Here’s a rather old-fashioned addition to the Skylanders series, which had a promising start on the 3DS, but has since felt like it’s just going through the motions. If you haven’t played the Skylanders games, this is how it works: players get two physical Skylanders figures with each purchase of the title, which they must scan using the NFC-enabled ‘Portal of Power’ device that imports the characters into the game. Characters belong to eight categories: earth, air, water, fire, magic, life, tech and undead. Skylanders: Trap Team sees the game embracing Pokémon-style elements.
One of the best features is its compatibility with the 3DS StreetPass function. If you StreetPass someone with a copy of Trap Team, you can try out one of their characters on one level. It’s a fun way to play with other Skylanders, which may convince you to purchase them in the future. Overall, Skylanders is a limited 3D platformer that can only really be expanded by buying additional figurines. And it doesn’t have the breadth of the previous games. price: £49 • You may also like the latest impossibly slim waterproof sony xperia z3 compact android tablet.