Islands of the Month, Mystery of the Map Island, Nabooti (CYOA) Island

May We Bring *Fourth* the IOTM…

Hello, everyone! May the 4th be with you!

The last of the April showers have brought in… May showers?? Well at least it’s also raining in two new Islands of the Month, now playable for extra credits. This month’s featured islands are… Mystery of the Map Island and Nabooti Island!

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Mystery of the Map Island

Mystery of the Map makes its second appearance as an IOTM, honoring the recent release of Poptropica: The Secret Society, book 3 of the Poptropica graphic novel series. Fun fact: MOTM Island was one of the first IOTMs back in September. Also, if you haven’t read the book yet, you totally should – it’s even been a New York Times bestseller!

Captain Crawfish has made a video walkthrough for the island, if you’d like to use it:

If you’d prefer to use a written guide, however, we’ve got one right here on the PHB.

Nabooti Island

Yep, that’s right – Nabooti won the recent IOTM poll on the Creators’ Blog with about two-thirds of the votes! This is especially great news for non-members, because although Nabooti is usually members only (as of July 2015), for this month of May, it will be open to everyone!

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Captain Crawfish is currently making a video walkthrough for the island, and it’ll be uploaded soon. The official video walkthrough is now here! Plus, the PHB’s written guide has got you covered as well, if you prefer words and pictures.

Remember, first-time finishers will receive 500 credits and re-players will earn 300 credits, so make sure to take advantage of the credit boost while you can!

And, as per the tradition, stay tuned for some behind-the-scenes sketches of the making of these two islands later this month!

Also, remember Skinny Moon’s Worlds-ified avatar from yesterday’s post? Well, over on Tumblr, she’s included the full version of the picture! Check out the green socks:

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Alright, that’s all for now. May the Force be with you, Poptropicans.

–Lucky Joker

Creators, Mystery of the Map Island, Virus Hunter Island

International Virus-Hunting & Pirate-Talking Day

Ahoy ye scallywags!

Today, September 19th, be International Talk Like a Pirate Day, and as is appropriate, today we be talking about our favorite pirate, Captain Crawfish!

As promised, he released his video walkthrough for Virus Hunter Island, one of this month’s ITOM! (Only took him three years. And keeping in line with the rule of threes, the video was actually released three days ago, but they only made a blog post now. Kind of like us… 😅)

Remember, any player who completes Virus Hunter or Mystery of the Map this month will receive extra credits – even those who already finished it! (I like to believe this is my doing, of course.)

Also Snapshot September has come to a close – Slip said he was going to post the results yesterday, but unfortunately he was too busy. They’ll be up soon though, we promise!

Keep a weather eye on the horizon,

☠ Ylime ☠

Islands of the Month, Mystery of the Map Island, Virus Hunter Island

An Iota of IOTM

Hello readers!

UPDATE: Poptropica has updated its post to say that old-timers will also be rewarded as well – the first time you complete an Island you’ve already finished, you’ll get a 100 credit bonus. Also,  those of you who have already completed the IOTM – you’ll get a 300 credit bonus the first time you complete it again!

While I’m struggling with composite functions, there’s big news in Poptropica: they increased the credit count for completing islands (again)! They’ve doubled it from 150 to 300! (I swear, things always get easier for the younger generation, doesn’t it?)

In addition, every month, the creators are going to feature two Islands of the Month, which will award 500 credits… to first-time finishers. Come on creators, throw us old-timers a bone!

This month’s IOTM (Islands of the Month) are Mystery of the Map (guide here) and Virus Hunter (guide here), for anyone who wants to try to get some extra credits. The Creators also leave us with this promise: “We’ll also be doing some cool stuff for the Islands of the Month here on the (Creators’) blog and on Poptropica’s social media, so stay tuned…”

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In addition to this news, the PHB got a shout-out in the very same post! Check it out:

You also might want to explore one of our amazing fan blogs, the Poptropica Help Blog. They have their own Island Guides — one for every Island! We haven’t watched all the videos or read through all the walkthroughs, but we know lots of Poptropica players turn to the PHB for help — so you might want to check them out!

We appreciate the praise creators. We think your walkthroughs are pretty great too… the ones you’ve released, at least.

See you guys later,

Ylimegirl

Game Show Island, Merchandise, Mystery of the Map Island, Social Media, Zomberry Island

A Story of Sharks, Zombies, and Robots

Hello readers!

I guess that’s my tagline now… could be better I guess. Oh well.

Anyways, while the Tribal Tournament is in full swing (go Seraphim!) the Poptropica Creators have been using the new feature Instagram Stories (which is definitely not Snapchat in any way shape or form). Check them out below! (Credit to Cool Octopus!)

So we have a Zomberry Island poster, the back of a Poptropica toy, the host of “Scaredy Pants”, a Zomberry, a screenshot of a video showing off the Mystery of the Map book in different languages, and the 3″ Shark Surfer and the Booga Shaman toys.

Basically, just keep an eye out on the Poptropica Creators’ Snapch-I mean, Instagram Stories, in order to see neat pictures from around Poptropica HQ!

That’s all for now. Don’t forget to support your tribe in the showdown, and while I would say join Seraphim if you haven’t chosen a tribe yet… I feel kind of bad for Andrew at the moment. The Nightcrawlers really, really, really need the help.

