Game Show Island

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Welcome to a future where robots rule. Building computers to compete on TV game shows seemed like a funny idea – until the machines wanted more. Now, after years of robotic dominance, Poptropica needs a savior. Are you clever enough to beat the robots at their own games, and restore the dignity of all Poptropicans?

Game Show Island


These pictures are collected in your Poptropica photo album in the profile section. Click to enlarge.


  • Game Show Island is Poptropica’s 22nd island. The countdown timer started on October 18, 2011, and it was released for members on October 27 for members with a demo for non-members. It opened for all on November 22, 2011.
  • Holmes may be a reference to Sherlock Holmes, a famous fictional detective created by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. However, the actual machine may be inspired by Watson, a computer who won first place on the real-world game show Jeopardy. Sherlock Holmes’s partner is also named Watson.
  • Common room: Robo-Bling Boutique
  • Many of the game shows on this island are based on actual game shows: Scaredy Pants is based on Fear Factor, Spin for Riches is based on Wheel of Fortune, Kerplunk is based on Wipeout, and Brainiacs is based on Jeopardy.
  • In Miami, there’s a helicopter made by Roflcopter Inc. – a reference to the internet slang term ROFLcopter.
  • The Nickel you get says “In Holmes We Trust,” referring to the real American nickel with the phrase “In God We Trust.” Holmes is the computer who’s trying to take over the humans in the quest.
  • The robots on this island are not customizable.
  • The binary code found on the recycle billboard outside the factory translates to “robot”.
  • The Spin for Riches game show contains many pop culture references such as: the disco song Saturday Night Fever, Darth Vader, Garfield being the name of a cat and president, Lady Gaga, the “sweet” life of Zack and Cody, Michael Jackson/Neil Armstrong’s moonwalk, Chuck Norris, Phineas (“no one can call him a blockhead” – because his head is a triangle), the Beatles, and Calvin & Hobbes (Spaceman Spiff’s alter ego).
  • After you win the fourth game show, the television will say that “Holmes has declared Threat Level Midnight” – a reference to the TV show The Office (Season 7, Episode 17).
  • You can play on the pool table in Club Nouveau Riche. It’s just for fun, but see what high score you can get!
  • In the museum, the famous paintings American Gothic (by Grant Wood) and Whistler’s Mother (by James McNeill Whistler) are replaced with robot heads. There is also a robot parody of The Thinker, a sculpture by Auguste Rodin.
  • The robot who throws the prizes out of the window in Miami is named Ventana (Spanish for window).
  • At the end of the video in the museum, you can see the silhouettes of Crusher, Dr. Hare, Betty Jetty, Ned Noodlehead, Director D, Binary Bard, and Mordred.
  • Right after you upload the code into Holmes’s mainframe, just before he reverts back to his friendly self, Holmes says “Mary had a Little Lamb” – referring to the popular nursery rhyme.
  • The preview game Money Ladder was released on September 29, 2011. Members could call on three experts to help them with the trivia questions. There were 12 total questions, separated in 3 rounds with 4 questions each. Some questions were about Poptropica; others were about general knowledge. If you make it to the top of the Money Ladder (by answering all 12 questions correctly), the prizes were a Robot Costume, Robot Dance special move, and Binary Rain power.

Video Guide

For a written walkthrough with pictures, click on Guide at the top of this page.

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97 thoughts on “Game Show Island

  1. Slanted Fish says:

    Welcome to a future where robots rule. Building computers to compete on TV game shows seemed like a funny idea – until the machines wanted more. Now, after years of robotic dominance, Poptropica needs a savior. Are you clever enough to beat the robots at their own games, and restore the dignity of all Poptropicans?

