Free Membership Giveaways

PHB Membership Giveaway: February 2023

Hey Poptropicans! Weโ€™re approaching the end of the month, which means itโ€™s time to announce another lucky Poptropican to win our monthly membership giveaway! ๐ŸŽ

Congratulations,ย Young Rider โ€” your new membership status lets you play various exclusive quests, including Survival Island, Ep. 3: Distress Signal. You’ll also get to enjoy exclusive member gifts and more.

The Poptropica Help Blog hosts a membership giveaway every month, and itโ€™s easy to enter! Just comment on our Free Poptropica Membership page and leave at least two other comments around the PHB within the month to be entered into that monthโ€™s giveaway.

Weโ€™ll announce a winner sometime in the final week of each month. If you donโ€™t win, you can always try again for the next month! Full details ยป

Congrats again to Young Rider! Keep on popping on! ๐Ÿ


Every Poptropica Island Ranked ๐Ÿ—บ

Get ready for a whopping POP down memory lane! ๐Ÿ’ฅ

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 โ€” 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 donโ€™t have toโ€ฆ”

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 โ€” 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!


Candy Crazed, Creators' Blog Guest Posts

Return of the Pop Quizzes and Candy Crazed

Hey Poptropicans, pop in for quizzical and historical craziness! ๐Ÿคฏ๐Ÿญ

This past week, players have noticed an interesting feature popping up upon login: daily questions! It’s reminiscent of the former Pop Quizzes feature from the Flash days, though without cute accompanying illustrations nor a place to show off your answers on your profile.

The “daily questions” don’t seem to show up for everyone or all the time. So far, unlike previous Pop Quizzes, they’ve been preoccupied with pop culture, asking about preferences on social media platforms (TikTok or Instagram?) and TV shows (Wednesday or Stranger Things?). Curiously, these topics beckon towards a demographic of ages 13+, older than Poptropica’s purported audience of pre-teens. ๐Ÿค”

Despite leaning towards older players with the new pop quizzes, however, it seems the gameplay is still gearing towards much younger kids! The Candy Crazed Mini Quest from 2021 has returned to offer credits for replays of the gumdrop-grabbing game. Find it on the map or via Master Huggles on Home Island, and check out our guide here! ๐Ÿญ๐Ÿฌ

Speaking of Home Island, though, there’s still no sign of the Baron’s airship this month. Curiouser and curiouser…

It hasn’t escaped our notice that the Pop Creators have been quieter than usual this month. Only days away from the end of February, we’re finally seeing the month’s first post on the Creators’ Blog โ€” and it’s a guest post, on the heels of a previous one by the same writer.

This time, guest blogger Invisible Ring takes a look back at the original cast of Creators that would post on the official blog. Though there were aliases aplenty, her Field Trip Files focus on a few, analyzing their roles with links to old posts: Vlad the Viking as Photographer, Comic Kid as Cartoonist and Investigator, Binary Bard as Spy… and she’d be remiss not to make a mention of herself โ€” Possible Infiltrator indeed! ๐Ÿ‘€

If you enjoyed this peek into a more personable past, you might also like our Poptropica Creators Database, where we matched up some of the former Pop team’s real identities with their alter egos.

Veteran players everywhere reminisce about the work ethic, experience, and punctuality of this team, talking about the old days of how these ancient masters would run the island world like a well-oiled machine.

Invisible Ring (guest post here)

How ironic to have this shared by the current team, hmm? ๐Ÿ˜œ Yet Ring concludes with hope: “Sensational moments were possible for them, and theyโ€™re possible for us, too.” Let’s hope so!


Guest Posts

Pop Quiz: Which Pop Character Are You? ๐Ÿค”

Hey Poptropicans, this is aย guest postย by Magic Kid.ย Enjoy!

Hey Poptropicans! Itโ€™s Magic Kid with a little pop quiz for you to figure out which Pop character you are most like, based on a few questions. I used common ones, so hopefully you’ll already be familiar with them.

