Activision Skylanders Giants Starter Pack 47875844377 User's Manual

Activision Skylanders Giants Starter Pack 47875844377 User's Manual
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Introduction.................................................................................2
Portal of Power®.........................................................................2
Gameplay Controls.....................................................................3
Menus............................................................................................ 4
Playing the Game........................................................................5
Arena Modes............................................................................... 9
Save Features............................................................................. 9
Software License Agreement................................................10
Customer Care........................................................ Back Cover
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INTRODUCTION
Skylands need your help, Portal Master! Prepare yourself for an all new
adventure with the Skylanders and the SWAP Force. For generations,
the SWAP Force protected the Cloudbreak Islands, home to a mystic
volcano that erupts every one hundred years to replenish all of the magic
in Skylands. During the last eruption, the SWAP Force became caught in
the magical blast, which sent them to Earth and gave them the unique
ability to swap powers! Now a new evil is threatening the Cloudbreak
Islands, and it’s up to you, Portal Master, to send the Skylanders and the
SWAP Force back into Skylands to save the day!
PORTAL OF POWER
To begin Skylanders SWAP Force™,
the Portal of Power must first be
connected up to your Wii U console.
With the Wii U console powered
off, insert the Portal of Power into
an available USB port. Power on
your Wii U console and the Portal of
Power will automatically be ready
for use.
It is through the Portal of Power that
the Skylanders can enter the ancient
islands that make up Skylands. Once
placed on the Portal of Power, the
Skylander will come to life and be
playable in game.
Toy Placement
You may place up to 3 toys on the
Portal of Power at once, which
includes 2 playable Skylanders
(for 2 player mode only) and 1
Magic Item or 1 Location Piece
(sold separately).
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GAMEPLAY CONTROLS
The Portal of Power and at least one Skylander figure are required to
start a new profile and to proceed in the first part of the tutorial.
The following controllers can be paired with the Wii U console and used with this software.
• To play multiplayer modes, each player needs a separate controller. • Only one Wii U GamePad can be paired with the
console at a time. • A Sensor Bar is required when using the Wii Remote/Wii Remote Plus. For more information, read
the Wii U Operations Manual. • A Classic Controller can be used instead of a Classic Controller Pro.
L Button/
Attack 3
ZL/Interact
R Button/
Attack 2
ZR/Interact
Attack 1
Attack 3
Movement/
Aim Turret
Jump
Navigate Menu
Attack 2
Pause Game
Skylander Stats
Wii U
Basic Action
+ Button
Pauses Game
- Button
Skylander Stats
L Stick
Movement/Aim Turret
B Button
Jump
Y Button
Attack 1
X Button
Attack 3
A Button
Attack 2
ZL/ZRInteract
Repetitively Press Y Button
Open Treasure
+Control Pad
Navigate Menu
Touch Screen
Navigate Menu
Move Character /
Menu Navigation
Menu
Navigation
Jump
Attack 3
Attack 1
Attack 2
Pause
Skylander Stats
Interact
CAUTION: WRIST STRAP USE
Please use the wrist strap to help prevent injury to other people or damage to surrounding objects or the Wii Remote in case
you accidentally let go of the Wii Remote during gameplay.
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Also remember the following:
Make sure all players put on the wrist strap properly when it is their turn.
Do not let go of the Wii Remote during game play.
Dry your hands if they become moist.
Allow adequate room around you during gameplay and make sure that all
areas you might move into are clear of other people and objects.
Stay at least three feet from the television.
Use the Wii Remote Jacket.
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MENUS
MENU NAVIGATION
+Control Pad/Control Stick - Navigate menus
A Button – Press to accept
B Button – Press to go back to the previous menu or cancel
MAIN MENU
Story Mode – Begin your adventure in either Single Player or with a
friend in Co-op.
Arena Modes – Survive by yourself or with a friend in a variety of
challenging stages, or battle against a friend in various arena modes.
Options – View Controls, Adjust Audio Settings (Music, Voice, and
Effects), Turn On/Off Subtitles, Adjust Brightness, and View the Credits!
PAUSE MENU
Skylander – View and Manage your Skylander’s Stats, Hats, Unique
Quests, and Unique Upgrades on both Top and Bottom Parts of
your Skylander.
Portal Master – View your Portal Master Rank as well as the number
of stars you have acquired.
