Skylanders: Giants

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Skylanders: Giants
Developer(s) Toys for Bob
Publisher(s) Activision
Series Spyro, Skylanders
Platform(s) Wii
Release date(s) AUS October 17, 2012
EU October 19, 2012
NA October 21, 2012
SA November 22, 2012
Genre(s) Platform
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer (2), Co-op (2)
Input methods Wii Remote + Nunchuk, Skylander Portal
Compatibility 4Stars4.pngEdit rating: Skylanders: Giants
GameIDs SKYE52, SKYX52, SKYZ52, SKYP52, SKYY52
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Skylanders: Giants is a 2012 video game in the Skylanders series, and a direct sequel to the 2011 game Skylanders: Spyro's Adventure. The game involves connecting a physical toy to the video game console through a "Portal of Power"; whichever toy is used creates a respective character in the game. New to Skylanders Giants are "Giants", as the name suggests, which are larger toys with new gameplay elements revolving around them. Toy figures from the first game are also forward compatible with Giants, although there are also new versions, called "Series 2", which have more powerful attributes than the originals. The game also has a new and improved "Battle Mode", for head-to-head play, featuring more areas and gameplay options.

Emulation Information

Portal of Power

Skylanders: Giants uses the Portal of Power but it's not emulated by Dolphin. A real Portal of Power can be used in Dolphin by installing proper drivers with Zadig. Follow the same install instructions for the GameCube Controller Adapter for Wii U but instead of selecting "WUP-028" in the pulldown menu, use "Spyro Porta". After doing this, the Portal of Power will work in Dolphin just fine whenever plugged in.


There are no reported problems with this title.


No configuration changes are known to affect compatibility for this title.

Version Compatibility

The graph below charts the compatibility with Skylanders: Giants since Dolphin's 2.0 release, listing revisions only where a compatibility change occurred.

5.0-15417 (current)
2.0 (r5384)
Compatibility can be assumed to align with the indicated revisions. However, compatibility may extend to prior revisions or compatibility gaps may exist within ranges indicated as compatible due to limited testing. Please update as appropriate.


This title has been tested on the environments listed below:

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