An End to a Mighty Short Journey

Hey there, Poptropicans.

PMFM21-mightygamer126This is Mighty Gamer – coming at you with bad news, instead of the usual good news (that being a news post or a sneak peeks post). I have decided to quit blogging, and not only that, I am also leaving the community entirely. And no, this is not a prank. I really am leaving.

I’d like to thank the authors who supported my blogging. Not only the authors from this here blog, but the authors from Explore, Collect, Compete, a blog I made on the 6th of November, 2015, as well. Even to the authors – well, former authors now – of The MEGA Poptropica Blog!, which is now inactive.

Also, a huge thanks to the commenters and likers, as well. Without you guys, I wouldn’t even be here to begin with. You were the biggest supporters of all.

Oh, right. And the reason I’m leaving. Well, I have many reasons, many of which I can’t name. For the reasons I can name, however…

To explain in the most simple way I can, I lost interest in Poptropica. Period. That alone is enough for me to quit. But there’s also school, and there are real life responsibilities I must attend to.

And family. That’s where my explanation gets cut short.

I apologize for not being here very long, but I did have a ton of fun while it lasted. Thank you for inviting me, Slanted Fish. I was warmly welcomed from the beginning and everyone’s been so nice to me, but I have to go now.

For the last time, ever,

– Mighty Gamer.

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The Wheel of Nine Lives

Hey, Poptropicans!

Recently on Poptropica, the anticipated Wheel of FortunePoptropica style – was introduced!

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You can find this luck wheel (that’s what the cool kids call it, for your information) on Home Island. Really. It’s right there. As soon as you drop in. Here, take a look for yourself. This may be a tad confusing, but you don’t click the wheel itself. Instead, see that guy to the right? Talk to him to spin the wheel and see what you win! (Thanks to Brave Dolphin for her pic!)

You can win a number of credits by spinning the wheel – 25, 50, 75, 100, 125, 150, or 175 at a time. If you land on ‘Grand Prize!’, you’ll win one of the many Bronze Cards Poptropica has placed in the Store! A number of these are rare item cards that are being brought back for a limited amount of time (about a month, says Poptropica), while others are Gold Cards and Store Costumes being featured.

Unfortunately, some of the older (and even free) costumes have also been removed from the Store with this update. Perhaps they weren’t popular enough?

These Bronze Cards have also increased in price, but considering all the free credits you can now get just by spinning that wheel, it seems fair enough. These Bronze Card Costumes are going for at least 200 credits, some 250, 265 or 275, and the newly-added Dr. Hare costume is a whopping 500 credits. (Thanks to Hyper Gamer for the pic below – note that it may be missing a few cards)

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WimpyKidFan has also created a list of all the available wheel prizes, which you can find here.

Every day is a new chance to spin again – so be sure not to miss it!

Also on Home Island is an ad for Nine Lives, a fantasy/comedy movie coming to theaters August 5. Watch the trailer video for a Cat on the Head prize – yes, it’s what it sounds like. (Thanks to Hyper Gamer for the pics and mangle745 for the tip!)

Hope you enjoyed this post, and be sure to log in every day for another chance to spin Poptropica’s Prize Wheel! What prize did you get today? Let us know in the comments!

PHB Sneak Peeks: Zombies, Catapults, a Cave, & More

Hey, Poptropicans!

Mighty Gamer here with another sneak peeks post. Credit goes to idk for the video and xml file, which I’ll share first, and Teen Arachnid for more mini-game sneak peeks.

Crisis Caverns

Before going on about this, there’s some new information from idk that has come to light: Crisis Caverns Island is currently cancelled. Disappointing, but at least it’s the truth.

And from here on out, let’s remember to take any unofficial sneak peeks with a grain of salt – while they may be seen in the Poptropica files, they may not always become reality in the game. With that being said, let’s try to enjoy these sneak peeks!

Here’s a new Crisis Caverns video, which is of a room called “Secret Cave”, whatever that could really mean! I love the design. What do you think?

Somewhere throughout the video, you might have seen a couple stacks of stone. I thought it looked similar to the cheese in the trash can on Shrink Ray Island. I’m sure it’s only a coincidence, but it was just a little something I noticed.

You won’t believe what’s in this xml file. Yes, yes. It’s another xml file. But this one has something interesting. As you read through it, you should find this line: “Congratulations! You have completed the Crisis Caverns Episode 1 quest.” Perhaps they were making another episodic adventure, or just using that as a template, but again, since the island is cancelled (at least for now), it doesn’t matter. 😦

Game Jam

Here are some sneak peeks for Game Jam, an unreleased mini-game mentioned in a previous PHB post. In the game, you defend yourself by using musical instruments. And as you can see, there are 5 Poptropicans at the bottom (pictured below) those of which you control.

