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9.2 out of 10

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

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Overall 4

Toy figurines become characters in exciting action game.

Common Sense Media
31 December 2011
  • Summary: Parents need to know that Skylanders Spyro's Adventure is an action adventure game set in a colorful fantasy/sci-fi universe with frequent cartoony violence. The game is connected to a portal-like device where kids place real toy figures to play. The characters that appear in the game are dependent entirely upon the Skylanders toy figures that you own.
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Overall 9

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure (Wii)

23 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Skylanders Spyro's Adventure is the first game of the successful franchise.  Several changes have been made since with it's successors.  This is the only game in the series to offer a wireless Portal of Power.  The PC version of the game does not require a portal of power and computer versions have not been been made after this title.
  • Pros: Innovative gameplay and the figures are fun to play with offline too
  • Cons: The game figurines are pricey
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Overall 9
Graphics 9
Sound 8
Control 8
Addiction 10

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Review

Cheat Code Central
16 November 2011
Overall 8

Skylanders Spyro's Adventure

Family Friendly Gaming
16 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Skylanders Spyro's Adventure won an E3 Bronze Medal in the Most Innovative Technology category. This little idea is very impressive from a marketing stand point. Skylanders Spyro's Adventure comes with a platform, and three figures. Put the figure on the platform, and they are instantly transported inside the game. You can take that same figure to a friends house. It will work across platforms as well. Say they have the Xbox 360 version, and you have the Wii version.
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Overall 8

A Charming Game, A Diabolical Business Model

Game Informer
17 October 2011
  • Conclusion: Concept: Take Spyro and a host of Skylanders heroes on a quest that resembles a kid-oriented Diablo with some light puzzle solving and action sequences Graphics: It’s not the most ambitious game, but Skylanders’ colorful graphics will bring you back to the PSone/N64 era Sound: An amazing score that could hold its own against many CG animated films Playability: The basic gameplay is solid, with varied play styles and interesting combat upgrades for each character...
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Overall 9

Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure

Nintendo World Report
13 October 2011
  • Summary: Depth, breadth, and excellence are the name of the game in this Spyro reboot.
  • Pros: Action figures, Awesome co-op/competitive multiplayer, Fun gameplay, Great production values, Perfect for younger gamers
  • Cons: Character collection might not appeal to everyone, Multiplayer only supports two players
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Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Wii Review

Game People
5 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Skylanders is a new experience for seasoned gamers, for me it was like something from another planet. I enjoyed it, and it sparked not a few Mindful considerations...
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Nintendo Life
16 January 2012
  • Summary: Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure is a near-perfect conceptual marriage of toys and video games. While wallets may shudder at the thought of throwing down potentially lots and lots of money for the complete experience, what you get out of the box is a well-crafted adventure and world that kids of all ages can be excited about.
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Overall 7

Expert Review

Official Nintendo Magazine
23 October 2011
  • Excerpt: Come on now, Activision. We're not stupid. Gimmick aside, Skylanders is indeed a strong action-adventure game with great co-op and an infectious personality. But it's the game's Portal Of Power accessory that is both its unique selling point and the worst thing about it.
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Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure first-look preview

4 March 2011
  • Summary: Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure looks set to combine toys and video games in a unique package which is sure to delight young players, writes Nick Cowen.
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