Astro-Knights Island, Reality TV Island, Sneak Peeks, Web Development

Astro-Knights and Reality TV are coming…

:mrgreen: Our most recent staff member to join the PHB Team, Grumpy Wolf, has been added to the Poptropica Help Blog’s header! Thank you for the wonderful change, Codien! :mrgreen:

Astro-Knights Island Coming Soon!The Astro-Knights Island official description has been changed for the 3rd time! It now says:

Launch thyself into a new adventure on Poptropica! The Princess hath been kidnapped and taken to the far reaches of space. Thou must assemble a space vessel and fly among the stars on an intergalactic quest to rescue her and save the kingdom of Arturus.
Taken from http://www.poptropica.com/astro_island.html.

Also, the image of Binary Bard has changed into a man in some warrior’s armor. The brown body is possibly made of bronze, and the helmet and spear could be silver, iron, or steel.

We now know that the kingdom the royal family lives in is called Arturus, which might be related to the Arthurian legends, as Cheerful Claw said. It looks like we’re going to save the Princess again, instead of the King and Queen.

Reality TV Island Coming Soon!Reality TV Island finally has an official description, rather than the unofficial description from the Creators’ Blog! Here’s what it reads:

Have you ever wanted to be the star of a reality TV show? Well, now’s your chance! Duke it out with your fellow contestants and avoid elimination to win the show’s grand prize and become a hero to your home town.
Taken from
http://poptropica.com/reality_island.html.

The picture showing a campfire at night with trees and a hut surrounding it may possible the “home town” that the description is talking about. It’s also related to this sneak peek we had earlier!

Also, the hippie guy on the right resembles the one shown in this sneak peek. He’s got curly dark brown hair with some strands sticking out, a tan-colored headband, and a big smile. Mr. Hippie is also wearing a peace symbol necklace, a rainbow-colored shirt, and tan muddy pants. Do you think he’s one of the contestants from another town or is he a citizen of your home town? We’ll have to wait and see!

The island banners, or signs, on the homepage of Poptropica.com have also changed!

  • The “Now Online: Big Nate Island” banner has been removed. Just as well too – it was already released so many months ago!
  • The “Coming this spring: AstroKnights” banner has been changed to “Coming soon: AstroKnights”. Yippee!

AstroKnights coming soon

  • There is a new banner that says “Coming later this year: Reality TV Island”. This means that we will have RTV Island to look forward to before the year 2009 comes to an end!

RealityTV coming later this year

There’s also a new poll on the Poptropica Creators’ Blog about AK Island: How excited are you for Astro-Knights to come out? Here are the results as of today!

Poll Option | Votes Percentage
I can’t stand waiting anymore; I will never play Poptropica again! | 15%
I can’t sleep at night! | 5%
I go to Poptropica every day to see if Astro-Knights is out. | 70%
I am waiting patiently. | 5%
I am not that excited. | 1%
Astro-Knights…what is that?! | 1%

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65 thoughts on “Astro-Knights and Reality TV are coming…”

  1. first comment. i am excited for astro-knight’s it’s so big i bet. who’s excited? 🙂 p.s. srry for saying this but i thought you would give me credit for telling about the summary. -Incredible Fish

  2. I went out and I found mechanical fever!!!!!!!!!!! 🙂 🙂 Now i am a two-faced vampire!!!!! YAY!!!! 🙂 🙂 For those of you who can’t find it, try Cap’n Salty’s on Big Nate!!!!! 🙂

  3. off topic: incredible fish, you dont have to put your name at the end of every post.
    on topic: Yea this island is gonna be big and long, i bet that’s why they added that save and end thing at the bottom of the screen. Cuz its gonna take ya a while b4 you finish it.

    Scary Tomato: Actually, it’s not against the rules to sign your name at the end of your comment. But it’s probably best if you do that sparingly, not all the time. 😉

    1. i put my name it’s like sincerely i can do it
      -Incredible Fish p.s. scary tomato delete this i am just trying to explain

    2. oh sorry i didnt know. I just thought it was kinda unneccessary bcuz you can see the name at the top. :blush:
      yea that is a really cool header! i never noticed it til i read the comments lol

  4. So now the Poptropica creators have 2 chage the women’s saying: ” Does anyone know if the KING and QUEEN r safe?” 😀

      1. i decided to not put the prince because the creator’s haven’t told us about any prince

      2. me too… i wanna tell a prince who’s saving who! it’s not always a PRINCE that saves people!!!!

