Guest Posts, Pop 5

Pop 5: MiniGame Collections

This post originally appeared on Poptropica Fun Zone and is being shared on the PHB courtesy of the author, Hyper Gamer. See the bottom of this post for how you, too, can write for the PHB!

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Hi everyone. Today, I will be talking about the best mini-games you can play, categorized by island. These mini-games require getting to a certain part of the island before you can play them, and many of them are collections with lots of games in one island. Plus, you can play them even after you have completed the island.

This was originally published as a “Pop 6” list, but in keeping with PHB tradition, this is post will give the “Pop 5,” with the full list on the original. Now, onto the list!

#6: Wimpy Boardwalk

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There are a lot of mini-games you can play on Wimpy Boardwalk: Himalayan Hurl, Fastball Fury, Circus Soaker, Space Fling, and Pirate Panic. These mini-games are fun and somewhat of a challenge, but they really aren’t that hard.

In order to access these games, you have to be a member, since non-members can only play a demo of the island. Also, you need to obtain a certain item in order to win Himalayan Hurl. You’ll also need to accrue tokens, found around the island, to play these games.

#5: Wild West

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There are a lot of mini-games you can play on Wild West: Slap-Jack, Shooting Contest, Spit-N-Time, and Slots. They can be found on various parts of the island.

In most of these games, you get to play against other characters, except Slots where you play against the machine. This makes for more of a challenge as you have someone to compete with, even if they are computer-controlled.

#4: Wimpy Wonderland

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There are two mini-games you can play on Wimpy Wonderland: Twisted Wizard and Bingo. Bingo is only available for members. Twisted Wizard is available for anybody that has completed Wimpy Wonderland.

Personally, I think Twisted Wizard is a really fun game that you can play on any non-SUI island once you unlock it. You can find the CD in your games or island inventory.

Bingo, found in Leisure Towers, is also a fun game, but takes some concentration. I’d say Twisted Wizard is more fun, though.

#3: Game Show

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There are a lot of mini-games you can play on Game Show Island: Mr. Yoshi’s Super Terrific Challenge, Kerplunk, Spin for Riches, Scardy Pants, and Brainiacs.

These games are a mix of games based on skill in doing challenges and games that use knowledge. The knowledge-based games tend to repeat questions, but the skill-based games have challenges that you can play over and over.

#2: PoptropiCon Ep. 2, Spoiler Alert

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The Mighty Action Force card game is the biggest game talked about in PoptropiCon. The MAF card game is super fun. It is a game I keep going back to play. You even have the option to change your deck with the cards you found so you can make it better.

There are two people you can choose from to battle on the island. The game is simple and very easy to access from the end of the episode.

Want to find out what #1 is? See the original post over on Poptropica Fun Zone!


Hope you enjoyed this guest post by Hyper Gamer! If you did, be sure to check out his blog, Poptropica Fun Zone.

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PHB Specials, Web Development

The Monthly Surprise

🙂 We are happy to announce the major event that will be happening every month, and you will be involved. 🙂

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_A Special “PHB Monthly Newsletter”_
The First Sunday of Every Month

The PHB Newsletter. A giant mixture of news, events and even competitions. From now on, on the first Sunday of every month we will post this legendary post. It will consist of almost 10 sections for pure Poptropica awesomeness. 😛
That’s right, it’s what you have been dreaming about.

The monthly post will contain things like:

  • “Ask PHB”: Readers can ask questions about Poptropica via e-mail to the PHB staff. We can select about 3 of them to publish per month.
  • Competitions.
  • “PHB Sneak Peeks” – Yes, new ones. 😛
  • Stories: Readers can submit their own short stories to PHB’s e-mail and we can select one for every month, OR we can hire someone to be a “Newsletter Author”, and they will send in a short story/chapter or part of a long story (for each month) to PHB’s e-mail for us to publish each month.
  • Submit Your Own: Let readers submit their own ideas (maybe their dreams of what kind of island they want to see on Poptropica), stories, competition entries, fan art (comics, etc) and more to poptropicahelpblog@gmail.com.
  • Current News/Monthly Reflection: A summary of what happened in Poptropica for the past month – Sneak peeks, new islands, new ads, etc
  • “Easter Eggs”: In each issue, reveal a secret (known as “Easter eggs”) from Poptropica. (example: typing ‘1225’ in the phone from Nabooti for a Santa hat and sack) or maybe someone besides Dr. Hare.
  • Fan Art: Show a Poptropica-themed poem, comic, drawing, puzzle, or something else created by a Poptropican.

