Skylanders Giants Walkthrough

23 October 2012
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Skylanders Giants Walkthrough

Welcome Portal Masters! This Skylanders Giants walkthrough will guide you through the beginning to ending moments of gameplay with strategy tips for this Action Platformer on the Wii, Xbox 360, PS3, PC, Mac, 3DS & Wii U.

Thousands of years ago, the Skylanders Giants fought epic battles in Skylands but were banished to Earth. With a new threat looming, it’s time to bring them back to join forces with the Skylanders. Only you can put them on the Portal of Power to unleash their strength in the ultimate battle to save Skylands. – Bring the Skylanders Giants back from banishment to join the Skylanders once again in this expansion pack that lets you expand your Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure gameplay and return to Skylands with the Skylanders Giants to engage in the ultimate battle. Are you ready to face Kaos?

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  • Let’s start the Skylanders Giants walkthrough with an introduction video by the game’s creators at Toys For Bob!

    Please note that viewers must be at least 7 to watch, so no harm comes to those with innocent eyes. This game includes Cartoon Violence.

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    Skylanders Giants Walkthrough

    Frozen in our world. Alive in theirs. Thousands of years ago, the Skylanders Giants fought epic battles in Skylands, but were banished to Earth. With a new threat looming, it’s time to bring them back to join forces with the Skylanders. Only you can put them on the Portal of Power to unleash their strength in the ultimate battle to save Skylands.

    Bring the Skylanders to life by placing them on the Portal of Power. Build the ultimate collection of Skylanders — over 45 Skylanders to collect! Each Skylander has their own unique powers and abilities to enhance your game play experience and save Skylands.

    Skylanders Giants builds on the success of its predecessor by dramatically enhancing the magic of bringing toys to life in an exciting virtual experience as first introduced in Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure. The game features 16 new characters, led by eight Giant Skylanders, who are twice the size of their comrades. The Giants each have exciting new powers and abilities to match their size. Joining the Giants are eight new Skylanders, who also feature never-before-seen powers. Additionally, Skylanders Giants introduces new LightCore Skylanders that glow when on or near the Portal of Power-no batteries required. Fan-favorites from Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure return as Series 2 characters featuring an all new “Wow Pow” upgrade power as well as the choice of more than one upgrade path. And all your favorite characters from Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure are 100% compatible with Skylanders Giants-stats and customizations intact.

    Play anytime and anywhere: in the video game, online and on your mobile device.

    Key Game Features:

    • Skylanders Giants Starter Pack includes: Video Game, Portal of Power, 3- Skylanders Figures, Character Collection Poster, 3-Sticker Sheets with Secret Codes and 3-Trading Cards. Bring the Skylanders Giants back from banishment to join the Skylanders once again in this Starter Pack. Unleash the power of the Skylanders Giants with the Portal of Power.
    • Skylanders Giants Portal Owners Pack includes: Video Game, Skylanders Figure, Character Collection Poster, Sticker Sheet with Secret Code and Trading Card. Requires Skylanders: Spyro’s Adventure to play. – Only purchase this pack if you already own Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure.
    • Skylanders Giants introduces eight new highly collectible figures that are more than twice the size of the main Skylanders cast in both physical and virtual form.
    • The game also includes a set of toy characters (who you can buy separately) that feature spectacular new LightCore light technology integrated into the toys, allowing the figure to light up when near or on the Portal of Power.
    • Every character from Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure is 100% compatible with Skylanders Giants, leveled-up stats and customizations intact..

    Frequently Asked Questions

    How to “Save” the game without losing progress?

    When saving the game Skylanders Giants on Wii, there are two things to keep an eye on if you want to continue playing the story all the way to the end:

    Saving Tip #1. You have to finish the chapter you’re on, after the chapter is finished you have to press the + button on your Wii Remote Controller (I call it the Wiimote) and then select Main Menu for the game to save your progress. Then you can safely turn off the game.
    Additionally, if you’re playing on the Xbox 360, you need to make sure you’re signed in with your username/avatar before you start playing the game, as well as picking the storage device and then the game will auto-save at the end of each chapter. Same for the Wii version the game will auto-save.

    Saving Tip #2. After turning the game off, when you turn the game on again the next time, most people try to continue by going to chapter select, but don’t do that! Instead you need to talk to (depending on the chapter you’re on) Captain Flynn or one of the Molekin, who can all be found on the ships main deck, Flynn is up the steps by the steering wheel. This should continue the story where you left it last time.
    Tips thanks to Sean, J-Viper & Samerste.

    Wait, what? So how do the toys virtually transport into the video game?

    The mystical Portal of Power station serves as a gateway between our world and the amazing world of Skylands, allowing you to ‘Bring Your Toys to Life’ by teleporting real-world toy characters directly into the game for players to control when placed upon the Portal of Power.

    They aren’t just toys—they’re toys with brains. Skylanders figures unlock their own heroic challenges and remember all their in-game experiences, so they can be played on and across all major gaming consoles! – The great thing about this sequel is that the newly added Giants are super-sized, super-powered Skylanders. They do all the things Skylanders can do, like remember their in-game experiences, plus special powers that only Giants have!

