Have you ever wanted to be the star of a reality TV show? Well, now’s your chance! Duke it out with your fellow contestants and avoid elimination to win the show’s grand prize and become a hero to your hometown in the online virtual world, Reality TV Island.
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Welcome to Reality TV Island, where you get to be a contestant on a reality TV game show and compete to be the hometown hero!
Tabloid & Application
Walk into Mike’s Market and head right. Talk to the man by the fresh donuts reading a blue tabloid magazine, and he’ll tell you that he’s got to go see Reality TV Island. In his rush to leave, he’ll drop his Tabloid. Pick it up.
Now click on your inventory and click to ‘Examine’ the Tabloid. Once it opens, click on ‘Next’ and you will find a blue application card. Tear it off, and you’ll have an Application.
Leave the market and go left toward the Wayside Motel.
Pen & Pizza
Enter the motel’s office and head right to the phone desk with a bunch of pens. Pick up a Cheap Pen, and use the telephone to dial 555-7383 (as in “555-PETE” as shown in the tabloid). Papa Pete’s Pizza will pick up.
You’ll order a small plain pizza and ask for it to be delivered to motel room 4B. Papa Pete’s says they’ll send a driver over.
Exit the office. Outside, talk to the woman with a pizza box.
You’ll offer to take care of it, and she’ll hand the pizza box over.
(Tip: If you have the ‘Costume Collector’ or members’ costume closet, you may want to take this opportunity to save the pizza box to your closet!)
Jump up to room 4B and click on the door, announcing the pizza’s arrival. When the door swings open, enter and head right, where you’ll find a disheveled-looking man. That’s Bucky Lucas, the local celebrity of Wayside Town who won the Reality TV Island show many years ago.
He’ll take the pizza. Next, tell him you could really use the grand prize for the reality TV show. Bucky Lucas will give you a Postage Stamp. Go to your inventory and click ‘Use’ on the stamp to stick it on your application card.
Applying for Reality TV
Leave Bucky’s house, and go right until you see TV World, the local television store. Enter and hop up to the third floor.
Click on the biggest TV screen and wait. It will soon announce that it’s your last chance to be on the show, and give you an address to send applications to: 123 Star Avenue, Hollywood.
This information will be put on your application card. Also, you can write anything you want on your application to answer the box for “Why do you think you should be on reality TV?”
Once you’re done having fun with that, head over to the blue mail post box next to TV World to mail in your application!
The Next Day…
You can hardly believe it as a helicopter comes flying into Wayside Town with the specific purpose of bringing you to compete on Reality TV Island. It’s your big moment, so get up on that roof and make things happen!
Begin the Show
Upon starting the show, you’ll meet your fellow contestants for the season.
(Tip: You might not see them all in one season, but if you end up playing more than one show, you will get to meet more of them.)
For your reference, here is an alphabetical list of possible opponents you may be up against: Betty Brownie, Betty Jetty, Black Widow, Bret Batter, Busy Bob, Cathy Codex, Chef Jeff, Director D, Dr. Hare, Freddy Fry, Grandma Gracey, Grandpa Grum, Helen Hike, Hip Hop, Hippie Harry, Lassie Lasso, Magic Mervin, Merry Muse, Ned Noodlehead, Richie Rebel, Rickie Rock, Sally Score, Sarah Snooty, Sickly Skull, and Slim Slam.
Each day on the show, you’ll get a random challenge. The challenges are pretty simple and you are given instructions before you begin, but here are some tips and helpful information for each one, listed here alphabetically.
Tips to keep in mind as you play:
- If you get a challenge you know you’re not good at, use your browser’s “back” button to go back to the “begin” page for that round and click on the button again to get a different challenge. Be warned that this tends not to work on the last round.
- Watch who votes off whom, and anticipate that they may vote off that person again in the next round if they can. Vote off the person you think will get the most votes based on this. Be careful — if someone you try to vote off doesn’t get voted off, they may decide to vote you off in the next round.
After the end of every challenge, someone will be voted off the show. If you or any other contestant wins a challenge, they will be immune from being voted off for that round. The contestant with the most votes is kicked out of the show. You have to survive seven rounds to be declared the winner.
With all that being said, here are some tips on winning each game!
You have to keep your pole balanced. Try to keep the dot in the middle; it gets harder as more food is placed with your pole. As the brown dot (top of the pole) moves, move your cursor toward the opposite side to keep it centered.
Keep left-clicking rapidly on your computer mouse on your boulder rock, as fast as you can, to reach the finish line first.
When the monkey throws coconuts, you have to jump and try to catch them before the others do. Stay to the left and center if you can. All coconuts are fair game, but grabbing the bunches of 3 coconuts will help you get to your objective faster, increasing your chances of being the winner. The winner is the first to get 20 coconuts.
This game is based purely on luck and chance. You need to select a geyser hole on the ground and hope it doesn’t blast you off. This is just a game of luck, and the same geyser can erupt twice in a row! The last player still standing will be declared the winner.
Your main objective in this mini-game is to avoid the birds and the erupting volcanoes, which will knock you out of the air if you get hit by them. Last one still flying wins!
The best way to win is to stay just behind a group of gliders so that you can better fly out of the way of obstacles. Always stay near the top of the screen unless there is a bird coming. When the volcanoes lava is starting to make a ball, stay away! When it is done erupting, speed forward.