Any more suggestions? Opinions? If you would like to apply for any of these positions, you may start now and send them over to poptropicahelpblog@gmail.com. We can’t wait to see our readers’ creativity!

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A Note Regarding ‘Poptropica Poll’

As you’ve probably noticed, we have a sidebar widget titled ‘Poptropica Poll’, where there is a Poptropica-related poll that readers may vote on. They used to be changed at random times, but starting this month, they will be changed every time a new PHB monthly newsletter is released (the first Sunday of a month). This month’s new poll will start a little later, probably next week, and will ask the question, “What would you like the PHB’s monthly newsletter to be called?” We will use this to review your suggestions, and when June’s edition of the newsletter comes out, you will find the winning name, as well as a new poll updated for the coming month!

We have the idea. We have the writers. The only problem? We don’t know what to call it.
Comment with your great ideas on this post. Your suggestions may be put into the next poll.

-The PHB Team-
PHB Sneak Peeks

The Dr. Hare Glitch

😦 Update: This glitch does not work anymore. 😦

The secrets to Dr. Hare will be revealed. The secrets will be revealed...
The secret has been revealed.

The PHB Dr. Hare Glitch

[Credits to Codien for finding it.]

 Are you sitting around Poptropica, waiting for ages till that new island comes out? Have you got nothing else to do?
Then why don’t you try “The PHB Dr. Hare Glitch” on for size. You will be hairy in no time.

NOTE:

  • This glitch will only work if you haven’t completed the 24 Carrot quest. Make a new user to try it out though.
  • This glitch will change your whole costume into Dr. Hare. Remember that anything you were wearing will be lost.
  • The glitch will make you turn into to a boy even if your a girl because Dr. Hare is a boy. If you want to become a girl again press [Ctrl] + [Shift] + [R] until you change to a girl. Remember this randomises everything and you will loose the Dr. Hare costume and you wont be able to get it back.

Follow these directions to complete The PHB Dr. Hare Glitch:

  1. Head over to 24 Carrot Island via the blimp.
  2. Complete most of the quest until you get to the end when you are about to enter the codes onto the computer.
    [For more information and help on completing 24 Carrot Quest click here.]
  3. Enter the codes to become control of Dr. Hares ship.
  4. Now the aim here is to crash into the asteroids to destroy his ship. When you crash into the asteroids his face will pop up shouting at you.
  5. When his face pops up click and hold [Ctrl] + [Shift] and rapidly press [S] at the same time. This should change his skin color/colour.
  6. When his face pops up again press the same buttons to change his skin again. (This is just to make sure you did it the first time.)
    [MAC Users] Press [Command] + [Shift] + [S]
  7. Crash his ship completely and you should be out of the game. BUT WAIT! I’m still myself!
  8. Head down to the bottom and walk out the door on the left. You should now feel and look different. 😛
  9. Go into items and use the telaporter to go back to the top.
  10. CONGRATULATIONS! You are now Dr. Hare!

[!COMPLETE!]
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Here’s a video tutorial if you need more help. Provided by Blooberry

ARE YOU READY TO WITNESS THE BEST GLITCH IN POPTROPICA SINCE ITS CREATION?
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AND ITS ALL BECAUSE OF THE PHB

-The PHB Team-

Scary Tomato Smockers Codien
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: A Shadow in the Night

March 15th, 2009 #8

[-!CLASSIFIED!-]


-Poptropica Help Blog Sneak Peaks-

Welcome to another wonderful 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 week’s story is ”A Shadow in the Night”, It is a preview of a ninja costume.

-A Shadow in the Night-
That’s not your shadow moving behind you!

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I do not concern myself with gods and spirits either good or evil nor do I serve any.

~Lao Tzu, 600 BC-531 BC (Chinese taoist Philosopher, founder of Taoism, wrote “Tao Te Ching”.)


HaHa Club Penguin your not the only one to have ninjas, Poptropica now does too. This is a Ninja that will be coming out in a new island (Astro-Knights). It is the same ninja featured on the shirts and on the wall prints.

I’m sorry the post is late (Blame it on the ninja), i was away and couldn’t write or post it.

You can check out Poptropica Help Blogs other sneaks peaks here:

So that’s my Sneak Peaks this week. Next week i hope to show (or rather open) you something that hasn’t been show before. See you next week.

TaTa

[MESSAGE WILL BE SENT TO THE EMPORER IN 3 SECONDS…]
[THE MESSENGER CAME BACK PANTING, SAYING A…]
[!SHADOW STOLE THE MESSAGE!]

[…WE DIDN’T BELIEVE HIM. YOU CAN GUESS WHAT HAPPENED TO HIM]