  5. I LOVE the new header guys. VERY nice. I can’t wait for Astro-Knights and Reality-TV Island!

      1. Yeah, you know, the thing at the top of the blog that says ‘Poptropica Help Blog’ with pictures of the authors.

  6. I don’t know if you got the email I sent you about the banner Scary Tomato.But it was before this post came so could you please give me credit.

    1. I recently saw the flu in Shark Tooth Island and 24 Carrot Island… and every other island!

  7. About the Reality TV summary, I don’t think that the scene pictured is your ‘hometown’. Remember those sneak peeks with all that TV obsession stuff? And there was also that one with Comic Kid in front of a TV. (http://blog.poptropica.com/2009/04/tv-time.html) The landscape and city style building doesn’t fit with the more exotic village that the scene behind the summary shows.

    About the hippie man, there was THIS POST (http://blog.poptropica.com/2008/10/more-characters.html)that showed our hippie friend as one of the contestants you will be competing against.

    Scary Tomato: Good observation. I’m not exactly certain about which sneak peek shows the “home town” – maybe it hasn’t even been revealed yet! 😉

  8. If you look close enough you can see that now the Astro-Knights main street is damaged, unlike the last one of the official descriptions, I’d just like to mention. 😀 😀

  9. That tribe hut thing on Reality TV island official description looks creepy. I wonder what we’d have to do?

    1. woop, make that 990,222 hits!!! 😯 😀 great job!!
      ontopic: Astro better get a move on… or i’ll sue the creators!!!
      *becomes evil*
      😈
      lol, just kidding.

      1. wait… you now how they said it was going to be a suprsie? well, i asked if it was gonna be a bad suprise. like the april fools joke. i just e-mailed them. hope they reply… im worried!

      2. I don’t think so. I mean, this isn’t April Fool’s Day. It’s a celebration.

      3. OMG! It is almost 1,000,000 hits! AHHHHH!!!! Keep on going PHB!

  10. It’s good that the PCB are doing a heap of work on Poptropica,but they should at least put Astro-Knights and Reality TV on the map.

  11. Hello.

    Ever since I signed up, I’ve seen the banners for Astro-Knights and Reality TV Island. Although I would like to see RTI come out first, I’m very excited for both of them.

    Regards,
    Gentle Diamond.

  12. I GOT THE MECHANICAL FEVER!!!!! YAY!
    On Topic:
    I am so excited for AK Island and RTV Island! Can’t wait! 😀

  13. realilty tv is more like (survivor)
    astro knights wil be spectacular!!!!

    Scary Tomato: Reality TV Island is based on the show Survivor, and we know this because of a previous poll on the PCB asking which islands we (the players) wanted to see next. “Survivor” was one of the options. 😉

    1. I love that show! We get to make fire! and that hut thing is i think the tribal council place where you vote off people. And on the show fire is your life at tribal. if jeff puts it out your done!!!!!!

    2. i think that is cool that they are making an island based on Survivor. And its kid-friendly. I used to watch the show, but it got soo inappropriate that i just quit. :/ Now i can relive the good parts through Poptropica!

  14. I like making new Poptropica characters so anyone can have this REAL account on poptropica:
    user: Hopeuwin22
    pass: abc123
    I’ll still go on it too, just to see what everyone did.
    I only completed ONE mission though, Big Nate.
    ENJOY!
    😀