See ya in the next post,

Ylimegirl

Blast from the Past, Daily Pop-In, Escape from Pelican Rock Island, Galactic Hot Dogs Island, Hall of Fame, Home Island, Mystery of the Map Island, PHB Specials, PoptropiCon Island, Timmy Failure Island

2015 Rewind: Islands, Events, and More!

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Hey guys, Slip here.

Wow, another year has already passed. 2015 is coming to an end, and what better way to bring it to a close than to reflect and look back to all that’s happened this year?

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2015, for Poptropica, is one of its awesome years. They reached a lot of milestones and new developments that made our game experience better than ever. This post is divided into three parts: the islands, the Poptropica milestones, and the PHB events.

Islands & Episodes

In 2015, we had a total of 4 new islands and 2 new episodes! From the forty thieves to space pirates to robot rulers, there was a lot for Poptropica adventurers to experience this year. Let’s take a look!

Arabian Nights Episode 2: Lair of Thieves

Poptropica started the year with releasing the second episode of Arabian Nightsone of the best episodic adventures we’ve had. It was definitely challenging, heart-stopping, and mysterious all at the same time. In this episode, everything was well done, making for an enjoyable experience. (You can check out our review here!)

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Galactic Hot Dogs Island

Poptropica also launched a brand new sponsored island early on in the year: Galactic Hot Dogs. To be honest, Galactic Hot Dogs Island is one of Poptropica’s easiest islands, and its lack of challenge plus its being a sponsored island with a very contrasting art style made it rather unlikeable for many Poptropicans (in fact, it was voted Worst Poptropica Island in the PHB’s Poppies event!). Still, Poptropica brought a new island with a distinct story and a light challenge to all.

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PoptropiCon Episode 3: Reign of Omegon

After releasing Galactic Hot Dogs to everyone, PoptropiCon’s concluding episode followed next. Now this was one amazing episode. Everything worked out well and Omegon played effectively as the story’s antagonist. I believe Poptropica made sure that this island would be remarkable; it definitely was one of the better ones and even inspired our April Fool’s prank this year!

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Mystery of the Map Island

In May, a new island dawned on Poptropica. Based on the Poptropica graphic novel, you could say this island is a hybrid of both original and sponsored island. I enjoyed how our player is added to the plot. The downside was that the graphic novel had already been released, which meant everyone was already aware of what was going to happen. Still, the island was cool to play, and the design was well made. (Read our review of this island here!)

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Arabian Nights Episode 3: Careful What You Wish For

Wishes do come true, as the ending of Arabian Nights showed us. I would consider this episode one of Poptropica’s finest works. Poptropica made everything top-notch in this episode — the story, the characters, the gameplay and even the design were all so amazing! Plus, Samhal the comedic genie gave us a lot of laughs along the way! (Read the PHB’s review here!)

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Timmy Failure Island

This island isn’t a complete failure; it’s actually greater than expected! Sponsored islands have a down-factor since they aren’t an original Poptropica story, but this island defied the paradigms of the sponsored islands! From its wacky characters to its hilarious whodunit storyline, this island didn’t fail to meet our expectations. As far as sponsored islands go, this is one of the best. As a plus, it even came with a weekly giveaway(Check out our review here!)

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Escape From Pelican Rock Island

We’ve been through a lot of prisons in Poptropica. Most of the time, prison security was a joke. Not so with Pelican Rock Prison! The year ended wonderfully with this island, which brought on a unique storyline with fantastic designs, particularly of the individual characters. Poptropica clearly worked hard on this island, and I believe this is the best island of 2015. 😛 (Catch the PHB’s review over here!)

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That brings us to the next part: Poptropica’s milestones of 2015!

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PHB Events

Look back through the parties, events, milestones, and even fan art contests! Here’s a slideshow of various PHB events we’ve had through the year:

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This year was a big year for other reasons – namely a stronger reunion of the PHN.

UiPE bringing back a weekly series really helped out with inspiring the community again like Poptropican Portraits did once. Last year, HP reflected that he wanted the community to be more community centered, and in the past year we have gotten a lot of awesome community help. Trusty Biker helped out with the PHN website, Ylimegirl did a load of work on the Poptropica Wiki, and remember the fan art contests UiPE and HPuterpop held?

The Poppies was an awesome awards show – we really enjoyed seeing what you guys, the community, collectively preferred. We’re excited for next year!

We also joined forces with We-Love-Poptropica on deviantArt, the biggest Poptropica fan art community, fulfilling our goal to focus on the arts. Plus, starting in July, we picked up our Magazine series again, this time publishing The POPCORN in PDFs.

Here’s a timeline of some of our major events, too!

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Wow, a lot of things have come down in one year and things have gone so fast. Time really flies when you’re having fun, eh? It’s really a great time to reflect and ponder all of the things we’ve done this year.

Looking forward to the new year, here are a couple of our next aspirations:

  • A better glitch community. Free for all! (And more on the way!)
  • More active viewers – PHB lurkers, start commenting more on our posts! That’s the only way we can improve. 😀

Here at the PHB, it’s our privilege to bring you the best Poptropica news as we can. Hope y’all enjoyed this year-end recap! 2016 is going to be an awesome year!

🎇 Happy New Year, Poptropicans! 🎇

~from the Poptropica Help Blog ❤

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