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Pop 5: Most Underrated Islands

Hey Poptropicans, this is a guest post by Silver Shell. Enjoy!

Hey Poptropicans! It’s Silver Shell again with a new Pop 5 post.

You’ve heard of Pop 5: Underrated Characters. You’ve seen Pop 5: What would happen if there were no Villains. But now it’s time for a Pop 5 of Most Underrated Islands — a top 5 list of amazing islands that don’t get the attention they deserve.

#5: Wild West Island

I love this island, but it’s not super popular among the majority of the fandom. I think everyone enjoyed riding Elmer, playing Slap Jack, and herding cattle, but like most of the islands on this list, this adventure was overshadowed by the longer, more challenging islands.

#4: SOS Island

When Old Poptropica was brought back for a short while in 2020, SOS Island was the first classic I played, and I loved it. I liked how although you didn’t interact with NPCs all that much, there were a lot of little mini-games, each revealing a little part of what really happened after you complete them. I loved the twist ending as well.

#3: Nabooti Island

This one took me forever to complete. I loved flying around Africa, exploring different regions and collecting jewels. (Spoiler alert: Not gonna lie, though, the part when the totem pole comes to life, talks, and flies away did freak me out.) I had to look up how to play Mancala before I could even do the Mountains of the Moon part because I had no idea what this game was, and I didn’t really understand what I was supposed to do when I was taking pictures for Big Zeke, but this was still one of my favorite islands.

#2: Big Nate Island

I feel like the islands based on comics, books, and other franchises unrelated to Poptropica don’t get as much attention as the more original islands do, but Big Nate Island really nailed it as far as gameplay, storytelling, and humor goes. I really miss playing this one. 

And last but certainly not least…

#1: Great Pumpkin Island

Okay, you gotta love Charlie Brown and this island. Even though I didn’t know what to do when the Red Baron ship was chasing me in Snoopy’s mini-game, and I had a really hard time with the part where you roll the pumpkin over to the Van Pelt house, I loved the simple yet challenging gameplay, the hilarious cutscenes, and the lovable characters. This was an overall fantastic island that feels like it should be more popular.

So there you have it! These are five islands I believe to be underrated and don’t have all the attention they deserve. Hope you enjoyed it!

On another note, does anyone here know about Blooket? It’s a site where you can take random quizzes and play games, and I recently created a quiz about Old Poptropica!

It’s got a range of trivia questions about the game from basic to advanced, and I’m always adding new questions! You’ll need a free account to play. Once you log in, look for my “Ultimate Poptropica Quiz” by searching for it under the “Discover” tab.

Please try it out and let me know what you think of it! You can share your suggestions for new questions in the comments. Thanks for reading! 

Pop Nonstop,

Hope you enjoyed this guest post by Silver Shell. If you did, you might also enjoy other Pop 5 posts of hers: Things You Need to be Poptropica’s Protagonist as well as Antagonist.

The Poptropica Help Blog welcomes interesting Poptropica insights from anyone in the Poptropica community with thoughts to share. Interested in writing for the PHB? We’d love to hear from you!


17 thoughts on “Pop 5: Most Underrated Islands”

  1. Hi Silver Shell! I haven’t had the chance to play most of these islands but hopefully someday I will. I love blooket because at my school we play it all the time. I am at level 100 and have almost all the blooks and have made my own. I will try out your blooket and see how I do!

  2. I remember when my French teacher introduced us to Blooket. It was chaos and I loved every minute of it. The Cafe one was my favorite so far.

    Anyways great post Silver Shell!

  3. Also, most people already know about this, but just in case someone doesn’t know, I just found out like 3 minutes ago that you can play blooket on mobile as well as on laptop!

  4. On the quiz, I’m pretty sure you actually don’t become a TV celebrity on Back Lot. It’s a movie, and your face is never shown on it anyway.

    1. That’s a good point, however when I said T.V celebrity, I meant a celebrity that is on T.V, which includes movie stars. Your player is also followed around by paparazzi at the end of the island as celebrities often are. But you’re right, I’ll clarify that. Thanks for playing the game and your feedback! 😁

    1. Meant to type more instead of click post lol, let me finish…
      Love these choices. Great Pumpkin & Big Nate are some of my favorite islands ever, as well as Wild West, they’ve always been petty underrated. SOS I don’t remember too well, but that only proves this posts point more. Glad other people feel the same way about Great Pumpkin & Big Nate!

  5. Thank god Flashpoint exists because if it didn’t, we wouldn’t be able to relive these nostalgic childhood memories. Great list of top fives!

  6. These islands I think are super underrated as well:
    1. Mission Atlantis, it’s not the most exciting island or any have any villains, but it deserves more praise.
    2. Mystery of the Map, this island is soooo easy to forget. The plot doesn’t make sense, and the characters are lame, but the visuals are amazing.
    3. Red Dragon, this island is amazing! Sponsered islands are very underrated, as they are not original, but this is (in my opinion) the best sponsored island
    4. Galactic Hot Dogs, this island is considered one of the worst islands, but I think it’s not that bad. The graphic is great and has a decent plot (it’s a sponsored island, what kind of plot did you think it would have?)
    5. Early Poptropica, seriously this island is SO underrated. It’s the foundation of Poptropica, being the first island to EVER exist. The island itself is very interesting, with a unique (if not logical) plot, and dull (but still fascinating) colors.

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