Hi Gs, what isn’t happening in the world of Poptropica? Prepare to have your mind blown with all the new things happening in the Poptropica universe! 😀
New Mission Atlantis posters
Sam recently posted about the new poster that the Survival info page houses, but along with that, there are two new posters for Mission Atlantis on that island’s info page as well! Check them out below. 😀
Also, I made a new Poptropica-based wallpaper, showing washed up villains after we take their evil. I’ve recorded the making of the poster, and you can check it out along with other speed art here. 🙂
Deleted ad rares
Recently, something happened that was feared for quite a long time — rares from old ads were deleted. Among the deleted items are the Barbie hair, the lion mask, the popcorn suit, the penguin hat, and the Flint Lockwood hair. For some, those were key parts of their costumes, and they’ve been around so long that it’s sad to see them go. The Barbie hair was the most influential, and it was quite a glitch classic. Will we ever see these items again?
Advertisement updates: CapriSun & HTTYD 2
A new advertisement has popped up recently, being for the CapriSun Roarin’ Waters campaign, that I found on Early Poptropica. When you go inside, you can play either of the two games: Save the Swimmer or Save the Sunbather. For the first, you have to surf out into the ocean to save a swimmer from an octopus, and in the latter, you have to make your way through an obstacle course to save a sunbather from… sun burn. Hmm, which premise sounds more dangerous?
There are a couple of things that are worth mentioning about the ad, not counting the stupid cards that you get for completing the quests, first being the host of the interior ad — if you’re a boy, the host has somewhat straight hair, while if you’re a girl, the host has curly hair and sunglasses. I find that a bit strange, so tell me what you think in the comments!
To finish the first quest concerning the swimmer, click to jump on your surf board, and avoid mean fishies/rocks while boosting your height by touching flying fruit baskets in the grasp of seagull’s claws. (Quite a mouthful, I might add. 😛 )
The cool part is that while you’re playing the game, you have a shell in your hand that you blow on to calm the octopus. To keep the shell after you play the game, press ctrl+shift+s to change your skin color and keep the item! Same goes with the second game, where you’ll get a bottle of sunblock. When you press the space bar with the shell equipped, you perform a musical motion, while the sunblock is just presented with pride.
Another ad showcases the upcoming movie How To Train Your Dragon 2, where if you watch a (way too long) trailer for the movie, you get a neat “Toothless Dragon Fire” power. When equipped, it gives you a strange looking smile, and when you press spacebar, fire bellows out from within. If you’re close to someone, it will give them a burnt look — priceless! Although when you think about it, sort of painful.
Tip: Save the mouth to your closet, and after the ad is removed, you will still be able to use the power!
Upcoming island updates
First of all, the fourth episode of Survival’s name has been uncovered: Cabin Fever (unrelated to the Wimpy Kid book. 😛 ). This episode looks like the best one so far, and I’ll be revealing the awesomeness in upcoming Survival Files. 😉 In the meantime, check out this awesome scene:
You can also check my Survival 2 video walkthrough below. 🙂
If you have a Google+ account, then you might want to check out this awesome Poptropica community full of awesome content, updates, and other stuffs called ‘Poptropicans Unite!’. 🙂 We’d love to see this awesome community grow, so join today! 😀
Changes to the map
With the release of Survival 2, many things are revealed about how they’re going to do things with episodes — but first of all, I want to express my feelings about something… ARRGGG!!! What have they done to the first page of the map?! Obviously, they took the two SUIs from it and moved them to the last page, but why?! It just feels so wrong! And the last page is so squished together now… I’m a long time Poptropica player, and when you start to change the layout in drastic ways like this, I don’t take to the updates very kindly.
I know, it seems sort of ironic since larger updates have been made, e.g. the new map, the Friends feature, etc. But don’t do small things that mess up my orientation! It may seem like a small change, but I’m not happy. 😛 The one thing that I am happy about would be the way that they’re going to be presenting episodes: there are pop up screens that let you choose between episodes — genius!
Thanks for reading, and I hope you enjoyed. 😀 The Poptropican Portraits Season 1 Finale Livestream is coming soon, so keep on a look out for details. 🙂