Compare and Contrast: Snagglemast vs Hub Island

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Snaggled by this new island? Check out our Snagglemast Island Guide.

Hey, everyone! Poptropica has been giving us new islands to play this summer. We already went over Reality TV: Wild Safari in extensive detail, and now it’s time to take a look at the newest tutorial island: Snagglemast Island!

The strangest thing about Snagglemast Island (aside from the fact that it replaced Monkey Wrench Island) is that it borrows a lot of elements from the first tutorial island, Hub Island. However, Snagglemast Island did make some interesting changes to differentiate itself from the original. Here are some of the most notable changes.

The first major difference can be found in the collectibles. In Hub Island, you had to collect eight medallion shards. In Snagglemast, however, you need to collect eight mega coins (which add up to 250 credits). A few mega coins can be found in the same places some shards were found, such as the diving board.

To keep track of how many mega coins you need to find, just look at your trusty coin counter in the top-left corner of your screen.

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Aside from shards, a wrench could also be collected on Hub Island. However, it has been replaced by a mega coin (pictured below) on Snagglemast Island.

A minor change I’d like to mention is the fact that there was a small tree branch that was removed from the second scene, leaving an empty hole in the side.

The second major difference between the two islands is their casts of characters. Hub Island had only two characters: Amelia and an unnamed male pilot. In Snagglemast Island, the male pilot was removed, so Amelia took his place at the beginning and end of the island.

She isn’t the only character on the island, though. You’ll also get to meet various Poptropicans and animals along your mini adventure. Some characters stand in different places on the island while others occasionally run past you, presumably adventurers also in pursuit of coins. Here are some of the interesting folks you will meet on Snagglemast Island:

The biggest (and saddest) difference is the fact that Snagglemast Island has no medallion! Collecting the shards in Hub Island served the purpose of creating a whole medallion, but collecting the mega coins in Snagglemast Island just gives you credits. Getting more credits is nice, but earning a medallion at the end of an island is a Poptropica thing. Even Jim Probably on Reality TV: Wild Safari pointed this out!

Those were some of the more interesting things we spotted in this new tutorial. What did you think of these differences? In your opinion, is Snagglemast Island better or worse than Hub Island? Share your thoughts in the comments below!

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

—Gentle Dolphin🐬

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Reality TV: Wild Safari Island just released

Hey Poptropicans! BIG news…

The new island is here, and it’s called Reality TV: Wild Safari! Yes, there are similarities with the original Reality TV Island released in 2010—but it’s also its own island in other ways. We’ll cover more in a future review post.

It’s no blimp, but I guess I could live with this helicopter spin palace.

Right now, you won’t find RTV 2 on the island map, but it’s completely playable on CoolMathGames.com. You don’t even need a membership to play!

Promo screens on Poptropica and on social media are calling it a “preview,” suggesting there’s more to come — but as far as we can tell, the whole island is already on CoolMathGames. After all, you even get an island medallion at the end. Suppose we’ll find out when the island releases on Poptropica!

This spin-off island is a quick one, and here on the PHB, our Reality TV: Wild Safari Island Guide is already ready for your perusal. If anything, there is some interesting trivia to uncover about some of this island’s inhabitants!

Check out Reality TV: Wild Safari Island on CoolMathGames.com and let us know what you think in the comments!

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New island and member gifts premiering this July

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Hey, Poptropicans! This is Gentle Dolphin here with the latest Poptropica news!

Last week, the Creators announced that a new island is on its way, and now they decided to share two more behind-the-scenes drawings on Instagram.

The first picture shows three primates holding various objects: a monkey with a microphone, a chimp with a camera, and an orangutan with a drum stick. The second photo shows two Poptropicans who seem to be part of a film crew, since they have a microphone and a camera (which look similar to the ones owned by the primates from the first picture).

