Saturday, June 29, 2013

Legends of Chima Advertisement


There is a new advertisement on the Main Streets of Poptropica! It appears that players up to 14 years of age have access to this new advertisement. This new ad I keep talking about is of course for the new show LEGO Legends of Chima, premiering July 10th on Cartoon Network.

Once you enter the advertisement you are challenged to a Chima battle. You have to aim and launch your "speedorz" to get the chi, which is basically a blue floating orb. You get 5 chances per stage and once you win all three stages you get the Speedor Power and Laval Costume!





Thursday, June 27, 2013

Cute or Creepy?

Since "Dr Hare's Lair" is still needs over 2,000 supports, we have a new Dr. Hare themed insensitive to vote! To "help you visualize just how cool a Dr. Hare Lego set would be" the creators have released this new Dr. Hare Paper Craft!

So, cute or creepy? You be judge when you put it together yourself!

Now to some Daily Pop preview news. It appears that there are some sneak peaks floating around that could possibly be Mocktropica Island or another yet to be announced island. 





The first two appear to be of someone navigating a lava flow. The second appears to be of an octopus(?) and the third looks like the inside of a computer. So, Mocktropica or something new? Only time will tell what islands these are sneaks peaks of.

Monday, June 24, 2013

Two Despicable New Ads!

Scroll down for our 24 Carrot Island: Beta Carrotene review!

Get your fart guns ready, because there are two new advertisement buildings on Poptropica!

DM2


First off, there is a new ad for Despicable Me 2, in theaters July 3rd.
Inside the building there are three different games you can play.  The first of which is Bee-Do: The Emergency Minion response game. This game is very similar to the old game Donkey Kong. You have to climb up through Gru’s lab using the arrow keys and put out the fire with a fire extinguisher. Make sure to dodge the falling cups that come at you! Pick up cupcakes, unicorns, and bananas for bonus points.  Your prize is your very own Minion Costume!


DM2aThe next game is a training mission from Lucy, and agent of AVL. This game is like a scavenger hunt.  You have to find four items that have been scattered throughout the mall.  They are a lipstick taser, a blue car, a freeze ray, and an AVL badge. You are provided with a radar which shows you where all of the items are located so it isn’t too difficult. Once all four are found you win the Lipstick Taser Power which lets you give other Poptropicans a little shock and the Fart Gun Power which lets you knock over other Poptropicans with that gnarly stink.

The last game is Bop-a-Minion. It is very similar to Wac-a-Mole. You have to hit the minions as they pop up. Hitting minions holding coins will earn you in game money towards unlocking new minions to bop. Minions holding a 200 sign are worth 200 bonus points. Make sure not to hit minions holding bombs because that will mean game over for you. Your prize for this game is the Freeze Ray Power which lets you freeze other Poptropicans in blocks of ice!



DM2c


Next is a new building for Disnney XD’s Non-Stop Summer. Once you enter the building on Steamworks Island you can hop on a bike and make your way to the adventure. Once you have won all of the games, you get a special bonus prize, but that will have to wait until July 8th when the last game is released.
NSS2
I see, it’s clever because the bike tires make an infinity sign.

The first stop on this summer road trip is at the Kickin’ It: Race the Black Dragons game. This game is a plain old race to the finish. Beat the Red Dragon bike to the finish by hitting green speed boosts and dodging puddles and pot holes. If you win you earn the Kickin’ It High Kick Power!

Next up on our road trip is the Crash and Bernstein Burp Along game. Hit the arrow keys in the correct order to copy Bernstein’s burp pattern. Once you match him burp for burp six times you win the Crash Follower.

The last stop on our road trip as at the Lab Rats: Virus Eddie game. This is a matching game, so you have to find and match both of pictures of each character. Once you have matched all four pairs you win the Adam’s Laser Vision Power which lets you shoot optic blasts where ever you point your mouse.

NSS3

Which mini-game is your favorite to play? I personally enjoyed the Bop-a-Minion.

