After two weeks of island-based riddles, the Pop Creators dropped the thirteenth and final clue for Poptropica’s upcoming Steam bundle! (Visit past hints: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12)
“Piece together the powers of one mighty hero to defeat this island’s storied villain. But first, you’ll have to play your cards right.”
The island that best fits this description is the episodic epic of PoptropiCon. In Episode 2: Spoiler Alert, the player partakes in the popular Mighty Action Force card game (“play your cards right”). Then, in Episode 3: Reign of Omegon, the player collects the three Mighty Action Force weapons and becomes Alphaon (“mighty hero”) in order to defeat Omegon (“storied villain”).
Now that all of the hints have been given, here are our final guesses for which islands will be featured in this upcoming Steam bundle:
- Survival (hint here)
- Mythology – classic version (hint here)
- Galactic Hot Dogs (hint here)
- Mission Atlantis (hint here)
- Shrink Ray (hint here)
- Poptropolis Games (hint here)
- Arabian Nights (hint here)
- Time Tangled (hint here)
- Monster Carnival – with a twist! (hint here)
- Mystery of the Map (hint here)
- Virus Hunter (hint here)
- Mocktropica (hint here)
- PoptropiCon (scroll up!)
Looking at everything so far, our theory about the Steam bundle only including AS3 islands may be true after all. While it’s nice that these islands will be preserved in the upcoming bundle, it’s disappointing that older classics like Astro-Knights and Skullduggery are yet again pushed to the backburner. Maybe they’ll be accessible in a future DLC expansion? Only time will tell.
Now that the hint parade is over, all we can do is wait for news about pricing and release dates. The official Pop Twitter account stated that we should be getting more info within the next 1-2 weeks, so be on the lookout for that!
UPDATE: Yet another tweet indicates that the upcoming Steam islands may be available for Mac. The wording is a bit odd, as it seems to point toward Steam in general rather than Poptropica’s bundle specifically, but we’ll see! 🤞 If it’s true, that makes it more accessible than the Windows-only Flashpoint unofficial access for old Pop islands.
By the way, happy Earth Day from Poptropica! 🌳 You might recall this Twisted Thicket postcard from last year, but sadly, it doesn’t look like this classic island will be among those returning soon.
Anyway, which islands do you think will be present in this Steam bundle? Which islands do you hope make a return in the future? Leave a comment down below!
Thank you for reading, and have a good day!
—Gentle Dolphin 🐬
13 thoughts on “Mighty Hints Toward AS3 Steam Release 💥💨”
The AS3 islands theory seems pretty fully fleshed out now, though it’s been suspected as early as the third hint which leaned strongly to the not-so-fan-fave Galactic Hot Dogs Island — you could say the Creators didn’t exactly “play their cards right” with this reveal.
Personally as a veteran player, Mac access, Realms, and the “secret twist” to (probably) Monster Carnival are the main draws to the Steam bundle right now. It would have been nice to get more of the older islands, but outside of Flashpoint, it’s looking pretty unlikely. After all, if they were going to do it, this could have been the moment…
So, as a veteran player, you still find Realms to be a significant component of the Steam bundle?
It’s not the biggest draw, but it’ll still be cool to have access to it again.
Perhaps you are right. At this point, having anything new to do in Poptropica would be considered significant, I suppose.
Well actually, I’m not sure about you guys, but I actually LIKE Galactic Hot Dogs Island. The gameplay was pretty good, the only downside is that it’s sponsored, and instead of cutscenes, it was comic strips (which is okay, but I like the original Pop animation better).
I haven’t seen much love for Galactic Hot Dogs Island in the fandom, but it’s nice to see that it gets some appreciation! 🌭
meh, I thought it was fun.
The only downside is that it ENDED ON A CLIFFHANGER I MEAN FOR THE LOVE OF THE DREADED FAIRY TALE ISLAND MINI QUEST WHY
Isn’t Time Tangled already in Poptropica?
Yup. We’re not super sure on hint #8 as it was pretty vague, but you can read our analysis of it in the post linked above to get a sense for why Time Tangled might be a possibility.
Maybe it’s Monkey Wrench??? I mean, it’s not likely, but it’s the only AS3 ish-island I can think of. Also, it’s a pretty dire fate to be stuck on a monkey island, and have the Baroness win the race.
It’s possible! Monkey Wrench was made in AS3, and the Creators have promised its return. But with its story touching on Amelia and the Baron’s rivalry, it seems like something that belongs in the main version of Poptropica, rather than in a bundle branded “old islands.” Anyway, we’ll find out soon enough!
Also, what is the problem with the “Baroness” the “Baron”? Why did Poptropica change the name? Because I’m pretty sure that the Baron/Baroness have eyelashes, which makes the Baron/Baroness female.
They didn’t officially explain the change in name, but we’ve speculated here about the Baron’s rebranding as reflecting a gender-bending character.