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  • Summary: Use the power of your imagination to create Imaginator Skylanders to battle in the ultimate adventure alongside the almighty Senseis to save Skylands.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 1 out of 16
  1. Mar 29, 2017
    85
    Skylanders Imaginators on the Switch gives you full Skylanders fun on the go, but there's something missing to the experience when you simply scan each toy and then put it up on the shelf. It's great to be able to create your own Skylander, though, and to watch the character evolve as you discover new parts and gear on your adventures. Overall, it's a solid platformer-action/RPG lite hybrid that makes for a nice early addition to your Switch library.
  2. Mar 5, 2017
    81
    Skylanders Imaginators doesn’t push the franchise forward or make any significant strides but it remains perfectly suited for kids and it’s a rock-solid addition to the Nintendo Switch launch lineup of games.
  3. Mar 9, 2017
    80
    If you are looking for a family-friendly way to play Skylanders and Superchargers racing levels aren't a big draw, then the Nintendo Switch version is most definitely the best way to go. Its mobile experience, intelligent pre-scanning of characters and lack of extraneous plastic peripherals should make it the toys-to-life game of choice for parents and children alike.
  4. Mar 7, 2017
    77
    Overall, Skylanders Imaginators on the Switch is a solid game and as good place to jump into the franchise as any if you haven’t to this point. That said, the only real advantage to the Switch version over say the PS4 or Xbox One version is the portability, but even that might not be that important to you. Additionally, the PS4 or Xbox One versions are cheaper than this release, and both of those offer a higher fidelity presentation. Still, if you’re looking for a fun, kid-to-adult friendly game, Skylanders is an excellent choice.
  5. 70
    Skylanders Imaginators is yet another well-made adventure filled with charming characters and amusing gameplay. The Switch version is hampered a little bit by the system’s portability and the loss of compatibility with some previous figures is a shame, but it’s still a fine way to play, especially if you long for the days of the Skylanders 3DS games. This is a good time, even if it doesn’t match the highs of past entries in the series.
  6. Mar 2, 2017
    68
    Not having to lug around a portal to play it is incredibly convenient, on the other hand. It’s great to just tap your Skylander on the right thumbstick, like you would with an Amiibo, and have it be recognized by the hardware in a matter of seconds. This is our first chance to play Skylanders on the go, and this takes the the idea of being able to bring your Imaginators to your friends’ houses to adventure together to a whole new level.
  7. Apr 25, 2017
    40
    Skylanders Imaginators feels tired. A game that either needs a significant break or possible retirement, it's difficult to recommend to anyone but younger gamers - and parents would probably prefer to avoid it due to the additional character cost. There are plenty of other games more worthy of your cash, and if you desperately must have this game, buy it on another system where the starter pack will be cheaper.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 6
  2. Negative: 2 out of 6
  1. Mar 8, 2017
    9
    This game is a solid port of the main imaginators story while removing the racing game bundled in other consoles, it however adds use of theThis game is a solid port of the main imaginators story while removing the racing game bundled in other consoles, it however adds use of the HD rumble feature which makes the combat great and you can save your skylanders onto the console itself so you can play it on the go, a feature they borrowed from previous titles on the 3ds ports. Expand
  2. Mar 9, 2017
    8
    Skylanders imaginators has been criticized by users in nintendo switch something that I see wrong since the game has been to be like theSkylanders imaginators has been criticized by users in nintendo switch something that I see wrong since the game has been to be like the versions of the consoles that previously launched the game, has good controls and for my opinion is a very good game and Removing the faults of the console at the beginning of its output is not why it is so much when the console itself is not so bad.

    For my opinion it is great game 8/10
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  3. Nov 2, 2017
    8
    For a release game, this was very solid and lots of fun.

    There was no Mario or equivalent available at the launch of the Nintendo Switch,
    For a release game, this was very solid and lots of fun.

    There was no Mario or equivalent available at the launch of the Nintendo Switch, so I bought all the release titles. Skylanders Imaginator was surprisingly lots of fun, having never played a Skylanders game I was going in blind. The appearance of spyro hit my nostalgic buttons also.

    Running, Jumping and slashing, thrown in with some special moves was all great fun, even my kids enjoyed it.
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  4. Mar 3, 2017
    6
    Skylanders Imaginators for the Switch relies much on its previous versions and while it does attempt to help the Switch increase in sales,Skylanders Imaginators for the Switch relies much on its previous versions and while it does attempt to help the Switch increase in sales, people should be aware that Skylanders Imaginators works better on other consoles rather than the Switch itself. Expand
  5. Jan 24, 2018
    3
    Violent Game Too Much Fighting Not for Under 6 age children. Easy Level very Difficult Not for Early Gamers. Beautiful Environment, NiceViolent Game Too Much Fighting Not for Under 6 age children. Easy Level very Difficult Not for Early Gamers. Beautiful Environment, Nice Music, Fun Funny Imaginator Creator Characters can be built from given build parts boards best part is The Creation Figures. Over all very disappointed with how difficult the game it to play and how the rewards are all wrapped around Characters this time while Created Figures are not allowed into special access points. I do not recommend this game for little children as it would be discouraging as when they fall down we pick them up to encourage them to keep trying this game continues to knock you down making it harder to reach an objective. Expand
  6. Oct 14, 2017
    0
    American living in Norway. English is the official second language here. Bought the game and realized it has five language options. EnglishAmerican living in Norway. English is the official second language here. Bought the game and realized it has five language options. English isn't one of them. Expand