    Putting two Skylanders on the Portal activates additional game modes that extend the game even more!

    What are the 8 different character’s Elements?

    The eight elemental classes each characters belongs to one of are: Earth, Air, Fire, Water, Life, Undead, Magic, and Tech.

    Handy to know is that the eight new Giants each represent an elemental class. For example, the classes of these Giants are: Tree Rex’s Life element, Crusher’s Earth element, Hot Head’s Fire element, Swarm’s Air element, Eye Brawl’s Undead element, Thumpback’s Water element, Ninjini’s Magic element, and Bouncer’s Tech element.

    What’s the difference between the Wii and future Wii U versions of Skylanders Giants?

    The Wii and Wii U versions use the same portal. They are completely compatible in every way except for the software. The Wii software will work on the Wii U (although the game won’t be in HD if they play with Wii software), but the Wii U software will not work on the Wii. Toys will work on both platforms.

    Here’s a developer walkthrough about how Skylanders Giants on Wii U uses the Wii U GamePad to add unique touch & on-screen features to your Skylander experience.

    Note: The Wii U version of the game won’t be released until November 18th in America and November 30th in Europe.

    Chapter 1: Time of the Giants

    Let’s start the game! After the game’s introduction, Chapter 1 begins. Enjoy! 😀

    Tip: Giant Skylanders can lift large boulders to get them out of the way, so you can enter hard-to-get-to areas that sometimes have money up for grabs.

    Hint: Giant Skylanders can crash through cracked floors.

    Note: In-game you can’t control the camera and there’s no jump button, but thanks to jump platforms, you can get up to higher areas. Sometimes if you see a pink cross on the ground instead of a jump pad, then you’ll first need to defeat the enemies in the area to activate the jump pad allowing you to keep going.

    Chapter 1 Boss Fight Tip: To free the Mabu slaves, you must defeat the Arkeyan “Conquertron” boss by breaking all three chains that support this giant robot in the sky.

    Opening Elemental Areas Tip: In order to open up all the Elemental areas in Chapter 1, you’ll need to use the new Giant Tree Rex’s Life element. Luckily he comes with the game’s Portal Owners Pack / Booster Pack, as well as the Starter Kit for newcomers to the series.

    Chapter 2: Junkyard Isles

    Tip: Complete the Chain Pull Feat of Strength with a Giant by pulling slowly. Take your time and you’ll be a Chain Champ soon enough! Finishing it successfully will give you access to the next level.

    Chapter 3: Rumbletown

    Chapter 4: Cutthroat Carnival

    Tree Rex Tip: Hold down Tree Rex’s main attack buttton for a while and then the ground? pound will do lots more damage!

    Skylanders Giants Walkthrough continues on Page 2 with Chapter 5.


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  • About the author

    Ferry Groenendijk

    By Ferry Groenendijk: He is the founder and editor of Video Games Blogger. He loved gaming from the moment he got a Nintendo with Super Mario Bros. on his 8th birthday. Learn more about him here and connect with him on Twitter, Facebook and at Google+.

    • logan’s dad

      My son is on level 12 and is trying to get the soul gem. He has found it and walked up the ramp to get there, but there is a hole in the floor preventing him from getting to the gem. He’s getting frustrated and looking for suggestions. He’s tried every element, and even the flying ones, but no luck

    • John_in_WI

      What console are you on?

    • cynsi

      why is there no commentary on the videos after chapter 9? we found these helpful… 🙁

    • FanOfGiants

      Hello everyone,

      I am living in Montreal.

      I would like to know if anyone has Darklight Crypt. If so, can we get contact since my son needs this to unlock chapter 19. Thanks

      For those who cannot continue to the coming chapter: please see this site to know which figurine you need for particular chapter

      Good luck

    • Beverly

      Boom, I’m looking for the luck-o-tron in Troll Home Security. I found it once but have never been able to find it again. Have you? and can you tell me where it is?

    • Jay

      Can’t find the last area to complete the objectives anyone know where it is found all the treasures hats scroll legendary fairy wheel but can’t find last area

    • Reza

      Can somone please help me.. On my sons 3ds Xl.. He can only play cindre and drill… How can he play others.. he has 5 different kinds.. I have ben told that he can summon them back in ther figure and then? summon others into the game.. Only 2 can be loaded at the same time.. But it dosent seem to summon them back.. each time i try only cindre and drill coms into the game again and again.. Pls. Help. Thanks

    • Aaron’s Dad

      how do you use the catapult on the xbox 360 skylander giants version of the game?

    • shops

      When my son plays SL Giants on Wii, certain lightcore figures upgrades don’t save. He saves by going to main menu and has completed all chapters, but when he plays the next time the upgrades have disappeared. Does anybody else have this problem?

    • ik

      How do you change your character when playing Skylanders Giants WII, it doesn’t seem to pick it up when I put a new one on the portal

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