Sunday, June 23, 2013

24 Carrot Island: Beta Carrotene Review



I cannot give enough praise to the Creators for this new update. Even being in a beta test phase right now, it is amazing enough for a complete release. The visual and audio aspects are both stunning and really add something to the experience of playing Poptropica. The following is a review and description of each new feature, followed by a video I took of the highlights from both the music and sound effects, so if you haven’t had a chance to experience the Beta Carrotene update to 24 Carrot Island, make sure to check out the video and see what it has to offer.


Larger Screen
While Poptropica might not be in full-fledged HD this larger screen sure comes close. It may just be because of the game screen being nearly full screen but it feels like an HD experience. The images are crisper and the way your character interacts with the back ground makes it feel like you are playing an entirely new game.


Improved Menu


The improved menu offers an options section where you can turn the music and sound effects volumes up and down along with editing the dialog speed. There is also just a plain old mute button for if you want to play without the music and sound (which wouldn’t be a good idea). The new upgrade to the already established functions like Items and Friends also is a great step forward for Poptropica. You can see the new features in action in the video below. I highly suggest you watch the new items inventory in action.


Sound Track
I cannot begin to describe how amazing the sound track is. The music while piloting Dr. Hare’s Rabbot and once you get back to Main Street is astounding. The sound effects go above and beyond what would be expected. You can check out the amazingness that is the new sound track in the video below.


Final Rating
Yes, there are some glitches, your character may go the wrong direction at some point, it may freeze once or twice, but nothing that severely effects the game play.
8.5/10   B+

video

Friday, June 21, 2013

Journey to the center of Carl



Hey there!
This week has given us some new looks at Virus Hunter Island and the currently unnamed battle bot island (possibly Mocktropica Island).


First off we got a look at a marvelous hero preparing to save Poptropica from the evil lurking within (literally).
Later, we were able to confirm that this was in fact a screen shot from… wait for it… the trailer for Virus Hunter which you can view below.

At the end we get a statement that Poptropica is “now in sound” which seems to confirm that not only this island will be released in sound, but that all of the previous islands can be looking for a full sound makeover in the possibly not so distant future.

SOUNS


The Daily Pop has also offered up some previews at what we can expect from this upcoming battle bot adventure.
BattleBot

Arena

The first preview appears to show a bot in action and the second appears to show  something that could possibly be a battle arena surrounded by on watching battle bots. I am getting very, very excited about how these battle bots are going to fit into a story. Is it just me, or are these journeys inside of bodies and giant battling robots reminding you of Jimmy Neutron too?

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Dial B for Bunny

Hey, I’m back! With projects, finals, and even summer assignments for high-school, I have been really busy and unable to post. Do not fear! Now that summer is underway I will have more time to post!

CarrotSound

Now that the introduction is out of the way, we have our first official look inside the new 24 Carrot Island: Beta Carrotene and we get an explanation of what it includes (other than  a red-orange pigment found in plants and fruits, especially carrots and colorful vegetables).  We will be able to play with  features previously previewed such as the full screen, music and sound effects, and controversial new “navigation system” that appears to be the same as what is used in the common rooms. We do have to remember that since it is just in Beta that there will be features missing such as saving your game or using the customizer, but don’t fret, because these will be added back in later. Are you bouncing off the walls about this update, because I definitely am!


We also have our first look at the newest LEGO CUUSOO project prize. Our next code will give us the power to place these bunny ears on who ever we want! But wait, what would happen if we tried to put them on Dr. Hare? These styling bunny ears can be yours in under 100 more supporters, so if you haven’t yet, make sure to support the project!
You have to admit, you want to put some bunny ears on every one on 24 Carrot too.

Thursday, June 6, 2013

Ladies and Gentlemen

Ladies and Gentlemen, for your hearing pleasure, I present Poptropica... in sound.


Those are the most important 12 seconds in the history of Poptropica.  After almost 6 years we now have music and sound effects! When will this amazing update come to us? We will have to wait and see!