Skylanders: Lost Islands is an app for the iPad, iPhone, iPod and Android. Like Skylanders: Cloud Patrol, it does not have a starter pack, unlike Skylanders: Battlegrounds. It is a free game but only available in some countries like Australia, Canada, Europe, and the US.
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.
Skylanders: Lost Islands is a game where players have 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 will add to the players Mabu population. When players get a certain amount of Mabu, they can use them to build community buildings such as banks and post offices. Houses and communities give the player experience over time, which must be collected. Gold and gems can also be used to buy production items such as adventure balloons and energy fields, or decorations such as trees or roads.
Energy must be used for all tasks that require Skylanders. Some of these tasks are scattering sheep, destroying troll camps, and going out on adventures. Energy can be bought with gems or grown in Energy Fields or Radiant Energy Fields, where players plant plants and harvest them to gain energy. Gold, however, is obtained by completing tasks that require energy. Different kinds of experience can be obtained by doing any tasks.
Similar to Skylanders: Cloud Patrol, there is the Element of the Day function. Using a Skylander that matches the Element of the Day will let the players Skylander get extra experience and coins.
Sometimes players will receive quests. Quests vary in difficulty and will get progressively harder. Completing quests will reward the player with experience, coins, and more.
- Although they are two different characters, Gorm and Tuk are counted as one companion in Lost Islands.
- Unlike the Skylanders and the Mabu Citizens, the Companions don't give a cheer when they are poked by the user. However, when they are poked, a "boing" sound effect was played instead.
- The golden coins have an image of Trigger Happy on them.
- The crop Moss Stash is a pun on "moustache."
- Although not birds themselves, Whirlwind and Flashwing are capable of using the Bird House in this game.