Sunday, September 30, 2012

Super Villain Island Contest

Note: Scroll down for updates, including the guide and map for Super Villain Island!
Now that Super Villain Island has been released there has been a lot of excitement over it. With all of the excitement going on I thought I would give away accounts with the costumes of the main villains, and a special bonus prize!

The Passwords to these accounts are hidden throughought the blog, so look through the blog to find them. Once you find a password, post in a comment you found it and you will be named the 1, 2, 3, or 4th place winner, depending on what password you find! Good luck!

Getting in thier heads!

With Super Villain Island out for a day we already had the first 10 finishers! These are some great looking finishers!

Congratulations to the first 10 finishers of Super Villain Island!

Super Villain Island is now out for Poptropica Members. Once again, we'd like to tip our cap to those players who journeyed to the source of evil just a little bit faster than everybody else. Congratulations to:

1. Massive Spider 
2. Zippy Leopard 
3. Brave Flame 
4. Nervous Thunder 
5. Shy Scorpion 
6. Brave Bones 
7. Speedy Ant 
8. Blue Shadow 
9. Young Clown 
10. Golden Penguin 

Congratulations to all of you! And to those who have yet to delve into the minds of Poptropica's most fiendish villains, well, you have a lot to look forward to.


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Yes sir! Look at those guys! Have you won Super Villain Island yet? If your having trouble, you should go check out our Island Guide page where you can find a Guide, Video Guide, Info Page, and detailed map!

Super Villain Guide

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Edited by Fuzzy-B

You’ll start Super Villain Island by coming off the blimp onto an Oil Rig. Jump up the platforms or climb the rope on the right hand side until you reach the top level with the control room toward the left of the oil rig. Go inside and then head right to the Office.
Once you are inside the control room, you will overhear a conversation between an employee and the Director of operations on the Oil Rig. Speak to the operator in the room and you will be sent on a mission to aid the Director.
Head back out of the control room and a helicopter will appear out of the sky and land on top of the oil rig. Get into the helicopter to begin your adventure!
The suddenly weather turns bad and the pilot forces you to jump! Thankfully, he provides you with a parachute and once you jump out, you will start floating down toward the water slowly.
While you are floating down, you will encounter two obstacles — clouds and lightning. Avoid the clouds as best you can, as they slow you down and make your reaction to the lightning too slow to get out of the way. Keep your eye on the top of the screen for a white glow directly above you. Swiftly move your Poptropican left or right to avoid the lightning strike. If you are struck by lightning, your parachute will catch on fire.
Once you land in the water, swim to your right and jump on the first rock you see. Make your way up and to the right along the rocks. There will be a pair of tough jumps that you might not think you can make, but keep trying, you’ll make it. Once you make it up on the right hand side, you’ll encounter a security camera looking at you. Get close to the camera and let it “see” you and a door will slide open. Enter the door to go into the maximum-security prison called Erehwon.
Once inside the prison, run to your right and speak with the guard. He will tell you that you have to go through some security screening tests and you will be X-rayed, scanned, washed and dried before having your picture taken.
Continue to your right and then press the up button on the elevator to go up to the Director’s lab. Speak with the Director and he will show you an amazing experiment that brings you into the dreams of Binary Bard, Captain Crawfish, Black Widow and Dr. Hare!
To use the machine, press the arrow up or down on the left side to choose which Super Villain you want to visit and then press the button on the right to execute the command.

Captain Crawfish

Your first stop should be Captain Crawfish’s dreams. You’ll need to be extremely cautious in Captain Crawfish’s dream, so as not to disturb any of the sleeping Captain Crawfishes. Walk to the left of the door and jump up on the hanging lamp. Then, jump to your right above the door and you will pick up an orange key. Continue to your right and down the cargo net. Then move slowly to your left until you encounter the orange chest. Open the chest to get the Stopwatch.
Now, jump up on the lamp and near the top to get the green key. Head all the way left and climb the cargo net. Jump up on the platform above you to open the green treasure chest and you’ll get the Turpentine. Now, exit Captain Crawfish’s dream.

Dr. Hare

Dr. Hare dreams about ant mazes! So head to your right and dig down just below where the ant hill reaches the surface. This is the easiest area to make it to the bottom. You can use your pick axe to attack the ants if you end up on the same level as them. Keep digging down through the dirt, but you will not be able to dig through bedrock.
You will dig through the first level and drop to the second level. Keep digging down until you are on a surface of bedrock and with no more dirt areas for you to dig down. Toward the middle of the screen, you should see an empty sprayer bottle. Work your way toward the bottle and then click the “surface” tile to return to the top and exit the dream.

