Game Guides


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: on Home Island, head right and you’ll find the Blast-Off Arcade at the end. Enter the rocket and be blasted into a whimsical world where you can meet other players and play on various game machines!

Some other islands also have their own common rooms where you can battle other players in head-to-head games, such as the Party Time Tower on Time Tangled Island.

Head-to-Head Games

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!

๐ŸŽˆ Balloons ยป

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.

โ˜๏ธ Sky Dive ยป

Your goal is to safely reach the ground before your opponent.ย When it says go, click once to jump, then click again when youโ€™re ready to open your parachute.

โœจ Star Link ยป

Click between the stars to link them together and form boxes. Youโ€™ll be awarded a point for each box you complete.

Single-Player Games

๐Ÿš€ Blaster Crazy ยป

Dodge and blast obstacles by moving your mouse around and pressing the space bar.

๐Ÿš˜ Crash-n-Bash ยป

Race and dodge obstacles by moving your mouse around.

๐Ÿ’ฅ Pop-tastic ยป

Pop all the balloon animals before they get too close!

Bygone Days

Before 2019, Poptropica had more games. Here’s what they were like.

๐Ÿ”ทย Pathwise ยป

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.

๐Ÿ”ข Sudoku ยป

Enter digits from 1 to 9 into the blank spaces on the playing board by typing or clicking. Every row, column, or 3ร—3 square must contain one of each digit.

๐Ÿ’ Switch ยป

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!

๐Ÿ€ Hoops ยป

Use your mouse to aim and power your shot, then click to throw. The first player to make five shots wins!

๐Ÿ’ฆ Paint War ยป

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!

๐Ÿฒ Soupwords ยป

Spell words by connecting two or more letters. Find as many words as you can before the soup gets cold!

โšก๏ธ Twisted Wizard ยป

To get Greg off his video game console on Wimpy Wonderland Island, youโ€™ll have to beat the game Twisted Wizard for him. Itโ€™s three whole levels of ogre-zapping fun!

Games Inventory

You can access a games inventory while playing in Poptropica. To do this, just click on the backpack icon (the inventory) on the top right corner of the gamescreen on one of the soundless island.

Find Games Inventory

Now click on the dropdown list at the top of the inventory window, and choose the “Games” option to access the list of games.

Most games are multiplayer (meaning you play against another player), but Switch and Twisted Wizard (from Wimpy Wonderland) are single-player only. Sudoku can be multiplayer or single-player.

Multiplayer rooms

To meet other players so you can play games with them or chat, you’ll need to enter a multiplayer room! There are a few types:

Common Rooms

efpr common room

Each island has its own multiplayer room, called a Common Room, and only about 6 people can be in a multiplayer room at a time. They are found on the first area of each island (usually called Main Street), and have three floors which you can access to look for other players.

Multiverse Rooms

multi party

There are also rooms called Multiverses, and each room can be accessed with a code. To visit one, click on the ‘friends’ icon on the top-right corner and enter in their code, then click Join. As long as the room isn’t too full, you will be let in!

A great place to meet up with others who are also online at the same time is at our live Poptropica Help Chatroom (PHC).

You can get your own Multiverse for free in the Poptropica Store. Click the “Friends” tab, then click “Multiverse” to create your own room. The different types are:

  • Big Brain Factory
  • Enchanted Forest
  • Techno Room
  • Sweet Tooth
  • Crystal Cavern

Keep in mind that if the room is empty, the code for that room will expire. You can re-create a room by going back to the Friends icon, and it will have a different code.

Tribal Common Rooms

Tribe Seraphim

Each Tribe has their own unique Tribal Common Room. Once youโ€™re part of a tribe, you can enter its common room, exclusive to the other members of the tribe!

To get in, open your profile, click on your tribeโ€™s logo, and click โ€œJoin Room.โ€

Each tribeโ€™s room looks different and has some hidden interactive elements, which you can discover in the PHBโ€™s pages about each tribe.

Invite a player to play a game

To battle against another player on one of the games, first click on the player you wish to battle. You need to be in a multiplayer room. Click the “Battle” option, and a list of games will appear for you to choose from.

