Flip Wreck – Skylander Review

Flip Wreck – Skylander Review

Flip Wreck - Skylander ReviewFlip Wreck is a new Water core Skylander making his debut in Skylanders Trap Team. He is an adventurous dolphin who comes from Bottlenose Bay. While his friends and family liked to swim and play in the waves, Flip Wreck was always exploring underwater. In fact he named himself the “Protector of the Undersea.” One day he was exploring a nearby graveyard of shipwrecks, when he noticed that there was a giant Ice Viking ship in the mix which didn’t look wrecked. Before he could think too much about it, Ice Vikings started swimming from the ship. They began to attack the unarmed dolphin residents. Flip Wreck quickly made some armor, a shield, and a sword out pieces of one of the old shipwrecks. He then single-handedly drove the Ice Vikings from the bay, and they were never seen from again. For his heroic actions Flip Wreck was made a Skylander and now he turns the tide against evil throughout the Skylands.

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Echo – Skylander Review

Echo – Skylander Review

Echo - Skylander ReviewEcho is a new Water core Skylander making her debut in Skylanders Trap Team. She comes from an undersea kingdom that was built around a giant oyster shell. This oyster held the famous Pearl of Wisdom at it’s center. Every day, water dragons from all over the kingdom would come to the Pearl to ask it questions. This was a sacred ritual, so anyone living near the Pearl was required to be quiet and speak only in whispers. Echo happened to live right next door to the Pearl and she had a very hard time abiding by those rules. One day, a gang of sea horses called the Aqua Jocks decided to steal the Pearl. They cast an unbreakable bubble around the pearl and attempted to drag it away. Many of the nearby water dragons, tried to call for help, but found that they no longer knew how to be loud since they had been quiet for so long. However, Echo was there and she saw the Aqua Jocks trying to take the Pearl. She let out her loudest sonar blast which shattered the bubble and blew the Aqua Jockeys out of the kingdom. Her heroic actions caught the attention of Gill Grunt who recruited her as a Skylander. Now she sounds off against evil all throughout Skylands.

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Slobber Trap – Villain Review

Slobber Trap – Villain Review

Slobber Trap - Villain ReviewSlobber Trap is a Water trappable villain that you will be able to capture in the second level – Know-It-All-Island. Slobber Trap looks a lot like Slobber Tooth and perhaps is a distant cousin. He’s a just your average plant monster dog, but his belly flops and slobber can be lethal. He’s not too old for new tricks though. Once captured he can be re-trained to fight for good. Find his quest on the same level you capture him on and you’ll unlock the full power of Slobber Trap.

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Chill Bill – Villain Review

Chill Bill – Villain Review

Chill Bill - Villain ReviewChill Bill is a Water trappable villain that you will be able to capture in the fourth level – Phoenix Psanctuary. Chill Bill is a radio DJ by day, and a crazy Troll who freezes people with is ice gun, well… all of the time. He’s got one of the best channels on the radios found throughout the game, and we think his theme music is very catchy. Don’t forget, Chill Bill was evil before it was cool.

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The Gulper – Villain Review

Gulper - Villain ReviewThe Gulper – Villain Review

The Gulper is a Water trappable villain that you will be able to capture at the end of the first level – Soda Springs. He is the first Doom Raider villain you will be able to catch. From an early age, The Gulper had an enormous appetite and insatiable thirst for anything he could stuff in his mouth. At a young age, he won first place in the annual Deep-Fried-Triple-Cheeseburger eating contest and has worn the Crown of Gluttony every since. However, it is his love for soda which causes him to grow to colossal proportions and go on rampages. This caught the eye of the Golden Queen. The Golden Queen was looking to recruit someone who was incredibly dim-witted so that if they were ever captured, the Skylanders would not be able to extract any useful information. The Gulper fit that description perfectly.

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Snap Shot and Dark Snap Shot – Skylander Review

Snap Shot and Dark Snap Shot – Skylander Review

Snap Shot and Dark Snap Shot - Skylander ReviewSnap Shot is a new Water Trap Master making his debut in Skylanders Trap Team. He comes packaged with the console versions of the game but not the 3DS version. He also has a Dark variant called Dark Snap Shot which is packaged with the special Dark Edition starter pack of Skylanders Trap Team. Snap Shot isn’t your average Trap Master. He is the leader of the Trap Masters. He achieved this position by being the most famous monster hunter in all of Skylands. Snap Shot is a Crocagator that comes from the remote Swamplands. He grew up hunting chompies for fun. After catching every evil critter in his homeland, he wanted a new challenge. He perfected his archery skills by studying with the Elves. He also spent a bunch of time with the wolves who helped him master his hunting skills. Soon he earned the reputation of being the best monster hunter in the Skylands and Master Eon took notice. Master Eon made Snap Shot a Trap Master and he quickly became the leader of the Trap Masters tasked with hunting and capturing the most notorious villains the Skylands had ever known.

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Lob-Star and Winterfest Lob-Star – Skylander Review

Lob-Star and Winterfest Lob-Star – Skylander Review

Lob-Star and Winterfest Lob-Star - Skylander Review Lob-StarLob-Star is a new Water Trap Master making his debut in Trap Team. Lob-Star also has a special Christmas variant called Winterfest Lob-Star.  Lob-Star comes from an undersea kingdom called Star City. He was the owner and head chef of a five-star restaurant. His food was so good, he even cooked for the King Fish. In his spare time, however, he secretly trained in a mysterious art of fighting that few of his kind had ever seen. He kept this secret for a long time, but one day a giant Leviathan threatened to swallow up all of Lob-Star’s guests including the King Fish. Lob-Star had no choice but to reveal his secret abilities and he used his mysterious training to defeat the Leviathan and drive him out of Star City. Master Eon took note and recruited Lob-Star to join the Skylanders. Now with his powerful Traptanium Throwing Stars, Lob-Star protects the Skylands as a Trap Master.