    Discuss Game Show Island here! 😀

      • Angela says:

        it’s probably because you already moved the platforms on the previous one then it will drop whichever side you tilted it to

    • Shaggy Tornado says:

      Yes, Mystery Train IS a new island. Game Show Island was just announced, because it was already released for members. 😉

      So excited for both islands to release! 😀

      • Invisible Fire says:

        is it true that if you odnt access your account in 3 months it will be deleted ………. my use:Invisible Fire look at my character

    • hannah says:

      yeah it WAS a new island. when game show came out it became old. Jeff Kinney has so many ideas he puts them all out out at once!

  2. Bony Raptor says:

    My personal opinion is that Game Show island is NOT the same as the legendary island. I personally don’t think Game Shows fit into an ‘epic’ category. I think the next island will be the legendary one, with a half cybotic boss. (the blue skin enemy that appeared in the Daily Pop a long time ago.)

  3. Joel brewer says:

    The real legend is coming thing is…LEGENDARY SWORDS!!! Sorry if you thought it was game show island.(Legendary Swords was announced on Sept. 29 2011.)

    • matthewergc2014 says:

      You don’t need to. Instead you go to the factory. Use the crane buttons to go up and down. Once you get to the top, use the toolkit on the master power thingie. Unscrew the bolts and turn on the power to the factory. You will get a fan. Use it on the person who says they are too hot or whatever.

    • fhjhduhfdhudguidsygvr says:

      you go to the factory and use the crane to go up .go all the way up until you find a roof.go to the right and use the tool kit and fix the machine.then talk to everyone in the factory and someone will give you a fan so there is really no air conditiner

    • katie says:

      Okay this will take awaly okay so you need the heat vison googles put them on in the pup {funney name} and you can move them around he’s near the place with the pic of the robot. Hope you have the tool box because you’ll need it he will try to stop you!

  4. Prickly Dolphin says:

    I know when Game Show Island will come out for non-members. It will come out on November 22. I know that cause I read the poptropica news on poptropica secrets.

  5. Prickly Dolphin says:

    I have a guide for Game Show Island (but I don’t have the whole one, this is short and more will come, I posted this on Poptropica
    Ok go to Game Show Island. Go to the museum and watch the video. After watching the video, go talk to that guy with the box clothes. Talk to him.

    Go to the factory and go inside. Go left and talk to the guys. Then climb the rope. Then after you go up, go right and jump and jump. You should see a crane. Press the down button and a little more. Now jump on the crane and press the up button. Keep going up. After you are up, jump to the left. You should see more buttons.

    Go walk to the left some more. Click on the computer. A thing will open. WOW!!!!! Now go over and jump the crane and go up. After you are up, go to the right. Some things are on the wall and they are screwed up. Use the toolbox. Use the screwdriver on the screws by taking the screwdriver on a screw and click. Spin is around a few times and a screw will come off. Keep doing it until all the screws are off. Click on the things.

    Then you will go down and it will start to get hot. Then you will take a fan. You can turn it on anytime. Now walk out the factory.

    Now go back to Main Street and press the button. Now a robbot appears, he will arrest you but you say sorry, then the robbot doesn’t arrest you. Use the fan in the night club. Now you will go to the robot. Now click on the robbot. He should be cooled down. Then he will give you a nickel but he will say don’t spend it in one place.

    Alright, thats part 1. Part 2 will come. Sorry, I have no videos on how to show you how to do this. I don’t have any screenshots either. Hoped I helped on part 1! 🙂 :mrgreen:

  6. Prickly Dolphin says:

    Oh and I forgot to mention, get the toolbox before going to the factory. Sorry, I saw that I forgot to mention that. *edits* More of the walkthrough will come soon.

  7. Hazy Girl says:

    Thanks so much Prickly Dolphin, I needed that. I was so confused, I didn’t know what to do. I am playing demo now. Can’t wait for Game Show Island!

  8. Prickly Dolphin says:

    I have part 2 done. (Its half of it).

    Go to the factory again but don’t go inside. Go to the left and talk to that guy. He needs a nickel. Give him the nickel (ignore the robot who said don’t spend it in one place). Then he gives you goggles, then you say thank you, next the guy walks away to buy a bar of soap. Those goggles will help you find that inventor. Why would anyone throw those away? Use your goggles outside the factory. You don’t see him.

