Our Game Guides offer tips and tricks to play your best at Poptropica’s mini-games. Click on the titles to see our guides, and scroll down for more about retired games from bygone days!
Getting to the games
It’s easy to get started: tap the menu in the top corner and select Arcade to be blasted into the Arcade, a whimsical world where you can meet other players and play on various game machines!
These are two-player games you can play with other players in Poptropica’s common rooms. To start a game, find the head-to-head game machine!
Click on a nozzle to release a balloon. The first person to get four balloons in a row wins! You can line them up straight or diagonally.
☁️ Sky Dive »
Your goal is to safely reach the ground before your opponent. When it says go, click once to jump, then click again when you’re ready to open your parachute.
Click between the stars to link them together and form boxes. You’ll be awarded a point for each box you complete.
These games can be played by only one player, and they’re each found on separate game machines within the Arcade common room.
Dodge asteroids by swerving your blaster, and press the space bar to obliterate them for points.
On the road, watch out for fires, pick up boosts for speed, and bump into as many cars as you can for more points!
Pop all the balloon animals before they get too close! Each pop gets you 10 points. How many can you pop in 30 seconds?
Before the mini-game system was re-hauled in late 2018, Poptropica had more (mostly head-to-head) mini-games. Here’s what they were like.
On your turn, click on any tile to change it to your color. Your goal is to create a pathway that connects the two sides of your color.
🔢 Sudoku »
Enter digits from 1 to 9 into the blank spaces on the playing board by typing or clicking. Every row, column, or 3×3 square must contain one of each digit.
🍒 Switch »
Swap the position of any two adjacent fruits by clicking on them with your mouse. Connect three or more fruits in a row to score points!
🏀 Hoops »
Use your mouse to aim and power your shot, then click to throw. The first player to make five shots wins!
Drag the gun to aim. Press, hold, and release the FIRE button to shoot at the paint balloons. The first player to pop 7 balloons wins!
Spell words by connecting two or more letters. Find as many words as you can before the soup gets cold!
🧙♂️ Twisted Wizard »
To get Greg off his video game console on Wimpy Wonderland Island, you’ll have to beat the game Twisted Wizard for him. It’s three whole levels of ogre-zapping fun!
The bygone days of pre-2019 didn’t just carry these other mini-games—there were also other ways of meeting up with players, where you could challenge them to compete with you!
These days most players will go to the Arcade or one of the island common rooms to play, but once upon a time, there was also a feature called the Multiverse where players could create their own temporary room and hang out with others who they invited using a code. There were five room designs available: Big Brain Factory, Enchanted Forest, Techno Room, Sweet Tooth, and Crystal Cavern (the latter is pictured below).
Another method of meeting up, though less popular, was to enter the tribe common rooms. Each of the eight tribes from Poptropolis Games Island had their own room especially designed for the tribe. You can learn more about each tribe and view their rooms on their respective PHB tribe pages.
Back in those days, each player also had their own battle ranking, a ranking out of five stars to show how good they were at head-to-head games. It wasn’t a perfect system: the higher your ranking, the more wins it would take for your ranking to go up—but it was quite easy to drop your ranking with a single game loss. By default, players started with one star.
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