Skylanders Battlegrounds: Mobile Starter Pack

Skylanders jump onto iPad/iPhone

In case you've never heard of Skylanders, it's Activision's brilliant concept for a money-making machine that combines physical game figures with their virtual counterparts that you play with onscreen.

Launched in 2011, the game has been a huge hit; kids have made a habit of collecting dozens of the figures, including this year's Skylanders Giants, which cost more than the original Skylanders and require the new Skylanders Giants disc to play on the console of your choice.

At the same time, Activision has also brought the franchise to mobile platforms, and I got a chance to try out Skylanders Battlegrounds: Mobile Starter Pack for iOS devices (it works with the iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch).

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