Basically, you have a sling-shot with a rock and you have to pull back to hit any of your opponents’ plates. Whoever’s plate is the least broken after the 3 rounds, wins. Aim for the plates with the least damage, and pull the slingshot just halfway for the lower plates and farther for the top row of plates. The person with the most of their plate left unbroken is the winner!
The objective of this challenge is to reach the top of the mountain before your opponents do, but you have to watch out for and avoid the rocks as you run uphill. If the rock is falling from the air, click below to duck; if it’s sliding downward, jump to avoid them.
Keeping yourself a little farther to the right (higher) works best even if you get hit once or twice, because most of the overhead rocks will miss you. But you still have to jump over the rolling rocks!
On the Line
Click the left click on your mouse and your fishing pole automatically will go down and come back up. If you’re lucky, it will return with a fish. The winner is the first to get 5 fish. Look for fish ABOVE your hook.
Also, consider the speed of the fish and the speed of your fishing line when reeling the hook in. Click as soon as your line can come close to any fish’s mouth. You can time its rise again to try to hook it.
The objective of this challenge is to stay on the poles and move right or left, while trying to avoid the falling coconuts. Click right or left to dodge the falling coconuts.
Tip: When a coconut just goes down on one of the poles, jump to that pole. Always watch the top of your pole for coconuts. The first to reach the top of the pole wins.
Click the angle to where it reaches 45 degrees, so it should be right in the middle. Click again when the power bar is full. Whoever’s rock goes the farthest is declared the winner.
Click to aim your puck to the center of the target. There are three rounds. The objective is for your puck to be at the center of the target at the end of the 3rd round. On the first round, if you aim your puck to the center of the target, the other challengers can knock your puck out of the target in the next 2 rounds – prevent them from winning, and keep your puck in place!
Select a long shot (long arrow) for the first shot, or bank it hard into one side to go around your opponents. Get close and don’t shoot too hard. Because you are the last player to move your puck at the end of the last round, you need to make that shot count the most!
Just stay on your totem and if your totem starts to shake, click on another one until you’re the last one standing. Keep in mind that you can’t jump long distances, so be careful.
Turtle Shell Toss
All you have to do in this challenge is to throw your coconut into the turtle shells; the larger, closer turtle shell awards you 10 points, while the smaller, farther one gives you 20 points. There are three rounds. Match your mouse with the angle your opponents throw at if they make a 20 point shot, so that you can cash in on the same amount of points they get just as easily.
Throwing at a 45-degree angle will almost always guarantee three hits on the 20-point shell. (You can set your cursor at the center of the palm tree to get this aiming point.) At the end, the challenger with the most points wins. If there is a tie, a tie breaker will be played until someone misses.
The objective is to fill your jug with water from the waterfall, then bring it back safely without spilling it. You must stand on the red-and-white circle on the right to have your water counted for your score. First to 100% water filled wins.
Watch out for the boar, who may attempt to knock you down. If the boar hits you, your water jug will be emptied and you’ll need to go back to the waterfall on the left to refill. Fill your bottle completely full so it will only take four trips (one less than full) to fill your container to 100%.
And the winner is…
If you didn’t win the show, try and try again until you do. Once you win, you’ll get to go home and be the hero of Wayside Town.
Congratulations, you have completed Reality TV Island! You will be awarded the Reality TV Island Medallion and credits to spend in the Poptropica Store.
(Tip: If you ever want to restart the show and play the challenges again, just take a ride on the helicopter! However, you can only win the store credits once.)
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- Reality TV Island is Poptropica’s 11th island. The island was released on February 24, 2010 for members, and March 24, 2010 for non-members.
- Reality TV Island is based on the hit reality game show Survivor. In 2008, the Creators’ Blog had a poll asking what type of island players would like to see, and one of the popular options was called Survivor island.
- Some of the contestants are characters encountered on the previous ten islands: Betty Jetty, Black Widow, Director D, Dr. Hare, and Ned Noodlehead.
- Common room: Billiards
- The TV show Bucky Lucas was on (and the one you later appear in) is called Reality TV Island, just like the island’s actual name.
- Like Monster Carnival, Reality TV Island disappeared for a short while from the Poptropica Map. Fortunately, it did eventually come back. However, it kept getting delayed, and was originally intended to be released in the summer of 2009, before Counterfeit Island, which ended up being made available online before RTV Island.
- Papa Pete’s Pizza is a parody of Papa John’s Pizza. Players are supposed to deliver the pizza to Bucky Lucas. (Tip: You can save the pizza box to your costume closet while you’re still holding it, if you want to keep it to wear later!) There is also a Papa Pete’s Pizza car in Zomberry Island.
- The Tabloid contains references to other Poptropica islands: Super Power Workout, Shopping for Sharks, Dancing with Director D, Secrets of the Mimes, Cooking with Dr. Hare, Battle of the Bards, Dating the Black Widow, Black Widow in Style, Spy Sports (as in Sky Sports), and [not an island] Poptropica Planet (likely a reference to Animal Planet). The front page advertises “The Bard’s Secrets to Success” and “Dr. Hare: Is he still in space?”
- You can squash the cockroaches crawling on the motel walls.