Fans on Instagram are already speculating what this new island will be about; some notable theories include wildlife documentaries and animal transformations. A couple people have joked about this island possibly being a sequel to a previous island, proposing titles such as “Monkey Wrench 2: Electric Boogaloo” and “Back Lot Island 2: Monkey Business”. Funny thing is, they may not be far off with the sequel idea…

Poptropica glitcher idk dug into some files and found that the island is looking like it will be a second season of Reality TV Island.

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It’d be pretty cool to see a follow-up to another classic island (Greek Sea Odyssey, anyone?), but we’d certainly appreciate the Creators putting old school islands (including Reality TV Island) back on the maps of newer players. (If you aren’t able to access older islands like RTV, try updating Flash and/or playing on a different web browser or computer.)

Blue Tooth also took to Instagram to answer a couple questions regarding the island’s release. In a post about the Poptropica app, she answered a fan’s question by stating that the island will be released on desktop and mobile at the same time. Also, in a post about membership, she mentioned that the island will be coming later this month! 


Speaking of membership, July’s member gifts are making a splash with some beach-themed items: a unicorn floatie, a surfer outfit, and a shark hat. Active members will automatically receive these gifts any time they log in during the month of July, so act fast!

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July is looking to be a great month for members. Not only do members get exclusive monthly member gifts, but they also get early access to brand new islands! If you’re interested in getting these cool perks and more, look into purchasing a membership.

That’s all for now! What do you think this upcoming island will be about? What do you think of these member gifts? Leave your thoughts in the comments below! Stay tuned to the Poptropica Help Blog for more Pop news, and be on the lookout for upcoming events here on the PHB. 😉

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

—Gentle Dolphin🐬

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Running to a new island this summer

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Hey, Poptropicans!

A few weeks ago, Blue Tooth wrote a cryptic post that hinted at the possibility of an upcoming island. We waited with bated breath for any news about a potential new island. Now, Poptropica has just confirmed what we’ve been hoping for: A new island will be released this summer!!!

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DEETS SOON #gethype #poptropica

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As of this point, we don’t know what this island will be about. All we have to go off of is this cheetah run cycle. In their post over on the Creator’s Blog, you’ll also find a photo containing references for this speedy cat. It’s super cool seeing these drawings come to life through the power of animation!

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So far, fan feedback has been super positive. Many fans have been itching to go on a new adventure after what seems like forever. Soon, we’ll be able to travel to a new world and experience an original story, just like the good old days!

So, will the new island be on Poptropica Worlds or Original? Instagram user djf1107 posed the question, and the Creators confirmed with “Pop babeeyyy”: the island will be released on Poptropica Original.

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Although it’s nice to see a new island on Pop Original, it’s pretty sad to hear that Pop Worlds isn’t being updated after all this time. This bittersweet statement opens a lot of questions regarding the future of Pop Worlds. Only time will tell what happens to it…

Anyway, are you excited for this upcoming island? What do you think it will be about? Share your thoughts in the comments below! We’ll be on the lookout for any new information about this mystery island, so stay tuned!

Thank you for reading, and have a good day!

—Gentle Dolphin🐬

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On the horizon: a new island?

Hey, Poptropicans! What have we here?

Blue Tooth just posted a picture of herself on the Poptropica blimp, scanning the skies with binoculars in hand. Her words are few, but just enough to hint at a possibility we’ve all been waiting for: a new island??

The Instagram version of Poptropica’s post includes another clue: the caption, “What’s on the horizon??” is followed by an emoji of an island. 🏝 And already, Poptropicans are commenting on the post hoping for just that.

It’s been a long time since Poptropica has seen a new island—the last one was Greek Sea Odyssey on Poptropica Worlds, which was released in February 2018, more than a year ago. The wait for a new island has never been longer, and Poptropicans are still holding onto the hope of another island adventure, just like old times. Could it finally be happening?

What do you think is on the horizon for the summer? What would you like to see on a new Poptropica island? Sound off in the comments, and as always, stay popping, Poptropicans!

