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Good Evening and welcome to another Skylander Addicts Review. Today we have the XBOX 360 Starter Pack version of Skylanders Trap Team. I received this along with a bunch of other things I will be reviewing from Activision, which I would like to say thank you to for all the goodies!
Right off the bat the packaging is bright and eye-catching with images of Kaos being sucked into the Kaos Trap. This is a great way to grab the attention of those seeing the game for the first time in my opinion.
The back of the box is also full of various images and a small story telling us about the game.
The starter has 1 core Skylander, 1 Trap Master, 2 Traptainium Trap Keys, 1 Cardboard Trap Holder, 1 brand new portal of power, and of course the video game. The starter also includes a clear bag containing instructions and other valuable info, 2 collectible cards with stats, 2 stickers with codes, and a collectible poster.
Food Fight is the Core Skylander included in the starter pack he is a Life element Skylander. He is a two toned green artichoke Skylander that totes a tomato shooting bazooka always ripe and ready to serve up a fresh round of veggies – bazooka style! His back story states that he is the product of a troll food experiment gone wrong. When the troll Farmers Guild attempted to fertilize their soil with gunpowder, they got more than a super snack, they got an all out Food Fight! Rising from the ground he lead the Garden Patrol to victory, He later went on to defend his garden home against a rogue army of gnomes after they attempted to wrap the Asparagus people in bacon! His courage caught the eye of Master Eon, who decided that this was one veggie lover he needed on his side as a valued member of Skylands. Here are his power stats: Attack: 60, Defense: 60 Speed: 80, Luck: 140
Snap Shot is the Trap Master Skylander included in the starter he is a Water Element character. He is a mix of alligator and crocodile draped in gold armor, a Traptanium Bow and Arrow is his weapon of choice. Snap Shot comes from a long line of a “Crocagators” that lived in the remote Swamplands where he hunted chompies for sport. After rounding up every evil critter in his homeland, Snap Shot ventured out into the world to learn new techniques that he could use to track down more challenging monsters. He journeyed far and wide, perfecting his archery skills with the Elves and his hunting skills with the wolves. Soon he was the most revered monster hunter in Skylands-a reputation that caught the attention of Master Eon. It wasn’t long before Snap Shot became the leader of the Trap Team! His power stats are: Attack: 100, Defense: 100, Speed 180, and Luck: 120.
Life and Water are the two elemental Trap Keys included in the starter. The Life Trap is a translucent green hammer shaped trap. The water trap is clearish blue and Tiki themed.
Each trap can be placed in the new portal of power to trap villains in the game that can then be stored in the traps and used to fight other villains.
When they are not being used the handy Trap Tray can be used to store and organize your collection of Traps. The poster included in the starter is beautiful! Like previous games it features a list of the Skylander characters you can collect in the game, but this time it also includes the villains and well as the Super Villains known as the Doom Raiders. There are question-marked spots on the poster reserved for a set of new elemental characters and villains from two new mini elements-Light & Dark. There have been dark characters before but these characters are very different from Spyro and the ones that come in the Dark Starters. These characters are used to unlock special levels and gates in the new game.
The glossy cards included in the starter are just for collecting purposes and show the stats of each Skylander as well as an image of what Skylander it is. The stickers can be taken off and stuck to your poster or you can keep them in tact and store them the codes printed on the stickers are to be used to link you toys on all the online mini games such as Skylanders Lost Islands, Cloud Patrol, and Battlegrounds; I love Lost Islands myself.
This game can be purchased at just about any of your local big box retail stores such as Toys “R” Us, Target, Best Buy,Gamestop, and Walmart for $74.99 plus tax. Well there you have it folks the starter and it’s contents unboxed and reviewed in all its glory. I hope you enjoyed this review and join me next time where I will be comparing and reviewing the Dark Starter Pack for XBOX360. Make sure to follow the us on all of our social networking sites for all kinds of cool Skylanders swag and check out the gallery below for more pictures! Until next time catch you on the SKYSIDE!
As promised here is a review of the Dark Edition. I did a quick comparison of the regular starter and dark starter. If you make it to the end of the video you will see the special announcement. Enjoy! Catch you on the SKYSIDE!