Who or what is the best Skylander?
Ever since we bought the amazing video game Skylanders Giants for my son’s 6th birthday (we bought the Wii version), all of us in my family have been bitten by the Skylander bug. Well, apart from my wife who’s not that bothered! (she’ll come round I’m sure).
This platform-style game is simply great fun. The characters are brilliant (especially the way they level-up and gain new skills/power etc) and the levels, battles and heroic challenges are really fun to complete.
The fact that you swap the physical toy onto the portal of power is also a great idea too. It makes it much more fun to then collect all the characters.
Anyway, less about the game..!
So who is the best Skylander to play with? As in, the most powerful and the easiest one to play with to advance throughout the levels, complete all the battles and easily achieve all the heroic challenges?
We’ve got all the Skylanders (apart from Ninijini, who’s much too expensive, and Shroom Boom, who we’re not interested in buying), so what I’m suggesting below is from our many hours of playing the game with all the characters you can possibly hope to buy. We’re’ up to about 80% completed now for the game and should hopefully get the final 20% with a little help from Google and locating where the final treasure chests/hats are etc!
So without further ado I give you:
Here’s my reasons why, I think, he’s the most powerful and easiest character to play and complete skylanders with.
Note, I’m not saying ‘most fun’, which could be any of the characters as they’re all great in their own different ways (for example my fave is Slam-Bam with his jingle bells sleigh and all-conquering close-combat smashing ability).
1. He fires constantly.
You hold down A and blitz everything in your path. None of this constantly-clicking-and-then-getting-cramp-in-your-thumb. You just press once, hold on and he fires constantly, until you let go. This is of course because he’s a tech Skylander – so Trigger Happy, Drill Sergeant, Sprocket and Bouncer all have the same ‘hold it once’ ability. A really useful ability in my view.
So you just calmly walk through the level (or battle or heroic challenge etc) zapping all who come before you. Each individual ‘zap’ isn’t that powerful, but the sheer volume and deluge of fire power you dish out, means you can kill off even the most powerful monsters quickly.
2. His lasers go really far.
They go really far, like right across the screen and even beyond it. So you don’t have to get worried about getting up close to anyone and getting hit/damaged. So those final battle levels ‘You Only Live Once’ – where you’ve only got one point of life and cannot get hit – are easier to achieve as you don’t have to worry about getting close to your enemies. You can sit back across the far side of the screen and can pretty much obliterate anything before it gets even remotely close to you.
3. His secondary weapon ‘tactical blade gears’ is rubbish.
This might seem like an odd thing to put down for a so called strength, but the benefit is that you don’t get distracted trying to use this B weapon. Instead you just focus solely on using the main lasers weapon instead. These are, all things considered, the only weapon he needs anyway!
4. He’s quick
The fact that he’s a dragon means that he can fly. So if you need that turn of speed to complete a level quickly (if you’re going for that third star and trying to beat the time limit) or even just to get out of the way of a powerful opponent, you can use the afterburners to blast away and travel quickly to a safer location. The fact that these afterburners also damage enemies is a bonus too.
The most highly annoying thing though is that if Drobot is next to something or touches slightly the wall etc, he jolts and falls out of flying mode. So for example you can’t fly down corridors easily.
5. He’s got loads of life.
750 – 800 odd, if you level him up by doing heroic challenges and combining this with a good hat too. This is a massive amount of life and borders on the stats for the Skylander Giants, like Crusher, Tree Rex, Eyebrawl etc. The benefit of course being he’s hard to kill and stays alive longer – making it easier for you to complete levels without losing a life, thus achieving that tick on the final summary for that level.
So what do you think?
Do you agree that Drobot it the best for completing Skylanders? Or do you prefer another character? In which case who!?
Leave me a message below with your thoughts.