    Go inside the factory and use your goggles. You don’t see him anywhere. Try the museum on Main Street. Nope, not there. Go to the night club, use your goggles. Try the top, AH HA SPOTTED!!!!! Its the inventor!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! You can’t go up so go outside and climb the museum. Try to get the other side.

    I’ll find some way to get to the window. I’ll let you know how I got there. The rest of part 2 will come.

  9. Prickly Dolphin says:

    I got the rest of part 2 done.

    Climb the advertisement and get to the top (if there isn’t an advertisement for you, wait for one). When you are at the top, jump to the window. Then use your toolbox and get all the screws out. After all the screws are out, enter. When you enter and after its loaded, you will see the inventor. Get to the other side (stay on top), and push the musical thingy and over and it will drop. Jump down.

    Climb the rope to the right. You are on the second floor. Then the inventor drops a rock. You will drop down again. Climb the rope again. Then get the top. The code is 2014 or 2041. After you enter the code correctly, enter the elevator. After the game is loaded, talk to the inventor. Next, he will show you a video on his upad (whatever that is, maybe an ipad), after the video, the inventor will give you a jet remote control. Use it. Then the jet arrives.

    Part 2 completed. That is the end of the demo version for non-members. Become a member if you aren’t one to work on the rest of the island. And remember, the island will open for non-members on November 22, 2011. I am a member. I better go do the rest of the island and do part 3. Wish me good luck.

  10. Prickly Dolphin says:

    After I go on my non-member account and do some islands. Congratulations to the 10 finishers who completed Game Show Island. They must be very smart. Well, I hope I complete the island and be on the list.

  11. Sporty Clown says:

    my name is Anthony Avram.I am 8 years old. I love poptropica and CP. I have all the medals. My poptropica name is Sporty Clown. I am a MEMBER

    Look closely:


  12. Prickly Dolphin says:

    I didn’t you can use the fan to get to the window. To make this easier, climb the advertisement thats in front of you(sorry that was the only way I thought of) Game Show Island will be out soon!

  13. Prickly Dolphin says:

    Part 3 of the guide done! Member

    1. Use your jet pack remote control.
    2. Wait until the jet arrives.
    3. After it arrives, go inside it and select Istanbul

    NOTE: You can do these in any order but I’ll make it easier for you to complete the island. 🙂

    4. Land in Istanbul and go all the way right. If you see a sign, it will say Site Under Repair, Do not Pass!
    5. Pass anyways!
    6. Then climb the steps and go where the guy is.
    7. Help him!
    8. Okay, you have to move the second to the fourth. And each piece can only go on something heavier than itself. Piece 1 is the blue one on top, piece two is the long gold one, piece 3 is the beige one, and piece 4 is the gold heavy one, at the bottom.
    9. First, put piece 1 on the third base. Then piece 2 on the fourth base. Then pick up piece 1 and put it on top of piece 2.
    10. Now put piece 3 on the third base. Pick up piece 1 and out it over piece 4. Now put piece 2 on piece 3, and piece 1 on piece 2.
    11. Put piece 4 on the fourth base, and piece one on top of it.
    12. Now piece 1 on top of piece 2, and piece 3 on piece four. Piece 1 on third base and piece 2 on piece 3. Finally, piece 1 on piece 2. The construction worker will be so pleased that you did it, and he’ll give you a ticket to “Scaredy Pants”.
    13. Use it. Time to show those robots you’re awesome! The first challenge, you have to get the glow stick, and get it to its place in time.
    14. Beware the evil fishies. They shock you. Anyway, challenge 2 is Creeper Keepers. You need to grab up a creature and put it in its correct bag. After you’re done, challenge 3. You have to manage to stay balanced. Push a little harder when near a fan. Then you’re done! You are done with Istanbul!