Black Widow

Now that we have the turpentine and the sprayer bottle, we can go get Black Widow’s Totem! Head into Black Widow’s dreams and you will see that she has destroyed some famous artwork. Speak to her and make sure to select the second option. Open up your inventory and click on the Turpentine to put it into the sprayer bottle. Black Widow will get very angry and send her spiders after you.
You’ll need to enter each of the three paintings to clean them up with your turpentine sprayer. In the painting on the left, don’t miss the Shrinking Potion bottle in the upper-left. It may help to get rid of all of the spray paint first, and then get the Shrinking Potion, as the spiders will stop attacking you once the painting is clean.
In the second painting, on the upper-right hand side, you’ll see a blue key. Don’t forget to grab the Crystal Key, as you’ll need it for Binary Bard’s dreams.
Finally, in the third painting, just clean the painting, there’s no item that you need to grab in this one.
After the paintings are all cleaned, Black Widow will become even more upset and she will start attacking you as well. You need to get past her and her spiders and use your turpentine spray bottle on the painting in the center of the room that has her picture. You will have to hit it a number of times with the turpentine spray, but it will eventually melt away and you can collect her totem!

Binary Bard

Now that we have the Stopwatch and the Crystal Key, we can retrieve Binary Bard’s totem. Head into Binary Bard’s dreams and open up your inventory to equip the Stopwatch. This is a magical stopwatch that can briefly stop time! You’ll need to use this stopwatch throughout the entire dream, so get ready!
The first door is swinging back and forth. When it swings open, press space bar to stop time and Binary Bard will run through. You’ll run through the door too and get stuck on the other side! Go through the next door and you’ll run into Merlin the owl. Avoid him as best you can and get through the next door. Make the robo-mouse help you jump over the barrier on the right and then enter the domain of Binary Bard!
As you progress to the right, there will be various floating and rotating platforms. Use your stopwatch to freeze the platforms so that you can jump on them with the flat side up. Once you have made it over to the right, make your way up and to the left. You will encounter a diamond drill, don’t miss it!
On the upper-left of the screen, you will see a crystal structure with a clock in it. Open up your inventory and use the Crystal Key to open the lock for the final stand with Binary Bard.
Once inside, Binary Bard is embedded within a clock. All you have to do is freeze time when both hands of the click are pointing at either 3, 6, 9, 12. For example, 12:30, 3:15, 9:00, etc. When the hands are facing those numbers, it sends a shock through Binary Bard. Once you shock him 3 times, you can collect his totem and exit the dream.

Back to Captain Crawfish

Now that we have the Shrinking Potion, we can retrieve Captain Crawfish’s totem. Head into Captain Crawfish’s dream, and make your way to the right but instead of climbing down the cargo net, jump up to the platform on the upper-right where you see the ship in a bottle. Use your shrinking potion from Black Widow’s dream and you will enter the ship.
Once you are in the ship, the same rules apply — don’t wake the sleeping Captain Crawfishes! We have to break the ship out of the bottle but without disturbing them. Make your way to the right and then up onto the mast to your left. You can duck to avoid waking the Crawfishes as the pass you. Follow the Captain Crawfish on the mast to the left and click the edge of the box to lock him in.
Jump up to the next mast and head to your right and do the same thing to the next Crawfish. Now, drop down and to the left. Run along the bottom until you see the cannon. Jump up to the cannon and fire it. You’ll break open the bottle and have earned Captain Crawfish’s totem!

Returning to Dr. Hare

Now for the final totem! Head into Dr. Hare’s dreams and equip the Diamond Drill. Make your way down through the levels just as before, but on the second level, go ahead and drill through the bedrock, as your diamond drill now lets you get through it!
You’ll notice that the 3rd level is all bedrock, but it’s no match for your diamond drill, so keep drilling down and killing the ants. You’ll see Dr. Hare and a pile of rocks next to him. Drill through the pile and you’ll uncover his Golden Carrot totem. Once you get it, click on Dr. Hare and you’ll be transported out of his dream!
Now you have all 4 totems, mission accomplished, right? Well…. not so fast! You’ll bring the items to the Director and you’ll find out that he has a secret. He had you on a mission to collect these evil items for him because he is Zeus!
Zeus will fly away and you, along with the 4 Super Villains, will be blasted out of the mountain and into the water. You’ll see a news broadcast showing all kinds of destruction all over Poptropica and, of course, you’re the only one that can save Poptropica!
Once you regain control, swim to your left and Poseidon will appear. Speak to him and he will give you his trident for you to fight Zeus. This will take you straight into the fight with Zeus.
If you’ve ever played Mythology Island, the battle with Zeus is quite similar this time as well. As you play, Zeus sends lightning bolts and fireballs at you, and pink clouds will appear randomly throughout. Make sure to pick up the pink clouds as those represent your life in the game. The more clouds you have, the more health you have. Also, make sure to keep Zeus on his toes throughout. If you’re constantly firing at him, he won’t be able to call the fireball attack.
You’ll need to destroy all 4 totems that are now embedded in the Statue of Liberty and then destroy Zeus. It will take some time, but you will manage! Once you have defeated Zeus, he will take it a step further and use the statue’s eyes to create huge lightning bolts. Again, maintain your pink clouds and attack the eyes!
Once you defeat the statue, you defeat Zeus and you will be brought back to the prison and will be awarded the medal! Congratulations, you have beaten Super Villain Island!

