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Skylanders Giants Best Buy Demo

Skylanders Giants Best Buy Demo

As many of you already know, Skylanders Giants is number one on my boys’ Christmas list this year. The twins just had a birthday, and my oldest has a birthday in December. They wanted Skylanders Giants for their birthdays, but I told them mommy and daddy couldn’t afford it, so they better ask Santa. We shall see if Santa comes through for them! Because Christmas is still a bit away, my kids were very excited to learn that we could head into Best Buy to play the Skylanders Giants demo!

Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure is the number 1 selling game and highest selling action figure in the country – beating out brands like Star Wars and Batman. I believe the Giants will continue with high sales because it is a great addition, or sequel, to the first Skylanders.


It was so fun to walk into Best Buy and see such a large display and demonstration of Skylanders Giants. There were several video game displays and demos, but this one was the largest. It was very inviting for the kids to go up and get their play on. The demo game was on a Play Station, which is new to my boys so we did have to ask for some help getting started. The Best Buy employees were all more than helpful. Once we got the game going, my kids were as if they were playing an old favorite game sitting in our family room. The cool thing about the demo is that you can use any of the Skylanders figurines, in packaging or not, to test out in the game.

Play is similar as Skylanders, and characters sit on the Portal of Power, in the same way as in Skylanders. Here is how my kids have explained Skylanders Giants to me.

“The Giants are powerful and they are brought back to life after fighting epic battles when Skylanders were invaded. The game is similar to Skylanders, but instead of the characters being brought to each new level by airship, they arrive in a flying ship. The levels are different, but play is the same. The Giants are new characters that are stronger and have different strengths and upgrades. The point of the game is for the Giants and other Skylanders to defeat “kaos”. The end goal is the same as in Skylanders, but in the new game, an Archean Robot is brought to life, just as the Giants were brought back to life. It is their mission to destroy this robot.”

Didn’t my boys do a great job at explaining the game? Better than I could have done it myself. Be sure to head into your local Best Buy and check out the Skylanders Giants demo. Not all Best Buys have the demo, but you can check the store locator to see if yours does.

Don’t forget to enter my Skylanders Giants Giveaway, as part of my 2012 Holiday Gift Guide.


The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service at a reduced price or for free.

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