Pop Protips

Pop Protip: Play the old islands with the mobile app and Flashpoint 🏝🔦

Are you wondering why the Poptropica map doesn’t have more islands than it does? If you’re an older player, you may recall a time when Poptropica had wayyy more islands on the map—more than 40, even! Where did they all go, and how can you play them again?

Quick background: Poptropica used to run on Flash, an old technology that was finally laid to rest in 2020. To keep Poptropica alive, the game moved a new platform called Haxe, which is how Poptropica currently exists today. However, in this Flash-to-Haxe transition, Poptropica has had to re-code what they had for a post-Flash era. While not specific on details, Poptropica has expressed plans to bring old islands back, though there seems to be a long way to go. But there are other ways!

For the episodic and newer islands: Poptropica mobile app

You can play several more (though not all) of the classic islands with the Poptropica mobile app, available as a free download on iOS and Android devices. The app includes all the islands currently on Haxe, as well as all episodes of Survival, Mission Atlantis, PoptropiCon, and Arabian Nights—not just Episode 1, as with Haxe.

The app also has some standalone islands: Reality TV: Wild Safari, Mystery of the Map, Shrink Ray, Galactic Hot Dogs, and even the original Mythology Island. We’ve got guides for all of them on our Island Help page, and you can find the list under “Poptropica (App).”

For the oldest islands: Flashpoint curation

The tutorial for using Flashpoint starts around the 0:48 mark in this video.

Another solution for accessing the classic islands you can try is idk’s curation of them on Flashpoint, the Flash game preservation project. You can find instructions on the Old Island Directory, which is linked on the PHB’s Glitching Guide, and it’s also covered in the video tutorial above. Note: Only available on Windows computers.

The Flashpoint curation of Poptropica includes a couple of downloads and clicking around a bit to set things up. Once you have it ready, you can play through many of the classic islands from 2007–2013, from Early Poptropica to Back Lot Island, and even some mini-quests!

It’s safe and free, so you can use it without worry. Plus, there’s a Save Data Converter that lets you import your Pop account’s data (such as island progress) as a file into Flashpoint!

Again, all the latest instructions are on the Old Island Directory. The PHB’s capacity to offer tech support is limited, so if you’re having trouble, try watching the video above for a clear visual of what to do.


Whether you’re playing on Haxe, the Poptropica app, or Flashpoint, there are tons of Poptropica islands to explore! And the PHB’s got Island Guides for all of them, so you can keep those handy as you play along—or simply revisit the guides for nostalgia. Enjoy! 🏝✨

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Bonus Items, Membership, Mocktropica Island, New Islands, Sneak Peeks, Time Tangled Island

Time to be Tangled in Mocktropica Glitches and Bugs!

Hey guys, BT here. Now, the Creators actually posted TWO pieces of big news over the short span of two days! The first piece reveals the next classic island to get an update with sound and bigger screen… Time Tangled!

Yes, it seems that Poptropica’s 3rd island will be next to get this update.

And there’s a bigger piece of news that has spawned…

Hey, remember Mocktropica?

You know, that post when I talked about how the Creators could be parodying themselves?

No? Well, here’s my post back in June when I discovered it.

Well, the Creators finally announced it with everything but the Poptropica Store Members Only Gold Cards and the exact date of its arrival. Here’s the video trailer for the island:

(Is that a reference to the weird YouTube viral video “Cows & Cows & Cows” I see in the trailer?)

So I was right when I said that the Creators are parodying themselves (yes!). Anyway, the info page has some interesting info including the island’s approximate release time…

Tired Programmer Avatar Mocktropica Island
Brave Tomato: Looks like someone missed their morning coffee…

Coming mid-December!

Poptropica is under new management, and it’s falling apart at the seams! The newest Island isn’t finished, the staff is nowhere to be found, and you can’t take two steps without running into a game-breaking bug. Get ready to go behind the scenes for your most important adventure yet — because this time, you’ve got to save Poptropica itself!

An island about making an island? ISLAND-CEPTION! Time to break the fourth wall, peeps, and save our game! (Although I wonder if this is just an excuse to get away with ACTUAL bugs and glitches that can occur…)

Speaking of saving our game, here’s an odd bonus quest that… may bring in a new villain! O.O

Mocktropica Island Bonus Quest image
Brave Tomato: Who’s that? And why did I think he was a girl when I first saw the pic?

Bonus Quest

A rogue programmer has conquered a rival website and now rules it like a king. You must venture outside the safety of Poptropica to bring him back — if you can last long enough to find him!

Who’s that? Is the rival website MegaFightingBots.com, that battling robots game showed in the island trailer? So many questions, yet so little answers…

By the way, the Creators just made that website real, although coming soon. This is what you’d see on the website:

megafightingbots

Anyway, be sure to check out Printable Poster and the Desktop Wallpaper, as well as some sneak peeks of the island right here (or also on our Mocktropica Trivia page!):

Brave Tomato: The rival website?

So… I almost forgot about Mocktropica Island… Wow… seeing this’ll be the last new island of 2013, this should be interesting…

What do you guys think?

BT out!