    Part 4 will come soon! I promise!

  14. Prickly Dolphin says:

    Part 4! Miami!

    1. Go to Miami and there will be trouble
    2. Go talk to the sad looking robot.
    3. You need to catch all of his prizes. Because thou art is a good person.
    4. The crazy robo lady (if you watch secretcp’s walkthrough 2, you will know what I am talking about, Fierce Moon is secretcp, I’m not Fierce Moon) will throw down 3 prizes, each higher than the rest.
    5. To get in a safe passage, you have to step on each window thingy, tilt it, making a path straight to the robot.
    6. After you successfully save the three prizes, the robot will give you a ticket for “Spin for Riches”.
    7. Use it.
    8. Here we go! Lets go Spin for Riches!
    9. Spin for riches is pretty much the same thing as Wheel of Fortunate (I have seen the show so that looks like something that could be remembered).
    10. There’s a phrase. You get to spin, and guess a letter. It’s easy. If you think you know the phrase, solve it! You can also lose a turn, or get a pre-chosen letter.
    11. There are 3 rounds (they might be easy but if you never watch the Wheel Of Fornuate Show, trying watching secretcp’s walkthrough 2 on youtube or on her blog).
    12. After you’ve done the three rounds, call the jet over.

    Part 5 will come! When the whole guide is done, someone will post it. But i need some more time to work on the guide, hope you follow what I do!

  15. Prickly Dolphin says:

    Part 5 is done!

    1. Go to Buenos Aires and go all the way left until you see a robot thats big and gold
    2. This stuff is kinda like the game like Wipeout.
    3. Click on the gold rings, under the clock, and turn them. The outer ring will be ring 1. The middle ring will be ring 2. The ring in the middle will be ring 3. First, click the 1. Then the 3. Then the 2.
    4. Thats it. Much like Wipeout. After you finish, use your jet remote control.

    Thats pretty much about it about part 5! Part 6 is coming soon! I promise!

  16. Prickly Dolphin says:

    Part 6 done!

    1. Go to Moscow in the jet
    2. Go talk to the robot with the red arms
    3. Now this challenge is a little bit harder than the other challenges
    4. What you need to do is to guess the code for the helicopter to arrive.

    5. First row, leave everything blue. The robot will tell you which color is correct.
    6. Second, everything yellow.
    7. Then purple.
    8. Then orange. That way you’ll get all the colors by the 5th go.
    9. The copter will land, and go talk to the robot coming out of it. Ticket for Brainiacs!
    10. Brainiacs is very easy, if you know much about a certain subject.
    11. You know the world of poptropica so you will know the answers!
    12. After getting all the answers answered, pick your second best subject.
    13. If you find it harder than you thought, pick something else. For the final wager, you need to calculate carefully.
    14. If you need help on an question, just ask the robots for help or look online (I know thats cheating but not everyone knows everything, if you know stuff, answer). Or think or guess.
    15. For the final wager, you need to calculate carefully. Think about the subject, and how much the other robots have.
    16. After all that, you are done with that game show island

    Alright, Part 6 is done. Part 7 is the last part. After I do part 7, the guide will be finished. I’ll tell you Part 7 when I figured it out. Peace!

  17. Prickly Dolphin says:

    Never mind The guide is out! Thanks Super Thunder!

    Hijuyo: Well, for those who might be interested in your guide, you could still finish it! ^^

  18. Prickly Dolphin says:

    Part 7! (even though Super Thunder already has the guide)