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You have to click at least twice to take out the closest light blue Zomberry in a column. For the dark purple Zomberries, you have to click about five times. But if you let the zombies get to the bottom, of course, the game will end. That’s every survival game, right? Here is a popup that will appear if you lose the game:

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Zombie Catapult

In this mini-game that takes place on Zomberry Island, several zombies amble towards you, these are only a few of the many trying to attack you. You protect yourself with a single catapult… I guess it’s Catapult vs Zombies here, not Plants vs Zombies.

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This is the catapult. There is a conveyor belt right below it, bringing things like trash, bags, sinks, rocks, etc. to your catapult. To progress in the game, you must use those items to knock out the zombies coming at you.

But there’s a catch! You can’t see the zombies as their coming, so it makes it a lot more difficult to aim for them. Once a zombie gets to you, of course, you’ll lose and have to start over. Interesting game, right?

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That’s all for this post! What do you think of it? Like or dislike? Let me know in the comments below.

See ya soon!

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–MG

PHB’s Summer Kickoff Party 2016: You’re All Invited!

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Hey, Poptropicans! What time is it?!

SUMMER TIME!! (Yes, High School Musical reference fully intended.)

Oh, and the PHB recently reached 25 million hits! That’s two reasons to celebrate! And that means… we’re hosting a party! The party will be held at the PHC, a place for Poptropicans to talk, share Multiverse codes, and just have a good time!

If you’re not familiar with the PHC, it’s the PHB’s official chat hangout, and it stands for Poptropica Help Chat. Anyone is welcome to come and chat at any time, even when there isn’t a party going on. You can access it anytime at the link discord.me/thePHC, and we highly encourage you to make a Discord account – it’s easy and free! You might even meet a Poptropica Creator!

It’s important to note that the PHC is a kid-friendly chat, with certain guidelines in place. You can find these under the #tutorial text channel, where you’ll also find other things like formatting help, a channel guide, and more! Our party will most likely take place in the #main channel, but feel free to explore the other channels as well! Since moving away from Xat a while back, this will be our first PHC party on Discord, and we hope it’s a good one!

This year’s summer solstice is Monday, June 20, 2016 at 6:34pm EST, so if you come a little early, you can join us in counting down to the summer kickoff! From there, the festivities could go on for a few hours, so feel free to come and go as your schedule permits.

Anyway, you’re all invited, and here are the details for the event:

  • WHO: Everyone is welcome to come and talk to other Poptropicans and PHB staff!
  • WHAT: Chatting on the PHC (Discord) with other Poptropicans
  • WHEN: Monday, June 20, 2016 at 6:30pm Eastern (that’s 5:30pm Central, 4:30pm Mountain, 3:30pm Pacific Time – for all other time zones, please check a time-zone converter to find out what time that is in your area!) You are welcome to join in earlier or later as well.
  • WHERE: The PHC! Click here to get to the PHB’s official chat.
  • WHY: We’re celebrating the PHB’s milestone of 25 million hits as well as the official start of summer beginning with the solstice on June 20, 2016 at 6:34pm EST!

If you have any questions about the party, ask in the comments and we’ll answer you as best as we can! To get an idea of what to look forward to, check out our past PHB party recaps!

Well, see you there, Poptropicans! Don’t miss out on the fun. 😀

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–the PHB team

Finding Trappers for an Adventure

Hey, Poptropicans!

There’s a new ad in Poptropica for the upcoming Pixar movie, Finding Dory, which as you may know is a sequel to Finding Nemo! I’ve known about the movie for a while now, and I can honestly say I’ve been excited for it ever since.

You can find the ad on Home Island by running to the right until you spot it. By watching two short video clips, you’ll get two neat prizes. One is a Hank Hat – yup, that’s a squid on your head. The other prize is a Coffee Pot… and yup, that’s Dory in a coffee pot. Poptropica is realistic. Totally. I know.

Also, another filler post has appeared on the Creator’s Blog, in which the Creators were discussing a new character for an upcoming island – but instead of giving sneak peeks, they compared characters from previous islands together, too. Most likely this is for Crisis Caverns Island, which has yet to be officially announced.

In this “sneak peek”, there’s a “crazy trapper”, “puzzled trapper”, and the “angry trapper”. Can you guess where these characters are from? (See just below this picture for answers!)

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Answers: Crazy Trapper is Ed the janitor from New Jersey on Cryptids, Puzzled Trapper is Myron Van Buren from Survival, and Angry Trapper is the distressed guy in Loch Ness whose vehicle you fix, also from Cryptids.

In other news, PHB author HPuterpop recently pieced together the soundtrack for Poptropica Adventures for Nintendo DS. Here’s the video down below for those who want to take a listen. We also have a guide for the DS game if you’re interested!

All of them are great, but what are your favorites? Mine are Mini 01, Mini 02, Myth, and… well, most of them are great.

That’s pretty much it for this post.

Until next time!

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–MG

PHB Sneak Peeks: Crisis Caverns, Spy Island SUI, & More

Hey, Poptropicans!

