Winter Updates & Behind The Scenes at Pop HQ!

Sorry for being late! And also, excuse the dumb title. Thank you.

Hey, there, Clawtropicans! It’s me Purple Claw (or should I say Santa Claws *smirks*).

Well, anyway, I’m here to talk to you about some amazing Poptropica winter updates! Let’s get started, shall we?


Winter Outfits, Winter Island.

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The new Poptropica might be upon us…

If you liked the Moana makeover Home Island had, you’ll sure love this one! Everything (and everyone) on Home Island is so winter-y. Just take a look yourselves:

Amazing, isn’t it?😛 But that’s not all! Poptropica brought back a few patched cards and outfits at the store (for a limited time only, probably). Check them out:

The Candy Cane-on card costs 150 credits, the Little Candy Cane card is free to get, the Snow Fall card costs 50 credits, the Winter Popgum costs 450 credits too. The Snowman outfit costs 75 credits, the ”Tangled in Lights” outfit costs 125, the Crazy Candy Cane outfit costs 75 credits, the Elf costume is completely free, and so is the Holiday Ball outfit.


Behind the Scenes at Poptropica HQ!

Recently, on the Creator’s blog, Skinny Moon posted some behind the scenes info, about the official creators’ office, the Poptropica HQ!😄

The Pop HQ is located in Boston, Massachusetts. It sure seems like an awesome place! Skinny Moon was kind enough to show us some posters and merchandise from there! Check out the sneak peeks on the montage below.

Isn’t the Pop HQ great? I think it’s pretty cool! My favorite spot, from what we’ve seen, has to be the Smoothie Bar Area! Why would you ask? Well, Zomberry has to be one of my favorite islands, and I just love smoothies! Who doesn’t?😛


Well, that’s it my friends! This was Purple Claw, signing out, ’til my next post!

-PC out!

Sunday Stories: The New Tribe (Part 2)

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Hey there, Poptropicans! It’s Happy Lobster here, presenting the second Sunday Stories post. The story displayed here is the second part of a short story called The New Tribe: a tale about the Poptropolis Games, its Tribes, and the antics of Sarah Snooty. If you want to catch up on this story from the beginning – since if you do start reading from this point onwards, some parts may be a little confusing – you can read it here.

With that said, enjoy! 🙂

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‘Sarah Snooty,’ says the girl, sniffing at me. ‘I’m Sarah Snooty! Which of course, you must already know. Ugh, why are you all, like, staring at me? I’m just too hot to handle, aren’t I? OMG, you look hideous, host-loser.’ I grinded my teeth pretty hard. ‘I knew that this year’s lot couldn’t not have had some fault in their lineup!’ I exclaimed. Sarah snorted again. ‘Uh, loser, you’re from perfect yourself, you know. You said that you welcomed everyone to the Games. You’re like, supposed to say Games.’ (Stupid girl. Does she not know that we made the Games annual after 2013?) Sarah glanced over to the scorched spot where the unfortunate member of the audience who got shot had been a minute ago. ‘I’m not sure the Games are going too greatly at the moment. Well, the Sarahsnootiness tribe is here, honey! We’re going to win Poptropolis!’ Somewhere in the stadium, a gaggle of girls dressed in pink and yellow cheerleader costumes screeched, ‘Go Sarah! She is awesome! Go Sarah! She is awesome!’ At this, Tall Cactus starts to mime puking (which I have to commend her on).

I growl, ‘Impossible! There can only be the original tribes in the Games! And you can only select one of the tribes on the Selecting Board!’ But the Purple Claw chimes in. ‘Um, Mr. Host, I think there was a ninth button on the Selecting Board that had Snooty’s face on it.’ ‘What?! Impossible!’ I thunder out loudly. But even as I say that, I look over at the blue Selecting Board behind me. Sure enough, there seems to be a pink button beside the Nanobots button with Sarah’s snooty little face on it. I yell out a strangled cry, and I rush over to it. I use the touchpad to hover over the button, and it says ‘Sarahsnootiness’.

