Skylanders and the power of collecting a set

Wired magazine has a humorous article on the power of the Sklyanders franchise. Skylanders is a kid’s computer game with add-on extras. You purchase a real-world figure and place it on a USB reader (sorry, “Portal of Power”) to add the player to your copy of the game. Different players have different skills and powers, so to complete all the quests you need to invest in an army of figures.

Skylanders portal of power and adventure pack

Wired list the stages of Skylanders addiction. I’ve added the patterns that enable the stages to succeed.