Skylanders: Lost Islands was an app for the iPad, iPhone, iPod and Android. Like Skylanders: Cloud Patrol, it did not have a starter pack, unlike Skylanders: Battlegrounds. It was a free game, but it was only available in some countries like Australia, Canada, Europe, and the US.

On the 22nd of August 2017, it was announced that Skylanders Lost Islands would be removed from the App store on November 1st. [1]

Story Summary

In Skylanders: Lost Islands, the war against Kaos has destroyed Mabu villages and towns. Now, the Mabu need the players' help to find a new home. With the help of the Skylanders, players must build the Mabu a new home on the Lost Islands.

Gameplay

Skylanders: Lost Islands was a game where players had to use gold, gems, and energy to perform tasks and build homes for the Mabu. Use gold and gems to build houses. Each house built would add to the players' Mabu population. When players get a certain amount of Mabu, they'd use them to build community buildings such as banks and post offices. Houses and communities give the player experience over time, which would be collected to advance in levels and unlock new features. Gold and gems could also be used to buy production items such as adventure balloons and energy fields, or decorations such as trees or roads.

Energy was needed for all tasks that require Skylanders. Some of these tasks included scattering sheep, destroying troll camps, and going out on adventures. Energy was bought with gems or grown in Energy Fields or Radiant Energy Fields, where players harvested plants to gain energy. Gold, however, was obtained by completing tasks that require energy. Different kinds of experience can be obtained by doing any tasks.

Similar to Skylanders: Cloud Patrol, there was the Element of the Day function. Using a Skylander that matched the Element of the Day would let the player's Skylander get extra experience and coins.

Sometimes players received quests from Companions or high-level Skylanders . Quests varied in difficulty and became progressively harder. Completing quests rewarded the player with experience, coins, and more.

List of Lost Islands Alter Egos

Skylander Element
Cupid Flameslinger Icon.png Cupid Flameslinger

Released: February 2013

Fire
Lucky Boomer Icon.png Lucky Boomer

Released: March 2013

Tech
Hoppity Pop Fizz Icon.png Hoppity Pop Fizz

Released: April 2013

Magic
Buddy Wrecking Ball Icon.png Buddy Wrecking Ball

Released: May 2013

Magic
Surfer Slam Bam Icon.png Surfer Slam Bam

Released: June 2013

Water
Fireworks Zook Icon.png Fireworks Zook

Released: July 2013

Life
Grill Master Chop Chop Icon.png Grill Master Chop Chop

Released: August 2013

Undead
Admiral Thumpback Icon.png Admiral Thumpback

Released: September 2013

Water
Autumn Stump Smash Icon.png Autumn Stump Smash

Released: September 2013

Life
Skeletal Cynder Icon.png Skeletal Cynder

Released: October 2013

Undead
Birthday Bash Icon.png Birthday Bash

Released: November 2013

Earth
Snowler Brawl Icon.png Snowler Brawl

Released: December 2013

Undead
Holiday Wash Buckler Icon.png Holiday Wash Buckler

Released: December 2013

Water
New Year's Countdown Icon.png New Year's Countdown

Released: January 2014

Tech
Skylander Element
Builda Grilla Drilla Icon.png Builda Grilla Drilla

Released: May 2014

Life
Buttered Pop Thorn Icon.png Buttered Pop Thorn

Released: June 2014

Air
Sundae Slobber Tooth Icon.png Sundae Slobber Tooth

Released: July 2014

Earth
Flip Flop Fryno Icon.png Flip Flop Fryno

Released: August 2014

Fire
Mystic Star Strike Icon.png Mystic Star Strike

Released: September 2014

Magic
Frosted Food Fight Icon.png Frosted Food Fight

Released: October 2014

Life
Hallows' Eve Hex Icon.png Hallows' Eve Hex

Released: October 2014

Undead
Knockout Jawbreaker Icon.png Knockout Jawbreaker

Released: November 2014

Tech
Merry Snap Shot Icon.png Merry Snap Shot

Released: December 2014

Water
Charming Cobra Cadabra Icon.png Charming Cobra Cadabra

Released: February 2015

Magic
Fortune Funny Bone Icon.png Fortune Funny Bone

Released: March 2015

Undead
Rocky Egg Roll Icon.png Rocky Egg Roll

Released: April 2015

Earth
Gourmet Gusto Icon.png Gourmet Gusto

Released: May 2015

Air

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Trivia

  • Although they are two different characters, Gorm and Tuk were counted as one companion in Lost Islands.
  • Unlike the Skylanders and the Mabu Citizens, the Companions didn't give a cheer when they were poked by the user. However, when they are poked, a "boing" sound effect is played instead.
  • The golden coins had an image of Trigger Happy on them.
  • The crop Moss Stash is a pun on "moustache."
  • Although not birds themselves, Whirlwind and Flashwing were capable of using the Bird House in this game.
  • After the game's final update, it was left with a total of 214 Skylanders, 50 companions and 20 villains.
    • Unlike the other Skylanders, King Cobra Cadabra was hidden and can only be unlocked through codes or his figure on the Bluetooth Portal of Power. He was also the last Skylander to be included in the game.
  • Several aspects of Lost Islands were used in Skylanders: SuperChargers including the Wishing Well.
  • Gnarly Barkley was the only Skylander before SuperChargers who has not had an appearance in this game.
  • Blizzard Chill, Sure Shot Shroomboom, Full Blast Jet-Vac and Fizzy Frenzy Pop Fizz appeared as variants in this game.
  • This was the longest living spin-off app of the Skylanders series, lasting from October 2012 to November 2017, slightly over 5 years. However, the game stopped getting updates in May 2015, meaning its life span was technically only around half of that.

References

Games
Spin-offs
Universe - Cloud Patrol - Lost Islands

Battlegrounds - Battlecast - Ring of Heroes

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