This year’s Poptropolis Games is going to be a disaster. ‘But who did that? How would anyone be able to add a new tribe to the Selecting Board?’ I shout. Snooty points to a guy in the crowd. This person is in a brown leather jacket, has long hair bunched into a ponytail, and wears black-rimmed glasses. ‘Gamer Guy!’ says Sarah. At this, the man with the ponytail starts to speak in a loud, husky voice. ‘Yup, I’m Gamer Guy! I just hacked your Board system a little, to place Sarah’s tribe there. In return, she said she’s gonna marry me!’ Sarah batted her eyelashes at him, but something in her eyes told me that she wasn’t going to keep her promise of marriage for very long. ‘So, loser,’ Sarah says. ‘I have to compete now. Can’t you see my tribe is now also on the Ranking Board because it was put on the Selecting Board? There’s no going back.’ I grind my teeth some more (and at this rate, I’m not going to have any teeth left with Little Miss ‘I’m-so-Awesome’ here) and snap to Snooty, ‘Fine. You can compete, because you have to, now the tribe is on the Selecting Board. But you cheated to get your way in here. So, if you lose the Games, I swear you will be tossed into the Poptropolis Flame. Consequences are hard in Poptropolis, particularly for brats called Sarah Snooty.’ Most of the crowd cheer at this, except for Gamer Guy and the Sarahsnootiness cheerleaders. At this, the Archer shoots another flaming arrow, and this time it hits the giant bonfire plinth without any more injuries (thank goodness). ‘Whatever, Ugly. I’m going to win anyway. So, let’s start!’

The Games begin with archery. In the background, the Snooty cheerleaders are still shouting their lame support for Sarah. Everyone except Sarah gets their turn to shoot, and to say the least, their shots are awful. Well, except for the Nightcrawlers girl – she got a total of eighty-nine points out of a hundred, which is pretty good. ‘Sarah, I doubt someone like you will succeed in archery. You’re not going to win the Archery event.’ Orange Shell says to Snooty. The latter rolls her eyes and sneers, ‘Watch and learn, noob.’ Sarah takes up her bow and ten arrows, and walks up to the shooting position. She grabs all of her arrows, nocks all ten onto her bow, raises the bow, and shoots the ten arrows all at once. Somehow, all of them hit a bullseye, each worth ten points, which has to be impossible.

After the event finishes, the Archer shouts out: Sarahsnootiness is in the lead!

(thirty minutes later)

Oh, great. Just fabulous. This Poptropolis Games is turning out to be a total nightmare. Not only has Sarah permanently ruined the 2016 Games by even daring to compete, she has also won every event so far: Archery; where she got ten bullseyes, Diving; where she got a perfect score, Hurdles; where she finished thirty seconds before Red Thunder, who came in second, Javelin; where she threw her javelin fifty metres past the original highest record, Long Jump; where she went way off the mud track, Pole Vault; where she literally went ten metres higher than the bar, Power Lifting, where she managed to lift up a weight of 1000 kilograms, Skiing, where she finished in twenty seconds, Triple Jump, where she managed to jump a titanic 12,723 metres (it did take a while for her to get back) and Shot Put; where she threw the discus so far it smashed off the head of a statue on the other side of the stadium where she threw it from. Just one of those should’ve been impossible – so how did she manage to do all of them? Something’s not right…

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Well, that concludes Part 2 of The New Tribe. Be sure to tune in next time for the final instalment of The New Tribe to be showcased on AQoP. Stay popping. 😉

~HLhlhead2

Saturday Style: Week 2

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Hey there, Poptropicans! It’s Happy Lobster here, and I’m bringing to you the the second week’s costumes of Saturday Style. This week’s (and the previous and next weeks’) theme is Inside Out, a Pixar movie. We’ve already made costumes of Joy and Sadness, two characters from the movie, so why not check them out?

Without further ado, let’s pop right into it!

Disgust (By Happy Lobster)

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Bangs: Prom Queen, Store (275 credits)

Marks: ASG *cloud*6.

