My son turns 8 in a couple of months and he’s using computers more and more at school, he even uses the laptop to do most of his maths homework now. The world is a very different place from that of my own childhood, and we’ve been trying out Lightseekers Awakening from PlayFusion which takes playtime to a whole new level.
We recently received the Lightseekers Awakening Mari Starter Pack and Storm Starter Deck so we could experience the action and adventure of the role-playing game, which mixes video games, AR, TOMY smart figures and accessories as well as trading cards.
The Lightseekers Awakening Mari Starter Pack comes with the Mari smart action figure, weapon, Fusioncore, charger, 5 AR (augmented reality) trading cards and 1 tribute card. You can start having fun straight away.
There’s so much to take in with Lightseekers Awakening from PlayFusion that we’ve only really scratched the surface so far. You can trade and build up your collection of cards, play games with the cards and also use them within the game itself. The AR is also really fun, and this element has really caught my son’s attention. With the game itself you can play using your finger to swipe across the screen or use the Hero Toy smart action figure as your controller. There are numerous levels, challenges, different game options and AR treats to discover. Download the free Lightseekers app, for both Apple and Android and hours of play awaits.
The Mari Hero smart action figure is manufactured by TOMY and uses a chargeable Fusioncore to provide 2 way interaction between the Hero and the game. To charge the figure you unclip their backpack, attach the Fusioncore and charge with the supplied USB charging cable. The Fusioncore works with all of the Lightseekers smart action figures and also will update the figures remotely as changes become available.
Mari talks, vibrates and lights up in different colours as you move through the game. The charge lasts really well and we haven’t need to recharge the toy at all yet. The Mari figure also comes with an Aquadart Crab weapon that fits in either hand, and also lights up through game play.
The Lightseekers Awakening game has all sorts of features including weapons that you can customise as you progress through the levels, you can release magical lightstones to give you even more power as well as deciding on different attacking styles.
At the moment my soon to be 8 year old son, prefers to play Lightseekers Awakening from PlayFusion using his finger as a controller, but I can see him getting to grips with using the Mari figure as his controller in the months ahead. The game plays just as well either way (yes I might just have tried it out too).