OWTK has been in on the Skylanders phenomenon since day one, watching Activision grow the relatively unknown property from a single, inventive toys-to-life game in 2011 to a monolithic empire of trading cards, bedding, clothes, cereal, and of course more video games. Heck, in 2014 my family was on the front page of the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Style Section playing Skylanders! Our love is real, our respect, mad.
Last fall, the 4th installment of the multi-platform video game was released and it is, without a doubt, the finest yet. I think, for me, it is the clever introduction of the traps and the little dungeon-esque portion of the new portal that clinches it. When you capture a villain and trap him or her, the sound effects as they travel from the screen to the portal are absolutely mesmerizing. I really cannot get enough of it. They totally seem to be traveling from TV to portal and I think it a stroke of game design genius.
It is no mistake then that Skylanders Trap Team is up for Most Addicting Game at the Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards 2015. Vote for Skylanders Trap Team now, along with your favorite action movie, animated film, actress (Emma Stone!), singer and more.
Now, I’m giving you the chance to experience this genius game first hand with a Skylanders Trap Team Starter Pack Giveaway! The starter pack includes the Trap Team game, portal, two Skylanders characters and a trap. I’ll pick a winner at random next Friday, March 20th so get your entries in by midnight ET on Thursday the 19th. The winner will receive the Trap Team starter pack for the game system of their choice (Xbox 360, Wii U, 3DS, etc.) Sound good, right? Cool. Go for it!
*Sorry, Cananda. This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only. 🙁