Mouth: Assistant Director (the woman in purple), Back Lot Island

Scarf: Cowgirl, Store (275 credits)

Dress: ASG tinkertorch.

Anger (By Happy Lobster)

Hair (well, there actually doesn’t seem to be any 😛): ASG MilkBoxASG.anger

Mouth: Yokozuna, Red Dragon Island

Shirt & Belt: Business man on Main Street, Red Dragon Island

Pants: Amelia Earhart, Home Island

Well, that concludes Week 2 of Saturday Style. Tune in next time for the final week of the Inside-Out-themed costumes! Stay popping. 😉

~HLhlhead2

Monday Monitors: Early Poptropica

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Hey there, Poptropicans! It’s Happy Lobster, and I’m here to present to you our first Monday Monitors post! Yes, I know, the Weekly Specials posts have really gone off-schedule in the past couple of weeks, but it will be back to normal, starting now.

Just for those who don’t know what that is, Monday Monitors is fundamentally a segment here on AQoP where we look over an island (like a monitor would, hence the segment’s name) of Poptropica, and write up a review about it.

We’re starting off at Poptropica’s very first island: Early Poptropica.

Synopsis

Poptropica’s oldest inhabitants have a problem: someone’s been stealing their stuff! To return what’s rightfully theirs, you’ll explore creepy sewers, pitch-black caverns, and even a giant’s garden in the clouds. See how it all began with the very first Poptropica Island: Early Poptropica!

To start off the quest, you’ll meet the early inhabitants of Poptropica. These folks are pixellated, which is clever, since sprites (Early Poptropicans) were around since the early eras of computing, and now with modern computing, things are now a lot less visibly pixellated (modern-day Poptropicans – like you and me).

Anyway, they’ll tell you that three of their prized possessions – a Prized Porker, a Water Bucket and a Signal Flag is missing. You’ll set off in pursuit to find these items, and you’ll travel to the sewers, where several spiders (several small and one gigantic) roam, inside a well, a mini labyrinth underground, and a giant’s lair in the clouds!

Eventually, you’ll find all three items and return them to their waiting owners, and for your very hard work, you’ll receive an Island Medallion.

Art

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The visuals of Early Poptropica are pleasurable, but not very well developed. You have to give the Creators some slack for this – after all, Early Poptropica is Poptropica’s first island. But the sprites we see in this island are of superb quality, in any case.

The outdoor backdrops seen in Early Poptropica have a relaxed aesthetic to them, and would make awesome wallpapers. And who could forget the giant scene? The vast effect given by only showing the giant’s colossal legs was well utilised, and that short event definitely makes for nostalgic memories in many old-time Poptropicans.

Plot and Gameplay

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The plot for Early Poptropica cannot be considered the greatest. It’s simple, but there are several gaps strewn around it. How did the Early Poptropicans lose their possessions? The Porker person says that a sneaky spider stole his pig. Generally, spiders are not known for stealing pigs and guarding them. How did the spider even make off with the Porker? The Bucket person says that his bucket was stolen. We find it in the giant’s lair. Then we find the Signal Flag atop the Water Tower? How did it even get up there? Why was the giant’s egg underground? It seems like everyone is stealing from each other. Several questions lie unanswered in this island.

Moving along, towards Early Poptropica’s gameplay. As most of you would know, this is a relatively short and easy quest to complete. But once again, the Creators do deserve some slack; this was the very first island they made. It also works as a great tutorial for new Poptropica players, although it is admittedly slightly forgotten now as one, with Monkey Wrench Island now around.

Judgement

Ultimately, Early Poptropica is certainly a respectable island, with decent art. But its storyline needs some amending to, and the gameplay could be slightly more suspenseful. But all in all, given that this is Poptropica’s first island, this is undeniably a classic to enjoy.

So, judging on a scale from 1 to 10, Early Poptropica receives a…

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That concludes my Monday Monitors review of Early Poptropica! I hope you enjoyed reading this review. Stay popping, Poptropicans! 😉

~Happy Lobster hlhead2

 

The Origin of Ice Puns… Is here!

