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  • Summary: 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 new 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 secret codes to unlock your Skylanders collection.Features:• Embark on fun and adventurous quests• 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 Skylander collection using the Portal of Power or Secret Codes• Universal App with support for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touchLIMITED TIME PROMOTION! To celebrate the launch of Skylanders Battlegrounds, take advantage of reduced Skylander ability upgrade costs before they end on 12/4!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 http://www.skylanders.comBy downloading, installing or using this App, you agree to Activision’s privacy policy, as may be updated by Activision from time to time. Please visit to view Activision’s privacy policy.©2012 Activision Publishing, Inc. Expand
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  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. Dec 10, 2012
    Even in basic form, the game will appeal to younger fans but it's certainly best played with a portal at your side.
  2. Nov 28, 2012
    Skylanders Battlegrounds manages to maintain a high level of appeal, though, simply because it contains so many different characters, daily bonuses tied into specific elements and a leveling system that takes into account the entire roster, instead of forcing players to level Skylanders individually.
  3. Dec 22, 2012
    The Portal of Power is the best justification for this game. For those looking for a new reason to use their Skylanders figure collection, or wanting to get into it, then buy the Portal of Power and go crazy. Otherwise, stay away: as a purely-virtual experience, it's somewhat lacking.
  4. Nov 28, 2012
    Skylanders Battlegrounds isn't a terrible experience by any stretch, but it's pretty far from what most adult players will hope for. And with the unforgiving controls, younger players may find little more than frustration waiting for them.
  5. Nov 29, 2012
    A simplistic, reasonably captivating blend of turn-based exploration and real-time combat that's disappointingly hollow without additional investment.
  6. Nov 28, 2012
    For diehard Skylanders fans, Battlegrounds is worth a look, but it's overpriced, overly short, and repetitive.
  7. Dec 13, 2012
    If you're interested in the IP, stick to the core Skylanders series and avoid Battlegrounds. Toys for Bob did a great job synthesizing quality figures with quality games: Vicarious Visions, not so much.

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  1. Feb 15, 2013
    I give it a 8.5 out of 10, but this game gets hard beleive it or not! As long as you have alot of skylanders, this should be easer, the graphics are pretty good, but my main complaint is that is uses over a GB in space, which annoys me Collapse