Skylanders: Swap Force has been a runaway success that attracts gamers from multiple genres to the world of Skylands. What started as a mere adventure for Spyro and company has become a phenomenon like no one could have predicted. Whether you’re gaming on the go with Nintendo 3DS or enjoying some co-op at home on the Nintendo Wii U, Playstation 3, Xbox 360, or Nintendo Wii- it’s an experience that’s not to be missed. If you’re trying to make some decisions on who to invest in for your collection, you’re in luck.
Now gamers have to make some tough decisions on just who is worth buying. You can pick up a Skylander for between $8-$10 and the starter packs are bundled with three already. Which figures are worth your cash? If you find yourself unsure of who to invest in, look no further. This time we’ll be taking a look at a giant Tech Skylander.
The lack of quality giants has left many gamers scrapping the bottom of the Skylands barrel. So many have resigned themselves to the fate of purchasing a mediocre shelf warmer that it has reached the point of being a public service to steer them in the right direction. While not every common giant belongs in a trash can, there are some you should avoid at all costs. Bouncer happens to be one of the absolutely weakest of the bunch.
Frankly, the Tech faction deserved much better than Bouncer. He is by no means the worst figure ever released by Activision, that title belongs to Ghost Roaster, but he is one of the worst shelf warmers. From his pompous stance to his lame catchphrases- you can practically taste the cheesiness packed inside Bouncer’s metal frame. Just what makes him such a disappointing champion?
Bouncer’s lasers and missiles deal minimal damage while being jarringly inaccurate. The rockets he launches are delayed beyond belief as they’re initially shot in the air before occasionally hitting a random target- though usually nothing. If you use his eye beams for too long, they short out. This strange attempt at balance cripples Bouncer’s only reliable damage dealer. The only positive thing I can say about Bouncer is that he is not as slow as most of his contemporaries.
Bouncer doesn’t perform particularly well on the portable side of things, nor in PVP. There’s a slight advantage to using Bouncer on the 3DS as some of his attacks appear stronger, but it’s a minimal effect. The figure itself fails to impress due to both the basic design and meager glow it emits when atop the Portal of Power. Should you ignore my advice and foolishly purchase Bouncer, you can team him up with Zook or Hot Head for limited success. Feel free to take him down the I-Bream Supreme path and let him wear a Pants Hat while doing it.