Pop 5: Best Poptropica Worlds Features

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Hello everyone, Spotted Dragon here with another post on Poptropica Worlds! But here’s the twist… Lots of people, including myself, have been focusing on the game’s negative features. While those features shouldn’t be ignored, it really isn’t fair of us to negate all the positive things that Worlds has going for it!

This update has been huge and there is still a long way to go for it, so while we deserve to be skeptical, we also have to look on the bright side. Thankfully, there are still a lot of people looking into every pro and con of Poptropica Worlds, including a newbie interview that provides a very refreshing perspective on the matter.

Without further ado, let’s get into our Pop 5 Best Poptropica Worlds Features!

#5: Houses

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Yes, the house brought along its own fair share of glitches. And yes, not everyone was thrilled to hear that they were being added either. Still, the idea has wandered through many minds at one point or another. The dream of a home in Poptropica has been hidden away in the back of Poptropicans’ heads for quite some time.

This feature, like others, has a lot of unused potential as of right now, but it brought something new and exciting to the world of Poptropica. It’s nice to have a building we can each call home. Who doesn’t love personalizing stuff in video games?

#4: The Quest Log

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Despite the glitches it currently has, the quest log is actually a pretty cool addition to Poptropica. It gives the player a good idea of how far they’ve gotten through an island and helps to remind us what we have to do next. The latter is especially useful if you’ve been away from the game for quite some time.

Thankfully for us, it doesn’t give away too much of the story-line and doesn’t just give away the solution to any problem faced on your quest. In addition to the quest log, the new dialogue format allows for reading text at your own pace, which used to be a problem. Though it too has its flaws, these kinds of features make for less speed-bumps while you’re gaming!

#3: The Closet

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The closet we have now is not like the members only one in original Poptropica, but that doesn’t immediately mean it’s bad. In fact, in many ways it’s very useful! We can’t save outfits like we used to, but everything we buy in the new Store is organized with this feature.

Our old backpack was arranged by date and by alphabetical order, but it was still very hard to find things when the bag was bursting at its seams. At least the closet provides us with easy access to the clothes we bought, since everything is divided into categories. It’s not without glitches yet and when we all get to the point where we have too many clothes to count, there will surely be problems, but in my opinion it’s nice to have pants with pants and shirts with shirts.

#2: Buying Individual Apparel

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Not something you notice right away when playing the game, but still a significant change when heading to buy clothes. In the past, Poptropicans have had to spend big bucks on costumes in the store, even if they were only interested in a certain piece of that outfit. Say I liked the shorts on one costume and the shirt of another, I would have to spend a ton of credits on both in the Store.

With the Store’s new setup, you can buy each accessory separately, at a fraction of the entire outfit’s price. I know saying that just makes me sound like an annoying ad, but it really is a big money saver when you want to create a totally unique character design.

That being said, you do have to spend a lot when you do want the whole outfit. Plus, not all facial features are for sale and many things are for members only. It’s also important to point out that you can buy any costume now too, since they aren’t gender specific anymore!

#1: Art Direction

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I know, I know, lots of you probably disagree with this one. We are all used to our neckless, fingerless, shoeless old Poptropicans. A lot has changed with our characters’ looks, that’s true, but we can’t deny the artwork’s improvement just because we don’t like some design decisions. Just a glance at the game as a whole reveals how much the design’s quality has been enhanced.

Originally, the game had a very 2D feel to it. While Poptropica Worlds is obviously still a 2D game, the effort put into shading our characters and the detail put into scenes creates a lot more depth than what was previously drawn.

This is especially shown through the animations implemented in our characters, like when they get bored from lack of movement, which gives them a more realistic, life-like feel. It’s shown in the beautiful scenes from Crisis Caverns as well, despite how you may feel towards the island’s storyline.


Do you agree with our Pop 5 Best Poptropica Worlds Features? Let us know what you like about Poptropica Worlds in the comments! Until next time! 😛

~SD

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11 thoughts on “Pop 5: Best Poptropica Worlds Features

  1. Greedyshadow says:

    Great post SD!

    But there is still one question that still remains, will the Lightning shoes come back?…
    Also, what ever happened to those costume winners that no one has talked about in like 3-4 months?

  2. Yujo_Jacy_the_Jumpy_Coyote says:

    I definitely enjoy these features (when glitches aren’t fighting me) in Poptropica Worlds. I’ve found myself decorating the house for quite awhile – ever since I started playing. Even started blocking the Membership doors when I found out they were Membership only xD. I just hope my decorations don’t reset or return to my inventory suddenly again- redoing everything isn’t fun. Although I don’t want to take advantage of the quest log since I wish to figure islands/Worlds out like how I did in Original Pop, it is a convenience for players that do use it. The way the closet is organized into different categories is definitely useful when assembling an outfit. I just hope they fix that annoying “your closet is empty” error I see every other time I open the closet >.< . The cost of costume parts won't be an issue now ever since Islands finally became replayable, although it is great you don't have to buy the whole costume just to get the part(s) you want now. I'm glad nothing is restricted to gender now as well, definitely one of the plus sides of the store over the original 🙂 . The art style has kinda grown on me since I started playing the game. I like the quality to backgrounds and the added detail to the Poptropicans themselves. They are still the neck-less heros we grew up playing as, they just have a more complete look to them in the limb department xD. I also like the bored animation, I like when games do that kind of thing while idle. Great post by the way.

  3. tallmeloniscool says:

    I agree with everything in this list. I really hope the Creators next goal to add in Poptropica Worlds is multiplayer like common rooms,friending, and so on. Then I would play Poptropica Worlds a lot more!

  4. GENTLE TIGER says:

    I definitely agree with this list! The new designs do take some time to get used to. At first, it was kind of weird, with the old design seeming better than the new one. However, after playing Poptropica Worlds for a few weeks, I gradually got accustomed to it. Now the original one seems more cartoon-y compared to the new art! This really changed my negative view of new Pop because I was too attached to the original to see the pros of the new one.
    Being able to buy specific clothe items without being restricted by gender is really great too!

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