Reality TV Island Guide


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.

For walkthroughs on Reality TV Island, scroll down.


Released: February 24, 2010 (for members)
or March 24, 2010 (for all)
Common Room: Billiards
Preceded by: Counterfeit Island
Succeeded by: Mythology Island

Resources on this page: Island Extras | Synopsis from Poptropica | Video Walkthrough | Written Walkthrough | Album Photos | Trivia

Island Extras: Map | Official Tour | Videos | World Champions Map


Video Walkthrough

For a written walkthrough with pictures, scroll down on this page!

Written Walkthrough

Walkthrough written by Mega Boy & Slanted Fish
Special thanks to: Silverwolf1, Smart Crown, Spotted DragonPurplering, Poptropica Buddies

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!)

Bucky Lucas

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!

Balanced Diet

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.

balanced diet

Boulder Push

Keep left-clicking rapidly on your computer mouse on your boulder rock, as fast as you can, to reach the finish line first.


Coconut Catch

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.

Geyser Guess

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.

Hang Glider

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!

Mountain Race

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.

on the line

Pole Climb

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.

Shot Put

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!

Totem Hop

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.

Water Run

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…

You! (Hopefully.)

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.

rtv win

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.)

Looking for more walkthroughs? Check out our Island Help page! 🙂

Album Photos

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


  • 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.

It’s been real

798 thoughts on “Reality TV Island Guide

  1. DizzyDee says:

    There’s a trick to RTV island.

    You need: Either the Gulliver’s Travels ad Item
    or Minimizer and Hades crown.
    Minimizer and Hades Crown is better.

    Put on Minimizer and Hades Crown. Play RTV island. If you are playing coconut catch, press space bar. You get almost all the coconuts before most others have barely reached 5! Press spacebar again if you are playing Coconut climb or hang glider. Being small gives you a definite advantage there.

  2. Shaggy Peanut says:

    Grampa Grum is a Moron. During Hang Glider, Granpa Grum headed STRAIT for a bird. Also, on Knockout, Grum smashed his own plate! I know it’s Random, but this is ridiculous.

  3. Amanda says:

    In the hang glider challenge there is a “cheat” to it. All you have to do is go off screen. Oh yeah, I’m also a 6 time winner! Bout to get my 7th!!! Hijuyo, have you noticed that you can go off screen and eventually you will win no matter what?

  4. Alex (Icy Catfish) says:

    How do those CPUs push their boulders so fast? I’ve always considered myself a professional button-masher( when I play Galaga, I can tap the fire button so quickly it shoots faster than it does when you hold down the button), but I still rarely beat that minigame, and when I do it’s by a very tiny margin. Does pressing the button too fast make the game slower?

  5. Strange Fox says:

    thank you so much! the help a lot. I am so terrible at this island though; I always manage to get to like fourth or third, then lose, or fair miserably on round one. lol

  6. Prickly Dolphin says:

    I like Helen Hiker, Merry Muse, Sarah Snooty, Betty Brownie, Rickie Rock and Sally Score. Any ways, how do you do the balance diet? Any time I put my mouse into the middle when count down, my stick falls over. HELP!!!!

  7. someone random says:

    it’s like total drama island
    P.S if u dont no it’s a cartoon real ppl like and ppl vote and get kicked off like this game

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  9. cool skull says:

    i have a glitch in this island! when your in the game and its time to vote off someone press Ctrl+Shift+4 then when you do the action you will like be frozen

  10. justadoo444 says:

    Me, Dr. Hare, Slim Sam, Hippie Harry & Hip Hop 4th Day. Hippie Harry is hard, but I beat him by a hair in most games.

  11. sticky horse IN THE MOOOOOD :-O says:

    Here is my own.

    there is….

    On Monday:
    Fine with trinity and beyond
    Tis nuclear ballards to magic mervin
    on my greatest hits of TV

    On Tuesday:
    bad hammerhead sharks from shark tooth island
    who art thou make any excuses
    on the freestyle blog

    On Wednesday:
    Director D shows thy true self
    Fun but thou spy’s are bad
    on my greatest hits of TV

    On Thursday:
    black widow returns to reality TV
    I shall solve thy case
    on gentleburgers blog

    On Friday:
    the carrots are one of Dr hares food
    carrot cakes are so tasty
    on my greates hits of tv.