Hey guys! It’s time for another author to arrive. It’s pretty unusual for a blog to only have 3 authors, so well, here I am 😛 3 has now become 4!

I’m White Ice, and most of you probably already know me from the POP blog and the PSB, and I’m also usually on on Discord. I’m pretty famous among the community, if I do say so myself! (jk) 😉

So, a few things about me-
1. I’m a major fangirl (the book/movie nerd type)
2. I get irritated very easily, so sorry in advance
3. I’m the definition of procrastinator.
4. My favourite food is Shawarma/Doner. Yum!
5. I have around 20 TV shows on my to-be-watched list.
6. I’m 13 years old, I’ve been playing Poptropica since 2009. I joined the community only in June, 2016 though.

If any of you read books as much as I do like The Hunger Games, well, you know where to find me! Or perhaps are movie/TV show fans, of some fandoms like the MCU, DCEU, popular TV shows etc as well.

I’m wanderesa on Discord, and you can add me on Poptropica at maryamkamal2197.

Until next time,

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Announcing December’s IotMs!

Hey there, Poptropicans, it’s Happy Lobster! November has ended, and December is kicking in, so it’s time for a new batch of Islands of the Month!

The IotMs for this month are Wimpy Wonderland and PoptropiCon. A lot of the time, IotMs are chosen because of a clear connection to its respective month, and with the snowy spirit over in Wimpy Wonderland, it definitely matches sunny snowy December (for the Nothern Hemisphere). As for PoptropiCon, maybe if it doesn’t quite show Christmas-y vibes, you can at least wear a Christmas costume in the island of costumes!

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Anyway, as per usual, when completing these two islands this month, first-time finishers receive 500 credits, and replays will earn you 300 credits, instead of the usual 150 credits for completing them, whether you’ve replayed them or finished them for the first time. 
Since Wimpy Wonderland was originally only playable to members, Poptropica has now opened it for everyone to play! Make sure to get the full Wonderland experience while it lasts, non-members!
But what about the episodic situation of PoptropiCon? As you probably know, PoptropiCon is split into three different episodes, which usually gives you 150 credits for completing each episode. But since it’s now an IotM, you’ll receive 500 or 300 credits for first-time finishing or replaying respectively each episode! So, you could win a grand total of 2000 credits this December! Now you can finally buy both of those pricey pets!

Like with the previous IotMs, Captain Crawfish has generally made some video walkthroughs for Wimpy Wonderland and PoptropiCon to help you earn those extra credits!

Well, that’s it for now. Have fun earning those extra credits this Christmas!

~HL 😉 ~

 

 

 

 

Thursday Topping: Top 5 Worst Islands

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Hey there, Poptropicans! I’m Happy Lobster, and I’m here to bring you the first Thursday Topping. Well, yes, technically this post is a Friday Topping, but let’s just ignore that little fact and move along, shall we? 😉

Anyway, this is a top 5 post of the worst Poptropica islands, cherry-picked out of over fifty islands and episodes. Just before you look below and start screaming at my choices of what the worst islands are, please bear in mind that this is thoroughly-opinion based, so these islands may not be what you think are the five worst islands.

Also, the list below contains spoilers for the corresponding islands below, so read at your discretion. But if you haven’t played the following islands and you love spoilers, please, continue reading!  😛

The following islands will be assessed out of 100 for three categories: plot, gameplay, and art. Directly below is a quick guide to each of these subsets:

  • Plot refers to the general storyline and background of the island, and a good plot would be one that is creative, inventive, and that has clearly taken a lot of effort to place together;
  • Gameplay refers to how enjoyable the island is for a player, which for me (again, this post is solely opinion-based) would be interesting, suspenseful, and challenging, and;
  • Art, which is generally what makes up all the visual aspects of the island, and it is another large attribute to what makes an island enjoyable to play (like you would be thrilled if you had to play a sloppy island with bad shapes and terrible colours).

Then the three scores for each of the above factors will be combined into an average score out of 100, which will be the island’s total score.

Haven’t fallen asleep yet? Excellent. Without any further ado, let’s get started!

