Clubhouse, Uncategorized

Clubhouse Tour: Purple Paw 🏡

Hey there everybody, Purple here with a new addition to the popular series: Clubhouse Tours! 🏡

I’ve done multiple redos of my Clubhouse since the feature first arrived, and I think the style I have now might be the best version yet. Step on inside and see what you think!

I always feel like somebody’s watching me…

Upon entrance, you’ll find you’re being closely watched by a wide-eyed skull. Eek! Luckily it’s just a glass decoration…but it still has the tendency to give you chills.

Moving past this skeletal decor, kick off your shoes and make yourself at home! Be sure to place them on the shoe rack instead of leaving them lying around, as I like to keep my floors clean. Once you’ve done that, follow me; we’ve got lots to tour!

Jump, like the ceiling can hold you–

If you’re feeling energetic today, pop up to the higher left floor, where you’ll find an assortment of sports gear! Bounce on the trampoline, shoot some hoops, and admire the surfboard collection if you’re up for it. While you go about burning off your energy, stay hydrated with a cup of water from the machine; flipping on a trampoline sure does make you thirsty. 😅

I wonder what flavor of gumball I’ll get this time.

You probably worked up an appetite after all those sports — I know I sure did! Jump down to the kitchen below the sports area, home to a full fridge, a gumball machine, and multiple very tempting soft drinks and juices. Don’t mind the pet food on the table; my pet gecko’s got a bigger stomach than I do. He’s probably hungry too.

One Poptropican’s trash is another Poptropican’s treasure.

Before we tour the rest of the upstairs rooms, I’ll show you the very messiest part of my home: the Awe-Inspiring Artifact Collection, or, if you want to be less fancy, just the good ol’ junk pile. I’ve built up a high pile of oddities over the years from adventuring across the islands, and they all seem to end up in this area. A flaming phoenix, a guard gnome, the classic Legendary Swords rocket — messy or not, I’m quite proud of my haul.

🎵So throw those curtains wide, one day like this a year would see me right…🎵

Up on the floor above my artifact heap is my bedroom, which simply screams that this clubhouse belongs to a half-cat. I do enjoy playing around with that yarn and lounging on the cat tower…as well as admiring my whiskers in the mirror…but there’s no time for that now, we’ve got a tour to complete! I guess I’d better throw those curtains wide and let some light in before we continue. What a view!

Nothing like a good nap to get your creative gears spinning!

Follow me up to the higher middle floor, my personal favorite: the relaxation room! This is the perfect place to nap, brainstorm, read, and generally take it easy. The shady palm trees provide a taste of tropical paradise, and you’ll never run out of books to indulge in on those shelves! I like to keep the curtains of this window closed to provide extra peace and quiet, although some sun now and then is enjoyable. A nice rest in that hammock really gives you a good recharge…I think I’ll take one after we finish this tour!

🎵Just dance, gonna be okay, da-da-doo-doot–🎵

Lastly, up on the highest floor on the right we have a multipurpose gaming room. This is the perfect setup to watch TV, play video games, and listen to my favorite music playlist on repeat through those speakers; and dance along, too! I’m planning on settling down in that comfy chair tonight to rewatch past episodes of my favorite show, Reality TV, with my glow-in-the-dark heart, moon, and flamingo. Maybe I’ll grab a soda and some snacks from the kitchen to accompany my RTV marathon…

Home, sweet home.

Well, it looks like it’s getting late now, and we’ve popped in just about every room, so I should probably wrap up this clubhouse tour for now! Let me know down in the comments what you thought of my redone home. ⬇️ If you’d like to visit my clubhouse in-game, friend me on Pop with the username PurplePawzz. I’ll see you all next time!

~💜

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I’m Ready for SpongeBob Island 🧽🍍

Heyo Poptropicans! Purple here with fresh news: the long-requested but never before seen Spongebob Island has appeared on the map!

According to the creators, fans have petitioned them, sent them letters, and made posts across social media in the hopes of one day seeing Atlantic City in Poptropica. And now, on time with the release of “The SpongeBob Movie: Sponge on the Run,” SpongeBob’s arrived! To access Spongebob Island, find it near Snagglemast on the map — or enter it through the ads in the in-between scenes on any island.