Collection – View your collection of Hats, Legendary Treasures,
Story Scrolls, Bonus Mission Maps, Charms and Acquired Skylanders.
Options – View your Controller Settings, adjust the game’s Difficulty,
Adjust Audio Settings, Turn On/Off Subtitles, Adjust GamePad Output
and Adjust the brightness.
Level Select – Visit previously completed levels as well as access your
Bonus Missions!
Main Menu – Exit the game and return to the Main Menu.
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PLAYING THE GAME
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1.Life Meter – This green meter displays the amount of Health your
Skylander has. If the life meter of any Skylander reaches zero, they
must be removed from the Portal of Power and replaced with a
different Skylander, or you will have to restart the level. If the life
meter of a SWAP Force Skylander reaches zero, then both the top
and bottom halves must be removed from the Portal of Power.
Neither half will work in any other SWAP combinations until the next
level is reached or the level is restarted.
2.Level and Level Meter – This meter displays the current level of your
Skylander. When this meter fills up completely, your Skylander will
level up. The maximum level a Skylander can reach is 20. Skylanders
from Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure® and Skylanders Giants™ can also
reach level 20 while being used in Skylanders SWAP Force.
3.Elemental Symbol – Displays the elemental symbol of your
Skylander. If you are using SWAP Force parts with different
elements, it will display both of your elements.
4.Elemental Bonus Symbol – While in one of these areas, if you place
a Skylander that has the matching element type on the Portal of
Power, the Skylander will be more powerful than normal.
5.Dual Elemental Gate – This gate can be unlocked by a SWAP Force
Skylander that is of both featured elements. If playing in Co-Op, this
gate can be unlocked if both featured elements are represented by
one of the Skylanders.
6.Elemental Gate – This gate can be unlocked with a Skylander that is
of that element.
7.Health Pick Up – Collecting food pick-ups will restore some of your
Life Meter.
8.Currency – Collecting various forms of treasure will allow you to
purchase upgrades.
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PLAYING THE GAME
Skylander Info
Press the “-” Button to view and manage each of your Skylanders in
the “Skylander Info” Section. The below menus and sub menus can be
found under “Skylander Info”:
Stats – Displays your current Skylander’s Stats.
Hats – View which hats your Skylander has collected and equip or
remove them here.
Upgrades - View which upgrades your Skylander has acquired on both
the Top and Bottom Half.
Quests – Defines your individual Skylander Quests and shows your
rank, which is dependent on how many quests you have completed.
Manage – Allows you to reset the progress of your Skylander’s Top or
Bottom Half, give a nickname to your Skylander or take ownership.
Upgrades
Spending coins in the Mega Power Pod located within Woodburrow or
in the smaller Power Pods throughout the Cloudbreak Islands will allow
your Skylanders to power up their abilities, and even gain new abilities!
ELEMENTAL CLASSES
Each Skylander possesses the power of one of 8 Elemental Classes.
The Elemental Classes included are:
Air
Air
Life
Life
Undead
Undead
Earth
Earth
Fire
Fire
Water
Water
Magic
Magic
Tech
Tech
ELEMENTAL GATES
Throughout Skylands, there are Elemental Gates that only Skylanders
of that element can open. Inside are special areas containing new
challenges, collectibles, and other rewards for you to discover!
Some elemental gates require two elements to open. Open these doors
with either two Skylanders of the matching elements in Co-op, or use
a SWAP Force character with a top and bottom that match both of the
elements in Single Player mode.
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PLAYING THE GAME
SWAP Force PowerS
Each SWAP Force Skylander possesses one of 8 SWAP Force Powers.
The SWAP Force powers included are:
Dig
Bounce
Teleport
Sneak
Rocket
Speed
Climb
Spin
SWAP Force Power Zones
Also throughout Skylands, there are SWAP Force Power Zones that
only Skylanders of that SWAP Force Power can open. To enter, the
bottom half of the Skylander should have the same matching icon as on
the Zone, which signifies they have that SWAP Force Power. Once inside
a SWAP Force Power Zone, be prepared to face new challenges that
are unique for each SWAP Force Power. Earn collectibles, such as Hats,
Legendary Items, and Bonus Missions, by bouncing, flying, and racing
to name a few new actions, through these SWAP Force Power Zones.
