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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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• eye or muscle twitches
• disorientation
• any involuntary movement
• altered vision
• loss of awareness
• seizures
or convulsion.
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Use and handling of video games to reduce the likelihood of a seizure
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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
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Introduction...........................................................................................................................2
8/08 Portal of Power®...................................................................................................................2
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Gameplay
Controls.............................................................................................................3
Version
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Save Features.....................................................................................................................10
Customer Care................................................................................................ Back Cover
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 SWAP Force™ 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.
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 PS3™ system. With the PS3™ system
powered off, insert the Portal of Power
into an available USB port. Power on your
PS3™ system 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.
W&R
Interact
E
Q Attack 3
Attack 1
Attack 2
Attack 3
Attack 2
Move
Jump
Skylander
Stats
Pause
Controller
Basic Action
START button
Pauses Game
SELECT button
Bring Up Character Info Menu
left stick
Movement/Aim Turret
S
Jump/Join Co-Op Mode
F
Primary Attack
E / A
Secondary Attack
Q / D
Third Attack
W / R
Interact with NPCs/Items/Use Keys
Repetitively hit F 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 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, Acquired Skylanders,
and Skylander SWAP Force combinations.
Options – View your Controller Settings; Adjust the game’s Difficulty, Adjust
Audio Settings, Turn On/Off Subtitles, Adjust the brightness, and view the
Online Manual Location.
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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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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SKYLANDER INFO
Press the SELECT 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
ELEMENTAL GATES
Earth
Earth
Fire
Fire
Water
Water
Magic
Magic
Tech
Tech
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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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.
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.
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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.
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.
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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 x 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 circle button on
their controller.
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.
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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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CUSTOMER CARE
Access all of your support needs at support.activision.com. From this site,
you will be able to create a personalized account and get access to our
extensive knowledgebase and our massive community. You can also get
personalized assistance for your game by clicking “Contact Us”, filling out
the required information and choosing from the available options.
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