App description: Leap into battle with the brand new Skylanders SWAP Force characters!

Bring the Skylanders to Life and free the war-torn Battlegrounds! Choose your favorite Skylanders and face off against Kaos evil Warlord Army! Explore never before seen areas of Skylands, meet new friends and battle fierce enemies.

Skylanders Battlegrounds is an action packed adventure where you can play with two Skylanders at the same time. Unlock new powers and weapons to help you in the battle against Kaos and his warlords.

Bring the Skylanders to Life in two ways:
Connect the Bluetooth Portal of Power (optional accessory) to your device and bring your collection to life instantly. Swap them out during battle to win tough battles and leverage their unique powers.
Use the unique codes to unlock your Skylanders collection.

Chapter 3 now live, defeat the maniacal mage Vengar and foil his plots.
Unlock and upgrade powerful abilities for each Skylander
Plan your attacks carefully in the Overworld
Unleash devastating Portal Master powers, including Lightning Bolts and Dynamite
Instantly swap Skylanders in and out of battle with the Bluetooth Portal of Power
Over 30 Game Center Achievements to unlock
Import your Skylanders collection using the Portal of Power or Secret Codes
Universal App with support for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch

For more information on the Skylanders Battlegrounds Mobile Starter Pack, including the Made-For-iOS Bluetooth Portal of Power, Jet-Vac, Cynder, Double Trouble, and the exclusive Platinum Treasure Chest, please go to

Skylanders Battlegrounds allows some in-game items to be purchased using real money. If you dont want to use this feature, please disable in-app purchases.

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Be sure to check out Skylanders Cloud Patrol and Skylanders Lost Islands, also in the App Store!


Echoseven's comments:

11-20-2012, 06:30 PM
Originally Posted by MidianGTX View Post
Plenty of games cost more than they would if they were freemium, but they also consist of real gameplay that doesn't require you to come back every 24 hours to play for a further five minutes.

I'm getting worried that kids these days might actually think the awkward gameplay style of freemium apps is how games are supposed to be played.
Kids? How about everyone period?


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11-20-2012, 06:30 PM
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Originally Posted by BazookaTime View Post
Ok thanks. GameStop has it listed as an exclusive?
Nope. I bought mine at Best Buy. Maybe they have an exclusive figure?

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11-20-2012, 07:00 PM
Originally Posted by bramblett05 View Post
Oh wow so is that IAP you say
Seems like. Watch from around 5:30 on from Sanuku's video. Looks like premium currency required to unlock skills, purchase new Skylanders (presumably using a physical one with a portal will unlock the character for free), and potions.

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11-20-2012, 07:01 PM
Originally Posted by sizzlakalonji View Post
Nope. I bought mine at Best Buy. Maybe they have an exclusive figure?
Okay...good to know.
11-20-2012, 07:10 PM
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my son loves this game on the Wii doe sit play on the ipod touch? and what do I need to pick up for him to play it on that device? could be some christmas presents?

As fr as price you pay 50 or 60 for the game on a gaming console why not get 7-8 for a solid game developed well with great art work and graphics?

I think to many people are expecting al apps to be free or in the Freemium model developers have to make money folks to keep producing apps that we all love.
11-20-2012, 07:22 PM
So with this game we can pay to unlock skylanders characters digitally?
11-20-2012, 07:29 PM
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They must have some crazy new compression this game is listed at 660mb or so but it's taking over 45 minutes to install.
11-20-2012, 08:32 PM
Originally Posted by strivemind View Post
Seems like. Watch from around 5:30 on from Sanuku's video. Looks like premium currency required to unlock skills, purchase new Skylanders (presumably using a physical one with a portal will unlock the character for free), and potions.
Just reading the description of the "benefits" gained from buying the box set (with figures, portal and treasure chest) revealed this awhile ago.

•Exclusive platinum treasure chest packed with in game rewards
•Over 100 power items including health potions, elixirs, shields, bombs
•Light of the Champions Gem - level 4x faster with your characters
•Power Item Bag - carry the maximum amount of power items into battle

So basically, buying just the app gives you a version of the game where your ability to level up is artificially restricted, you can't use as many items in battle, you don't get a set of "premium gifts," and presumably you won't be able to level up an actual figure if you use the 10-digit ID code to bring them into the game instead of a portal. (Assuming the levels in this actually go onto the figure.)

I'm holding off until we learn more about the game and if it's a "throw money at the problem to get more Power Items" kind of game. If the Light of the Champions is a Platinum Treasure Chest exclusive or has a hefty real-life price tag to it, I'll probably pass on this.
11-20-2012, 08:46 PM
I was interested but after watching the video jt seems to be a strategy game? Or something like that? I was hoping it would be free roam.

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