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An Odyssey Awaits!

Hiya, Silver Wolf here with news about a new island on Poptropica Worlds!

Only a day ago, Brave Tomato posted a trailer for an upcoming island, Greek Sea Odyssey, and it’s already here! It came out on mobile that same day, but now it’s available on both the app and browser, so you can play at home or on the go.

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Right now it’s in early access for members only, so if you don’t have a membership you’ll have to wait a little longer to play.

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So what is Greek Sea Odyssey about? Well, when you drop off the blimp, the first person you meet is Georgios, who explains that people are trying to build a city ruled by its citizens (or a democracy, as your Poptropican points out), but Zeus, ruler of all the Greek gods, keeps interfering. That’s not that unexpected; I mean, Zeus wants to rule all of Poptropica, after all.

The island seems to be a continuation of Mythology Island on Poptropica Original, with all the gods having left Olympus except for Zeus. Athena asks for your help to overthrow him, but in order to do so, you need to — guess what — go on an odyssey across the sea and gather sacred artifacts. Will you topple the great god of Zeus, or will you fall to his wrath? And what do these sacred artifacts include?

I don’t want to go too much into detail because of spoilers, but if you really are dying to find out what happens or need help on a section of the island, you can check out our island guide. 😉

Update: There are also Greek Sea Odyssey costumes in the store, including two members only costumes and two costumes for everyone.

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From left to right, we have: a generic Greek female costume, the queen Hera, a skeleton, and emo Icarus—my personal favorite character. It’s pretty cool that you can be actual Greek Sea Odyssey characters, and that there’s something for everyone!

What do you think of this island concept? Is it too similar to the classic Mythology Island or do you like the idea of a sort of sequel? And which costumes do you like? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!

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New Pop Worlds Adventure Trailer! — A storm is coming…

Hey guys, my name is Brave Tomato, and I have arisen from the dead yet again to bring you some very exciting news: for the first time in 4 months (7 months if you’re counting solely full islands), a new adventure on Poptropica Worlds is ahead of us.

Guess what, everyone? As the title says: a storm is coming. The trailer for this new adventure had just dropped, so Poptropicans all around the world, brace yourselves, for Greek Sea Odyssey.

Now, from all two of the preview images that we had gotten so far, we knew that a form of Mythology Island was coming, but it was up in the air as to what form it would be in. The trailer, and its YouTube description, seems to imply that this is an entirely new storyline to possibly conclude Zeus’s now three-island arc. Then again, I could be wrong on that assumption. Speaking of the description, here it is!

Set sail on the newest adventure in Poptropica Worlds: Greek Sea Odyssey! Travel through Ancient Greece and beyond in search of the items that will allow you to topple Zeus once and for all!

If I have to guess how this island is going to go beyond “oh no, Zeus is wreaking havoc“, this island seems to be focusing more on a traveling direction, on dare I say, an odyssey. I have a feeling that there will be a series of lands with challenges, each relating to an item that will help in your battle against Zeus. This would likely therefore have somewhat of a Skullduggery Island kind of feel to it, and since one of the most famous stories from Greek Mythology is Homer’s The Odyssey, it would make perfect sense.

Then again, this could also be simply a fresh coat of paint on the story we already know from Mythology Island. Only time will tell on which direction this will go.

As a side note, Zeus has gotten a bit of a design revamp. Alongside his new wardrobe, he’s also looking more disheveled than before:

Whether this is a simple redesigning choice or this appearance was a consequence of being locked up in a sleep chamber for 5 years, this… will take some getting used to for me.

There’s no release date yet, so the most we can do is sit back and see what happens! I know that I’m excited—after all, Mythology Island was my favorite Island.

Where do you think this will go? Are you excited to finally get something out of the Creators? What about dealing with Zeus… yet again? Make sure to keep posted to the Poptropica Help Blog for more updates, and don’t be afraid to comment!

BT out!