  15. This Is how to beat astro-knights:
    Content(S) Of all:
    In the Kingdom of Arturus
    1. The princess of Arturus has apparently been kidnapped in an attack by alien saucers. — In the fountain by the Mordred museum is a gold coin to gain entry. A library slip indicates that you should go to the castle library (1st floor right). Press the shelf that says McM in the non fiction section there that accesses the hidden dungeon. There is an imprisoned robot and some cheese. Take the cheese and pull the lever on the wall. You will not be allowed to re-enter the dungeon once you do.
    2. There are two other documents in the library : “The Life of Mordred: A Cautionary Tale” and “The Mystical Weapons of Arturus”.
    3. Take the cheese to the Princess’s room (1st floor left) and feed the robot mouse. It will go with you. Get the princess’s secret message.
    4. Go to the throne room of the castle (second floor) and get information from the king and queen, including some cryptic coordinates. Accept the quest to rescue the princess.
    5. In the farm area near the mill, you get manure. At the water wheel of the mill there is a rope.
    6. Back at the castle, attach the rope to an arrow on the large crossbow, Aim up and left and you create a tightrope to the upper door of the castle (Princess tower). There’s a document here that lets you look under Mordred’s bed in the museum. There you find his missing Journal page with the coordinates to the nearby moon.
    7. The manure will power the Hover Board, which can cross the mud to the crashed saucer, Excalibur. Reach the Hover Board in the mill’s attic by releasing the windmill lock (hang on inside rope). Before you leave, get the Cosmic Symbols password card from the girl in the loft. Jump onto the free-wheeling windmill arms to turn them to the left (counterclockwise) and this will open the roof dome.
    8. The “cosmic symbols” paper indicates how to open the secret entrance under the fountain statue. Press “moon, Saturn, star”, and then the Sun in the middle (you cannot enter this without having the card). The “hidden scientific order” will give you the key to Mordred’s secret laboratory, hidden between the hay bales at the farm (push them both left and separate them).
    9. Sadly, the robot mouse meets his demise as he is eaten by Mordred’s robot owl, Merlin, who joins you in its place (but only in the mill area).
    10. PUSH through the thin dirt wall of Mordred’s lab, into the tunnel leading to the dungeon, where the robot attacker is locked up. It self-destructs, leaving only its glowing fuel rod. Click on Merlin then click on the rod and he’ll retrieve it.
    11. Bring the rod to the Excalibur. We have 4 sets of coordinates to travel to, three from the Queen and one — the nearby moon — from Mordred’s missing journal page. X-73 Y-83 is an ice planet, X-15 Y-15 is a jungle planet, and X-83 Y-20 is a fire planet. There isn’t enough fuel to reach them, so we go to the technologically advanced moon at X-56 Y-52. (Without the coordinates page, X-56 Y-52 will still work.)
    On the Pewter Moon
    1. See the head mechanic at Astrozone to swap your wreck for a new ship. Also learn something about the evil Binary Bard. The last human that visited the Pewter Moon was obviously Mordred, 20 years ago.
    Floating Somewhere in Space
    1. Head for X-15 Y-15 (Jungle Planet) first because it is the simplest to beat. You don’t have to negotiate any “space sharks”, like X-73 Y-83, or make any tough jumps, as on X-83 Y-20. Head up and slightly to the left until you see the jungle planet. (The number coordinates are counted left to right for X and down from the top for Y. Arturus’s sun is centered at X-25 Y-42.)
    2. Various spaceships will attack you as you move between planets. Zap them and dodge their shots. If your shields fail, you will teleport back to the Pewter Moon for another vessel.
    3. Stay in orbit each time you leave the Pewter Moon to fully charge your shields!
    The Jungle Planet X-15 Y-15
    1. Start by dropping down to the ground. Continue across until you reach the Laser Lance. (Its platform is in a narrow spotlight.)
    2. Head for the pink flower just to the left. Jump on it and wait. It should sink down and then launch you straight up. Try to land on the pink flower a bit higher up and to the right. Continuing in this manner, make your way back up to the platform with your spaceship.
    3. Wait until you can see the swinging platform just to the right, and jump right, avoiding the electric caterpillars. When you reach the large construct, you will meet one of the missing knights, Sir Cador, who has failed to defeat the Phoenix Birds.