    Cool bite? mine to finish the rest please?

  12. daddysgirl says:

    Hip hop is kind of…lame, no offense. I personally like Director D., although he usually always wins and i dont get to:( and hes kinda mean too

  13. Gabriel Weiss says:

    I found a cool trick! Go inside the Reality TV Helicopter. Then, Jump DIRECTLY UP. You will land on the spinning circley thing. You will make an animation normally found in COMMON ROOMS.

    Now: for a GLITCH! When selcting someone to vote, or when you are in the spot before a challenge, use the “Ctrl- Shift- 1,2,3,4” trick to make an emote. When you do this in these spots, you will end up stuck in the emote until a challenge starts or you are voted off.

  14. xin says:

    i was playing this but i didn’t go on this guide so i was at the phone thingy and i was doing the 77 pete number but i did it wrong 2 and i did it a 3 tjime and it said i dailed the wrong number so that is depressing

  15. xrunningwildx says:

    This is the first island I chose :’) And I didn’t look at the cheats 😀 I wanted to know (after I completed island) how you figured it out 😀
    “Great Minds Think Alike”
    ~ Zippy Shadow

  16. RGGE says:

    I saw a glitch in totem hop where betty brownie and black widow were left and then when black widow was in mid air and then the two do many ridiculous actions. And while they’re doing that, they’re heads don’t move😂😂😂😂

  17. Haniya says:

    Did u know that if u stand on the rotating thingy on top of the helicopter u start spinning and screaming????

  18. Red Ice says:

    I was playing Knockout, and some silly things happened:
    1. Freddy Fry and Cathy Codex’s eyes her shut on their plates! LOL 😀 =]
    2. Both Black Widow had 72% of plate left, and I won! 😎

  19. Red Ice says:

    I just won RT, and I have a bunny balloon. Two funny things:
    1. When it goes into the blue page after the challenge, The string shows up.
    2. On the CONGRATULATIONS, YOU WON! page, the balloon is on the screen!
    LOL 😀 =]

  20. hatersloveme4897 says:

    Look SCREAMER!,blame it on the love of rock and roll,hip hop and break dance.Stop being trolls!!I am gonna tell Slanted Fish or Cool Bite if you do not stop.

  21. Young Flame says:

    I was about to win the totem game but then i fell. the two other people just started DANCING! I know it was a glitch but i was like RUUDE! BTW it was Hip Hop and Sarah Snooty. Their heads kept coming off and their legs kept disappearing and i had to quit the game to get them to stop.

  22. Tyrese'sstory/hatersloveme4897/hatersloveme2490 says:

    You know gangsters rule,hip hop,SCREAMER!,blame it on the love of rock and roll and break dance,when I look at your comments,I find them mean and annoying,I will tell Slanted Fish to ban you guys from commenting and ban your accounts.

    BTW:My new account username is hip-hop7549 and guess who I’m dressed like.

  23. Sticky Horse says:

    Here is a song I made for Reality TV island. (to the tune of 12 days of Christmas)

    On the first day of Reality TV
    We just gave to them.
    And Ned Noodlehead Becomes a hero.

    Who would like to finish the rest?

    • Sticky Horse says:

      Nevermind. I’ll finish them.

      On the second day of Reality TV
      We just gave to them.
      Freddy fry cooks 2 burgers
      And Ned Noodlehead becomes a hero.

      • TheBurger says:

        I got one.

        On the third day of Reality TV
        We just gave to them.
        Speedy Spike wins 3 games (in a row)
        Freddy Fry cooks 2 burgers
        And Ned Noodlehead becomes a hero.

        Who else would like to finish?

      • Sticky Horse says:

        Got it!

        On the fourth day of Reality TV
        We just gave to them.
        4 Contestant battle each other
        Speed Spike wins 3 games (in a row)
        Freddy Fry cooks 2 burgers
        And Ned Noodlehead becomes a hero.

      • SCREAMER says:

        That was cute.

        On the fifth day of Reality TV
        We just gave to them.
        Gangster Dude’s a DJ
        4 Contestant battle each other
        Speed Spike wins 3 games (in a row)
        Freddy Fry cooks 2 burgers
        And Ned Noodlehead becomes a hero.

