Island Flash-backs

Island Flash-backs: 🌳 Twisted Thicket and Skullduggery πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ

I ought to explain myself, shouldn’t I?

As some of you have noticed, there was no Island Flash-back in May. Mostly because of IRL things getting in the way and my poor planning. I’m sorry, as I did say this would be a monthly thing, and I’ll try to be more consistent in the future! To make up for this, TWO islands will be announced, one for May and one for June…

Twisted Thicket and Skullduggery!

While not the most popular, both of these islands have their fans! Skullduggery (2010) is known for its iconic villain, Captain Crawfish, as well as its focus on trading and travelling over action and boss fights. On the other hand, Twisted Thicket (2012) is most remembered for its references to Norse mythology and its beautiful scenery and designs!


🌳 Twisted Thicket was very much a story about environmentalism, though the fantasy elements helped the point feel more natural rather than forced (as is common in children’s media with moral messaging).

The island is on a medium difficulty level, balancing the twisted and dangerous forest with fun puzzles and, once again, amazing scenery. The Poptropica Creators have consistently gone above and beyond with their art design, even with such a simple art style!


πŸ΄β€β˜ οΈ Skullduggery revolved heavily around an archipelago map, where you could travel to other mini-islands within the island’s storyline using a boat. (The same feature was later to get around Hemlock Harbor in Ghost Story Island.)

While Skullduggery’s main plot is about the evil pirate Captain Crawfish threatening the peaceful islands, the focus of the gameplay is on trading goods and basic economics of saving for bigger and better ships, until you can finally buy the beautiful Phoenix Warbird. The Creators’ Blog has an interesting series of articles on the design process for this ship! Though some players found the cycle of trading and buying and selling tedious, others found it to be an educational experience, unique from that of previous islands.


To wrap up, I’m going to showcase some awesome past fan art for these two islands that are no longer in the official game. And let’s encourage the Creators to preserve these stories with more!

Until July (hopefully πŸ˜…)!

Castori honorem ~ Maryann/Smart Bubbles

Bonus Items, Membership, Skullduggery Island, Sneak Peeks

Tweet! Tweet!

Hey guys. Sorry I haven’t been around for a while, but I’ve been really busy with exams and such. Trust me, when you get into high school, not to mention the grade I’m in, your workload gets insane. I’m talking REALLY insane. I have 5 hours of homework each night plus studying. Ouch.

Anyway, new PCB post. Here it is:

Tweet Ride!

One of my minions sent me these snapshots from his vacation on Skullduggery Island. I can’t tell what it is. A ship? A bird of prey? Whatever it is, it looks enormous!

This is obviously a shot from Skullduggery Island. It looks like a game in which we have to assemble the pieces. I’m guessing it’s some sort of pirate schooner with a bird (eagle? hawk? perhaps even a dragon, because of the claws and eye) as a mascot.

The image name is “Tweet Ride.” It sure is sweet, or “tweet.” The “ride” part makes me certain it’s a ship, along with the shot of the sail. Very interesting. Perhaps we have toΒ  assemble the pieces in order to gain access to the ship. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see….

*Tweet!* Did you know? The PHB is affiliated with Poptropica Help Tweets, our Twitter page which you can always come back to check at: http://twitter.com/PoptropicaHelp. For the birds. πŸ˜€

Arr you looking out for more Skullduggery stuff? If you become a member from now until May 17th, you’ll receive two exclusive members-only gold cards when you log in: the Skullduggery Teaser Trailer and Skullduggery Pirate costume. And for those of you wise enough not to blow your money on that, click here for a ScreenToaster video of the teaser trailer, filmed from Green Boa‘s computer. The tune to this is called “Drunken Sailor.”

Anyway, have a good life.

*tweet tweet!*

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