Ultimate Poptropica Island Showdown: Round 1, Week 6

Hello Poptropicans! It’s once again time for the UPIS! Thank you to everyone who voted last week. The winners are Vampire’s Curse, Poptropolis Games, and much to my surprise, Lunar Colony. Those islands will move on to Round 2, which should start in 3 weeks.

Anyway, here are the islands for this week!

Charlie and the Chocolate Factory vs. Zomberry:

Night Watch vs. Back Lot:

Virus Hunter vs. Virus Hunter:

See you next week for Week 7 of UPIS!

Tall Cactus

 

The Totem Curse- Chapter 4: The Prophecy

(Guys, prepare yourself. This chapter is probably the longest in the entire series, more than triple the length of Chapter 3. I hope you enjoy!)

Shark Tooth Island – September 1997

Continued from Chapter 3…

Zeus: “The meeting is now officially starting, As you mortals know, we will be discussing about the 4.”

Summer Sunshine: “I think we’ve done it! I think we’ve found all 4 of them! Now can I- I mean we- be immortal like you promised?”

Dr. Bill Nye: “Let’s look at the prophecy again to make sure. Lavenda?”

Lavenda: “Yes. I will reread the prophecy.”
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Theory Thursdays: The Frozen in Time Theory

Hello Poptropicans! It’s me, Tall Cactus, and welcome to the first ever Theory Thursday! What is that, you ask? It’s where I post a new theory every Thursday…if I’m not busy, that is. Anyway, let’s get started!

Today’s theory is one that I’ve had for a very long time now. But, then I realized that there wasn’t as much proof as I thought. Until yesterday, when Monkey Wrench Island came out. As the prequel for every other island, it has totally changed the way I think about Poptropica and its timeline, and proving the Frozen in Time theory to, in fact, be correct. So, here it is.

Well, let’s get the basic timeline of Poptropica down first:

  1. Monkey Wrench Island
  2. Islands Made Before Super Villain Island’s Release
  3. Super Villain Island
  4. Islands Made After Super Villain Island’s Release

So, if the basic timeline is understood, then why is this theory being made? Well, some of the islands, like Mystery Train and Wild West, and even when you time travel in Time Tangled Island, are believed to happen in other time periods, with you time traveling to them using either your blimp or time device. However, I don’t think this is true. Wanna know why?

  • The monkeys who made the blimp wouldn’t have access to time travel
  • In all of the historical islands and the past in Time Tangled, people don’t notice that you’re wearing clothes from the future
  • Um, how did Mordred get that technology in medieval times?
  • Villains from the past return in SVI, which happens in the present
  • You don’t keep items collected in other islands, so you wouldn’t still have the time device from Time Tangled

There are some other theories about every island happening in different dimensions, but that isn’t true either. The monkeys who made the blimp would not have access to dimensional technology. Plus, how do you explain SVI, Reality TV, Balloon Boy, when you go to Early Poptropica during the events of Counterfeit Island, etc.? With no doubt, I believe that Poptropica happens in the same universe, or should I say planet.

And then there’s THIS pic from Monkey Wrench Island, which proves EVERYTHING:

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I couldn’t get everything in the screenshot, but there is an astro-knight riding on the Mother Phoenix in the background, and even though I couldn’t get a decent photo of them, a pirate from Skullduggery and a person from Arabian Nights.

This proves my theory. See, this island happens BEFORE Time Tangled. That means the broken time machine had no effect on this. Plus, even though those people are from the past, they don’t seem to care and they seem to know enough about modern technology to be in the race.

Oh, and that scene from Super Villain Island, with the news program showing islands like Mystery Train being destroyed. Can’t forget that piece of evidence!

Poptropica is frozen in time. It does not happen in a specific time period at all. There’s only one thing that could have happened to make it this way. Poptropica was once Earth, and the past events in Time Tangled are from Earth, but something went wrong, causing different time periods to become one and for impossible technology and magic to exist, along with different planets and for the land to split apart as islands. This explains why some locations in Poptropica are real locations on Earth, and others are completely made up, along with historical figures.

But, what went wrong? Who caused it? Will the truth be revealed in the graphic novel series? We may never know. But this is just a theory. A POPTROPICA THEORY. 😀

Tall Cactus

The Totem Curse- Chapter 3: The Secret Meeting

Shark Tooth Island – September 1997

Later that day, Dr. Bill Nye showed Harvey and Charlotte where their rooms were and their roommates.

Dr. Bill Nye: “Harvey, you’ll be sharing your dorm with Robert! :D!”

Robert: “For the last time, I prefer to be called MORDRED!!!

Harvey: “Great… -_-”

Dr. Bill Nye “Charlotte, you’ll be staying with Summer Sunshine! :D”

Charlotte and Summer Sunshine: “NOOO YOU CAN’T DO THIS!!!”

