It’s an iPhone and iPad game from Gameloft, based on the popular plastic characters’ piratical division. The game sees you building a pirate camp, recruiting a crew of pirates, then sailing the high seas completing missions and looting treasure.
It looks very nice, as you’d expect from a company that makes its living making mobile games for all ages. The characters look just right, and the mini-games where you collect treasure are very well done.
We’ve checked, and they range from £1.49 for a ‘fistful’ of 200 gems to £69.99 for ‘The Red Dream’, which is 15,000 gems.
A £69.99 in-app purchase option in a game based on Playmobil? We’ll let you be the judge of whether that’s a good idea. Suffice to say, lock down your in-app purchase settings before your child plays – here’s our guide on how to do that.
Playmobil Pirates is a free download from the App Store for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.