Mighty Gamer coming at ya LIVE– well, no. Not live. But, I am coming at you with some more sweet sneak peeks! Let’s get this started with some Crisis Caverns, our most anticipated island!

Thanks goes to idk and Joey for the sneak peeks below. 

Crisis Caverns – Main Street

Here’s an xml file to take a look at, which basically just has the island’s name, Crisis Caverns. And the island’s first scene, which is identified as “cavern1”.

And here’s an actual video of the room I was just talking about – “cavern1”, which is the Main Street. Also, looks like an arrow was added to the save button in the corner!

For more cool videos like this one here, click here to be directed to Joey‘s YouTube channel where he has videos of scenes from a Super Power SUI and more.

SUI-ifying Cancellation

idk managed to access the now-cancelled Spy Island SUI scenes, and took a video of the satellite room with the big screen for us. Maybe it’s because of Pop 2.0, or something else, but as far as we know it appears to be cancelled.

Anyway, here’s the video. You can definitely tell it’s SUI (sound-updated island) by the sound effects of jumping up and down and running.

For more cool videos like this one here, click here to be directed to idk‘s YouTube channel where he has SUI-ified scene videos of Mystery Train.

Although not on video, he has also access the SUI scenes of other islands like Super Power, Spy, Skullduggery, Vampire’s Curse, Super Villain, Zomberry, Night Watch, and Back Lot – none of which are currently SUIs, and whether their SUI status is either cancelled or still planned for the future is unknown.

Plus, here’s a messed up backdrop of Super Power for you all. 😛 Marvel in its greatness:

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That’s all for this sneak peeks post! What do you think of it? Like or dislike? Let me know in the comments below.

Until next time!

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–MG

PHB Sneak Peeks: the Card-Carrying Gamers (and more)

Hey, Poptropicans!

Mighty Gamer here with a really cool behind-the-scenes post. Credit goes to idk for these sweet sneak peeks you are about to witness straight from the Poptropica files!

Mighty Action Force Card Game Room (whew, was that long)

Home Island will have a room dedicated to the card game from PoptropiCon, and guess what? There will even be new cards added to the deck! Here’s a super cool video of the unfinished room thus far, which you can watch by clicking here.

Also, by opening this xml file, you can find the card names and what group they belong to. Each card also has its own store card, which you can find in the html file, as well.

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Utah McDiggs… the Poptropican Indiana Jones?

There’ll also be a card manager popup, which you can view here. I don’t know about you, but the idea of a new room gets me excited! Maybe this’ll be out sometime soon! Here’s the card manager:

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Mighty Action Force card manager

Anywho, enough with this part. Onto some different sneakaroos…

Pearson Flashlight

There’s also the Pearson Flashlight, which you can see the Poptropican below holding. This item sure does scream Zomberry, doesn’t it? At least, it does to me. 😛

This flashlight can turn different colors, and not just 1, or 2, or 3 – but 5 colors! It can turn purple, a green…ish color, blue, white, and the default color – orange. Not half bad for a flashlight, huh?

This particular blue is my favorite out of the 5 colors, what about you? I’ll leave it to you to decide. Here are the colors. Let me know your opinion in the comments below. I’d love to hear them!

Poptropica “Bio”

At one point or another, a “bio” of sorts was being considered for our characters. I don’t know to what extent this would affect the gameplay, but we do have this photo of the short bio meant to be for our Poptropicans:

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Yes, we could have filled in information for our favorite food, favorite color, our pets, and hobbies. But what are “score” and “rank” for? As you can see, the rank filled in is “Greenbeak”, whatever that means. We’ll probably never know now, assuming this is an idea that was discarded.

Music Mixer

And then there’s the Music Mixer…

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(The colored circles aren’t meant to be there, but there was a glitch.)

The music mixer… who knows what the Creators were initially thinking? As we can see, it was a tool for making music – perhaps like the machine in the Nanobots tribe room, before they came up with the current design (pictured below).

Or it could’ve been for something else, like the Jazz Cafe on Counterfeit Island. It could’ve even been for a room that never came to be. There’s no way to know for sure. Another mystery of Poptropica…

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Nanobots tribe room [credit goes to Poptrickia for the photo initially meant for this page]

Onto the final sneakaroo!

Credit Requester

And finally, we have the credit requester…

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I believe this was originally going to be for the “Account Settings” we have before the idea was abandoned. I guess this idea was an old one, because where it says “Earn free credits”, it says “Get 100 free credits for each island you solve!” – and we all know it’s been a long time since those days.

As you can see in the picture, you could send email requests to people (such as parents) asking them to buy you credits. Along with that, it gives an option to “buy credits with your credit card” (which was partially cut off).

One last thing: I’m assuming that this was considered before membership and its benefits, because why would you need to buy credits (with real money) when you can get everything for free with membership? You used to be able to, but the option was removed not long after membership became a thing.

Well, that’s all for this post! What do you think? Like or dislike? Let me know in the comments below.

–MG