Dr. Bill Nye: “Sorry! We just don’t have many rooms at this college, so I had to pair you two up. Have fun! :D”

That night, Robert/Mordred talked to Harvey in their dorm.

Robert/Mordred (whatever you want to call him…): “You know, I’m working on a really cool experiment upstairs in the lab… it’s totally top secret. Do you want to see it?”

Harvey: “Ok…”

Robert/Mordred: “We’ll have to wait until tomorrow. Goodnight.”

Harvey fell asleep right away, but Robert/Mordred couldn’t sleep.

“Why did I tell him?” he thought. “Now it’s too late!”

Just then he heard a noise. It was Dr. Bill Nye talking to Summer Sunshine… in the middle of the night? Robert put on a black outfit to disguise himself, and went over to Charlotte’s and Summer’s dorm to see what was going on.

Dr. Bill Nye: “It’s time for the meeting. Let’s go.”

Bill Nye and Summer walked down into the basement. Robert followed.

Dr. Bill Nye: “Hehe. All of those fake smiles…I’m no Mr. Nice Guy.”

Summer: “I know.”

In the basement, a woman who Robert had never seen before stood there. She had long chocolate brown hair and wore a purple tunic. She looked like she was pulled out of Ancient Greece.

Dr. Bill Nye: “Lavenda. There you are. We need to discuss what we are going to do about the 4. He should be here any minute now.”

Robert, who was hiding behind a corner, wondered who “he” was. But before he could realize it…

There was a flash of lightning.

Dr. Bill Nye: “Oh, hello Zeus. I see you got here a few minutes early…”

TO BE CONTINUED IN CHAPTER 4: THE PROPHECY, COMING OUT ON SATURDAY, 2/27!

Tall Cactus

Monkey Wrench Island: Release and Review

I was seriously not expecting this. Monkey Wrench was first announced YESTERDAY, yet the Creators just decided to release it today, on a Wednesday, with no notice what so ever. Whatever, though. This 10-minute-long-tutorial revealed the truth of one of Poptropica’s biggest mysteries- where our blimp came from.

So, here’s the basic plot: On Home Island, you’ll see a plane. Amelia will be standing there, talking about a race. You’ll eagerly join. You’ll then find yourself among many of the other racers, including a pirate on a flying ship from Skullduggery, and an Astro-Knight on the Mother Phoenix. The race will then start. An evil pilot, the Red Baroness, will try to stop you from beating her by throwing a wrench at your plane, causing it to crash on an island. On the island, you’ll meet some monkeys, and later a lazy guy who really annoys me, Crusoe, and will try to fix the plane, which doesn’t work. Crusoe will then give you blueprints for a flying machine, which looks like it would be Balloon Boy 2, but the monkeys make you a much better one. Your BLIMP. Seriously. You and Amelia later rejoin the race in the blimp, beat the Red Barioness, and win the island medallion.

Now for the review. I mean, this island does have some really awesome art and reveals the truth about the blimp, but it’s also very short and repetitive with a simple plot line. You have to remember that it’s a tutorial for players who have just started playing Poptropica. A very good tutorial, in fact. Then again, it’s good to have an easy island every once in a while, especially when the last island is like Escape From Pelican Rock.

I rate it 6.9 for experts and 8.9 for beginners.

That’s all for now. There may even be some upcoming theories about MWI, by the way. 😀

-Tall Cactus

 

Monkeying Around with Engineers!

Hello Poptropicans! It’s me, Tall Cactus, and I have some news to share with you!

First of all, the name of the mysterious upcoming island has finally been revealed. If you go to your medallion list, you’ll see this:

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Thanks to Slanted Fish for the pic!

Yup, its name is Monkey Wrench Island. I was not expecting that. I thought it would be called something like Castaway Island, but whatever. We’ll probably get an official announcement sometime this week.

In other news, in celebration of National Engineers Week, if you complete Steamworks, Lunar Colony, Shrink Ray, or Virus Hunter Island for the first time, you will receive 300 credits! That’s 3 times more than the usual! However, this ends on 2/27, so make sure to get the extra credits if you can! I, on the other hand, have already completed all of those islands, so I get nothing.

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That’s all for now. See you guys soon!

-Tall Cactus

Ultimate Poptropica Island Showdown: Round 1, Week 5

Guess what today is- Sunday. Just another normal Sunday. I’ve noticed that during the past few Sundays, something cool was happening, like the Super Bowl or Valentine’s Day. But this Sunday- nothing. Except for Week 5 of UPIS, of course!

Last week’s winning islands were Red Dragon, Mystery Train (duh), and Ghost Story Island. Thank you to everyone who voted!

Here are the islands being voted on this week-

Vampire’s Curse vs. Twisted Thicket: 

Poptropolis Games vs. Wimpy Boardwalk: 

Lunar Colony vs. Super Villain: 

Enjoy the rest of your weekend! 😀

Tall Cactus

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The Totem Curse-Chapter 2: Welcome to the N.I.S.S.

