The Skylanders are cool I think, but they don’t last long. We got Skylanders for my kids for Christmas, they had to have it of course and I don’t think they’ve played the game in two months. In the beginning it was all they played and then they just stopped. I also have it on my Nintendo 3DS and it’s not bad. Now though you can get it for you iOS devices in the form of a new game called Skylanders Cloud Patrol but it doesn’t look like you can use the actual physical characters which I think is the best part of the game. Here’s the official PR and some screen shots for you:
Activision Publishing, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, Inc. is expanding the reach of the phenomenally popular Skylanders franchise, the #1 kids game of 2011, with the debut of Skylanders Cloud Patrol™, an entirely new gaming experience for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch users, available exclusively on the iTunes App Store.
"Skylanders is already a huge success both on consoles and the web with Skylanders Spyro’s Adventure and Skylanders Spyro’s Universe and we are excited to bring the franchise to the mobile platform,"said John Coyne, vice president, consumer marketing. "Now with Cloud Patrol, fans have a brand new way to interact with their favorite Skylanders characters on the go in fun a new form of gameplay."
Skylanders Cloud Patrol is set in a new region of Skylands that has been overrun by the evil minions of Portal Master, Kaos. With all 30-plus skylanders available to unlock, the game lets players take command of a magnificent sky-ship and use their favorite skylander to dispatch the baddies using touch gestures to tap-and-shoot or swipe the screen to create amazing combos.
Skylanders Cloud Patrol lets fans unlock skylanders and Magic Items and bring them to life in Cloud Patrol using the code bundled with each Skylanders action figure. Additionally, new Portal Masters may earn or purchase in-game currency to build their virtual mobile skylanders collection, Magic Items, and more. Cloud Patrol also features Game Center leaderboards and achievements and a 3D character viewer that allows players to browse their entire in-game collection.
The Skylanders App is available from the App Store on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore.
For more information about Skylanders Cloud Patrol please visit www.skylanders.com. Skylanders Cloud Patrol is developed by Vicarious Visions, an Activision studio located in Menands, NY.