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Posted 11/14/2012 by h&hmommy in NSBR Board


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Posted: 11/14/2012 10:32:14 AM
My 9 year old wants it for his birthday and will be having a few friends over to play it on the Wii at a sleep over. I don't get it at all and need to know what to get him to start out with and what is essential to have to play the game with friends. What are some good add ons he can ask relatives for?

Anybody want to give me a tutorial?



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Posted: 11/14/2012 10:34:09 AM
Im a total dummy too, then!

I have no idea what its all about. I started to read the thread here about it last night then figured out it was for the Wii and since we don't have a Wii I didn't even mess with it!

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Posted: 11/14/2012 10:47:37 AM
It's a cute game with Spyro the dragon (of PS1 fame) as the main character.

I believe it's available for all systems because I was going to get it (I'm a Spyro fan )but the guys at GameStop discouraged me from doing so.

The main reason is that in order to progress you need to buy the figures so that you can unlock levels, etc. some of the figures are hard to come by - especially since this is (in gaming terms) an "old" game - in other words, it was released more than a month ago.

Here's the wiki page: LINK


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Posted: 11/15/2012 6:43:30 AM
What do I get first? I am still confused.


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Posted: 11/15/2012 6:50:35 AM
You need to get the starter packet that comes with the game, the portal, and a couple of the figures. He can then ask for more figures from others. Each figure is a character in the game and they join the game when they are placed on the portal. HTH.

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Posted: 11/15/2012 6:52:07 AM
You need to get the starter pack for whatever system you are using (Wii, PS, X-Box). The pack comes with a few players and a portal. The portal is this round piece that works with your gaming system. You put the characters on the portal and that's how they come to life in the game. The characters are designed that all of their upgrades throughout the game are saved even when you switch characters out of the game. You can play with one or two characters at a time. Each character has different skills. You need different characters to get through different parts of the games. The game will tell you when you need a different character (It says "You need a fire skylander to go through this part". Yes you need to buy different characters to get all the upgrades and progress through the levels but they are only $10 bucks a piece. They do go on sale like buy one get one 40%. My son is 6 and LOVES the game. My husband has gotten into it as well. SOme of the characters were hard to find but it wasn't anything stressful. We just kept an eye out anytime we were in Target, or Toys r us, or Best Buy.
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