Bonus Quest:
The Super Power Island Villains have kidnapped a guard and you need the access codes that are in Zeus' mind, but he is asleep! You must go into his mind and find the code one letter at a time. Once you are in his dream, the color will be negative and the controls backwards. The first area is the Labyrinth. You must just run around each corner and dead end till you find all of the pieces in that room. Once you have found all of the pieces in that room you are transported to the next area. Now you must be careful because Zeus is flying around. Search around for the next pieces and you will then be transported to the last area. Once you find all of the pieces here, you wake up and give the code to a security guard. In return he gives you the Dream Gaurdian Suit.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja Advertisment

There is a new advertisement for Randy Cunningham: 9th Grade Ninja on main streets around Poptropica! There are three different games, each with their own prize.
When you walk in, go to your left till you see Randy. He will say that he “dropped the Ninjaomicon in something stanky and needs our help putting it back together.” This is like the game in Time Tangled when you put the painting back together. You have to put two pages back together and you get two minutes for each. When you win that you get the Ninjaomicon prize. When you use this a page of the book pops up with a piece of Ninja Wisdom. 

The next game is “Ninja Target Practice”. In this game you have to throw Ninja Rings at monsters and bad guys. You have to hit 20 of them in a minute, but be careful because if you hit Randy or his friends three times you lose! The prize for this game is the Randy Cunningham Ninja Suit. 

The final game is the longest and hardest. Go over to the gym and Randy says you have to come save Howard from the robot gorillas that have cornered him in the gym. The trick is you can’t let them see you so you use the objects around you to break them so you can go on past. Here is how to defeat each of the gorillas:
1st: Walk over to the water fountain by the gorilla and click on it to spray water on the gorilla and short circuit it.
2nd: Slide the oil drum off from the crate beside the gorilla so it falls on it and you can pass.
3rd: Hop on top of the light that has the wiring that looks loose and it will fall on the gorilla.
4th: Pull the switch by the “DANGER: Water Pressure” sign. The sprinklers will come on and short out the gorilla.
Once you make it to Howard, you win. The prize this time is the Ninja Kick ability. You now have all three prizes and have completed the Advertisement!
The three prizes of the Advertisment

Applebee's Promo Code

There is a new Promotional Code to be used in Poptropica. This time get a free, exclusive Applebee's Costume that will only be avalaible for a short amount of time! Go to the Store and enter "APPLEBEES12" in the top right corner, in the Promo Code box.

After you have put that code in press OK and you have your new item! Applebee's glasses and hand held Apple! The apples on the glasses and the hand held item are, of course, the Applebee's Logo.

The special power is when you press space bar Applebee Apples fall from the sky like rain. There is nothing cooler than apple rain!
Have fun with this epic new item!

Saturday, September 15, 2012

The Night Hare on Candy Street!

The first update we got from the PCB this post about what the next island will be! It appears that our predictions have been right! We have studied the Daily Pop updates and speculated and we were right, the next Island is...

Happy Roald Dahl day!

Today is Roald Dahl Day -- the birthday of one of the greatest storytellers of all time! Roald Dahl was the man behind classic stories like James and the Giant Peach, Matilda, The BFG, and a whole lot more, including our favorite, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.

In fact, we love Charlie and the Chocolate Factory so much that we've decided to make a whole Island out of it! Consider this our Roald Dahl Day gift to you.

We'll have a lot more to tell you about our latest and greatest project in the weeks to come!

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...based on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory! Yes, this will be very, very, very interesting! This could shape up to be a really good Island!Also with this being Poptropica's fifth birthday there is a new costume going around the game.

Happy birthday, Poptropica!

Wow! This month marks Poptropica's FIFTH birthday. Time sure flies when you're having fun. To celebrate another circuit around the sun, we're giving away a free, color-changing birthday balloon to everyone in the Poptropica Store.

