Hey Poptropicans! From all of us at the PHB, we hope you all had a great holiday season with family and friends. 🎄🎉✨
Over on the Creators’ Blog, you’ll find a post highlighting some of the biggest Poptropica events of the past year. Their 2019 highlights mention:
- the arrival of the pet barn (and a hint at “more fluffy friends” to come),
- the store redesign (this and more were in preparation for moving off of Flash, they say),
- device syncing for Poptropica Original (originally a big draw for the now-inactive Pop Worlds), and
- Reality TV: Wild Safari Island (“uniquely awesome” for letting players earn unlimited credits with replays).
The post ends by saying “big plans” await in 2020—including the upcoming Zomberry Island remake!
We’ll be posting our annual Poptropica & PHB Rewind on New Year’s Eve, so stay tuned for that as well!
Poptropica’s last ad of this year happens to come from the first cartoon of next year: Owl House. To begin your adventure, enter the titular Owl House and talk to Eda. She will tell you that King has been kidnapped by a demon and give you her staff. All you need to do is move your mouse left and right to move around and avoid falling monsters.
Saving King and winning the game will reward you with two bewitching prizes: the Flying Staff and the King Friend Follower.
With the end of 2019 comes the end of the 2010s decade. To celebrate this momentous occasion, Poptropica music composer Jeff Heim is counting down the days by releasing 10 music tracks to Soundcloud! At this point, his playlist contains three previously unreleased Poptropica soundtracks, with possibly more to come.
The first Poptropica track in the album is called “Vampire’s Transformation.” Although the title implies that this song was made for Vampire’s Curse Island, it actually debuted in Poptropica Worlds’s Greek Sea Odyssey. You can hear it when you arrive at Mount Olympus before your big encounter with Zeus. Here’s to hoping that we get a Vampire’s Curse remaster soon!
The second track is called “Arabian Palace.” Unlike “Vampire’s Transformation,” this track is currently in the game—it can be heard in the sultan’s palace in “Arabian Nights, Episode 3: Careful What You Wish For.”
The third track is called “Drive” and could once be heard at the start of the Flying Ace Race on Monkey Wrench Island, which no longer exists as it was replaced by another tutorial, Snagglemast Island, earlier this year.
It’s nice discovering these tracks, and if you like them, I recommend also listening to Jeff’s non-Poptropica music, which you can find on his Soundcloud.
Thank you for reading, and have a good day!
2 thoughts on “A musical end to a year of makeovers”
While I don’t feel like Poptropica has made many contributions to the game this year, it does seem like they were busy. Trying to get the whole game off Flash takes a lot of time and effort. I hope that next year we will see changes and contributions to the game that still feel like Poptropica.
Many of the updates haven’t really felt like the Poptropica I remembered. Big things such as the simplicity of the islands that have been being released, to smaller things such as having mounts/powers that allow you to fly, which is something that hasn’t happpened before.
I’m going to try to keep an open mind, but I still hope that poptropica doesn’t lose its “poptropicanis”. I have so many friends who used to play and whenever I try to strike a conversation about the game, they complain about the new islands, or, recently, how more than half the islands have disappeared.
Nonetheless, I’m still excited to see what the devs have planned for Poptropica in the future.
(This may be my longest comment yet. Just wanted to put my two cents, also felt bad cuz there hasn’t been many comments on the previous posts.)
https://server.idkonpop.com/pop/teleport/?short=oldIslandMap hey no worries, we can still play the old islands by clicking the link that I gave you. Maybe you can tell you friends that.