Reviews

Ramble Review: Lunar Colony 💫

Heyo Poptropicans, and welcome to another long overdue Ramble Review! This time around, I’ll be exploring the high-tech outer space world of Lunar Colony. 🔭


When I played Lunar Colony for the very first time years ago, my first impression of it wasn’t exactly a good one. I remember feeling annoyed by all of the airlocks especially; I could never figure out how to enter one building or exit another, and for some reason, it took me a good deal of tries before I was even able to land the Lunar Lander. I remember I got so frustrated with this island that I eventually gave up trying to complete it at all, and moved on to something else. But if I’d just held on a little longer, and managed to reach the ending of Lunar Colony, my whole perspective on it would’ve changed at once…

More recently, I decided to give Lunar Colony another shot. This time around, I understood it better, and was able to finally reach the end of the island. And when I saw the ending, with Commander Salerno whisked through the portal to the alien realm, with the flight director on the radio, announcing that it was time to bring you back home, I was more surprised than I’ve ever been at the end of an island.

“I know you were supposed to bring me back to Earth, but I’m sorry, that’s not my mission. My mission is through here.”

The main reason Lunar Colony’s ending stood out so much from other islands is because it’s one of very few, if not the only, island where you fail your mission (in a sense). From the beginning, your mission was to find Salerno and bring her safely home. But when you activate the alien portal at the end, the tables are turned, and Salerno ends up escaping once and for all. It’s a sad day for everyone.

Of course, Salerno’s escape did do quite a bit of good for PASE. Now that alien life has been confirmed, people are starting to regain interest in outer space, and the president has promised whatever money PASE needs to keep their space program going! What Salerno did was a heroic move, but the truth still remains that your mission all along — to bring Salerno back to Earth — didn’t end quite as expected, and it’s those final parts of the island that really make Lunar Colony stand out in my eyes.

Believe it or not, I’m walking on air.

But enough rambling about Lunar Colony’s ending. Although that is the main reason I admire this island so much, it’s far from the only reason! Something else I thought was interesting about Lunar Colony is how it canonized the fact that Poptropicans’ eye colors can change. I’d wondered for awhile about Poptropicans’ eyes: why all Poptropicans’ eyes tend to stay the same, how there are hardly any customizable eye parts, and yes, whether or not they can change color. It was definitely a cool addition to see a Poptropican’s eyes turn purple!

It would be cool to see an option to change eye color added to the Colorizer someday 👀

Something else I found intriguing about this island is how it, similar to Astro-Knights, focuses on outer space — except the two islands couldn’t be more different. While Astro-Knights mainly features the clockpunk genre, Lunar Colony takes a scientific approach on the cosmos. Lunar Colony’s world seems to be in a much more modern, technological era, as opposed to Astro-Knights’ medieval theme.

Outer space is a vast place, and there have been an array of stories taking place beyond the stars. And in my opinion, Lunar Colony is definitely one of those stories that deserves more appreciation than it got. Even though the gameplay is admittedly frustrating at times, and even though not many people think of Lunar Colony when they think of Poptropica’s greatest islands, it’s the plot (combined with an assortment of beautiful outer space artwork!) that ties this whole adventure together and makes it one of the most intriguing Poptropica islands to ponder over. 🚀🧑‍🚀

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Reality TV Island, Sneak Peeks

Shuffleboard FTW!

Hello, little Earthlings. As I was perusing the Earth literary material and looking for a way to pass the time on this planet, I came across a post on the PCB called Shuffleboard.

Shuffleboard

Still stuck on this island, I found some people playing a game with small sliding pucks. I don’t think the mime is going to win this one.


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HAZMAT HERMIT

The one and only Hazmat Hermit at 1:02 PM

And for all you fans of this island called Reality TV, (TV? What is this strange Earthling invention?), the name of this image is….

“RealityTVPreview” !!  This almost assuredly proves that RTV is in the works, as the last RTV post was quite a while ago.

Shuffleboard seems to be another game in the making; not a multiplayer game but a game against the Reality TV contestants of the island. as you can see, at the top of the image are faces of people (some previewed in earlier RTV sneak peeks) and their ranking in the game. More interestingly, there seems to be a mime in the picture! And shuffleboard will probably be a fun game to play.

Well, enjoy your upcoming trip to this RTV Island, as the natives call it. (This Earth is such a very different place than where I come from.)

*rocket engine starts……rocket flies off*

Random Civilian 1: Hey, look, was that a spaceship? Aliens! *screams and runs in circles*

Random Civilian 2: Nah, there are no such things as aliens. Calm down, man.