Upon landing in the glorious underwater world of Atlantic City, you’ll find Spongebob himself waiting for you with a mission. His pet snail Gary’s gone missing, and he needs you to follow the suspicious slime trail and find the lost snail!

As you follow the trail, it’s difficult not to get distracted by the prizes and attractions surrounding you! It couldn’t hurt to stop by the movie theater on your way to grab the SpongeBob’s Boat prize and indulge in a fun game of Snack Attack.

The rules of Snack Attack are simple: you’re given 4 minutes on the clock to gather 70 movie snacks from various places around the room. Once you’ve finished picking up as much popcorn, soda, and candy as you can, you’ll be rewarded with two prizes: the SpongeBob Follower (who’s as big as your character) and Character Emojis (press space bar to say some of SpongeBob’s iconic phrases).

If collecting all those snacks made you hungry, hop on up to the top of the Snack Attack theater, where you’ll find Patrick Star enjoying a delicious Krabby Patty or two! Crank the lever to unleash a torrent of Krabby Patties falling from the sky. 🍔

Ohm nom…

Run further along down the road — passing Mr. Krabs and his pincers of money on the way — and you’ll find Sandy Cheeks waiting with three familiar head-to-head mini-games: High Dive (Sky Dive), Star Link, and Bubble-loons (Balloons), all fashioned to fit the SpongeBob ocean theme. Think you’ve got what it takes to beat your opponent?

Now, that’s all very enjoyable, but enough fun and games — we can’t forget the missing snail Gary and his snaking slime trail! Follow the snail trail all the way up to the huge pair of dice on the rooftop, where you’ll find Gary with a pair of Character Balloons. Go ahead and grab those balloons; they’ll be added to your inventory as a bonus prize. Huzzah!

Now that you’ve seen all there is to see on SpongeBob Island, take a look at the Creators’ other exciting announcement: they’re going to be giving away 5 one-year memberships to the makers of the funniest videos involving SpongeBob Island! If you’ve been hoping for a chance to win a free membership, then this is your opportunity to get creating. Or, if you don’t win this time around, you could always enter in the PHB’s monthly membership giveaways instead!

Welp, that’s just about all for today! Were all the games and prizes fun enough for you, or was your vacation to Atlantic City not what you’d hoped for? Are you planning on entering the SpongeBob video contest? Comment your opinions down below!

~💜

Reviews

Ramble Review: Lunar Colony 💫

Heyo Poptropicans, and welcome to another long overdue Ramble Review! This time around, I’ll be exploring the high-tech outer space world of Lunar Colony. 🔭


When I played Lunar Colony for the very first time years ago, my first impression of it wasn’t exactly a good one. I remember feeling annoyed by all of the airlocks especially; I could never figure out how to enter one building or exit another, and for some reason, it took me a good deal of tries before I was even able to land the Lunar Lander. I remember I got so frustrated with this island that I eventually gave up trying to complete it at all, and moved on to something else. But if I’d just held on a little longer, and managed to reach the ending of Lunar Colony, my whole perspective on it would’ve changed at once…

More recently, I decided to give Lunar Colony another shot. This time around, I understood it better, and was able to finally reach the end of the island. And when I saw the ending, with Commander Salerno whisked through the portal to the alien realm, with the flight director on the radio, announcing that it was time to bring you back home, I was more surprised than I’ve ever been at the end of an island.

“I know you were supposed to bring me back to Earth, but I’m sorry, that’s not my mission. My mission is through here.”

The main reason Lunar Colony’s ending stood out so much from other islands is because it’s one of very few, if not the only, island where you fail your mission (in a sense). From the beginning, your mission was to find Salerno and bring her safely home. But when you activate the alien portal at the end, the tables are turned, and Salerno ends up escaping once and for all. It’s a sad day for everyone.

