Creators' Blog Guest Posts, Goofball Island, New Islands

Pop drop: Goofball Island is here! πŸ€ͺπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ

It’s playtime, Poptropicans: Goofball Island is here and available to all players! Head to the map to get started on this wild ride.

Looking for a little help in this adventure? Check out our Goofball Island Guide with pictures, trivia, and more! πŸ₯³πŸ₯Έ

Get ready for a wacky world of contrasts, exploration, musical madness, colorful characters, and weird twists. We won’t spoil too much here, but you’re welcome to discuss your thoughts in the comments here, on our guide, or on the PHC. Plus, stay tuned for the PHB’s review!


In other news, Poptropica has two contests underway: November’s costume design contest (ending this Friday, Nov 19) and the Goofy Clubhouse Challenge (ending Monday, Nov 22) in honor of the new island. To participate, you can use their submissions page.

The Creators’ Blog also has a new guest post from Invisible Ring, comparing the two Dream Islands that came before Goofball: Arabian Nights (2014) and Fairytale (2021). In her commentary, she highlights their similarity in drawing inspiration from classic legends, as well as a few differences, such as genre, platform, and even medallion designs.

Which fan-imagined Dream Island is your favorite? What did you think of the latest one? Share your thoughts and get your goof on! πŸ€ͺπŸ•΅οΈβ€β™€οΈ

~🐠

Mission Atlantis Island, New Islands

Mission for members at Atlantis πŸŒŠπŸ™

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! πŸŒŠπŸ™

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…)

While only members get to play on Haxe to the max, non-members and members alike can still enjoy tons of aquatic attire over at Adventure Outfitters. Just keep swimming β€” perhaps your time will come!

~🐠

Fairy Tale Island, New Islands

Fairytale Island: a fantasy no more! πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈ

Once upon a time in December 2020, Fairytale Island was announced as the first winner of the Dream Island Contest. (Congratulations to Perfect Crab once again on their literal dream coming true!) πŸ§šβ€β™€οΈβœ¨

After just four months of sneak peeks and waiting, the island is finally here for all players (not just members) and the tale is ready to be told!

If you’re eager to play and need help on the way, our Fairytale Island Guide will be updated very shortly, ready to assist you on your magical journey β€” so look out for that. UPDATE: The guide is complete!

So what do you think of this new release? Share your opinions in the comments, and look out for a review from the PHB too! Thanks for reading and we’ll meet again at the happily ever after.

– LJ πŸ€

And now, we wait for Goofball Island

New Islands

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 counterΒ 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!

β€”Gentle Dolphin🐬

New Islands, Reality TV: Wild Safari Island

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 2010β€”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 β€” 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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