DaVinci: *swoops down in spaceship and winks at Random Civilian 1*

Random Civilian 1: Aaaaahhhhhh! *screams and falls over*

Random Civilian 2: *rolls eyes* These Earthlings are so strange. I mean…..whoops! Did I say Earthlings? Uhh…..

Astro-Knights Island, Snapshot Series, Sneak Peeks

Holy Cow, Its Tiny Crown!

While Comic Kid is searching through Astro-Knights Island, Vlad the Viking is meeting up with a lucky person in 24 Carrot island.

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Snapshot Sagas – Tiny Crown

After many long trips its nice just to sit down, relax, and watch a movie in 24 Carrots movie theater about killer carrots!
Not only that but you can make great friends while watching a movie. Check out who Vlad the Viking ran into.

While eating popcorn and bubblegum in the 24 Carrot Island movie theater, I ran into a friendly Poptropican named Tiny Crown. Congratulations Tiny Crown, you are the newest Poptropican featured in Snapshot Sagas!

Keep watching for my viking beard and helmet, the next Poptropican featured in Snapshot Sagas could be you!

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Holy Cow!

Trust me, it has nothing to do with cows, but it might have something to do with castles.
That’s right PCB has released yet another sneak peek on the long awaited Astro-Knights island. This time Comic Kid ran into a bit of a mess as he stared up at a castle in ruins.

Is it falling apart like your great grandmother Lucy?
Did aliens take a detour and accidentally crash into the over sized castle?
Or was it just a strange cow that stumbled into the castle?

Well our guess is that it was a pair of aliens that crashed into to the castle.

They were obviously making crop circles when they were distracted by great grandmother Lucy who came out and told them off for ruining her crops. They then flew off in a hurry and spotted a cow grazing below, they forgot where they were going and crashed into the castle.

Here’s our proof: mystery_island

https://poptropica.wordpress.com/2008/11/13/ufo-meets-castle/

PHB Sneak Peeks, PHB Specials

PHB Sneak Peaks: Unicorns and Princesses

Feb-Feb…March 28..-1st, 2009 #6

[-!CLASSIFIED!-]


-Poptropica Help Blog Sneak Peaks-

Welcome to another wonderful week of ‘Poptropica Help Blog SneakPeaks’. These posts are posted every week on Sundays. In every new post there will be stories that only we have. Andonly we post them. These stories are classified and are very secret. 11011
Th1s week’s story is ”Unicorns and Princesses”, 01011i finally have a S101neak Peak about abo101the neweww Island As10011AstroKnights Island.0011010Hoppe yu 010 edn-joy it.

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Codien loves bunnies and pandas, ___ —  _______ _penguins and kittens. But most of all Codien loves Unicorns and Princesses. SOit was his great reat  sur suprise when wew hw he yyr92h dvamaje 3ur0u j3u2r …_____ – -_____ ..___-!error!….fsda fdja _–_____…!error!________

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>!Signal Reestablished…

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“Is this thing on? Oh.
Hello. Do not be alarmed. We have interupted this post for an important message. Later last night we found this message  flying through the internet being sent to Poptropica Help Blog. We decided that it would be the best way to get our message to every one. We are kind of sorry that it is going to be sent late to you late. Well actually. We’re not.
We are going to steal your King and Queen. We are sorry. Not really. But we thought it would be nice of us to tell you.

Later in spring we are going to fly one of our space crafts into the side of your castle and steal your beloved royals. We might even steal some of your awesome armour. You must tell us how you make them. No really you must or you will never see your King and or Queen again.
Any who. You are going to have to travel through space to find your precious King and Queen, in your very own spaceship. If you want we can set up a deal for you and you can buy one of ours. We have a new shiny green one. HaHaHa we are only joking.
Thankyou for listening to our warning message. We will play the rest of your silly Pony message after we are done.

That is all.
Over and out.”_____________.._________________.–…_____________—_____**_________….
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And thats the story of Codiens magical journey with the Unicorn and the Princess. How lovely.

 

I hate those Robot Alien things. Yes, i’m sorry it is a day late but its the robots fault. It delayed the message. Pity because Codien went on a really fun journey with a Unicorn. You would’ve loved it.
Well you asked for an Astro-Knights sneak Peak and you got it. These are the aliens/robots that will steal the Queen and King.
Do you find them scary?

 

 

So that’s my Sneak Peaks this week. Next week i don’t know what i’ll have. See you next week.

TaTa

[MESSAGE WILL BE-B-BE-B-BE…]
[!SORRY. US ALIENS AGAIN!]
[WE ACCIDENTLY STOPED THE MESSAGE FROM BEING DELETED. WE ARN’T SORRY AND IT WASN’T AN ACCIDENT]
[HaHaHaHa]