Skylanders SWAP Force features a completely different storyline for the new release. While the new SWAP Force characters are still a big part of the game's narrative, players will spend their time in the game battling against an enemy known as Count Moneybone and his clockwork army of soldiers. Count Moneybone arrives in the Skylands just in time to ruin a party celebrating the heroics of the game's protagonist, Flynn, and he ends up stealing a solid gold statue from the character along with a brainwashed version of Cali. It's now up to the Portal Master and the usual cast of character to stop Count Moneybone and rescue their friend. Though Skylanders SWAP Force isn't quite as entertaining without Kaos popping up for a few good jokes every now and then, Count Moneybone is pretty funny himself, and Skylanders SWAP Force for Nintendo 3DS is still a great release that fans will want to consider picking up to add new life to their favorite figures.
It seems pretty clear that Skylanders SWAP Force is a great game no matter which version of the game is purchased. The Nintendo 3DS version of the game adds a completely different storyline and different world to explore and still manages to be one of the most fun releases ever seen for the franchise. The game is plenty humorous and has plenty of new areas to explore with new jump controls and the powerful SWAP Force characters that gain special abilities such as an ability to glide across tornados on windy feet or climb up walls with sticky tentacles. There are plenty of collectibles to find in the game, and the new adventure simply adds additional value to each character purchased in the entire Skylanders set when players purchase the game on home consoles and Nintendo 3DS, since all characters are compatible with the new Portal of Power and each version of the game as well. Pick up a copy of Skylanders SWAP Force on Nintendo 3DS and take your favorite Skylanders characters with you on the go!
Skylanders SWAP Force for the Nintendo 3DS is a great mobile counterpart to the console versions. The 3DS version offers a totally new game with fun, interactive environments. However, the D-pad offers no alternate controls with restricted touchscreen capabilities. In the end, if you want the ability to play Skylanders SWAP Force on the go and not have to tug around extra toys or a portal, then pick up the game on 3DS today. With everything Skylanders SWAP Force has to offer, it makes the perfect stocking stuffer for your favorite gamer this holiday season.
Skylanders SWAP Force is now available from all major retailers for the MSRP of $74.99 and can be purchased for PlayStation 3, Xbox 360, Nintendo Wii U, Nintendo Wii and Nintendo 3DS and PlayStation 4 and Xbox One in November. Skylanders SWAP Force is rated E by the ESRB for Cartoon Violence. For more information on the game, check out the official Skylanders SWAP Force website
- Offline Multiplayer 1-2
- Interchangeable Monsters
- Jump Controls
- Store Skylanders for Later Use
- Enjoy Skylanders SWAP Force on the Go
Platforms: PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Wii, Nintendo Wii & Nintendo 3DS (reviewed)
Release Date: October 13, 2013
- Fun new campaign
- Play while on the go
- Offers a ton of variety
- Restricted touchscreen abilities
- D-pad doesn't offer additional control
- Some gameplay mechanics limited compared to console versions