For Skylanders Swap Force, are the Wii and Wii U versions the same?

I know the Wii version can be played on the Wii U, but will we be missing out on the new Wii U features, or is it the same release in different packaging?

I've looked through the reviews and haven't found any relevant info...

2 Answers 2


After trying both versions on the wii u, I can definitely say that it is not the same release in different packaging.

The graphics suffer tremendously when playing the wii version on the wii u, the game play is similar enough, but it is really worth getting the wii u version if you can.

  • Wait, did you answer your own question?
    – peper757
    Dec 31, 2013 at 13:18
  • @peper757 , Yes, I answered my own question... Like I said in my answer, the graphics suffer a lot when playing the wii version on the wii u... It looked a little like the old N64 games.
    – apaul
    Dec 31, 2013 at 16:20

All the figures can be used on different platforms interchangeably. I should think there would be involvement with the gamepad, but otherwise:

It's "the same release in different packaging".

See: http://www.officialnintendomagazine.co.uk/51729/skylanders-swap-force-wii-will-be-very-close-to-the-hd-versions/

  • Do you have a source or reference that suggests that its the same, or are you just assuming that its the same?
    – apaul
    Dec 25, 2013 at 19:08
  • @apaul34208 Source added.
    – peper757
    Dec 25, 2013 at 19:14
  • I tested it myself, the two versions are not the same.
    – apaul
    Dec 28, 2013 at 4:38
  • @apaul34208 What are the differences?
    – peper757
    Dec 31, 2013 at 13:17

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