Of course, Salerno’s escape did do quite a bit of good for PASE. Now that alien life has been confirmed, people are starting to regain interest in outer space, and the president has promised whatever money PASE needs to keep their space program going! What Salerno did was a heroic move, but the truth still remains that your mission all along — to bring Salerno back to Earth — didn’t end quite as expected, and it’s those final parts of the island that really make Lunar Colony stand out in my eyes.

Believe it or not, I’m walking on air.

But enough rambling about Lunar Colony’s ending. Although that is the main reason I admire this island so much, it’s far from the only reason! Something else I thought was interesting about Lunar Colony is how it canonized the fact that Poptropicans’ eye colors can change. I’d wondered for awhile about Poptropicans’ eyes: why all Poptropicans’ eyes tend to stay the same, how there are hardly any customizable eye parts, and yes, whether or not they can change color. It was definitely a cool addition to see a Poptropican’s eyes turn purple!

It would be cool to see an option to change eye color added to the Colorizer someday 👀

Something else I found intriguing about this island is how it, similar to Astro-Knights, focuses on outer space — except the two islands couldn’t be more different. While Astro-Knights mainly features the clockpunk genre, Lunar Colony takes a scientific approach on the cosmos. Lunar Colony’s world seems to be in a much more modern, technological era, as opposed to Astro-Knights’ medieval theme.

Outer space is a vast place, and there have been an array of stories taking place beyond the stars. And in my opinion, Lunar Colony is definitely one of those stories that deserves more appreciation than it got. Even though the gameplay is admittedly frustrating at times, and even though not many people think of Lunar Colony when they think of Poptropica’s greatest islands, it’s the plot (combined with an assortment of beautiful outer space artwork!) that ties this whole adventure together and makes it one of the most intriguing Poptropica islands to ponder over. 🚀🧑‍🚀

~💜

Monkey Wrench Island, Pop Petitions

Pop Petition: Bring Monkey Wrench back 🙈

Hi there, Poptropicans!

As you may have gained from the title of this post, I’m here to discuss a Poptropica island that, although it had lots of great potential, is often overlooked by fans, and was even erased from the map altogether two years ago. Yes, I’m talking about Monkey Wrench.

Monkey Wrench was the tutorial island released in 2016.

It’s easy to see why this island is so frequently forgotten, as it was only a tutorial island; incomparable to greater classics such as Astro-Knights or Skullduggery. But, even though it was only invented to teach new Poptropicans how to play, I still felt that Monkey Wrench was quite a bit more than that. To better understand what I’m on to, take a look at the following reasons for why I think Monkey Wrench should be brought back.

One of the biggest things that made me get so attached to this short but sweet island is the lore it provided. You’re probably wondering what I mean; Monkey Wrench didn’t give us a full, thoughtful story to think over, unlike other islands that centered on their storytelling. But it did give us something I never expected to have a real answer for, least of all from a tutorial island; where the iconic Poptropica blimp came from.

Who knew that the great Poptropica blimp would come from a pack of monkeys?

I’m sure many of us wondered how one of Poptropica’s most well-known features, the golden blimp, came to sit on Home Island the moment we created our Poptropican avatars. And it was a big surprise when the answer to this longstanding question came in the form of a tutorial island! Besides, learning where your blimp comes from is a perfect introduction to Poptropica. In my opinion, Monkey Wrench succeeded all expectations of what a tutorial should be.

You may still be slightly doubtful about how important Monkey Wrench really was. I know one thing that bothered a lot of players about this island was how many game controls were taught during it, interrupting the experience; but, after all, Monkey Wrench is a tutorial. If it didn’t teach you how to control your avatar, speed up the dialogue, and use items from your backpack, that would have ruined the whole point. (Although I do think it would be interesting to see Monkey Wrench expanded into a full island.)

Another reason why I think Monkey Wrench should return is the amount of design that went into it. The visual scenery, character design, and audio soundtracks were all amazing, and I don’t think such beautiful work should go to waste so quickly. A couple of my favorite scenes from Monkey Wrench include Amelia’s airplane soaring over the majestic Poptropican sea during the Flying Ace Race, as well as all of the lush tropical scenery on Crusoe’s island.

