Daily Pop, Daily Pop Sneak Peeks, Escape from Pelican Rock Island, Sneak Peeks

Daily Pop Peeks: PHB in Prison??

Hey everyone! Long time no see! I’ve been really busy in real life with stuff and haven’t had time to post – but I’m back now! Anyway, let’s get to the post!

Over the past month or so, there have been some Daily Pops suggesting a prison-themed island (refer to the Daily Pop Archive or Fishy’s post for previous ones)! All the Daily Pops for the month of September (so far), and some from August, are featured below – many are prison-themed!

As you can see on the one that’s called “Roadblock”, it looks like there are cops on the roadway and you have to get away from them! Plus, it looks like a prison cell.

“Skylines” looks like a prison near the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco. BT is predicting the prison is inspired by Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary. The prison name according to the Daily Pop is Pelican Rock, and the name itself derives from the name Alcatraz Island, or Island of the Pelicans.

In the “Plate Armor” picture, there’s a little Easter egg – one of the license plates says “PHB 1”! And, since you’re here, you might have realized that that’s the name of this site, the Poptropica Help Blog. That’s so cool that the PHB will actually be referenced in the game!

I’m totally looking forward to this prison-themed island! Comment with your thoughts!

~SW5~

Hall of Fame

The 3rd Hall of Fame Winner: Mighty Burger

Hey everyone! I know it’s been a while since I posted – I’ve been very busy in real life, but now I am ready to relax & play Poptropica, so get ready for more posts in the future 😀 ! Anyway, if you didn’t know, the Creators have been doing a weekly contest called the Poptropica Hall of Fame (rules here). To be eligible for the contest, you have to:

  1. Complete an Island and earn an Island Medallion.
  2. Every time you complete an island during that week and earn a medallion, you get another chance to win. The more wins, the higher your chances!
  3. There is no limit to how many times you can enter.

The Poptropica Hall of Fame contest is being held for 4 weeks with 4 Hall of Fame spots, and the third winner has just been carved into history today in the Poptropica Hall of Fame. The Poptropican lucky enough to etch his name into the Hall of Fame today is… Mighty Burger!

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The Creators say Mighty Burger is a Canadian Poptropican, with 53 Island finishes under his belt. Which is the most islands possible you can finish currently in Poptropica.

mightyBurgerRealityTVHere’s something interesting, though: my good friend Brave Sky found a character on Reality TV Island 2 days ago that she didn’t see before. She took a picture and sent it to me, which I sent to the Creators and they confirmed it was the Hall of Fame winner. If the contest is for a week, then why was he on the island 2 days before the contest for that week was supposed to end?

As with the other winners, he replaces a former NPC: this time, it’s the goth guy who’s gone. Anyway, if you missed out on the first and second Hall of Fame winners, check out Blake’s post on Dangerous Glove, who was the first winner and a guest star on Night Watch Island, and SD’s post on Lazy Pelican, who was the second winner and a guest star on Game Show Island.

Anyway, that’s it for now! I hope you have a great rest of the week, and if you want to a chance to be the 4th and possibly final Hall of Fame winner, make sure to follow the rules above!

~SW5~

PoptropiCon Island, Reviews

Sam’s Personal Review of PoptropiCon Ep.3

(Warning: This review contains spoilers. If you’re looking for the PHB’s PoptropiCon Island Guide, our full written walkthrough with pictures, click here!)

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Hey everyone! Before I start my review, I just want to give a brief explanation for why I haven’t been posting. The reason is because I had so many projects for my Key Club (just recently got elected Treasurer :P). In addition to that, I also went to 2 conventions for Key Club in my state capital. Now that’s over with & the summer is coming, I’ll have a lot more time to post! Anyway, let’s get to the review!

Let me just start by saying that the creators said the episode would release at 2pm EST (which is 1pm CST, 12pm MST, and 11am PST) it released at 1:30pm EST… It set me behind by 30 minutes and pretty much no possible way to get into the Top 10. Unlike Arabian Nights Ep. 2, I found this island very glitchy and hard to play.

