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have no history of prior seizures or epilepsy. If you, or anyone in your family, has an epileptic
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• dizziness
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Use and handling of video games to reduce the likelihood of a seizure
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NOTICE:
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disc clean. Always hold the disc by the edges and keep it in its protective case when not in use. Clean
the disc with a lint-free, soft, dry cloth, wiping in straight lines from center to outer edge. Never use
solvents or abrasive cleaners.
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Portal of Power .......................................................................................................2
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Gameplay
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Menus............................................................................................................................4
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Customer Support Documentation....................................................................12
NOTICES:
Video output in HD requires cables and an HD- compatible display, both sold separately.
GETTING STARTED
PlayStation®3 system
Starting a game: Before use, carefully read the instructions supplied with the PS3™
computer entertainment system. The documentation contains information on setting up and
using your system as well as important safety information.
Check that the MAIN POWER switch (located on the system rear) is turned on. Insert the
Skylanders Giants™ disc with the label facing up into the disc slot. Select the icon
for the software title under [Game] in the PS3™ system’s home menu, and then press the
sbutton. Refer to this manual for information on using the software.
Quitting a game: During gameplay, press and hold down the PS button on the wireless
controller for at least 2 seconds. Then select “Quit Game” from the screen that is displayed.
Hint
To remove a disc, touch the eject button after quitting the game.
Trophies: Earn, compare and share trophies that you earn by making specific in-game
accomplishments. Trophies access requires a PlayStation®Network account.
Saved data for PS3™ format software
Saved data for PS3™ format software is saved on the system’s hard disk.
The data is displayed under “Saved Game Utility” in the Game menu.
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INTRODUCTION
Welcome to Skylands young Portal Master. Only you, the Skylanders, and
the newly returned Skylanders Giants can stop the evil that now threatens
the peace of Skylands!
Kaos is back, and with a slew of new evil tricks! It is up to you to discover
the secrets behind the ancient and mysterious Arkeyan ways before
Kaos does!
PORTAL OF POWER
To begin Skylanders Giants™, the Portal of Power
must first be connected up to your PS3™. With the
PS3™ powered off, insert the Portal of Power into an
available USB connector. Power on your PS3™ and the
Portal of Power will automatically be ready for use.
More information on how to set up your Portal of
Power can be found in your Quick Start Guide. 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 on screen 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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GAME 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.
Character
Info Menu
Q or W
Special Attack
F or E or R
Second Attack
Pauses
Game
(When Unlocked)
Interact with
NPCs/Items/
Use Keys/
Open Treasure
Special Attack
(When Unlocked)
Fire Turret/
Back in Menus
Movement/
Aim Turret
Primary Attack/
Join Co-Op Mode
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Basic Action
START button
Pauses Game
SELECT button
Bring Up Character Info Menu
left stick
Movement/Aim Turret
S
Primary Attack/Join Co-Op Mode
E / R / F
Second Attack
A
Fire Turret/Back in Menus
Q / W / A
Special Attack (When Unlocked)
D
Interact with NPCs/Items/Use Keys
Repetitively hit D button.
Open Treasure
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MENUS
MENU NAVIGATION
left stick – Navigate menus.
X button – Press to accept.
Circle button – Press to go back to the previous menu or cancel.
MAIN MENU
Story Mode – Begin your adventure in either Single Player
or Co-Op mode.
Battle Mode – Challenge a friend in a variety of battle modes and arenas.
Settings – Adjust General Settings (Visiting Nicknames), Audio Settings
(Music, Voice, and Effects) and view Controls Layout.
PAUSE MENU
Chapter Select – Load a previously completed level.
Objectives – Displays level objectives.
Collections – View your Skylanders, Story Scrolls, Skystones,
Accolades, Charms and Movie collections.
Settings – Adjust General Settings (Visiting Nicknames and
Difficulty levels), adjust Audio settings (Music, Voice, Effects)
and View Controls Layout.
Flynn’s Ship – Return to Flynn’s ship.
Main Menu – Exit to the Main Menu.
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PLAYING THE GAME
IN-GAME DISPLAY – SKYLANDERS GIANTS STORY MODE
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1. Life Meter – The 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.
2.Currency – Collecting various forms of treasure will allow you to
purchase upgrades.
3.Level and Level Meter – This displays the current level of your Skylander.
When the blue meter is filled up completely, your Skylander will level
up. The maximum level a Skylander can reach is 15. Skylanders from
Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure® can also reach level 15 while being used in
Skylanders Giants.
4.Experience Points – Collecting these Experience Points will increase your
Level Meter.
