Hey Poptropicans, new Pop drop: Mission Atlantis Island is now out for members on Haxe! Just the first episode, though.
Head on over to the map to play Episode 1: Into the Deep (or click “restart” if you’ve played it before). It’s just like the classic island first released in 2014: your mission to document rare sea creatures turns into something much bigger with a grand discovery under the sea! 🌊🏙
Still no word yet on when this Atlantic adventure on Haxe will be available to all, but remember, you can also play all three episodes over on the Poptropica app, which, by the way, is free.
If you don’t have the deep end quite figured out, hang onto our Mission Atlantis Island Guide and kick it with us at the shallow end of the pool!
Water you waiting for? (A membership, perhaps? Fair enough…)
Happy November, Poptropicans! Dive in for the latest store update, member gifts, and island hype. We’re going under the sea!
Adventure Outfitters is ready for the upcoming return of Mission Atlantis, with the store importing plenty of fresh ‘fits from the deep sea. All players can enjoy the Scuba Adventure (250 credits), Puffer Fish (200), and over on the statuette by Amelia, the Cuttlefish Head Rider (100). On the two sides of the shop floor, we also have the Fish Out of Water and Dolphin followers (100 each). 🤿🐠🐡
Plus, take your clubhouse under the sea with new Jellyfish, Grey Shark, and Clownfish decorations (100 each). And for the sweater weather, try on the Snug Vibes and Pumpkin Smash costumes (250 each)! 🍂🧣
It’s great to see so many items for non-members! Still, the more privileged among us need not be as salty as seawater. A new set of monthly member gifts are here, with a Paper Prowler animal mask, Purr Paper Pal follower, and Pup Paper Pal follower! 🎁🐶
The hype for Mission Atlantis isn’t just coming from Amelia — it’s also on Poptropica’s social media. On Twitter and Instagram, they announced that this classic island would be coming to Haxe “any day now.” By the sound of it, that could mean sometime this week!
That’s all for now! Enjoy the Atlantis artifacts from Amelia’s store, and if you’re a member, look forward to the next mission coming up on Haxe.
Sadly, they’re not just krilling us with the puns, but also with the news that this returning adventure will be for members only, unlike before. It’s still unclear whether we’ll be seeing the full island or just an episode, as other episodic islands on Haxe so far have only been released with Episode 1. Whatever the case, though, it’s coming soon — how soon? Again, the water’s murky on this one.
Hey Poptropicans, a classic island is making a comeback!
Poptropica recently dropped a new YouTube video offering a quick glimpse at something to come. It’s got bubbles and submarine pods — can you guess what it is? (Oops, the title of this post gave it away.)
Mission Atlantis originally released in 2014 and had three episodes, all of which disappeared in the transition to Haxe in 2020. (You can still play it on the Poptropica app, though.) In this island, players discover something amazing at the bottom of the sea… if only you can get inside and figure out how it works.
While Mission Atlantis may not have been as popular as other past islands, it’s nevertheless exciting to see that we’re getting closer to another classic returning to the Poptropica map! 🏝
Although the Haxe map currently contains only the first episode for other episodic adventures like Survival and Arabian Nights, we’re hoping that the rest of the story eventually comes along, too. And while we wait, join us in jamming to “Backspace,” our anthem for the old islands!
Also on the Creators’ Blog is another video from guest writer Invisible Ring, who picks up from her last post where she spotlighted Perfect Sky, a Poptropica fan movie creator on YouTube who is no longer active. This time, Ring shares how Poptropicans have been hoping for someone to continue Sky’s legacy, and how she could be that person.
So, inspired by Perfect Sky, Invisible Ring announces that she’s working on a “full-length movie,” and drops a trailer for her upcoming creation. “Poptropica: Battle Morale” tells the story of one little girl standing up to the winds of change in the Poptropica universe. Where others are pessimistic on Pop’s future, she’s optimistic, refusing to let naysayers have the final word. Watch it here:
The world of Poptropica could certainly use more hope, and “Poptropica: Battle Morale” might just be able to offer that light to the fandom. Best of luck on the movie, Ring!
Across the fandom, other stories are being told in still yet spectacular pictures. Just take a look at the latest fan art of haunting characters and places on Poptropica’s Instagram stories!
That’s a wrap for this update. Are you hyped for the return of Mission Atlantis? What about the upcoming fan-made movie? Have you started putting together your outfit for our Halloween costume contest? (It was retweeted by the Pop Creators!) Let us know what’s popping with you!
Lucky Joker here with a shortened review of Mission Atlantis Ep. 2: Fortress of the Deep. For a full review of the entire island, check out our earlier Mission Atlantis Review!
Although this island came out a few years ago, it’s nice to remember that Poptropica has built up a big collection of islands we can re-play to our heart’s content, and this is just one of many. So let’s dive in!
As the second installment of the Mission Atlantis series, this episode has a lot to accomplish — primarily to top the previous episode as well as getting players hooked. While this alien-based story develops, players need to embrace this new atmosphere to appreciate the rest of the game. That said, did it achieve its goal, or did it sink far beyond return?
The episode starts off where the last one ended – you’ve discovered an other-worldly sunken ship, and your job is to investigate. One of the many things they nailed in this episode is the atmosphere. It differs drastically from the previous episode, implementing an eerie edge. This edge keeps you on guard, especially when you find the shark area. The scenery is truly captivating and works well with the mysterious tone.
Compared to many of Poptropica’s best islands, the story is fairly substandard. The feeling of loneliness didn’t quite work as well here as it did in Steamworks Island. Encountering some underwater civilians, or having a goal other than opening the circular door would have made the story a lot more interesting.
However, compared to Into the Deep (Episode 1), Episode 2 does leave you asking more questions like “What’s up with those glyphs?”, and “What’s inside the ship?” Unanswered questions are a good thing, in my opinion, especially in an episodic adventure. Near the end, Fortress of the Deep leaves quite the cliffhanger: your player is somehow sucked into the ship! Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Maybe a little bit of both…
Overall, I’d give this episode 3.5/5 stars. The soundtrack was nice, the story was okay, and most importantly, it did its job — making us curious about what is going to happen next.
That about wraps up this quick review! What did you think of Fortress of the Deep? Let me know! Thanks for reading, I’ll talk to you soon.