Get ready for a whopping POP down memory lane! 💥
A veteran Poptropican named Jake Miller (Neat Sun) has taken on the massive task of playing through every* island in the history of Poptropica and ranking them on a tier list. His nostalgia trip is all recorded in an hour-long YouTube video that’s been going viral, with over 200K views in the month it’s been released. Check it out below! (Content warning: occasional coarse language for Super Power Island.)
Jake used the unofficial Flashpoint download to access the oldest islands — more about that in our Old Islands Guide. Another option for some of those islands is Poptropica’s paid Steam bundle, which he did not use, but should offer a smoother experience. And newer islands are, of course, available via the current Poptropica on desktop and mobile.
*With the exception of the few islands in Poptropica Worlds, which is no longer playable, Jake takes us through 51 islands, ranking them each on a tier list as shown below (S-tier being the best, and D-tier as the worst):
Jake considers the halfway point, around Twisted Thicket Island, to be the start of a downhill trajectory for the game, with islands generally feeling shorter and easier afterwards. At the end of the video, he shares a reflection on his Poptropica journey, as someone who grew up loving the game and who just revisited everything it has to offer:
The more complex, fun, and interesting an island is, the more enjoyable it is… We were getting masterpieces 10 islands in. Why was there change? …Poptropica has brought a lot of fun times to a lot of people… so, isn’t that enough? Can we quit making Poptropica islands now? You’d think after 51 they’d be satisfied, but we continue to see poor iteration after poor iteration… I can’t lie though, the newest version has some fun personality.Jake Miller, “I played and ranked EVERY Poptropica Island so you don’t have to…”
Thanks for the memories, Jake! It’s fascinating to see the evolution of Poptropica islands all in one go, and to relive the depths of each island — an excellent case for the Pop community’s ongoing petition to bring the old islands back.
What did you think of the throwbacks and tier choices? Would you agree with the rankings? Share with us in the comments!
3 thoughts on “Every Poptropica Island Ranked 🗺”
The fact that Jake placed Twisted Thicket lower than Fairy Tale Island truly hurts my soul more than anything about this tier list.
At least monster carnival is up there! That was the only thing I cared about, but I do agree with Twisted Thicket.
TYPO ALERT!! SORRY! I meant: “I DON’T agree with Twisted Thicket!”
because I think it should NOT be last in the rankings.
Sorry about that!