UPIS: The Winning Island

After countless polls, the time has finally come to announce the winners of the…


We’ve been waiting months for this, so before I do this super long paragraph about the Showdown ending, let me just say which islands won first.

In 3rd place, with 4 votes, we have Survival!

In 2nd place, with 5 votes, we have Ghost Story!

Last but certainly not least, in 1st place, with 6 votes, the winner of UPIS, the island that made it through every round, the island that could possibly be the best in the entire game, we have…

Crowds cheer…

Drum roll please…


 The crowd stands silent…

Why did I even do the UPIS if I knew Mythology Island would just win like it always does?!? I’m not saying it’s a bad island, I actually do really like it, it’s just very overrated. Oh whatever…

Oh, and to all of you people who think this poll was rigged and that I’m lying about the winners, here’s the proof:

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Well, that marks the end of UPIS! I hope you all enjoyed this 4-month long series, cause I sure did. But don’t feel sad that’s it’s over yet. The thing is, there are always new islands coming out, ones that could possibly be better than all the others, and with the New Poptropica coming out later this year, I may end up having an updated Island Showdown one day. You never know…

-Tall Cactus



After almost 4 months of polls, it is here. The Final Round of the UPIS.


So, this is both a good and a bad thing. This is good since soon we will find out the winning island, but it is bad cause, well, I kinda need a new segment to replace this, maybe. I’ll figure something out, don’t worry. Actually…I still have Totem Curse. Which is a twice-a-week series. That means I’m fine…oh darn it, that ends on June 29th. Uh…LET’S JUST START THE POST ALREADY!

Anyways, last week’s round’s winners were Mythology, Ghost Story, and Survival. Lots of death involved in these islands, I observe. These islands are technically the Best 3 in Poptropica, I mean, according to this poll, which could be slightly biased, since you don’t have to vote. Learned ’bout that in math class, BTW. But what I’m saying is that we won’t find out which island is the 3rd, 2nd, 1st best until next Sunday. And because of this, there will only be one poll this week…the final one in UPIS history. So vote, vote, vote! Only once, of course. Heh…

The winner will be announced next Sunday, May 22nd. See you then!

-Tall Cactus


UPIS: Round 4 (Semi-Finals)

Hey Poptropicans! Happy Mother’s Day! Make sure you go spend some time with your mom today or something, but first it’s time for the…


We are finally at Round 4, AKA the Semi-Finals. This round is only one week long, so that’s why I just changed the title and stuff. Let’s just get this started now, shall we?

Last week’s winners are Zomberry, Survival, and Escape From Pelican Rock. Congrats to those islands, as they will be moving onto Round 4 voted on again this week.

Here are ze polls…

Spy vs. Mythology:

Ghost Story vs. Zomberry:

Survival vs. Pelican Rock:

Oh, and before I go…

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-Tall Cactus

Ultimate Poptropica Island Showdown: Round 3, Week 2

Hey Poptropicans, it’s time for more of the…


Man, it feels like I barely post nowadays because of the Totem Curse Hiatus. Anyways, it’s the final week of Round 3. Yes, I know what you’re thinking. There are only 2 weeks of this round. You see, the length of each round decreases every new round. Like, Round 1 was 8 weeks, Round 2 was 4 weeks, and so on. Round 4 is next week, and it’s only ONE week long. Then after that, it’s the finals, which is also one week. You’ll see why on May 15th, hehehe…

OK, so last week’s winners were Spy, Mythology, and Ghost Story. Thank you for everyone who voted, but if you didn’t, it’s OK. You can always vote this week…

Vampire’s Curse vs. Zomberry:

Mocktropica vs. Survival:

Arabian Nights vs. Escape From Pelican Rock:

See ya next Sunday for Round 4!

Tall Cactus

Ultimate Poptropica Island Showdown: Round 3, Week 1

Hey, everyone. Welcome back to UPIS. The week starts Round 3. Well, I’m not in a good mood right now. You see, fellow blogger and friend, Mad APPer, left the community last night. I’m just really sad about it all.