And the visual design isn’t the only ‘wow’ factor in this island; I truly mean it when I say Monkey Wrench’s soundtracks were some of the best in Poptropica. (You can listen to them on SoundCloud.) Each music piece sets the mood perfectly, with the right amount of action, calm, and fun. Not to mention that there were at least four separate soundtracks created all for this one smaller island!

And we haven’t even reached the character design yet. The Red Baroness, Monkey Wrench’s main villain, had a spectacular outfit going, and I was always very intrigued by her. If only Monkey Wrench could be returned to the map and possibly expanded on, it would give us a chance to delve deeper into her back story; and find out just where she got to when her plane crashed in the ocean! Does the great Red Baroness live on?

After all that, Poptropica’s current tutorial island, Snagglemast, pales in comparison to Monkey Wrench. While Monkey Wrench provides story, suspense, scenery, music, and even an explanation for Poptropica’s iconic blimp, Snagglemast gives us a much shorter quest of collecting coins from across the small island. Let’s not forget that the tutorial is also very important because it’s most new players’ first impressions of Poptropica. If the tutorial island is made carelessly, than new players probably won’t want to stay around for long.

Although I had already played Poptropica for a time before Monkey Wrench was released, I would have been glad if Monkey Wrench were my first impression of the game, because it truly shows what Poptropica is all about; storytelling. Even though Monkey Wrench’s story is short and doesn’t reach as deep as other, bigger islands, it still has a small amount of lore, and that’s what counts. Whereas if a new player plays Snagglemast as their first island, they would most likely think Poptropica was nothing more than several short fetch quests.

To conclude: if the Creators are reading this post, I hope you’ll take into consideration what I’ve said. Monkey Wrench will always hold a special place with me, and it would be all for the better if it returns someday.

~💜🐾

Legendary Swords

Swords up for a legendary new mini-game ⚔️

Hi there, Poptropicans! As was hinted at recently, a new mini-game—inspired by the long-lost Legendary Swords action quest—is here!

Though it’s quite different from the original action quest itself, it’s fun and addicting nonetheless. To access the new Legendary Swords: Match 3 game, go to your messages or find it on the map. Plus, read on for a full guide on how to beat it below!

When you start, you’ll be faced with a large board filled with different types of robot heads, the villain E. Vile, and other items from the original Legendary Swords, as well as some new bug-eyed creatures.

The objective of the game is to match three or more of the same item in a row as many times as you can to gain points throughout three rounds. You’ll see a time bar up in the corner. Each round gives you 60 seconds to gain as many points as you can, so move quickly!

To gain points, swipe an item so that it matches up in a row with two or more of the same items. For an example, take a look at this vertical row of one-eyed robots:

Three robots are stacked in a row. One robot, however, is sitting next to the row instead of in it. Swiping the odd robot into the empty space in the row next to it will award a good number of points. The more items collected in a row, the more points will be earned!

But creating rows of items isn’t the only way to gain points. As you match more rows and score more points, a small blue bar in the upper left alongside an image of your Poptropican will fill up, and the picture will start to pulse. When you see your picture pulsing, click on it for a surge of extra points, as well as an extra ten seconds on the clock!

Once you’ve clicked on it, the blue bar will empty and the Poptropican will stop pulsing. Keep matching rows and gaining points to fill the bar up again as many times as you can!

Another good way to gain more points and time is using swords. There are two types of swords that sometimes come up: the Rusty Relic, which will give you at least a few extra seconds and points, and the Bolt, which is even stronger than the Relic and will give you even more time and points. These swords don’t need to be matched up in a row like normal items, so swipe them any which way to collect your points and time.

At the end of the three rounds, you’ll be shown a list of the top three ranking scores, along with your own score!

2nd place — not bad! 😎

Now you’re ready to get out there and master this mini-game! What did you all think of Legendary Swords: Match 3? Was it the fun challenge you’d been hoping for, or was it too poor of a representation of the original mini-quest to please you?

And, if you did try it out, what final score did you achieve? Share with us in the comments down below!

~💜