A word of warning for would-be Poptropica app users. Tune in for upcoming island releases, fan art, and more! Let’s pop right in.
This week, the Pop Creators have been pushing for players to update their Poptropica mobile app, which recently got a major overhaul so that it now matches the computer version. That’s all well and good for the addition of newer features and islands, but what they won’t tell you is that they also deleted a bunch of old islands off the app.
The official blog included only a brief line about the cons of the changes: “Although the mobile app’s update included some unpopular changes, we can now focus on bringing you a new and improved experience!” That doesn’t sound too promising about whether we’ll see those old islands (and complete sets for episodes) return anytime soon — so before you update (if you do), just be sure you know what you’ll be missing.
However, the blog also brings some good news about other islands in the works. As hinted by recent store items, PoptropiCon Island, Ep. 2: Spoiler Alert will be returning later this month, for both desktop and mobile! (Catch the rereleased trailer, too.) Also, the final Dream Island winner, Secret of the Jade Scarab, is on its way for all players!
Here are this week’s fan art features from Poptropica’s Instagram stories, plus a Pop poll on “How do you play Poptropica?” According to voters, 84% prefer desktop while just 16% choose mobile. Hmm, so much for that mobile app upgrade/downgrade?
Also on the Creators’ Blog is a guest post from Young Rider, who shares their excitement in exploring the Grapple-Gift side quest and an adventure from the bygone era, Great Pumpkin Island featuring the Peanuts comic characters. This one’s a classic — and not just on Pop!
That wraps up this update! Be sure to catch up on more below, including our recap of the recently released Blitz on the Fritz Side Quest, for which Poptropica just shared their own playthrough video and guide.
Pop on, Poptropicans!