  1. Survival (Episode 2: Hook, Line and Sinker)

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After a not-so-epic first episode, the second episode of Survival starts off with your Poptropican climbing down a rope alongside a cliff. When you reach the bottom of the rope, a slightly violent gust of wind conveniently blows by then, and you fall off the rope. You end up landing on a tree, half-dazed for a few moments, and then you suddenly realise that you are hungry, and you set off in pursuit of a fish to catch and eat.

Like most other episodes in Poptropica, it is pretty short. At the very start of the quest, your Poptropican finds almost all of the items for later use in the episode conveniently strewn around trees for you to easily collect, all in just one scene. For most Pop quests, you would have to obtain all your items by accomplishing certain parts of the island, one at a time, and by practically throwing almost everything needed at you as soon as you enter the episode, it does not promise for a particularly developed or even merely challenging quest.

All you have to do for this episode is walk, jump and push certain entities for about five minutes, and it does require little thinking, which is something I personally like to be included in island quests. So it’s fair enough to say that neither the plot nor gameplay are that great. But, at least there are some positives – the art in Hook, Line and Sinker is fairly pleasant. With a picturesque sky with graceful tree silhouettes, the island’s aesthetic is visually pleasing.

In any case, you can get a free Fishing Suit in the episode itself, which is an additional bonus, as it is unnecessary to finishing the quest, but it still looks pretty nice.

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  1. Mission Atlantis (Episode 1: Into the Deep)

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Upon arriving on the island, you’ll meet a filmmaker called Cam Jameson standing on a boat, who immediately asks for your help filming underwater footage of some fish, and asks you to find the key to a submarine, so the underwater filming can get started, or as Jameson puts it, ‘the greatest fish story ever told!’. To acquire the key to the sub, you’ll have a fun time kicking buckets of ink over people’s heads, and then you will get the key.

The first part of the episode is rather quick and easily the most boring scene from it, so there won’t be any particularly lacklustre parts from now on during the episode. But that’s not to say it’s going to be particularly exciting, either. Anywho, when you get into the ‘Bubble’ submarine pod, and go underwater, you’ll proceed around the ocean, taking photos of sea creatures, most of which will require simple and vaguely interesting means to get a clear photo of them.

Once you complete taking photos of all the assigned creatures, you’ll spot a rare Hydromedusa, which you follow to the depths of the ocean. You’ll meet a whole clique of the unusual creatures, who’ll come over and electrocute your sub, taking all its power. The Bubble will sink to the deepest, darkest precinct of the sea, revealing the remains of an almost forgotten myth… the lost city of Atlantis.

Most of the episode isn’t very exhilarating. The plot isn’t so great – you take pictures of some sea creatures, and then you conveniently stumble upon Atlantis. There’s not that much to it, and it probably took little effort to think up. In accordance with that, the gameplay is a little tedious. But just as with Survival, the art is definitely good. Well, in the underwater scenes, anyway, since the ship scene is pretty nondescript. The best part of the island is certainly around the end, where the scene zooms out and divulges the most breathtaking feature of all in the episode.

  1. Monkey Wrench Island

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When you start this island, you’ll find yourself in an airborne plane that looks like it has seen better days. In front of you in the plane, is Amelia Earhart, who in real life, was the historical pilot who went missing flying over the Pacific eighty years ago. The Flying Ace race is beginning, and once an official comes over to tell you all that you will be competing for the Monkey Wrench medallion as a prize. And just like that, the race is underway! You’ll be flying among several other Poptropicans with varying costumes and means of flying. But just moments after the race begins, a woman in a red plane, called the Red Baroness comes over, and throws a wrench at your plane. Spluttering with clouds of black smoke, your plane crashes on a small island in the middle of Poptropica’s endless seas…

You’ll momentarily be in a daze on this new island, but you’ll be woken by a monkey. He’ll guide you through the island, dotted with a few unavoidable setbacks, which are momentary tutorials that’ll teach you how to walk, run, jump, click on objects, open your inventory, exit scenes and also how to change your Settings. It’s not as if a lot of you really need this, but after all, it is a tutorial for new Pop players. You’ll meet the chatty Crusoe, who tricks you and Amelia by making you give him materials to make a hammock and a drink for him. He then shows you his plan for a brilliant blimp to get back into the Flying Ace Race, and asks you to build it.

