Early Poptropica Island

A Happy 8-bit Birthday, Poptropica!

Hey guys!

I’m doing a very special post for everyone today! Well, the most wonderful time of the year is here, and no, it’s not Christmas – it’s Poptropica’s 8th Birthday!


This year’s celebration is quite different from our traditional one. Remember the pixel Prized Porker we saw last week? As you can guess, it does have something to do with this year’s celebrations! You may have seen this critter hopping across the login screen, for starters.


For the first time ever, Poptropica is going to add a World Champions live map for a classic Poptropica island: Early Poptropica! Not only that, members and non-members can compete against the crown of being a top finisher for the first ever Poptropica island. And if it’s your first time finishing EP, you’ll get 200 credits instead of the typical 150! Isn’t that the best thing ever?

The race is on starting 1pm EST on Tuesday, Sept 15th! If you need a walkthrough, check out our Early Poptropica Island Guide (or our trivia page for a Quick Guide!).


The yearly balloon hunt is now on as well! This year’s prize is different from past years. Once you pop the 8th birthday balloon in common rooms, you will receive the 8-bit Birthday Pixel Pig Power! (What a long name!) Happy hunting!

Who’s excited? Don’t forget to tweet #HBDPoptropica today and get ready for a PHC party soon! 🙂

Plus, you can grab your free 8th Birthday Balloon in the Store now! Also, you may have noticed that the first NPC on Early Poptropica now holds one of these balloons and says something about the celebrations when you click on him.


UPDATE: WOAH GUYS. WOAH. I (Slippery Raptor) just got first place on the Early Poptropica World Champions Map. Best birthday ever? Other PHB authors and friends ranked pretty impressively as well: HPuterpop (Messy Sinker) was #11, UiPE (Yellow Sword) was #6, and his twin brother Giant Hawk finished at #7! Congratulations to all the finishers! :mrgreen:

Check your rank on the World Champions Map and share yours in the comments!


57 thoughts on “A Happy 8-bit Birthday, Poptropica!”

  1. Did Poptropica forget that some of us have school and stuff?? How am I supposed to party on Poptropica when I have to go to PE class and play street hockey? There’s no way I’m gonna win this tournament or anything… I never do. I hate that everything is so time zone-ist*.

    (*not an actual thing)

  2. TFW you want to participate but you’re stuck at school playing street hockey at that time instead. Why is everything so time zone-ist*!?!?

    (*not an actual thing)

  3. Don’t mind to the avatar change! To SR: Congrats SR! First place! I’m fangirling out over here!
    To Uipe: Congrats! EEEEEEEEEEEEE! Ahem. I’m excited. About the journals. Continue, continue. EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!
    To Giant Hawk and HP: Congrats! I could never be as awesome as you guys!

      1. Ah. I was on PHC when Pixel showed me, a few minutes after the map opened. *shrug* Oh well, congrats Slip!

  4. Man I am happy it is the birthday but I was looking forward to a chostume but who knows maybe they will do a chostume release later this week if they don’t tho 😭😭😭😭😭😭

  5. Wow cool and now when you get to Early Poptropica, that person you see first who usually just welcomes you and says if you get lost you’ll find the map or something. That dialogue changed and now she/he says Jump Into the common room to win a prize, complete the island to get ranked.

  6. I clicked the 8th b-day balloon in the early poptropica common room, i got the prize, but when i checked my store inventory it wasn’t there!!! What happened?!??!

  7. And if you notice, there’s the pixel prized porker running in the login page ( where we sign in in our account, just like there was a monster carnival cart during the release of monster carnival island )

  8. Well, I just entered the common room in Early Pop’ and вιɴɢo ! I found the balloon on the top floor 😀

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