YES! Here it is- the chapter that truly starts the main plot line! Enjoy:

*September 1997 – Shark Tooth Island*

The boat ride to Shark Tooth Island seemed to take forever, even though it was only a half hour trip. Then, it was a 5 minute walk to the center of the little island, where the National Institute of Silly Sciences was located, and where Harvey was going to college. Next to it was the National Institute of the Artistic Arts. Or at least it was supposed to be.

Harvey: “WHAT THE HECK!?! THIS IS THE N.I.S.S.!?!”

Instead of being that huge, modern building the photos of it showed, it instead looked pretty old and was the size of a small elementary school. And the National Institute of the Artistic Arts was nowhere to be found.

Just then a man who looked about 35 years old in a suit walked out of the building, along with a few students.

“Oh, you’re finally here! My name is Dr. Bill Nye! Welcome to the N.I.S.S.!”

Charlotte: “Um, where’s the National Institute of the Artistic Arts? It’s supposed to be next to the N.I.S.S.!”

Dr. Bill Nye: “Oh, oops. I forgot to tell you. The N.I.A.A. doesn’t exist anymore! It is instead a part of the N.I.S.S! Sorry! :D”

Charlotte: “Whatever…weirdo. I can’t believe you lied about this place.”

Harvey: “Um, how many people are actually at this college, anyway?”

Dr. Bill Nye: “33! Isn’t that great? :D”

Charlotte: “Not really. No wonder this place is so small!”

Dr. Bill Nye: “Yup! We almost went bankrupt! Thanks to you two paying money to get here, this college will survive! :D”

Harvey: “You got to be kidding me…”

Dr. Bill Nye: “I would like to present a few of the best students here! First we have Summer Sunshine! Yes, that IS her real name! Her favorite hobby other than science is surfing!”

Summer Sunshine: “OMZ did I just get a bug in my beautiful blonde hair?!? EWWWW GET IT OFF OF ME!!!”

Dr. Bill Nye: “Next, we have another new student- Bob!”

Bob: “I change my mind! I don’t want to go to college. I want to work in the Shark Museum on Main Street! My new name is SHARK GUY! Bye!”

Dr. Bill Nye: “OK then! 😀 And now I introduce our smartest student yet- Robert Jones!”

Robert: “For the last time, I prefer to be called MORDRED!!! You know, my middle name!”

Dr. Bill Nye: “Oh, Ok. Well, now let’s go on a tour of the-“

Harvey: “That’s it. Tell me why the college looks totally different than in the picture, and why are you so happy about it?”

Dr. Bill Nye: *Blushes* “Hehe, what are you talking about?” *fake smile*

Harvey and Charlotte stare at him.

Dr. Bill Nye: “Fine. I confess. This university WAS one of the best in Poptropica. It was lead by Professor Hammerhead, the famous shark scientist that made this island, and college, famous. But, just a few months ago, he went missing. Some said he was chased by the Great Booga Shark. Either way, the N.I.S.S. fell apart, and is barely surviving. Now I have to take over for Hammerhead. Please promise that you’ll give it a chance. Please?”

Harvey: “Yes. I will.”

Charlotte: “You mean, WE will.”

Harvey: “Yep. Let’s do this!”

Dr. Bill Nye: “THANK YOU! Now I’ll get to keep my job for at least a few more years! Let’s go inside-“

Summer Sunshine: “Uh-NOW I THINK I SWALLOWED THE BUG! HELP!!!” *Starts running around in circles.*

Harvey: “This is going to take some getting used to…”

To Be Continued in Chapter 3, Coming Out on 2/24!

Tall Cactus

P.S.- This chapter was actually meant to be a funnier one, for a reason. As the series continues, the plot will thicken, so it will focus more on story, not humor. So, I’ll try to make them funny while they last! 😀

P.P.S.- Dr. Bill Nye is a parody of Bill Nye the Science Guy!

My Place in Poptropica: Tall Cactus

Here you go, guys. Hope you enjoy. 😀

Poptropica Help Blog :: news, walkthroughs, & more!

This is the My Place in Poptropica story of Tall Cactus, a Poptropican who has only been playing for a little under a year, yet is very active in the community, and even has her own fansite! See the bottom of this post for details on sending in your own MPIP!

MyPlaceInPoptropica-TallCactus

Hi! It’s Tall Cactus, and today I am going to share my story of how I found and joined Poptropica. But before we begin, I just want to say that I’m not a longtime Poptropican compared to Slanted Fish and many others. In fact, my story is different from most. You’ll see why. Anyway, let’s just begin already!

Spring 2015 | A Game Called Poptropica

It was another boring day of school towards the end of March. It was raining outside, so we had indoor recess. I started wandering around the classroom, looking for something fun to do. I decided to watch…

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