While most hardcore Skylanders fans already understand the true compatibility of LightCore figures, this is still something I get questions about every week. So today I hope to clear up all the mysteries.
The issue is that, according to the packaging, no LightCore figures are compatible with previous games. This is only partially true, but Activision would rather be safe than sorry. So it was a nice little surprise when we found out they were partially compatible.
The rule is actually quite simple.
If the base character existed in a previous game, you will be able to use their LightCore figure in the previous game. (However, the LightCore ability of a figure will not work in previous games.)
If you're still confused, take a look at the charts below. Spyro's Adventure offers very limited use of LightCore figures, but there is still some compatibility.
|Skylanders Spyro's Adventure|
Skylanders Giants will naturally allow the 8 LightCore figures released with the game full functionality. In addition, a few of the LightCores released with SWAP Force have limited compatibility.
Finally, as I have stated before, all figures created at this point are compatible with SWAP Force. There should be no questions here.
|Skylanders SWAP Force|
I hope this helps you gain some clarity. Please share this with anyone new to Skylanders or anyone you meet who has questions about the LightCore Skylanders.
What are your thoughts on the LightCore characters?