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Skylanders question... Portal of power, work with any console?

pandddapanddda

Got Skylanders Wii for my son's birthday, and I've also got the starter pack for the 3DS as I got an exceptionally good deal and understand 2 of the characters on it are exclusive.

I plan to stick the 3DS game on eBay, just wondering if the Portal thingy is 3DS specific, or if I should keep hold of it as a spare for our wii - will it work or does it have console specific connections? Don't want to open any of the boxes till after b'day to find out!

Thanks!

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    prjensen31
    the 3ds portal work on pc,ps3,wii wired... so keep it... and save money on batteries.

    Edited By: prjensen31 on Dec 07, 2011 23:43
    panddda
    Thanks very much!
    SamRawr
    As prjensen31 has said, the portals are cross platform (to the best of my knowledge, I have PS3 and 3DS and know this is interchangeable)

    However, if you're planning to play multiplayer, fitting 2 characters on at once will be a huge squeeze. Or even 1 character and 1 item/location figure.

    And fitting 2 characters plus an item/location figure is practically impossible.

    Hope that helps :)
    panddda
    SamRawr
    As prjensen31 has said, the portals are cross platform (to the best of my knowledge, I have PS3 and 3DS and know this is interchangeable)

    However, if you're planning to play multiplayer, fitting 2 characters on at once will be a huge squeeze. Or even 1 character and 1 item/location figure.

    And fitting 2 characters plus an item/location figure is practically impossible.

    Hope that helps :)


    Thanks for that! I think I'm understanding from what prjensen31 said that the one I've got with the 3DS will be wired, and can plug into the wii and save batteries. If you're saying it can be a right squeeze to put the characters on, or if he wants to play with a friend, can 2 portals then be used together at the same time?

    Thanks again for your help!
    SamRawr
    panddda

    Thanks for that! I think I'm understanding from what prjensen31 said that the one I've got with the 3DS will be wired, and can plug into the wii and save batteries. If you're saying it can be a right squeeze to put the characters on, or if he wants to play with a friend, can 2 portals then be used together at the same time?

    Thanks again for your help!


    No worries :)

    And yes that's correct, the 3DS portal is wired and will be compatible with your wii.

    Hmm I'm absolutely sure you cannot use 2 portals as I doubt the game could recognise both and it would confuse it lol I'll check this for you later though :)

    As for the 2 characters not fitting, there is a slight trick to get round that... Basically, the characters don't need to sit flat on the portal, they just need to be close enough for the portal to pick them up, so you can actually fit 2 skylander characters on by balancing them on the portal with some excess hanging off the edge, if that makes sense? But it would still be impossible for 2 characters + item/location.

    Hope that's clear :)
    panddda
    SamRawr
    panddda

    Thanks for that! I think I'm understanding from what prjensen31 said that the one I've got with the 3DS will be wired, and can plug into the wii and save batteries. If you're saying it can be a right squeeze to put the characters on, or if he wants to play with a friend, can 2 portals then be used together at the same time?

    Thanks again for your help!


    No worries :)

    And yes that's correct, the 3DS portal is wired and will be compatible with your wii.

    Hmm I'm absolutely sure you cannot use 2 portals as I doubt the game could recognise both and it would confuse it lol I'll check this for you later though :)

    As for the 2 characters not fitting, there is a slight trick to get round that... Basically, the characters don't need to sit flat on the portal, they just need to be close enough for the portal to pick them up, so you can actually fit 2 skylander characters on by balancing them on the portal with some excess hanging off the edge, if that makes sense? But it would still be impossible for 2 characters + item/location.

    Hope that's clear :)


    Thanks again - makes much more sense now!! They finally had the demo model working in ToysRUs yesterday and I could see what you meant about sitting them at an angle on it - they worked through the boxes in the shop.

    Keeping the whole lot apart from the 3ds game which will hopefully go for a couple of quid on ebay.
    colby48
    can you play it multplayer and use 2 of the same character at the same time ?????
    Sadie12
    Can u use thewii portal for skylanders on the giant skylanders? And can u use the wii portal on the Xbox 360?
    Hissy Miss
    giggles39
    hi my son has skylanders giants for xmas but is also going a 3ds can the skylander porta from the wii work on on 3ds
    Brushtec13
    Last year I bought my sons a skylander spyro adventure for our wii. This year I bought them an xbox and for Christmas bought the giants for them. I know the portals will work and the characters from spyro will work on both from what I have read, however, I need to know if the "memory stick" is also compitable? I went out and bought a spryro disc for the xbox but I am not sure if the information that they saved would be compatible as well?

    I guess the portal has a USB to plug into the wii. Is that compatible or is that part of the portal and everyone is saying it is compatible

    Edited By: Brushtec13 on Dec 10, 2012 11:12: Added info
    panddda
    What memory stick is that? We have the Wii starter kit for both Skylanders games and I'm not aware of any memory stick, so perhaps that's just an Xbox thing?
    greatest666
    panddda
    What memory stick is that? We have the Wii starter kit for both Skylanders games and I'm not aware of any memory stick, so perhaps that's just an Xbox thing?


    I think each Skylander figure has a memory chip inside it that saves that characters data.
    I think Brushtec is asking if the data accumulated from playing it on the Wii will still be usable when playing on the Xbox version.
    I don't know the answer.
    Brushtec13
    I guess the portal has a USB to plug into the wii. Is that compatible or is that part of the portal and everyone is saying it is compatible
    panddda
    Brushtec13
    I guess the portal has a USB to plug into the wii. Is that compatible or is that part of the portal and everyone is saying it is compatible


    The original portal for the wii was wireless, but the newer Giants portal has a USB cable. Not sure about the compatibility though, sorry!
    acker
    hi there was wandering if anyone knows if ps3 portal is compatible with xbox or wii ??????
    tomtom30
    I have ps3 portal for spyro adventure and want to buy 3ds booster pack for giants can my ps3 portal work for 3ds? Thanks
    miikeyblue
    tomtom30
    I have ps3 portal for spyro adventure and want to buy 3ds booster pack for giants can my ps3 portal work for 3ds? Thanks


    Nope.

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