Click on the name of the game you want to play (for example, if you want to play Star Link, click “Star Link”). Your character will then say, “Do you want to play Head-to-Head [name of game]?” The other player will then be given a choice to answer: “Sure!” to start the game; or “No, thank you!”

Battle Ranking


When you hover your cursor over a player on a multiplayer room, you may notice stars under their name. This represents their battle ranking, which is earned based on how well you play games. You can also view your battle ranking on your Friends profile.

By default, players start with one star. Win a few games, and your battle ranking may increase; lose some games, and your stars may drop. Players with 5 stars are regarded as truly skilled gamers, since this is hard to earn!

Just like battle rankings, use the 5-star system below to vote on how helpful this article was! Have fun competing on Poptropica!

271 thoughts on “Game Guides

  1. Calm Eagle says:

    Wow thats cool. I guess it is true when there are only six people at a time in a room, because every time i go in the same room, they have different people.! :mrgreen:

  2. Thomas says:

    my username is shinnsuke and my password is hhhhh i don`t use this person anay more hay scary tomato i saw a person with a ipod in a mulitplayer room i have seen you in the hair club in spy island

    • Nunna Yo Business says:

      I HATE Hoops! But I ROCK at Sky Dive. Most very skilled players when they challenge me they drop first but when I land they make a hole in the ground.

  3. Lina says:

    mine are 100% star link and soupwords. but in order of the ones i like are: 1. star link 2. soupwords 3. sky dive 4. hoops (hoops and sky dive are a tie i just chose one to put in front) 5. paint war 6. paint war 7. balloons and finally 8. sudoku


    we have ALOT of diff games

  4. Orange Raptor says:

    I like Hoops, but the one that I’m best at is probably Soupwords. I usually hang out at The Daily Paper and The Hair Club.

  5. tall horse says:

    I like Paint War, Hoops, Soupwords and Star Link. Actually, I like all of them except Sudoku, becasue I’m really not that good at it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. nix says:

    i like sky dive the most, cause i win all the time.wanna know how? well, u just have to clik the mouse only once u see the top of the tree to the left, but u need good reflexes if u dont want to crash!!! if u want to prove that ur winning because of this tip, face me; im Speedy Crush, and if u really want to make sure its me, i smile uncontrollably.

  7. Twilight&FOB says:

    if you play a game…will it give you money or points?

    Scary Tomato: Depending on if you won or lost the game, it will change your battle ranking higher or lower. Playing games doesn’t affect your Poptropica Credits, however. ๐Ÿ˜‰

    • anahappysword says:

      I love Sky Dive buti don’t think i get my stars filled for that anymore.
      Once,i played against a girl who was just as good at sky dive as me.She went on and on and won as much as me.
      The game was endless and i waited for her to quit on me like everyone else.
      She still faced me,though.I think i ended up quitting…..
      Anyways,endless Sky Dive can get tiring sometimes.

  8. Cool Wing says:

    to play sudoku you have to type in the numbers if you get it wrong you have to wait 5 seconds. the stickies are for if you think its right but you are not sure. Hope this helped!

    PS I am Cool Wing on Poptropica too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Crazy Lion says:

    Codien’s hair almost blends in with the backround. ๐Ÿ™‚
    You guys rock with all you help and stuff!

    PS: I’m Crazy Lion on Poptropica too!

  10. Lina says:

    perfect tomato, i couldnt help noticing that your picture is the same as Shiny Leaf’s. That means that you typed in the same e-mail. so…r u the same person as shiny leaf?

  11. Shiny Leaf says:

    Lina: Actually, Perfect Tomato is my brother, and we kids at home don’t have our own personal e-mail address, so we just use the same one. Our dad’s e-mail address. So, Perfect Tomato and me aren’t the same guy.