You Wish: Wish there was something real, wish there was something true.

Which Poptropica character are you? Keep track of your answers to the 5 questions below, then scroll down to find out which one matches you!

  1. What would you least prefer to happen to you?
    1. Losing something against your least favorite person ๐Ÿ˜’
    2. Your spaceship being blown up in space ๐ŸŒ 
    3. Your genius plan thwarted by someone smarter than you ๐Ÿง 
    4. A unicorn getting blown up in front of you ๐Ÿฆ„
  1.  How would you like to be described by friends?
    1. The best at what you do ๐Ÿ†
    2. Popular ๐Ÿ˜Ž
    3. Smart ๐Ÿค“
    4. Awesome ๐Ÿฅณ
  1. How would you like to be described by enemies?
    1. The best at what you do ๐Ÿ…
    2. Totally not a pushover ๐Ÿ˜“
    3. Annoying ๐Ÿ™„
    4. I donโ€™t want any enemies! Only friends ๐Ÿฅฐ
  1.  What award would you want to win?
    1. The best at what you do ๐Ÿฅ‡
    2. Most loved ever ๐Ÿฅบ
    3. Awards mean nothing to me ๐Ÿ˜ค
    4. The nicest, most helpful โ˜บ๏ธ

5.ย Whatโ€™s your favorite season?

  1. Summer โ€” season of sports and clear skies ๐ŸŒž
  2. Fall โ€” season of harvests and falling leaves ๐Ÿ
  3. Winter โ€” season of long nights and cold days โ„๏ธ
  4. Spring โ€” season of sunshine and flowers ๐ŸŒผ

Do you have your answers in mind? Okay, good! Tally them up to see which number you have the most. Now match that number with the corresponding character from the list below to see who you’re most like!

  1. The Baron ๐Ÿ’ฏ โ€” You donโ€™t like losing. You want to be really good at what you like doing and are determined. You are confident in your abilities.
  2. Dr. Hare ๐Ÿฅ• โ€” You donโ€™t mind being in the spotlight. You manage to work little and get great rewards. You are lucky and laid-back.
  1. Rumpelstiltskin โ˜ ๏ธ โ€” You like playing games โ€” and winning. You want to be someone that people wonโ€™t forget, even if you’re not around. You also like being the smartest in the room.
  1. Amelia ๐Ÿฆ„ โ€” You are optimistic and want people around you to be happy. You like people saying that you’re nice. Also, unicorns forever!

Thank you for taking this quiz. I hope that you found it fun!

-Magic Kid, over and out โœจ

Hope you enjoyed thisย guest postย by Magic Kid. If you did, you might also enjoy Poptropica’s “Good or Evil” pop quiz, or our archive of pop quizzes from the former in-game feature.

The Poptropica Help Blog welcomes interesting Poptropica insights from anyone in the Poptropica community with thoughts to share. Interested in writing for the PHB? Weโ€™d love to hear from you!

Fan Art Features, Social Media

Hoppy Poppy Valentine’s! ๐Ÿ’–๐Ÿฐ

Hoppy Valentine’s season, Poptropicans! Somebunny has been sharing a series of Pop-themed little love notes โ€” maybe there’s one for you.

On Instagram, the Pop Creators posted several Valentine’s cards, many of which we’ve seen before, though there are a couple new ones in the mix featuring Bastet from Jade Scarab Island and the Red Baron. Love!

Speaking of the Baron, though, there’s still no sight of the sky pirate or their red airship on Home Island, and we’re now midway through the month. Comments about who the costume contest winner might be continue to go unanswered on the Creators’ Blog. ๐Ÿค” Hmmm….

While we wait for updates to the actual game, at least we’re seeing some love on socials! ๐Ÿ’• Check out the latest fan art featured on Poptropica’s Instagram stories, where devotion and daring are in the air:

Have a lovely day, and see you in the next one!