|Developer(s)||Beenox (Xbox One, PS4, Wii U, 3DS)|
|Platform(s)|| Xbox One
Xbox 360 PS3 PS4 Wii Wii U 3DS PS Vita
| Single Player
Skylanders: Fighters! is a 2D fighting game developed by Beenox and published by Activision. It is a spin-off that is far different from any of the previous titles. You can choose between the twenty included characters or add more via the Portal of Power.
Kaos sat glued to his throne, exhausted and depressed. What was he going to do? He tapped his fingers in a marching band-like beat. Just then, Glumshanks walked in.
"Um, master? Could you, um, come to the door, please?"
"What is it now?!" Kaos sighed in a clearly annoyed tone.
As they approached the colossal doors of his castle, they were in for a shock.
The Skylanders and Master Eon had decided to put an end to his evil deeds. So, they challenged Kaos and his minions to a fighting tournament. If the Skylanders won, Kaos would be banished from Skylands for eternity. However, if Kaos won, the Skylanders would be captured as prisoners to fight for him.
The game plays like a typical 2D fighter, although most inspiration is taken from the Super Smash Bros. series. Each fighter has twelve attacks, one POW move, a dodge, a grab, a taunt, and double jumps, of course.
Each character has six different skins to choose from.
To win, you must drain the opponents' Magic Meter. However, it is not over yet, as you then must use your Power Portal move to capture them (every character has this).
Right from the start menu, players can choose between Single Player or Multiplayer. From there, there are four more options: Battle, Story, Tournament, and Extras.
In Battle Mode, players will choose their fighter. CPUs can also be used. The Options menu allows players to customize their fight. Items can be toggled on or off, anti-gravity can be chosen, etc.
Last Man Standing - Last Man Standing is a setting chosen from the options menu. It gives the fighters a determined amount of lives. As soon as you lose all of your lives, you're out. The last fighter standing wins.
Timed - Timed mode is the default setting for a match. The fighters are given a determined amount of time to duke it out. The fighter with the most KOs wins.
Ring-Out mode contains the same options as Standard, but instead of trying to capture your opponents, your main goal is to knock them out of the arena. It's much more reminiscent of Super Smash Bros.
In Story Mode, the player will have to fight through twenty matches against many different fighters across several stages.
In Tournament Mode, up to four fighters (eight if online) can participate in fights one at a time. The winner is the fighter who reaches the top and wins.
In Extras Mode, players can access unlockable concept art from all previous Skylanders titles. There is also character biographies, customizable things, and etc.
Every Skylander from Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure to Skylanders: Trap Team is playable. In addition, there are a number of villains and enemies that can also be selected.
- So far, this is the only Skylanders game to have an exclamation mark at the end of the title.
- As of right now, it is the only spin-off in the series to be on home consoles and handhelds.
- This is the first game in the series not to feature new Skylanders. However, there are new toys (for the villains).
- This game is not related to Aqua Squad, Cosmos, or any other of BH's games, despite being made by him.