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Yeah … maybe brilliant is not the word to describe it.

But then a monkey comes forward with a another plan – and this plan shows a sketch of your old, trusty Poptropica blimp, surrounded by unusual Nordic runes, which I’d guess translate into measurements and material names. The monkey certifies that it can build it, after you ask it. The yellow blimp is soon made, and you’re back in the race!

You’ll then find that the ever-annoying Crusoe is accidentally with you and Amelia, so you’ll trick him into leaping into the Red Baroness’ plane, which distracts the Baroness and causes her plane to crash. Consequently, you will win the race, and therefore obtain the Monkey Wrench medallion.

So… suffice it to say, your Poptropican does not get the most active on this island out of all the other islands. The gameplay of this quest comes crashing down like the Baroness for me. The storyline is quite simple, and one might even say that it is pretty crude. But the art within this island is spectacular, in clarity, colour and detail. But still, this island was meant as a tutorial for new players, and I think Poptropica has definitely delivered on this. It has been made easy to play for beginners to understand Pop and its quests, and MW definitely conveys a clear sense of adventure, an element that I think is certainly a necessity in any Poptropica island.

  1. Virus Hunter

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Just about a minute into the quest, and you’ll meet a strange man atop the Globochem building, who believes the government is up to something. He’ll tell you that if you can prove that the government has set up a shop in the building he’s standing on, he’ll help you get inside. So, after catching a very inconspicuous-looking truck, with the name Pizza Delivery Company, you’ll bring back a bag of shredded documents, dropped by the truck’s driver. Piece them together, and you’ll end up with three complete documents, one of which shows how to get in the PDC’s secret laboratory. The strange guy will then give you a fake PDC badge.

After accessing the Poptropica Disease Center’s lab with you fake badge, you’ll meet Dr. Lange, who’ll tell you that your badge is a phony, but she really wants a volunteer to stop the virus. She’ll show you a slightly creepy video about the CC13 Influenza, and then send you on your way with two items. Then, after a bit of rummaging through bins, talking to falafel guys, following falafel guys and taking photos of falafel guys’ customers (now that’s what I call not stalking), you’ll be back at the PDC, and you’ll show her the picture of Joe Stockman (the falafel customer), who is also Patient Zero, the person containing the perilous virus. Dr. Lange will then take you to another room, reassures your Poptropican that they have 99% success chance of nothing going wrong when she shrinks you (very reassuring), and then the giant machine facing you fires a laser at you, and you’ll shrink to a nano-sized Poptropican.

You’ll then be in a tutorial, which will show you how to control your ship, the Panacea, which comes with four individual weapons. After the tutorial, a PDC scientist will give Joe Stockman some Chinese food, and you and the Panacea are in it. He’ll eat it, and you’ll now be inside Patient Zero’s stomach! You’re in for an adventure like no other Poptropican quest – you’ll travel all over inside a Poptropican’s body, fighting killer viruses, which, to be honest, do look very impressive.

In all, Virus Hunter is far from the classics. For this island, the storyline is poorly developed. After all, we only know about the Poptropica Disease Center, disguised as the Pizza Delivery Company in public, which finds out the person with the hazardous virus, and they send you in a nano-sized robotic ship, in Patient Zero’s body, to stop it. How did the virus come about? Why is Stockman Patient Zero? There are several questions in Virus Hunter that aren’t answered. The gameplay is definitely full of action – but only in a few parts, when you have to face off against the more major viruses, Otherwise, the action is a little dull. And the island is also glitchy in several areas, being the first official SUI. For the art, to be perfectly honest, is mostly tedious inside the body, and a few sections could even be considered as gross. But like I said before, the appearances of the viruses are quite impressive, which definitely boosts up the island’s visual attributes.