    1. Go to Tokyo
    2. After you land in Tokyo, go to talk the Bot Cop
    3. The bot cop will tell you to fix the electricity for the current game show. This is a Steamworks Puzzle. Something done by fast and quickly.
    4. Then you’ll get into Mr. Yoshi’s Super Terrific Challenge!
    5. The first challenge is to Spell Yoshi. Find all the letters. Cake.
    6. Click fast for the second.
    7. Run around like crazy for the third
    8. Time for the battle. Call the jet over and go to main street.
    9. You are almost there except, THEY ARE OUT TO GET YOU!!!!!!!! (sorry I putted it like that I don’t like robots who are very mean).
    10. You cannot be seen. Go straight right ahead and drop straight down before the museum.
    11. Go right down the hole to catch up with the inventor. You will get a special thumb drive to reprogram the Holmes. Maybe, you need to solve some puzzles now.
    12. Anytime you get closer and closer, Holmes will offer something.
    13. When you get to the real holmes computer, put in the special thumb drive!
    14. You will get a gold medal for completing the island! Whoo Hoo! Congratulations! :mrgreen:

    My version of my own guide is done. You can read Super Thunder’s version if you like.

  19. Cheerful Tiger says:

    When is Game Show coming out for non-members? I must know!

    P.S. Make sure you spell everything right people, with periods and upper cases (in the right place) and commas and proper punctuation.

    Hijuyo: November 22nd for non-members! Also, while encouraged, typing perfectly isn’t required on this site.

    • Logan says:

      The window code is different every time. Just change the color until the robot says that some are right, leave the right ones where they are and put different colors in the wrong spots.

  20. Vicky says:

    This is really weird… Okay you know in Tokyo, when you’ve finished the steamworks, the robot is supposed to give you the game ? Well yesterday i got up to that part and today when I wanted to continue. The robot seemed like it had already given me the game- i cant finish the island anymore because i didnt receive the Game show game in Tokyo. I’m really disappointed, i wouldnt mind resetting the island- is that possible?

  21. hardy says:

    hi i am hardy like what jenniferpazle said um um thats the same thing i need help on too is that ok im and boy i know ew ew boys stink but that is mean

  22. hardy says:

    war solider um whats the mythology thing do you mean the pointy thingy what it called sorry by mistake the yeah the pointy thingy so wheres the abandond house i know i beat ghost story island you click on the arow on the left hand side up up then you will get it its where it says firefox what ever your internet says k got it

  23. Kelli says:

    I’m on Braniacs in Game Show Island but at the final question, a robot froze up and I’ve waited for around twenty minutes for him to wake up. How long am I supposed to wait?

  24. catty says:

    i don’t understand what to do how is it tht my little sis nd bro cn complete like hlf th islnds nd i cn only complete 2?!

  25. umno says:

    Here is what i think of this JACKED UP GAME SHOW on the island,
    KERPLUNK is completely messed up! I was by the boxes 3 shoes ahead of one and it comes out and knocks me off and it is 3 slots behind me! WTF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    This must have been HACKED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  26. Brave Tomato ★ says:

    Possible trivia related discovery!
    After you finish the first slide puzzle when getting to Holmes, he says “All of your prize money belongs to me”. I wonder if this is a reference to the well-known Engrish phrase “All your base are belong to us”, except with better grammar.

  27. Squeezy Wing says:

    I found another piece of trivia: outside the factory on the recycle billboard there is 0111001001101111011000100110111101110100, which means robot in binary code.

    Slanted Fish: Thanks, I’ve added it in. 🙂

  28. Magic Storm says:

    Another piece of trivia: After you win the fourth game show, on the television it says that ‘Holmes has declared Threat Level Midnight’, in reference to a February 2011 episode of The Office.

    slantedfish: Thanks for the tip! It’s been added to the page. 🙂

  29. Slippery Drummer says:

    You may want to update the photos section a bit, because I just restarted the island, and the first picture says “We Have Liftoff” to me.

    slantedfish: Sometimes photos have a couple of different captions. 😉

  30. Slippery Drummer says:

    Oh, and something else I noticed: Right after the boss fight and you upload the code into Holmes’s mainframe, right before he reverts back to his friendly self, Holmes says “Mary had a Little Lamb” which is a reference to the song of the same name. You may want to put that into the Trivia.

    slantedfish: Thanks! It’s been added. 🙂

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