Okay, firstly this character was bought so I have my own little guy to put on the portal and play, needless to say I am not the target demographic for this game!!
First off the game is kind of addictive, wonderfully designed and pretty mesmerizing for younger minds.
Zap is a great little character, at first he got a few laughs as he wasn't very powerful and 'died' rather quickly. But after a few upgrades (/ days of play) he became a good addition to the set and beats multiple enemies without any bother at all!
In short, one of the better Skylanders if you use him right!