Hey Poptropicans – just popping in to mention a few things. First of all, the PHB’s Arabian Nights Island Guide has now been updated with a written walkthrough (complete with pictures and even maps for the prison scenes) for Episode 2: Lair of Thieves! (Thanks to Blake, Scary Plug, Pixelzy, HPuterpop and, er, myself for contributing.) Go check it out! (And check out Sam’s review in the post below!)
Also… the coin-counting thief in the treasure keep quite resembles another iconic character from Astro-Knights Island. Does Binary Bard have Arabic kin? Heh. (thanks to Brave Tomato for pointing it out! also, check out our Arabian Nights Island page for more trivia)
Anyway, the Creators recently tweeted a few things worth mentioning – including the fact that Poptropica Membership Gift Cards will soon be available from Amazon!
Also, they tweeted a behind-the-scenes image of a three-eyed monster, which you can see in the current Goldfish Fun ad (more details in this PHB post).
They also shared this cool sketch of a character called the Mole King for an upcoming island (perhaps the underground-themed island, considering the cave-like setting – and is that a drill on his shirt?). Sadly it was scrapped because it “didn’t quite work”. 😦 Brave Sky also points out that the throne he’s sitting on looks like the Iron Throne from Game of Thrones.
Lastly, they uploaded a pic of a red wormhole – what could this be for? Maybe the mysterious genie to be seen in Episode 3 of Arabian Nights? Or, as Tiny Socks points out, it could be the wormhole that brought Oliver and Jorge to Poptropica in the first comic, since the Creators are planning an island based on the Pop comics. Anyway, share your guesses in the comments! 😛
8 thoughts on “Binary Bard’s Arabic kin, a Mole King, & other things”
I like the mole king. He doesn’t look like a mole to me,though.
Didn’t they post a picture of the balloon animals from the comics? If you are an avid reader like I am you will know that Jorge and Oliver arrive in a red wormhole! (Which then stole Jorge’s pants.) That’s just my thought, but I wonder if they will make an island about the comics!
Yup, they did – the balloon animals are mentioned in this PHB post. Also, that’s a good point about the wormhole! (The relevant comic strip can be seen in this PHB post.) 😀
The throne the Mole King is sitting on looks like the sword throne from Game of Thrones.
Thanks, I’ve added that into the post. 😛 Actually it’s not the first time they’ve referenced GoT with the cave-themed island – a sneak peek from 2013 has the caption “Sit On It – In our Game of Thrones, everybody wins.”
Maybe the wormhole is for GHD island?
That’s what I thought!