But that's not all: for the rest of the month, you can also win an exclusive fifth-birthday prize. All you need to do is visit any common room and look for a special balloon floating in among the rest -- look for a blue balloon with the number 5 on it.

If you pop it, you'll win a birthday-cake costume that shoots fireworks!

Visit Poptropica now to start the celebration. We've got a few more birthday surprises up our sleeves before the month is out. Stay tuned!

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 Make sure to go look for that Balloon! Finally, the Members Only Items for Super Villain Island have been released. Remember that the Night Hare is only for a limited time so get it now!

Sunday, September 9, 2012

From the Moon to the Mind

First things first, Lunar Colony has been released to everyone! Now everyone can get a free ride to the moon and back and uncover some ancient alien secrets along the way!

Lunar Colony is now available to everyone!

That's right: Lunar Colony is now available for all to play. Don't waste your time sitting around reading blog posts! Visit Poptropica now to play Lunar Colony!

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 Remember that all of your Lunar Colony resources are on the Island Guide Page so go on over there and check it out!

You can also now start getting your Super Villain Island poster and wallpaper!

Chillin' like a super villain

While you're playing Lunar Colony this weekend, don't forget that you can also pick up a few free extras from our next great adventure, Super Villain Island. Grab the Super Villain desktop wallpaper and printable poster from the Super Villain info page. And keep an eye out right here for more information about Super Villain Island!

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 So, are you excited for Super Villain Island? Going inside the minds of these diabolical villains will be quite the quest! If anyone can do it, we can!

Monday, September 3, 2012

Like Shooting Stars

The new PCB post gives us a warning! Time is runing out... It will soon be to late...
To get the Zaggy Moondust costume in the Store!

One week left to get your Lunar Colony costume!

Lunar Colony will be available to everybody next Thursday, September 6. That's the good news.

The bad news? The limited-edition "Zaggy Moondust" costume will no longer be available after that date! The only way to get the costume -- not to mention the Moon Rock and Alien Archaelogy power -- is to become a Member today. You'll get Early Access to Lunar Colony, access to the Lunar Colony bonus quest, and these three Members-only items.

So what are you waiting for? Find out how to become a Poptropica Member today!

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That 80's Pop Star we all forgot and love is going to disappear forever! So act fast, because once Lunar Colony is out for non-members he will be gone. That is the other big news! Lunar Colony comes out for non-members this Thursday, September 6th!

Finally, congrats to the winners of the Back to School Contest. After the success of the contest I have decided to do another contest and give away these prizes!
That is right, the Super Villain Island Contest is coming soon! I know that you have two questions.
1. When is this?
2. What is the Bonus Prize?
The answer to the first is the day of the release of the Island! Yes, once the Island is released I will start the contest and you can win these! The answer to the second question will not be revealed until the contest starts, so make sure to check back the day of the release to see what the Bonus Prize is and how to win it and the rest of the awesome prizes!

Bonus Prize: Night Hare Costume!

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Back to School Contest

EDIT: Congrats to all of the winners!

By now, everyone has gone back to school. We are all learning about important things like Math, Science, Reading and Writing, and History. One of the things you may learn about in history is Ancient Greece. In ancient Greece they worshiped gods and goddesses like the ones featured on Mythology Island. To celebrate going back to school, I'm giving away accounts with the costumes of the gods from Mythology!

The Passwords to these accounts are hidden throughought the blog, so look through the blog to find them. Once you find a password, post in a comment you found it and you will be named the 1, 2, 3, or 4th place winner, depending on what password you find! Good luck!

Super Villain Info Post!

There has been a lot of stuff posted about the new Island, Super Villain Island! Most recently, the info page has been put up!

It reads:

Deep inside a top-secret prison, four of Poptropica's most infamous villains float in suspended animation. Your mission: to infiltrate their minds and extract the sources of their evil. Can you withstand a journey to the heart of darkness, or will their twisted dreams trap you forever?

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The world may be safe, but another villain stirs in his slumber. Do you dare to enter the dream machine once more, and visit a nightmarish version of one of the most popular Poptropica Islands? Find out how to get Membership now!
Members Only Items
Members get an additional Super Villain Island gear pack, which includes Night Hare costume, Sleeping Powder power, and Evil Henchmen item. The Night Hare costume is ONLY available during Early Access!
So can you brave the minds of five evil villains? We will see!

EDIT: It appears that the fifth evil villain is Zeus! When you flip the Bonus Quest photo it is of Mount Olympus on Mythology Island. I believe this is some pretty solid evidence!