Archive for November, 2012

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Mabu have featured throughout the Skylanders series as the peaceful, native inhabitants of Skylands. A Mabu is mammal-like creature who offer clues to the existence of Skylanders. Popular Mabu include Hugo, Flynn, Bobblers, Rizzo and many more.

In the Skylanders Universe game, different Mabu are scattered around the mainland. Each Mabu have their own home to which a mini-game is associated; if you click on the Mabu you will be able to start the game. mabu

Flynn is the easiest Mabu to spot in the Skylanders Universe game as he can be found almost everywhere you go. Flynn will take you around Skylands in his balloon, so can easily be approached and found when planning to travel. Flynn features in most of the Skylanders series and likes to boast about his flying skill, he believe he is probably the greatest pilot in the whole of Skylands. He might not be the smartest Mabu in the bunch, but he is certainly the best pilot about and will take you anywhere you would like to go.

More Mabu can be found on the Mainland, but as far as we are aware none of these have featured by name in any of the previous Skylanders series. If you believe to have found a Mabu which you think you recognise and know by name, we would love to know!

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Skylanders Universe and Sheep

When playing Skylanders Universe, you will no doubt have come across some sheep. Sheep have featured in most of the Skylanders series as a fun, and friendly animal which graze on Skyland whilst you try to desperately protect it from invaders and Kaos. The sheep in the Skylanders series have become somewhat of a legend and were even featured in an advert for the first Spyro game.

A lot of myths surround the sheep in the Skylanders series, some believe sheep are friendly creatures which look after (and sometimes annoy) the Skylanders figures, but others fear sheep as they believe they are spies sent by Kaos. sheep statueOne of the scrolls in the Skylanders series mentions that you might find your possessions to go missing when counting sheep, so you should always be careful when near these cuddlesome creatures. Whatever your theory behind the Skylanders sheep is, we believe that these fluffy white creatures are a fun addition to the Skylanders Universe game.

In Skylanders Universe, sheep are frequently mentioned and some games such as Sheep Shot and Roundup feature sheep. Sheep are integrated throughout the game and you can even buy your own sheep statue or sheep idol, which can feature on your islands. You can purchase a sheep idol when you have expanded your island at least once. The sheep idol does not only look great, it will also give you some special perks and bonuses when playing the “sheep games”. If you purchase sheep idols, sheep will be able to come and live on your Skyland, which can be both cool as frustrating on times. The more you expand your island, the greater the Sheep Totem you can purchase will be.

The mystery of the sheep keeps continuing and we are sure some hidden secrets will be revealed as we continue on playing and enjoying the game. Some Portal Masters have recently reported seeing a sheep which looks like a red nose reindeer; we have yet to come across this one, but will keep you posted if we spot one! We are also still trying to work out the difference between the white, golden and black sheep, if anyone knows the secret behind this, we would love to hear from you, so please let us know by commenting below!

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How to Customize your Skyland

In Skylanders Universe, you are able to customize your Skyland to your own unique taste by adding certain features and themes. Customizing your Skyland is a fun and enjoyable experience which can be admired by yourself and all your friends whom you can invite over to your special Skyland.

If you would like to customize your Skyland, you can click on the little hammer in the bottom right hand corner of your screen. customize button When clicking this button three more buttons will appear; the first button allows you to change themes, the second button allows to expand your island and the final third button allows you to change the weather conditions (if you own the Weather Machine). The promo bar above the three additional buttons allows you to enter a special promo code which will unlock unique features.

Changing Themes

The standard Skyland theme is the pasture theme, everyone starts off with this theme but more unique themes can be unlocked by adding Skylanders from different elements to your collection. For example if you add Chop Chop to your Skylanders Universe collection, by placing the figure onto the Portal of Power or by entering the web code, you will unlock the undead theme, which you can then use to transform your Skyland.  (more…)