    4. Jump atop the eggs from the left, timing your jump to arrive on a closed shell. The cage does not hold the Princess, but rather the Pegasus winged horse.
    5. You will fly Pegasus in an arcade-type game using the Laser Lance to zap the enemies that appear, and eventually the Mother Phoenix. (The lance fires in short bursts, or can be held for more powerful shots at the larger enemies.)
    6. This is fairly easy and straightforward, and you leave the planet victorious.
    The Ice Planet X-73 Y-83
    1. Before you can land there, you must deal with the three Space Sharks. Let the Sharks trail you, keeping them close behind, and lead them to the Black Hole at X-85 Y-47 (up and slightly to the right). While they can “swim” through asteroid belts, they cannot avoid getting sucked into the black hole. It is very difficult to take 2 sharks at one time.
    2. Jump across the slippery ice, avoiding robot fish, and climb the snow mountain at right. Here you will meet Sir Gawain, who has failed to defeat the Snow Panther Copter. He gives you the Force Shield, with which you can bounce its snowballs back at the beast. Hit the yellow lights and jump when it crashes. Three hits finish it. Still no Princess.
    The Fire Planet X-83 Y-20
    Leap across the lava plain onto the geyser-supported rocks. The 6th leap should be done while both rocks are moving *downward*.
    1. Inch your way through the volcanic passage, avoiding the rush of air and sparks by standing in the alcoves.
    2. When you are attacked by the Segmented Creature, wait until it rolls toward you in a circle, then step back and leap over it.
    3. Meet Sir Peleas, who has failed to defeat the Fearsome Fire Beast, a robotic dragon. He gives you the Ice Arrow, but you have to avoid the flames from the dragon and finish him before your own temperature increases and you lose.
    4. As soon as you enter the lair, climb the chains and work your way across the top. If you approach from behind, you won’t be zapped. Dodge the spike ball at his tail and reach the lever on his back. (*The lever must be in the back posiiton with the spike ball working.*) Throwing it will put him to “sleep” for just a few seconds : VERY QUICKLY jump in front of him and fire the Ice Arrow directly into his mouth. (This should make him flash red and jump up and down.)
    5. Repeat the same thing twice more, but now it is complicated by dodging falling stalactites from the ceiling. You can likely survive one miss without failing the round.
    6. The dragon falls into the chasm, but the Princess isn’t there, so you have to search for her. The knights mention a fabled Golden key on a hidden asteroid, that uncovers a portal to another galaxy.
    The Secret Asteroid X-11 Y-84 (in the asteroid belt)
    1. The final place to look is in lower left space, where your space map shows no planets. Dodge or shoot your way through the asteroids to reach it.
    2. Climb the ledges to find the Golden Key, which you (the Chosen One) can remove. You cannot remove it until all three of the other knights are with you.
    3. Draw out the key. It opens a warp to a huge palace, where you find the Princess. After giving her your three mystical weapons, she is revealed as the Binary Bard in disguise. Solving the door puzzle reveals he is actually the missing Mordred.
    4. Merlin the owl must defeat Mordred’s sword-wielding mechanical warrior. Dodge the flying projectiles and swoop down to Mordred’s feet. Pick up one of Mordred’s bombs before it explodes, fly directly up between the arms or around them and drop it near the Bard’s control capsule (just under the glowing green “orb of power”) as the bomb goes off. Hit him TWICE and he zaps Merlin, then attacks you. You only have whatever health remains from Merlin.
    5. As Merlin falls, DODGE the red zap and DUCK DOWN as the mechanical warrior suit comes directly over you. Before it can zap you again, jump up between its arms and then onto the pedestal. You can dodge the zaps but watch out for the spinning arms. JUMP left or right to a chandelier. When Mordred rolls underneath and fires a zap at you, he will hit the chandelier and it will crash down on him. Do the same for a chandelier on the other side, and the orb falls from the warrior as Mordred (Binary Bard) climbs out, too. The Princess knocks him for a loop and you have defeated Mordred.
    6. The orb is returned to Arturus and you are knighted, receiving the Island Medallion!
    The spaceship is parked on the castle (as whenever you may have returned during the game), and you can fly to the planets or shoot asteroids and aliens. However, without the Orb, Mordred’s planetoid is dark and the castle inaccessible.

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