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Freeze Blade – Character Review

Freeze Blade Review
Normal Freeze Blade

Freeze Blade is a new Swappable Water Skylander for Skylanders Swap Force. You would think that Freeze Blade comes from somewhere cold. However, while he was born in the Frozen Wastelands of Vesh, he soon moved to the Great Lava Lakes. This is where he met Blast Zone. After helping Blast Zone defend himself from some Spell Punks, Blast Zone introduced him to Master Eon and Freeze Blade became a Skylander. It was also in the Lava Lakes where Freeze Blade learned he had a magical ability to skate on any surface. This ability allows Freeze Blade to always wear his ice blades. He has very thin looking leather armor which looks more like workout clothes than armor. This allows for greater mobility which is good since he is one of the fastest Skylander characters.  He is a wolf creature with ice hair and ice cuffs. He also wields a boomerang like bladed weapon called a Chakram. Overall you can tell his character is built for speed. Freeze Blade also has an alternate version called Nitro Freeze Blade. Nitro Freeze Blade is identical in pose but wears a sporty golden race clothes and silver skin instead of grey skin. Nitro Freeze Blade doesn’t look any more powerful, but he certainly looks like a force of speed. Regardless of which character you choose, their starting stats are the same.

Nitro Freeze Blade Review
Nitro Freeze Blade

Freeze Blade starts off with a basic Chakram Throw. This is a short ranged/melee attack. The attack can reach enemies a short distance away but doesn’t fly far across the screen. It can be used in rapid succession like punches, so it has a very strong melee feel. He also starts with the Speedy Skate ability which is a dash attack that allows Freeze Blade to burst forward for a couple seconds, damaging any enemies in his way. An early upgrade unlocks an attack that allows you to freeze your enemies. This attack has a longer range than the Chakram throw. Several other upgrades increase the damage ability of Chakram, the Dash attack and armor. The ability to freeze most of your attackers combined with a dash attack and a strong Chakram throw allows Freeze Blade to become one of the most powerful Skylanders in the game.

As a swappable character there are two different upgrade paths to choose, one for his body and one for his legs. The body paths let you focus either on either a stronger Chakram, or stronger freeze attacks. The leg paths both affect dashing, and are both pretty devastating. One path leaves a trail of ice behind Freeze Blade’s Dash. This trail will slow and damage enemies that touch it. The other path allows Freeze Blade to knock back any enemies hit by the dash which will also cause a freezing explosion when they land.

Also as a swappable character he has two soul gem abilities. The body Soul Gem gives the Chakram increased critical hit chance and damage, while the legs Soul Gem gives the dash attack more damage and prevents it from being broken by attacking enemies. Neither is a flashy upgrade, but both add even more attack power to what was already one of the strongest attacking Skylanders available.

Once upgraded, regardless of path chosen Freeze Blade’s power and speed are valuable assets that make him one of the best and easiest to use characters in the game.

10 out of 10

Freeze Blade’s and Nitro Freeze Blade’s Stats

    Card Stats
In Game Stats
Attack:140  Max Health280
Defense: 75  Speed50
Speed:200  Armor6
Luck:85  Critical Hit8
  Elemental Power25

Freeze Blade’s and Nitro Freeze Blade’s Attacks

Body Attacks
Chakram ThrowPress Attack 1 to throw an icy chakram.Free
FrostciclePress Attack 3 to fire a shard of ice that freezes enemies.300 Gold
IciclesChakram gains a new layer of ice, making attacks do increased damage.800 Gold
Frigid WhirlHold Attack 1 to charge the chakram, then release to throw it.1000 Gold
Blizzard Blade Path
Shaved IceHold Attack 1 to charge the chakram, release to throw the chakram and shoot ice in every direction.1500 Gold
WhiteoutIce projectiles from Shaved Ice do increased damage.2000 Gold
Ice Sculptor Path
Oh Snow!Hold Attack 3 to charge Frostcicle, release to freeze an entire area.1500 Gold
Ice to Meet YouFrostcicle and Oh Snow! do increased damage.2000 Gold
Soul Gem Ability
Winter ChakramChakram attacks have increased critical hit chance and do extra frost damage3500 Gold
Leg Attacks
Speedy SkatePress Attack 2 to dash forward a short distance and damage enemies in the way.Free
Ice TrailDashing leaves behind a trail of ice that slows enemies.300 Gold
Glacial CoatArmor increased.800 Gold
Bladed ButterflyHold Attack 2 to perform a fancy skating trick that damages all enemies nearby.1000 Gold
Trail Freezer Path
Flash FreezePress Attack 2 to dash, dashing will now leave behind an ice trail that damages enemies.1500 Gold
Nice IceFlash Freeze does increased damage.2000 Gold
Ice Skater Path
Penalty FrostPress Attack 2 to knock back an enemy, wherever the knocked back enemy lands will cause a large freezing explosion. 1500 Gold
Iced SkatesPenalty Frost does increased damage.2000 Gold
Soul Gem Ability
Iceberg EnduranceDashing does increased damage and does not stop when attacked.3500 Gold

 

 

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