Skylanders Trap Team Review

Skylanders Trap Team Game Review
Our rating: 4 stars
Skylanders Trap TeamThe much anticipated 4th instalment of the popular Skylanders action adventure video game franchise has finally been released. In what could potentially be the most devastating event in Skyland’s history, Activision brings us – Skylanders Trap Team!
Why do we need to purchase this new Skylanders video game for our kids? The answer is – they absolutely want it! But wait, let’s take a closer look.

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Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack Features

* Supports all major video gaming systems:
Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, Wii U, Nintendo DS and 3DS, PS3, PS4
* Plays on stationary and mobile video gaming consoles
* Place figures on the Traptanium Portal and they appear on your video game display
* Video game age ratings: age 7+ in the UK, 10+ in the USA

Skylanders Trap Team Review

Trap Team is the new Skylanders video game for 2014. This generation of the Skylanders scenario concentrates on Kaos and his escape from Cloudcracker Prison. In addition, a completely new type of Skyland character, Trap Masters, is introduced to players.

Skylanders Trap Team boxedAfter Kaos blows up the virtual prison and everyone gets out, Trap Masters work via the Portal Master (AKA your child) to take all the dangerous escaped criminals back into custody. As the Portal Master, your child will need to use the Trap Master characters to find and detain all the escaped criminals.

If you are a parent who is not quite as technically savvy as your child and you don’t quite understand how interactive, wireless videogames work with a physical toy, prepare to be amazed. When one of the Trap Team characters is placed on the Traptanium Portal (a special board that is included) that works with this handheld device or console, the character automatically shows up on the display.

When battles are fought, player levels are increased, and the data is saved to the physical Trap Team character. Every Skylanders toy includes a computer chip that wirelessly records and sends data back and forth to your child’s video game.

In the past the virtual Skylands universe, a magical kingdom composed of floating lands, has experienced Spyro’s Adventure, Skylanders: Giants, and the SWAP Force Battle. If your child has loved playing the previous three Skylanders games, this is an absolute must for their video game collection. It made the Toy Insider top toys list for Christmas 2014. But for a first purchase, you might want to go for one of the older Skylanders games, such as SWAP Force.

The Skylanders Trap Team is available in a variety of packages and starter kits. Individual Skylanders characters can be purchased separately, and one reason for giving this 4 stars instead of 5 is that kids are going to want more characters and it’s annoying there weren’t more in the starter pack. You can use figures from the older games in the Traptanium Portal, fortunately, but they don’t have all the features of the new Trap Team characters.

Still, we do recommended this for boys and girls over the age of 7, who like Skylanders or other interactive video games. They’ll love all the new features!

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Our rating: 4 stars

Published 28 November 2014

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