder is carried over from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'' games, and Auric the Banker is Moneybags from the Classic ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' series down to the last detail. (He's a brown bear with a monocle and a black suit and is obsessed with treasure, for crying out loud!) Sparx the Dragonfly also appears, getting a toy at that, but as an item instead of a playable character.

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* CanonImmigrant: Cynder is and Malefor are carried over from ''VideoGame/TheLegendOfSpyro'' games, and Auric the Banker is Moneybags from the Classic ''Franchise/SpyroTheDragon'' series down to the last detail. (He's a brown bear with a monocle and a black suit and is obsessed with treasure, for crying out loud!) Sparx the Dragonfly also appears, getting a toy at that, but as an item instead of a playable character.
7th Feb '16 2:15:40 PM Vir
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** In ''[=SuperChargers=]'', on the quest to retrieve the Eye of the Ancients, you're sent to get the Kolossal Kernel from Cluck, who is using it to raise an army. After you retrieve the Kernel Mags pops it, and in the next level you eat it to become giant, allowing you to go head-to-head with the Titans in the following level.

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** In ''[=SuperChargers=]'', on the quest to retrieve the Eye of the Ancients, you're sent to get the Kolossal Kernel from Cluck, who is using it to raise an army. After you retrieve the Kernel Mags pops it, and in the next level you eat it to become giant, allowing you to go head-to-head with the Titans in the following level.
5th Feb '16 10:42:19 AM GoblinCipher
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* WhatMeasureIsANonHuman/[[spoiler: ImAHumanitarian]]: Two of the villain quests in ''Trap Team'' involve a chef asking you to bring them a specific villain to use as an ''ingredient''. Both of them are "cutscene" quests, so you don't even hear a reaction from the villain. One of the two villains is ''[[spoiler: Kaos]]''.


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** The crew quarters in the Chef Zeppelin seems to be the only place your behavior is even ''remarked'' on.
5th Feb '16 2:37:52 AM GoblinCipher
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** During the final boss fight in ''Trap Team'', [[spoiler: Kaos's Doom Sharks are back, complete with "grazing" bonus.]]
5th Feb '16 2:36:23 AM GoblinCipher
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** In the [=PS4=] version of ''Trap Team'', [[spoiler:Kaos]] actually addresses the player, and [[spoiler:pushes a button, which results in the player's controller vibrating. This is supposedly to prove that Kaos can see the player in the real world and can attack that world if the player and the Skylanders are defeated.]]

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** In the [=PS4=] version and Wii U versions of ''Trap Team'', [[spoiler:Kaos]] actually addresses the player, and [[spoiler:pushes a button, which results in the player's controller vibrating. This is supposedly to prove that Kaos can see the player in the real world and can attack that world if the player and the Skylanders are defeated.]]
1st Feb '16 9:09:12 PM GoblinCipher
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** Drobot's disc attack and Persephone's odd way of speaking (particularly her use of "dancing") both reference the creators' own previous title ''VideoGame/StarControl''.
26th Jan '16 9:21:16 AM Vir
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* AttackOfThe50FootWhatever: [[spoiler:Super Evil Kaos]] in ''Swap Force''.

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** In ''[=SuperChargers=]'', on the quest to retrieve the Eye of the Ancients, you're sent to get the Kolossal Kernel from Cluck, who is using it to raise an army. After you retrieve the Kernel Mags pops it, and in the next level you eat it to become giant, allowing you to go head-to-head with the Titans in the following level.



* ShootTheShaggyDog: In ''[=SuperChargers=]'' [[spoiler:you spend two levels trying to obtain the Eye of the Ancients to weaponize the Core of Light and use it to destroy The Darkness, but it turns out it to be pointless in the end because Kaos suddenly appears and uses the Sky Eater to destroy the Core of Light]].



** Those trolls with the WolverineClaws? They are ''actually called'' "[[{{Wolverine}} Trollverines]]".
** The achievement unlocked for purchasing all the upgrades for one character? [[{{Pokemon}} "Gotta buy them all."]] Made all the more hilarious given ''Pokémon''[='=]s similar MerchandiseDriven nature.
** Terrafin looks a little [[StreetSharks Jawesome]].

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** Those trolls with the WolverineClaws? They are ''actually called'' "[[{{Wolverine}} "[[ComicBook/{{Wolverine}} Trollverines]]".
** The achievement unlocked for purchasing all the upgrades for one character? [[{{Pokemon}} [[Franchise/{{Pokemon}} "Gotta buy them all."]] Made all the more hilarious given ''Pokémon''[='=]s ''Pokémon'''s similar MerchandiseDriven nature.
** Terrafin looks a little [[StreetSharks [[WesternAnimation/StreetSharks Jawesome]].



** Eye-Brawl's Soul Gem Upgrade is called "[[AChristmasStory You'll Shoot Your Eye Out]]".

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** Eye-Brawl's Soul Gem Upgrade is called "[[AChristmasStory "[[Film/AChristmasStory You'll Shoot Your Eye Out]]".



** Roller Brawl's entire playstyle is based on the Real Life sport of Roller Derby, and her name references the [[RollerBall considerably more brutal film]] which spawned it.

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** Roller Brawl's entire playstyle is based on the Real Life real life sport of Roller Derby, roller derby, and her name references the [[RollerBall [[Film/{{Rollerball}} considerably more brutal film]] which spawned it.



** Magna Charge is mentioned to be a member of a race called the [[{{Marvel}} Ultrons]].

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** Magna Charge is mentioned to be a member of a race called the [[{{Marvel}} [[Creator/MarvelComics Ultrons]].



** The [[spoiler: Defeat of Kaos's mom]] in ''Swap Force'' is a reference to ''Film/ASimpleWish''.
** Part of the defenses of Kastle Kaos are MechaMooks called [[TotalAnnihilation K-Bots]].
** Bumble Blast's personal quest is called [[TheWickerMan Not the bees!]]

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** The [[spoiler: Defeat of Kaos's mom]] Mom]] in ''Swap Force'' is a reference to ''Film/ASimpleWish''.
** Part of the defenses of Kastle Kaos are MechaMooks called [[TotalAnnihilation [[VideoGame/TotalAnnihilation K-Bots]].
** Bumble Blast's personal quest is called [[TheWickerMan "[[Film/TheWickerMan Not the bees!]]bees!]]"



* SlippySlideyIceWorld: The Empire of Ice adventure pack has ... a ''lot'' of ice to slip and slide on. ''Giants'' features the Frozen Wasteland, which also has slippery ice, though not quite as much. Skylanders with flying abilities can also fly themselves across the ice without having to slip and slide across it (though their flight abilities are a bit slippery anyway).

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* SlippySlideyIceWorld: The Empire of Ice adventure pack Adventure Pack has ... a ''lot'' of ice to slip and slide on. ''Giants'' features the Frozen Wasteland, which also has slippery ice, though not quite as much. Skylanders with flying abilities can also fly themselves across the ice without having to slip and slide across it (though their flight abilities are a bit slippery anyway).
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