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Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure Character Guide

Life Characters

by Neal Ronaghan - November 1, 2011, 12:00 pm PDT

For some reason, the plant/grass Skylanders are called "Life" instead.

Stump Smash and the previously discussed Stealth Elf are the only two Life characters available. Zook and Camo still haven't been released.

Stump Smash
Type: Life
How to get: Individual, 3-Pack (w/ Flameslinger and Drobot)
Variations: Flocked Stump Smash
Abilities: Wood Hammer, Acorn Spit

This oversized tree has two hammer-looking arms that well, are used as hammers. He also spits out acorns that slow down enemies.

Zook
Type: Life
How to get: Individual, 3-Pack (w/ Lightning Rod and Cynder
Variations: None
Abilities: N/A

Zook is a plant-like creature who uses mushrooms and a bazooka to fight enemies. The bazooka fires thorns, and the mushrooms protect him from enemies.

Camo
Type: Life
How to get: Individual, 3-Pack (w/ Warnado and Ignitor)
Variations: None
Abilities: N/A

Camo is a gecko-looking thing who spews solar energy and grows explosive fruits and vegetables that explode.

Talkback

CericNovember 01, 2011

I've almost gotten through all of the game on the 3DS you can with the starters, I think I'm about 3 crystals shy.  On Stealth Elf, who I have maxed, on the 3DS game can you leave dummies to distract enemies?  If so how.  I know about getting a dummy that stuns when she's hurt and stealthed but I haven't been able to do the other move which I've seen in the trailers for the bigger version.

You know I may have less.  I might just need the 3 Chests from the last level of Galecrack Ruins (The Undead level.) to finish the Crystals up.  I know my Wife is hiding more figures, both expansion packs, and the PS3 version from me for Christmas and my Birthday... Which Stinks.

I'm might try to see if I can find them and Portal them into the 3DS without taking them out of the box.

I also fear that the 3DS version is the vastly superior game because I like the platforming and the chase element of it.

Also Fun Factoid once you do the collect Cupcakes crystal a Cupcake will show up on Radiant Isle like the Teddy Bears and Flamingoes etc but, the Cupcake will turn you Skylander tiny when you eat it.

DanielMDaniel Mousseau, Staff AlumnusNovember 01, 2011

So this is a good game and is great for players who like collectables. I might be buying this.

CericNovember 01, 2011

Quote from: DanielM

So this is a good game and is great for players who like collectables. I might be buying this.

I gave it a 7 out of 10 because of the cost but, the 3DS game really is good if you like Action Platformers.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorNovember 01, 2011

No mention of the Volcanic Vault?  It opens an extra battle map in the Wii/PS3/360 versions...  Exclusive to Best Buy in the Wii/PS3/360 Starter Packs.

SeaNetNovember 01, 2011

Are the characters cross platform compatible? If I buy the 3DS version, can I use the figures on the Wii, assuming I have the game disk?

This sounds like an interesting game. Skylanders or Mario 3DS?  ( I will be able to get Mario for a long time in the future)

Thanks :)

Yes, the figures work across all versions, and all your customizations are saved to them and transfer between games. And while I love Skylanders for 3DS, there's no way I'd take it over Mario.

Quote from: UncleBob

No mention of the Volcanic Vault?  It opens an extra battle map in the Wii/PS3/360 versions...  Exclusive to Best Buy in the Wii/PS3/360 Starter Packs.

Good catch. I forgot Best Buy had an exclusive for this.

CericNovember 02, 2011

Curiosity question.
Did anyone get cards with there starter packs to take there Skylanders online?  For some reason my Mac will install the portal but I can't get the site to recognize I have it using safari.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorNovember 02, 2011

Quote from: NWR_Neal

Quote from: UncleBob

No mention of the Volcanic Vault?  It opens an extra battle map in the Wii/PS3/360 versions...  Exclusive to Best Buy in the Wii/PS3/360 Starter Packs.

Good catch. I forgot Best Buy had an exclusive for this.

Yeah, and it stinks.  I had to pay ~$20 on eBay for it. :(
And it doesn't work with the 3DS version.

Quote from: Ceric

Curiosity question.
Did anyone get cards with there starter packs to take there Skylanders online?  For some reason my Mac will install the portal but I can't get the site to recognize I have it using safari.

I've heard there's issues with the Mac version - there was a work around posted on one of the GameFAQs/Skylander's forums (not the one for the Mac version, but one of the other versions) that might work for you.

SilverQuilavaNovember 08, 2011

it.. its still not spyro to me. its not my fourth fav game ever.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorApril 23, 2012

Think you're done until Giants? Think again.

http://forum.darkspyro.net/spyro/vie...hp?topic=51397

tl:dr version - someone hacked the console versions and discovered there were four "pets" (that act like magic items) - miniature versions of Stealth Elf (Whisper Elf), Gill Grunt (Gill Runt), Trigger Happy (Trigger Snappy) and Terrifin (Terrabite).

Apparently, these are going to somehow tie into a Frito Lay promo in July.

I love/hate this game so much.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorApril 23, 2012

Tell me about it.  I'm only needing Wham Shell (aside from the super-rare variants) - I've got one coming in the mail, but I don't count it until it's in my hands. :D

I finally got Dragon's Peak. I need Wham-Shell, Warnado, Camo, Zook, and Lightning Rod. I'm not too worried, since single characters for nearly every other character are pretty easy to find right now.

I'll just keep on being that weirdo scoping out the Skylanders at Toys R Us during lunch every now and then.

UncleBobRichard Cook, Guest ContributorApril 23, 2012

Zook and L-Rod seem to be becoming more common.  I haven't seen Camo or Warnado since I picked mine up.  I've never seen Wham-Shell. :(

Very enjoyable game.  Wife and I play it all the time on PS3.  Very reminiscent of Gauntlet Legends.  Wish it wasn't such a money sink though...my wife tends to get obsessed with collectables, and while we don't have all of them, we have to at least have 20-25 skylanders, including the legendary ones.

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