5.Elemental Symbol – Displays the elemental symbol of your Skylander.
6.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.
7.Health Pick Up – Collecting food pick ups will restore some of
your Life Meter.
8.Legendary Treasure – Collected Legendary Treasures will appear in Flynn’s
Cabin aboard the Dreadyacht. While in the cabin, Legendary Treasures can
be used to customize the appearance of the ship!
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PLAYING THE GAME
CHARACTER INFO
Press the SELECT button to view and manage each of your Skylanders
in the Character Info Section. The adjacent menus and sub menus can be
found under Character 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.
Quests – Defines your individual Skylander’s Quests and shows your
Skylander’s rank, which is dependent on how many quests you have completed.
Manage – Allows you to create a Nickname, take Ownership of a Skylander,
view your Update Code for the Skylanders UniverseSM website for your
Skylander, or Reset the progress of your Skylander.
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PLAYING THE GAME
UPGRADES
While on Cap’n Flynn’s Ship, you can visit the fairy Persephone and
purchase upgrades with collected currency to make your Skylanders more
powerful in battle. You can also upgrade with the Fairy Dust you buy from
Auric’s Store.
ELEMENTAL CLASSES
Each Skylander possesses the power of one of 8 Elemental Classes.
The Elemental Classes included are:
Air
Life
Undead
Earth
Fire
Water
Magic
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!
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PLAYING THE GAME
FEATS OF STRENGTH
Feats of Strength are certain events in Skylands which only Giant Skylanders
can undertake. Complete Feats of Strength for massive rewards!
SKYSTONES
In Story Mode, you can play the ever-popular game Skystones against
various in-game characters hidden throughout the game. To play Skystones,
you must play your collected Skystones on a board next to your opponent’s.
The object of the game is to have more of your Skystones on the board than
your opponent when the board is full. By placing stones with more blades
next to your opponent’s stone with less blades, you take possession of the
stone on the board. After defeating your opponent, you will win one of their
favorite stones to use in your next Skystones game.
LEVELING UP
Your Skylanders can collect Experience Points after they defeat enemies.
As your Skylander levels up, their health and stats will increase as well.
The maximum level a Skylander can reach is 15.
THE DREADYACHT - CAP’N FLYNN’S SHIP
Flynn’s ship is always on the move, making it the best place to prepare and
train for the next level in between traveling Skylands. Flynn’s ship is full of
useful areas and other surprises which will help you on your journey to stop
Kaos! Areas of interest include:
Game Room - Inside the Game Room, talk to Auric to buy items from his
Store or practice Skystones with Dreadbeard.
Main Deck – Up for an additional adventure? Talk to Cali on the main deck
to partake in her special Heroic Challenges to further test your skill. Once
he arrives on the ship, talk to Brock to test your strength by fighting in
Arena Challenges!
Cali’s Room – Collect the Lucky Wheels strewn about Skylands to use the
Luck-O-Tron, found in Cali’s Room, and increase your chances of doubling
loot, food drops, attack power and experience.
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PLAYING THE GAME
Persephone’s Cabin – Visit Persephone to upgrade your Skylanders with
your collected currency.
Captain’s Wheel – Near the Captain’s Wheel you can find Flynn, who will
assist you in navigating Skylands.
Cap’n Flynn’s Cabin – Here you can use the Legendary Treasures you’ve
found from throughout Skylands to customize the look of the ship.
TOYS
The Skylanders Giants game can be played using both the Skylanders Giants
figures and the Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure figures.
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 Battle Mode. 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 pressing the
X button on their DUALSHOCK®3 wireless controller, and then placing a Skylander
on the Portal of Power. To drop out of the gameplay, Player 1 or Player 2 must
remove their Skylander from the Portal of Power, then press the Circle button on
their controller.
BATTLE MODE
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 four different
head-to-head modes:
Arena Rumble: A head-to-head battle between two
Portal Masters in a fight to the finish to determine who
will reign supreme.
SkyGoal: Retrieve a Skyball and take it into the end zone.
SkyGem Master: Be the first to collect a set number of Sky Gems.
Ring Out: Send your opponent flying out of the ring!
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SAVE FEATURES
TOY SAVE FEATURE
While on your home Portal of Power the following items are saved
to your toys:
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Experience Points and 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 Skylanders to another Portal of Power and 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 and Experience Points 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 Battle Mode!
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, Skystones,
Soul Gems, Charms, Luck-O-Tron Wheels, Hats, Legendary Treasures and
special items purchased from Auric’s Store.
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