Leveling Up
Your Skylanders will gain experience as they defeat enemies. As your
Skylander levels up, their health will increase as well. The maximum
level a Skylander can reach is 20.
Woodburrow
The town of Woodburrow has been the meeting place of the Ancient
Elementals for generations, and is located very close to the magical
volcano Mount Cloudbreak. It is here that you may train your Skylanders
to become stronger, either by purchasing new upgrades or items for your
Skylanders, or by honing their skills with the use of Arena challenges.
Rufus – Rufus is the Village Crier of Woodburrow and knows
everything about the village. If you are ever confused about what to
do while you’re in town, talk to him and he’ll show you where to go.
Chieftess – The Chieftess is the only one in the village who can
communicate with the Ancient Elementals. She will be invaluable on
your quest to protect them from Kaos.
HipBros (Tuk and Gorm) – These brothers aren’t always on the
friendliest terms, but Gorm protects the only Mega Power Pod in the
town, and Tuk runs the only shop in town, so you should get to know
them both so you can turn in your currency you have earned on your
quest for upgrades.
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PLAYING THE GAME
AirDocks – Whenever there’s adventuring to be done or journeys to
undertake, this is the place to go! Flynn can always be found there
keeping a watchful eye on his ship the Dread Yacht, and Tessa can
usually be seen there, taking care of her bird Whiskers.
Eon – Go see Eon on his altar by the AirDocks to view your portal
master rank, and view your portal master accolades. The more stars
you collect, the higher your rank will reach.
Snagglescale’s Arena Challenges – Come to the arena to test your and
a friend’s strength in a variety of modes, including challenge modes like
Solo Survival, Team Survival, Rival Survival, and head-to-head modes
like Battle and Ring Out.
Legendary Treasure Pedestals – These pedestals are located
throughout Woodburrow, but you can only use them when you have
a high enough portal master rank. Consult with Eon on his altar to see
how you can achieve a higher portal master rank.
Wheellock – Visit Wheellock after you’ve completed the game to
revisit some levels and complete various Score Mode Challenges.
Avril – If speed is more your game than points, you can also visit
Avril after you’ve completed the game to try out some Time
Attack Challenges.
Toys
Skylanders SWAP Force can be played with both Skylanders Giants and
Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure Figures as well as the new Skylanders
SWAP Force characters.
During gameplay you can switch Skylanders at any time. Skylanders
can be used on their home Portal of Power or as a guest on a friend’s
Portal of Power in both Story Mode and the Arena Modes. All experience
points, currency and upgrades are automatically saved to each toy.
Co-op Play
At any time during Story Mode, a second player can join the game by
hitting the A Button on a second controller, and placing a Skylander on
the Portal of Power. To drop out of the game, Player 1 or Player 2 must
remove their Skylander from the Portal of Power and press the B Button
on their Wii Remote or GamePad.
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arena modes
In the various Battle Modes, choose from a variety of arenas and have
a brawl against your friends. Use items, traps and jump pads to your
advantage as you try to become the ultimate Portal Master. Challenge
a friend in five different head to head modes:
Solo Survival – Survive Multiple stages of enemies of increasing difficulty.
Team Survival – Survive multiple stages of enemies of increasing
difficulty with a friend.
Rival Survival – Rank more points than your opponent as you fight enemies.
Battle Arena – Defeat your opponent with your attacks and by
triggering hazards in the arena.
Ring Out – Knock your opponent out of the arena with well-timed
power hits.
SAVE FEATURES
Toy Save Feature
While on your home Portal of Power the following are saved to your toys:
• Experience Level
• The “Nickname” that you give to your Skylander
• Currency
• Upgraded abilities and Statistics
• The hat your Skylander is wearing
• The Quest ranking of your Skylander
This allows you to take your Skylander to enter another Portal of Power
and still play with your very own upgraded and personalized collection
of Skylanders. While at your friend’s house, your Skylander will continue
to remember and will save all of the Currency, Items, Character Quests,
and Experience it has earned and collected.
Take your own personalized Skylanders to a friend’s house and help
them with their quest…or fight against them in the Arena Modes!
Game Save
Your progress through the objectives of the Story Mode, as well as
certain types of collectibles are saved onto your save game slot as
opposed to being saved on your toy. These collectibles include Story
Scrolls, Hats, Soul Gems, Bonus Missions, and Legendary Treasures.
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