“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.
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 🐬