      • Sticky Horse the great says:

        Great! how about

        On the Fifth day of Reality TV
        We just gave to them.
        Magic Mervin makes some music
        4 contestant battle each other
        Speedy Spike wins 3 games (in a row)
        Freddy Fry cooks 2 burgers
        And Ned Noodlehead becomes a hero!

      • Strange Cat,Weirdo says:

        On the 6th day of Reality TV
        We just gave to them
        6 Paintings of Dr.Hare
        4 Gangster dudes are DJs
        Speedy Spike wins 3 games (in a row)
        Freddy Fry cooks 2 burgers
        And Ned Noodlehead becomes a hero!

      • Strange Cat,Weirdo says:

        On the eighth day of RTV
        We just gave to them
        8 History books
        7 More Players Get Awesome.
        6 Paintings of Dr.Hare
        4 Gangster dudes are DJs
        Speedy Spike wins 3 games (in a row)
        Freddy Fry cooks 2 burgers
        And Ned Noodlehead becomes a hero!

  24. Greedy Bear says:

    I >3 this guide thank you but I didn’t use the guide. My sister used the guide and told me what I was supposed to do. Like,” Put 555 – PETE.” I didn’t know what did PETE meant. But she told me put the numbers that spell PETE and it was 7383. The full number was 555 – 7383.

  25. Greedy Bear says:

    When I wore the Pop Star Costume I was keep getting voted off. But I won it 10 times in a row. He was Hip Hop and I was Pop Star. But he and Merry Muse voted me off the most. I hate those two. And those two were: Hip Hop and Merry Muse.

  26. Gavin Nicolas Warnken says:

    One day Silver Dragon notice his friends playing POPTROPICA.So then when he came home from school he made his own account then he went one the island reality tv. He loved to do all the fun games on reality tv.he didn’t care if he got voted off he just loved the fun games.Silver Dragon just wanted to have fun on the islands and have a lot of friends to compete games with he loved poptropica.A Poptropican is what he wanted to be
    if you want to friend him 24warnkeng

  27. Gavin Nicolas Warnken says:

    Do you know what I hate most about reality tv when you start to vote and you didn’t win the game there’s this person that will vote you from the whole game like Dr.Hair and Sally Score what’s with the people you didn’t even do anthing to harm them
    if you want to friend me 102466

  28. coolpaw99 says:

    I really noticed that is in geyser guess u should stand in the middle every time. I always win like that!

  29. Kaylaaaaa24 says:

    When i go to drop the letter off in the mailbox it wont let me because the add next to it is interfering with it! What do i do? Thanks

  30. redgrape says:

    the dude who says i will sue u is really bad on my computer so i suggest if its the same that u try to keep him in the longest then beat him at the last game hope this was helpfull

  31. stuff says:

    I have tried to beat the show 73 times ( i have been counting) And I haven’t won yet!!!!!!!! I am so frustrated!! Any hints or cheats?

  32. I hate reality TV island says:

    I hate this island. it makes me wanna cry,smash something, even I almost hit my laptop -_- I HATE REALITY TV ISLAND OR WHATEVER IT CALLED

  33. Quiet Flame says:

    A quick tip. I’ve noticed that if a Poptropican votes another off (like tries to) for example, Grandma Gracie tries to vote Betty Jetty (am I correct?) off and fails, the next round Betty Jetty will try to vote Grandma Gracie off. This way I knew that if I tried to vote Grandma Gracie off, I wouldn’t be the only one and this would increase the number of votes off for Grandma Gracie which means she would be more likely to get voted off. When you try to vote someone off, they usually try to do the same to you. So try to vote off the other poptropicans that the other poptropicans want to vote off.

  34. Blue Octopus says:

    in the geyser game the first round is luck but if you stand on the plate that the geyser shot up from last it never explodes on you

  35. cca494 says:

    Hey, I have a way to know if you were voted off or not before the voting ends.
    Here’s how: After you vote, watch your friend screen carefully. If you see a camera, (or the outline of one if you’ve already beaten RTV) and there are three or more people, then you have been voted off. If not, then you’re safe…. for a while.
    P.S. Obviously this only works if you didn’t win.

    slantedfish: It only happens the first time you get voted off, hence the “voted off” photo you get in your album. 😛

  36. Aidan says:

    Hang-gliding glitch: Move ur mouse all the way down under the screen and ur character should follow. You shouldn’t be able to see your character. He/she will dodge all obstacles. (Yes, even volcanoes).

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