  12. Fearless Paw says:

    Neat Whale (Comment 46):
    The battle ranking has been around since the beginning of poptropica. People do chat;
    just a lot less than attepting to increase their battle ranking.:wink:

  13. Angry Leopard says:

    i wish i could meet you in poptropica ST my name is Angry Leopard or Brave Hopper. Maybe you could see my brother, Mighty Bones! ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

    P.S. Brave Hopper is really brave just belive this a game nothing to worry i did that and done Big Nate Island :mrgreen: ๐Ÿ˜† ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰

  14. Grey Flame says:

    On hoops I think there’s a glitch: whenever I play, instead of the other person’s character it shows some afro guy with a tank top and a black eye. It only works if someone challenges you to hoops, though.

  15. clubpenguin4607 says:

    Tips on sodoku!

    1. You have to have 1 of each number going across in a box or horizontoly. If you are doing in a box sometimes its like you have to do an order like 1 2 3 but if one of the numbers are already on the box or across or horizontely pick the next number (Maybe this tip might work or not) Digitable stickers are for if you want to pick a number and your not sure ( Sometimes peo
    ple use this ALL THE TIME!!!) 2. You have to look all 3 ways acrooss in a box or horizontaly because if your wrong you will have to wait 10 seconds to move again!!! 3. Offending this tip si to be warned of your opponent you never know if the opponent know the game! So you gotta be pretty quick on choosing numbers BUT NOT TO QUICK or else you will get it wrong!

    Correct me if i got anything wrong…

    • serious spider says:

      Thanks for the tips. I know how to play Sudoku but when I’ve nearly finished the whole thing, I often need to switch cells around because it get’s more difficult.

  16. Orange Tummy says:

    In Switch, you can earn points by swapping the fruits before the timer starts during the instructions, I cheat with it. ๐Ÿ˜€

  17. Cheerful Claw says:

    I have a Battle Ranking or 4 2/3 stars, and it was only because I only played Head to Head Paint Wars. XD So if you ever want to play, just find Cheerful Claw!

  18. Michael says:

    I, “Incredible Hero”, am the MASTER at sky diving. I’ll Be at the ‘spy island’s’ multiplayer place if u want uh challenGE!!

  19. Noisy Fish says:

    When C.I came out in the early pass section when you looked into games you would see a game called “Track and Find” but when i looked a few days ago the game was gone.

    Hijuyo: Search the PHB for ‘Track and Find’… we found a secret sneak peek of some time ago.

  20. Green Boa says:

    grrrrrr i don’t like the people limit in multiverse, I’m NEVER being let into a room! ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

    Hijuyo: If you make your own Multiverse room, you can be the first one in! The limit of players at a time is probably to prevent loading issues. ๐Ÿ˜›

    • Green Boa says:

      Oh whoops I mean multiPLAYER room. ๐Ÿ˜› And my computer does not connect for multiverses because I don’t live in a town or city… :I so I can only play in multiverses when I’m in town… :I which sadly isn’t often ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

  21. clubpenguin4607 says:

    An upgrade to my game list:

    1: Sky Dive ( Yes, its still number 1)
    2:Hoops (Pretty simple to me, lost a few times though)
    3: Star Link (Especially easy when im facing a new poptropican)
    4: Switch (I find switch easier than sudoku)
    5: Sudoku (Pretty hard now)
    6: Balloons (I dont really like this game)
    7: Pathwise (Bleh, almost impossible to win)
    8: Soupwords (I HATE THIS GAME PERIOD!)

    Please note that Paint War is not in my list any more, i hate that game now >.<

    • breakfast says:

      My most favourite game is sky dive!!!!!!!!!!I won sky dive and dive tutorial(be ready.if haven’t start false start.if oppoment open a parachute don’t open.if too close to ground,open it.some time draw or sometome they will close the game if not oppoment close the game u win.)pathwise click anywhere block oppoment way as u can then u win.)my deal!

  22. Joseph says:

    Hey, I thought up of a new game! It’s really fun. It’s called “Dodge The Coconut”. Here’s how to play:
    1. Go to Shark Tooth Island.
    2. Go right until you get to Ancient Ruins.
    3. When a coconut falls, try to dodge it without getting hit by it.
    4. Keep track on a piece of paper to write how many you dodge and how many you get hit by.
    5. If you dodge 10 coconuts you win, but if you get hit by 3 you lose.
    Have fun playing it!

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