  1. Wimpy Wonderland

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As soon as you get off the blimp on this island, you’ll encounter Greg Heffley, the protagonist of the popular Diary of a Wimpy Kid book series. He’ll say that his younger brother, Manny, has disappeared while Greg was supposed to be babysitting him. Greg is obviously the best babysitter around, isn’t he?

Like the inquisitive Poptropican you are who gets itself tangled in trouble and mystery just upon touching the island, you set off immediately in pursuit to find Manny. The island actually is reasonably fun to play, with several lively scenes; you get to ride a Rumble Bike, chase Manny around a school, climb up Leisure Towers with numerous chances to get belted with random objects thrown at you by elderly residents, play bingo (for those of you folks out there who love puzzle games) push a giant snowball that avalanches over the Whirley Street kids, and perhaps the most fun of all, you get to sled over hills to get back to the Heffleys’ house.

In short, the gameplay is very enjoyable. But in total contrast, is the art (excuse my bad puns). With the whole island being mostly white, with hints of black and negligible traces of blue, it makes for an aesthetic that is boring and depressing in equal measure. The plot – a little better than the visual aspects. Again, like the first episode of Mission Atlantis, the storyline isn’t really developed, but Wimpy Wonderland’s general plot is definitely better than Into the Deep. Some may think it’s just ‘you lose Manny, then you find Manny’, but there are several aspects of the plot between those two phrases, many of these being connections and references to the actual Wimpy Kid series.

Moreover, there is an extra you’ll receive in this island: a video game called Twisted Wizard. If you love zapping ogres while being a wizard, this is the perfect game for you.

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If you need a helpful guide to beating this game, click here.

Well, ending on that note, that’s it for now. I hope you enjoyed this post as much as I did writing it (which is to say, a lot). What do you think are the worst five islands of Poptropica?

See you soon, Poptropicans!

-HL 😉   

Introducing Thursday Topping!

Hey there, Poptropicans! It’s Happy Lobster, and I have some bad news, and also some good news, which (probably) cancels out the bad news.

So… out with the bad news.

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Yes, Thursday Theories, originally one of our Weekly Specials, is no longer running. Not that we had an actual Thursday Theories post (so you’re probably not going to miss it), but there was a page about it, which of course has now been deleted.

But like the image states above, it is being replaced with a new segment called Thursday Topping.

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In essence, Thursday Topping is a Special where we write up a Top 5 list (the number can differ from five sometimes) related to anything about Poptropica, every two Thursdays. And no, it has nothing to do with the topping as in physically stacking, so don’t expect any ice-cream! 😛

Well, that’s it for now. See, you soon, Poptropicans!

-HL 😉

Behind the Scenes: Shrink Ray Island

Hey there, Poptropicans! It’s Happy Lobster here, and I’ve got some interesting things to show you all.

As you may know, Shrink Ray Island, along with Poptropolis Games, were selected as November’s Islands of the Month. Basically, IOTMs are islands that give out extra credits for playing or replaying; in this case first-time finishers receive 500 credits (instead of the usual 300) completing these particular, and re-players will obtain 300 credits, instead of the usual 150 given.

Anyway, as the Creators did so with an October IOTM; they’re showing us some interesting behind-the-scenes pics relating to Shrink Ray Island, one of this month’s IOTMs. Check them out!

First off, we have some curious sketches of dust bunnies, which was an idea for Shrink Ray that didn’t make the cut. It’s a shame they weren’t included in the island – I personally would have loved to see these little critters involved.

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And here are two great ideas which were proposed to be included in Shrink Ray, but sadly didn’t make it into the island as well. One is a vigorous activity to do with retrieving coins, and the other is a plan for making a plastic bag into a hot-air balloon.

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I hoped you enjoyed this little tour behind the scenes! Shrink Ray is an amazing island with a terrific storyline – it goes to show that the Creators’ had myriads of remarkable ideas for Shrink Ray, but only the best were selected to make the island a true classic to enjoy.

See you soon, Poptropicans!

-HL 😉