Let’s just get started now, shall we? The winners from last week are Survival, Arabian Nights, and Escape From Pelican Rock (’cause it was the odd one out).

Now, here’s the polls for this week. Remember, you have until late Saturday night/Early Sunday morning to vote.

Shark Tooth vs. Spy:

Mythology vs. Steamworks:

Red Dragon vs. Ghost Story:

I’ll announce the winners next Sunday.

Tall Cactus



Ultimate Poptropica Island Showdown: Round 2, Week 4

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the final week of Round 2!


Yes, you heard it. Round 2 is coming to an end. Time sure does fly, especially since this very blog was made exactly 3 months ago yesterday.

The winners of last week are Steamworks, Vampire’s Curse, Zomberry, and Mocktropica. Thank you to everyone who voted! Anyways, it’s time to start this week’s voting…

Survival vs. PoptropiCon:

Arabian Nights vs. Timmy Failure:

And then there’s Escape From Pelican Rock. You see, I thought that a new island would be out by now, but that never happened, so EFPR is the odd one out and will automatically move onto Round 3. You see, that’s actually a good thing since EFPR is an amazing island and would have moved on anyway, so that’s that.

That’s all for now, but I’ll see you all next week for the start of Round 3! AKA the Semifinals.

Tall Cactus

Ultimate Poptropica Island Showdown: Round 2, Week 3

Hellooo Poptropicans! It’s Sunday, which means it’s time for Week 3 of Round 2 of the…


Yes, I know that this should have been last week, but last Sunday I just wasn’t in the mood to do it, with Small Fire leaving and stuff. Anyway, let’s just get started, shall we?

The winners from last time are Red Dragon and Ghost Story!

However, Steamworks and Cryptids tied, so it looks like we have to have another tiebreaker round:

As for this week…

Vampire’s Curse vs. Poptropolis Games:

Lunar Colony vs. Zomberry:

Night Watch vs. Mocktropica:

Have fun voting, and I’ll see you next Sunday for more of the UPIS!

Tall Cactus

Where Is Today’s Post?!?

Hello fellow Poptropicans. I just want to let you know that there will be no Ultimate Poptropica Island Showdown post this week. Instead, the 3rd Week of Round 2 will be next Sunday, April 10th. I’m just too sad to post today. Small Fire has left the community.


Sorry about this guys. I want to post, but I am not in the mood for it today.

Tall Cactus

Ultimate Poptropica Island Showdown: Round 2, Week 2

It’s Easter Sunday, Poptropicans, which also means it’s time for Week 2 of the 2nd Round of the…


Last week’s winning islands were Shark Tooth, Spy, and Mythology! A big thank you to everyone who voted!

Now it’s time to vote for this week’s islands.

First up, it’s Steamworks vs. Cryptids:

Next we have Wild West vs. Red Dragon:

Finally, it’s Mystery Train vs. Ghost Story:

Make sure to get your votes in before next week!

Tall Cactus

Ultimate Poptropica Island Showdown: Round 2, Week 1

Ahh…spring is here…the birds are signing, the sun is shinning, and it’s finally time for Round 2 of the Ultimate Poptropica Island Showdown!


Round 2 is where things start to get interesting. The islands being voted on already won Round 1, so things will get more intense as it gets harder to choose which island you prefer. Also, Round 2 only has half the islands that Round 1 did, so it will only be half the time, only 4 weeks.

But before that begins, Timmy Failure and Escape From Pelican Rock were the final winners of Round 1. They will be voted on in 4 weeks. 🙂 Congrats!

Now it’s time to officailly start the voting for Round 2! Here we go…

Shark Tooth vs. 24 Carrot:

Spy vs. Nabooti:

Counterfeit vs. Mythology:

Have fun! And enjoy the first day of Spring! And the first day of Fall in the Southern Hemisphere.  😛

Tall Cactus