Island Flash-backs

Island Flash-back: Astro Knights 🚀

We are now well into springtime (at least for those of us in the Northern Hemisphere), and I hope the weather has been more pleasant for you than the pre-summer heat that’s happening in my local desert!

I apologize for the delay in this post, and I hope there is still enough time to pay homage to an island that many of you know is very important to me


There is no shortage of things I or a giant portion of this fandom could say about this island. It’s easily one of Poptropica’s most remembered, and many consider it to be the pinnacle of the game’s storytelling abilities. Compared to islands that came before it like Shark Tooth or 24 Carrot, the world of Poptropica suddenly felt expanded and full of undiscovered potential.

Concept sketches for the knights

While less remembered, a short book was also made based off this island, among a series of four others. It can still be bought, but hasn’t been mentioned by the team for a while, nor have any other islands ever been added to the series.

The villain, Mordred/Binary Bard, is also quite iconic, to the point of being featured in the spin-off island Super Villain. He also has a fair share of fans, art, and a cameo in a dating sim.

An old version of the Binary Bard, where he was intended to be a simple background character.

There is no shortage of love for this island. That being said, it is hardly mentioned by the current Pop team anymore. While the development of Fairy Tale Island is probably the most pressing thing now, it would be nice to have it remembered by the future island pantheon.

Very nice, as a matter of fact. I don’t think many fans (including myself) would have any more interest in Pop if they completely discarded the stories that got us into it in the first place.

Concepts for the Princess of Arturus

Before I conclude this post, I would also like to highlight some fanart made for the previous Island Flash-back, Wild West. Here is some fanart of El Mustachio Grande made by Dangerous Dragon!

Now here comes your part, Poptropicans! Astro Knights and other classic islands were rendered unplayable for most people in the Flash-Haxe transition, but the months of work that the artists and writers put into it should not go to waste! Make fanart, fanfiction, videos, and guest posts. Let the Creators know what you appreciate about their past work to encourage them to preserve it!

Until May!

Castori honorem ~ Maryann/Smart Bubbles

Astro-Knights Island, Sneak Peeks

The long wait for Astro-Knights Island is over!

Hoorah! After months and months of impatient waiting, it’s finally here! Let’s welcome the one-and-only Astro-Knights Island!

We’ve also updated our blog with an Astro-Knights island guide for the adventurers in distress!

More Information:

And here’s a final sneak peek at what you might expect on this troublesome island:

Blog Post Title: A Day in the Life of the Bard
Description: The Space Sharks are among my strongest but most stupid creations. They are a little thick headed, so I had to shoot at all three of them just so I could get their attention. We had quite a lovely space stroll until one of them got carried away and took a bite out of my space ship. What a mechanical mess! 0110111101110101011101000010000001100110
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Image Name: 3sharks.JPG

[The binary code translates to “Out for a stroll”.]

So head on out there and explore the unknown territories of outer space! The kingdom of Arturus is counting on you.

Astro-Knights Island

Incoming Black Hole!

Poptropica has released yet another Astro-Knights island sneak peek.  This time it’s about a strange vortex in the middle of space. So watch out space bukaneers, It’s going to be a bumpy ride!

Danger Danger!

Blog Post Title: Danger Danger!
Description: Beware the Black Hole [>Translated from binary code.<]
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Image Name: blogblackhole.png

Underneath there was a binary code posted that was translated into this:


BewareTheBlack Hole


Stay tuned for later today the secrets to wearing Dr.Hares costume will be revealed.

So until then check down below for all our other posts.

Astro-Knights Island, PHB Sneak Peeks, PHB Specials

PHB Sneak Peaks: The New Knights of Poptropica

February 8th, 2009 #3


-Poptropica Help Blog Sneak Peaks-

Welcome to another week of ‘Poptropica Help Blog Sneak Peaks’. These posts are posted every week on Sundays. In every new post there will be stories that only we have. And only we post them. These stories are classified and are very secret.
This weeks story is ‘The New Knights of Poptropica’, todays stories are all about the new island ‘Astro-Knights’.

-The New Knights of Poptropica-
They’re heroes just like you or me…But in shiny new armour.

Friday the 7th.  Just like any other day. But any other day was always a different day for Codien, encountering Pirates and strange dancing men in hats was just the usual-unusual thing.
Today as Codienwas walking to the ‘Hair Club’ to get his hair cut and re-curled, he almost tripped over as his eyes shifted to a giant object hidden behind one of the buildings. He forgot about his trip towards the Hair Club and found himself walking towards the massive shape. Getting closer to the object it became recognisable. Hiding behind the vast skyscrapers was a giant spaceship. It reminded him of the Space Buddies Spaceships but this one was silver with red and yellow stripes.
Codien edged closer to the spaceship only taking a tiny step towards the spaceship each second. It was only when he was a few meters away from the ships door when it shifted open with a strange hissing noise. From the blinding light pouring out of the opening, Out stepped two objects shrouded by light. Slowly floating closer and closer the two objects became visible appearing as two Poptropicans, well at least Codien thought they were, dressed in brown robes. One of the two stepped forward with an outstretched hand gesturing for him to come closer. He spoke, “We need your help, the whole kingdom is in danger!’
Without even a chance for Codien to answer they pulled him into the light with the door closing behind them.

Birds were twittering, the sun was beaming down upon him. Codien had woken without any memory of the sudden trip. All he could remember was the light that brought him here. But where was here?
Glancing around Codien found himself in front of an old building with a telescope gaping out of the roof. Taking in more of his surroundings he figured he was in the middle of an old town full of bustling Poptropicans. It was an old town with high powered telescopes, satellite TV, electricity and the weirdest thing was that most of the poprtropicans walking around were half robotic.
Codien had been taken into the past of the future. The world was a collaboration of both worlds.

Codien still didn’t know what he was doing here. The Poptropicans with brown robes were no where in sight. Looking through the crowds Codien couldn’t find anyone he knew. It was from the corner of his eye he noticed one of the brown robed poptropicans enter the building to the right. Getting up in urgency Codien went to investigate. Peering through the windows Codien saw a room full of  majestic armour and weaponry. With curiosity he entered the building only to be confronted by the two poptropicans that brought him here and and a stranger dressed in Purple robes.


The next 10-20 minutes Codien was told about the unfortunate events of the King and Queen. It only got really exciting when they decided i was going to rescue them. The Blue robed man took many measurements and left the room. He came back with two different outfits in hand. Red and Blue amour.  Both were amazing.
But which one should i choose?

These outfits will be the two sets of armour that you will be able to choose from, like in Super Power island, and customize. How cool do they look. The blue one has a futuristic helmet with a medieval body. The red one has a medieval helmet with futuristic body. I love it how they both have aspects of the future and the past.

I’m sorry its just the one story this week guys. I had another but it was about the ‘A very special dog’ which ended up being the Space Buddies advertisement. 😛

So that’s my Sneak Peaks this week. Next week I’ll have more sneak peaks on the upcoming island Astro-Knights.
See you next week.


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