Skylanders Trap Team Brings “Toys to Life,” and Life to Toys, on SHIELD Tablet

by Jordan Dodge

We know it’s for kids. But we’ve been playing the latest edition of the Skylanders franchise for weeks now. And we don’t want to admit how many hours we’ve put in on this game.

Activision Publishing introduced last week Skylanders Trap Team, featuring its Toys-to-Life interactive figures. It’s available on many platforms, including our SHIELD tablet, making it yet another reason SHIELD is a go-to tablet for little gamers, too.

Skylanders Trap Team brings a new twist to the gameplay that’s made the Skylanders franchise a hit – and blurred the lines between digital and real-world toys.

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Skylanders Trap Team brings a new twist to the gameplay that’s made the Skylanders franchise a hit.

In the past, players – known as “Portal Masters” – could bring their favorite characters to the digital world by putting them on special portals.

They could then take those action figures – which stored their gameplay data – and resume the action on their friends’ devices.

With Skylanders Trap Team, Portal Masters can now pull the bad guys out of the game and into their living room by capturing them in a magical trap, known as a “Traptanium Portal.”

The Traptanium Portal not only helps kids bring their Skylanders to life – once they’ve defeated the bad guys, kids can place a trap in the new portal to capture them.

They’ll then be able to hear the villains inside the traps, bringing life to their toys. Kids can then send villains back into the game to fight for good.

Skylanders Trap Team plays beautifully on the SHIELD tablet. With SHIELD’s powerful Tegra K1 processor and 192-core Kepler GPU, Skylanders Trap Team gets console-quality graphics to go. Next-gen enhancements include 720p resolution, depth of field and refraction effects, and upgraded shaders.

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With Skylanders Trap Team, Portal Masters can now pull the bad guys out of the game and into their living room by capturing them in a magical trap, known as a “Traptanium Portal.”

And because SHIELD tablet is the only mobile device with console mode, Portal Masters can play Skylanders Trap Team on the family TV.

The game introduces more than 50 new playable Skylanders and more than 40 villains in an all-new adventure. Characters are woven into gameplay featuring adventure, combat, puzzles, mini games, activities and more. And just like the console version of the game, all 175 Skylanders toys will be playable across all platforms. All skills and upgrades will be intact.

Paired with a SHIELD tablet, Portal Masters – big, and small – can play wherever and whenever they want.