Let me give you an example: You know that pink laser shooting down to the ground that never goes up in the Theater? I can glitch through it, and can’t go back on the other side where I came from… so I had to restart the island. This same glitch was also happening in other parts on the island too. There was also other problems I experienced with the island, like:

  1. When I clicked on a something else by accident while the character was talking, it froze.
  2. I moved by accident right when a scene happened (when the characters talk to each other), it glitched out.
  3. The items leaving your inventory when you left an area.
  4. You know at the end of the island where your fighting Omegon and you have to deflect the lasers onto the battery packs on the hands? Well, I didn’t do it in time and the hand squashed me through the floor and I was stuck there… had to restart.

After about 4 hours straight of restarting, I quit on the island for the day and started up again the next day. I ended up finishing the island about 27 hours after the island came out. As I had to keep restarting, I kept a notepad next to me of how many times I restarted & for what reasons.

  • I restarted 14 times…….14 TIMES!
  • 5 of the restarts was because items left my inventory when I left an area & went to another
  • 4 of the restarts was because I glitched through one of the many pink lasers
  • 2 of the restarts was because I was moving while a scene happened
  • 2 of the restarts was because other small little glitches in the dialog & froze
  • 1 when the hand of Omegon (in the boss battle) squashed me through the floor.

As the glitches & restarts kept piling up… I really got a good look at all the story, graphics & soundtrack. The story was great, I loved the concept of finding armor & weapons to defeat Omegon. I also really liked the part in the storyline where the girl in the basement betrayed us, it felt like I was watching a movie when the flick had a crazy plot twist.

The graphics were exceptional when I did get to see them. The graphics of the laser beam deflections were so cool & the effects that were put into the arrow breaking the glass under Omegon’s chair was crazy awesome. The soundtrack was great, as usual, Jeff Heim does his job very well :P.

This island could have been great in my opinion if it wasn’t so glitchy for me. The story was great, but pretty much every SUI island now has a lot of glitches…

If the Creators want good reviews, they need to put in the effort & time into the island instead of working on merchandise or some promotion to earn some money. I understand you have to earn money to make a living, but for the people to keep playing you need to give them a glitch-free island or they will start to go away…

On a scale of 1 to 10, PoptropiCon Ep.3: Reign of Omegon gets….

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What do you think of my score? Do you agree with mine? Let me know in the comments! 😀

~SW5~

Galactic Hot Dogs Island, Poptropica Labs (Land), PoptropiCon Island, Realms

GHD guides, P-Con Ep. 3 postponed & more Realms

Hey everyone! Have you checked out Galactic Hot Dogs Island yet? The Creators just released their official video walkthrough! But if you prefer a written guide, we’ve got one with pictures right here that will help you on your quest. 🙂 You can see the video walkthrough below:

PoptropiCon Ep. 3 postponed

You may or may not have noticed, but the Creators didn’t release PoptropiCon Ep. 3: Reign of Omegon yesterday (Feb. 5) despite what they said earlier in this tweet:

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So, I decided to contact them, and they said that the island will probably come out next month because they are swamped over at Poptropica headquarters.

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I hope they can get the final episode out soon! I want to defeat Omegon!

More remarkable Poptropica Realms creations

Lately, the Creators have been posting a lot of creations made on Poptropica Realms by Poptropicans all over the globe. Check out this or this post for some recent batches. Plus, here are two more remarkably amazing Realms they recently tweeted:

Wow – my favorite is the pirate ship! Anyway, that’s all for now! Tell me in the comments what you think about PoptropiCon Ep. 3 being postponed, and your thoughts on the Realms creations. 🙂

~SW5~

Galactic Hot Dogs Island

Galactic Hot Dogs Island out for members!

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Hey everyone! As you may know, Galactic Hot Dogs Island was supposed to be released to members yesterday (Thursday, January 29th) but Poptropica said they had a browser problem and pushed the release to Friday, January 30th instead. Anyway, it’s out for members now! There is a demo for non-members as well.

Click here for the PHB’s written walkthrough, by Brave Tomato and Blake! 😀

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In the meantime, check out our Behind the Scenes Overview of Galactic Hot Dogs Island, and look forward to a review of GHD coming soon. 🙂 It’s the first full island (meaning no episodes) since about a full year ago, so enjoy!

~SW5~