No Time for Naps, There’s a New Map!

Hiya, Silver Wolf here, and it looks like Poptropica has had a bit of a makeover! The map with all of the islands has gotten quite of new additions… If you haven’t seen it yet or want to find out more, keep reading! 🙂 If you just want the recap, scroll to the bottom.


Now, I think we’ve all noticed lately that fewer islands have been released. Well, that’s part of the reason I made this title: you may be getting tired, but it looks like the Creators have been working on other features for us Poptropicans, and this one I like quite a bit. It’s even on the app!

Map.PNGThe first thing to note about the new map is that they’re all in the same style! Yes, even the non-SUI islands without sound or a bigger screen. Also, you may be wondering, why is Mythology on the first page and not one of the last? After all, islands have been arranged by their release date. Well, that’s another thing of the past! Now they are arranged by how popular they are. And let me just say, not only is that convenient for new Poptropicans, but it is also genius advertising Great Pumpkinon Poptropica’s part. Although, Great Pumpkin looks very lonely at the bottom of the last page. 😦

#SaveGreatPumpkin

Honestly, it’s probably because it’s only available to Members right now…right? Yes, definitely. “Home” also seems to be playing a larger part in this. Not only is there an icon in the top right corner, but it’s on the first page, and you land there whenever you log back into Poptropica, no matter what island you were on before you logged off!

Island InfoAh, but let’s get to the specifics. First of all, those bars under the islands show your progress on the island, whether it’s your first time or you restarted. When you click an island, some info will come up, including the difficulty of the island (looks like Captain Crawfish had some part in this with the gold crossbones). Under that is the medallion with how many times you’ve completed the island at the top-right, and your progress underneath, along with an option to restart. To the right is a short excerpt about the island and a ‘Start’ button. Pretty convenient! As a recap:

  • The map is in the app.
  • All the islands have the same style, along with some cool clouds.
  • The islands are arranged by how popular they are.
  • “Home” is slowly gaining more focus.
  • Islands have a bar for your progress.
  • The difficulty of the island is shown once you click it.
  • How many times you’ve completed an island is also shown.
  • Information about the island is given, too.

~Silver Wolf out

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Comics, Apps, & More on Poptropica’s Birthday

Comics, Apps, and Birthday Parties. What could get better? Let’s recap all these important details that makes Poptropica, well, Poptropica — a game full of surprises and plain amazingness.


Poptropica Comics, Week 21

It’s hard to believe that Poptropica Comics has gone on for over 5 months. That’s 147 days! Here’s issue 21, in a slideshow:

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Mission Atlantis: Out of the Blue – 99 cents

Mission Atlantis: Out of the Blue is the third and last part of the Mission Atlantis Island series to be released to the public. Out of the Blue has been added to Poptropica’s iOS App, but for a price of U.S.$0.99. Hopefully all the other islands won’t cost 99 cents due to sheer money’s sake, but then again, if we want Poptropica to stay mostly free, some things have to have a cost. 😛 Although, online, Poptropica is still totally free! Make sure to visit our island guide for Mission Atlantis if you get stuck.

You’re on the verge of the greatest discovery in human history — but an ancient intelligence has other plans.


Poptropica Birthday Costume

Poptropica’s going to make you work for the 7th Birthday Limited Edition Poptropica Gold Card, something that can’t be bought, traded, or customized from other players. Instead, you have to pop a specialized birthday balloon in a Poptropica Common Room! Not only do you get to commemorate Poptropica’ 7th Birthday forever with your Backpack, but you can also show it off to other Poptropicans in the Common Rooms and be the “poppiest of Poptropicans“! Remember it’s a Limited Edition costume, so start popping Poptropica’s special 7 Balloon to win your prize! Also, as Black Widow mentions, a brand-new common room may be released to Poptropica very soon. Maybe a new island? Or what about a new Multiverse Room? Is Arabian Nights Island being released sooner than expected? Tell us your theories in the comments!

~SW out, being as Poptropican as her Poptropican can be

Updates for Creators and PTFP

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First, if you need a more detailed guide, the Creators have just released a Mocktropica Island Guide for the Poptropica Tips and Tricks app! Want it? You can download it from the App Store for Apple devices here, or you can download it from the Google Play store here for Android devices.

Have a Twitter account? Hopefully you do! If you don’t, ask your parents’ permission if you can make one, because the PTFP now has official tweets! Just click this button to follow our Twitter page:  You can also see our tweets through the “Twitter Timeline” widget to the right. Not only is there a widget, but there’s also a button at the top of the site for both an RSS Feed and a Twitter page. I’m new to Twitter, so I’ll be testing it out, and there may be a few bugs with posting to both WordPress and Twitter. Lastly, there will most likely be a logo for both Google+ and Twitter that are separate from the other logos. Don’t forget there’s a Google+ page for the PTFP, too, called “ThePTFP TeamMembers.” Please tell us your opinion on these big expansions!

ptfp-background-valentine.pngNext, thanks to Cool Smarticle, it came to my attention that most Poptropica blogs are doing Monster Carnival themes. I thought, “Why couldn’t I do something else that’s original?” Therefore, we now have a Valentine-ified header and background! The header states, “Love our Poptropica tips? Follow as for all the love!” The background is of the Poptropica “Big Hearted” gold card costume, the “Love Potion” bottle in my hand, and the Love Potion’s heart effects. Like them? Don’t like them? Tell us what you think in the comments.

Poptropica Livestream Highlights

Watch the Poptropica livestream archived video here.

Wow. I mean, wow. There are some VERY important details in the livestream video that played October, 25. Here are the highlights:

  • Poptropica will be converted to a mobile app around the beginning of year 2014. That’s not that far!
  • The Poptropica mobile app will basically be the same as the computer version.
  • Based on what the Creators say, all upcoming islands will have sound, a bigger screen, and music,
  • The Creators gave hints that they will create a house where Poptropicans can arrange furniture.

If you can’t watch videos, I am very sorry, but you’re not missing that much. The interviewer mainly asked questions about the gameplay and what Poptropica’s about. You are missing some things if you can’t watch the video, though. One of the major details in the video is that there will be an app so you can take Poptropica with you anywhere. Yep, anywhere. Awesome, right? Not only will there be an app, but how you play will be about the same as well. The Creators say there will only be “minor changes.” I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait until the app is released! Now, I don’t know if this is a good thing or a bad thing, but the newer islands will have sound/music and a bigger screen. It will take twice as long to make an island with the music and bigger screen than it would take to build an island without it, but the new features are cool, too. Is it worth it? Some people say yes and some say no. What do you think? Lastly, there may be a house that you can customize in the future. A house! Then, Poptropica could practically be your home! Anyways, tell me what you think in the comments! Also, if you have anything important that I missed, make sure to comment that, too. Bai! ~SW out