Friday, April 29, 2011

Poptropica Villain Showdown: The next four matchups!

The first four matchups are over. Your updated bracket is above.

Now, it's time to finish the first round. The matchups:

Vince vs. El Mustachio Grande


Black Widow vs. Speeding Spike


Gretchen Grimlock vs. Ratman


Copy Cat vs. Binary Bard


Polls are now open in the sidebar. Voting will remain open until Monday!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Why you should vote for me, Director D.

Hello, Poptropicans. It has come to my attention that I am currently lagging in the polls behind Medusa.

Medusa!

Elections such as these are about issues, and no issue is more important than a candidate's appearance. I ask you to consider my perfectly coiffed salt-and-pepper hair, and then look at the hideous mess of wriggling snakes that Medusa calls a hairdo. Or, rather, don't look at it, because you will immediately turn to stone. That's the kind of villain she is. I, on the other hand, only want what's best for you: a sleek, aerodynamic cranial appearance.

I mean, honestly, Medusa? She's not even the main villain on Mythology Island. Zeus is! Medusa is a miniboss at best. I don't even think she's qualified to participate in this election. Until we see her longform boss certificate, we should consider her an illegitimate candidate.

You have one day left to vote in this round. Vote Director D. for best Poptropica villain!

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DIRECTOR D.

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Villain Showdown: The First Round Begins!

The battle to crown Poptropica's best villain has begun! Here are 4 of your first-round match-ups.

Dr. Hare vs. Crusher


Zeus vs. Betty Jetty


Sir Rebral vs. Captain Crawfish


Director D. vs Medusa



Vote now! The polls have been added to the sidebar to the right of this post.

We'll open the remainder of first-round voting in a few days. This one will only be up for a limited time, so make sure to vote and have your voice heard!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

It's coming...

There can be only one!

Voting begins soon...

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Monday, April 25, 2011

Will those energy hogs ever learn?

Earth Day may have come and gone, but the "Don't Be an Energy Hog" mini-game is still yours to play for free on Poptropica. Just visit the Poptropica store and check out the Gold Cards. Your free Energy Hog card is there for the taking!

To win the game, all you need to do is follow around those silly energy hogs and turn off all of the electricity-wasting appliances they keep turning on that they aren't even using.

Silly, silly energy hogs. You know better than that, don't you?

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Sleigh ride

It's time to check in once again on our top scorers in the Daily Pop. This month, let's take a look at our Sleigh Shot leaderboards. Because who doesn't want to play a Christmas-themed game in April?

The scores are pretty tight. As of this writing, the day's leader is Sticky Spinner with 7,917 points. The week's leader is Green Catfish, with 8,310 points. But your monthly leader is...

Hyper Crumb, with 9,081 points!

That looks like a beatable score to me. Do you have what it takes to become the top Sleigh Shot scorer in the month of April? You have a little over a week to find out!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

From the vault

Time goes by so quickly on Poptropica. Hard to believe that it's been a year since we started working on Skullduggery Island. Here's an early sketch of the Phoenix Warbird, dated from April 2010.

Somehow, that ended up being the ship that sank... me! Incredible.

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Memoirs of a Poptropica costume

Looking through the store, it seems there are even more Japanese-inspired costumes that can get you geared up for the upcoming launch of Red Dragon Island. This Geisha costume for girls comes with a special item.


The Shamisen is a traditional three-stringed instrument found in Japan, which is a speciality of the Geisha. Put on this costume and press the spacebar to strum your Shamisen. Then sing yourself a happy tune as you await Red Dragon Island.

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BLACK WIDOW

Monday, April 18, 2011

Go climb a tree

What do you suppose is happening here?

I've never seen a Poptropican do that before...

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Friday, April 15, 2011

Traveling salesman

The sneak preview of Red Dragon Island just keeps getting better. Now it's easier than ever for Poptropica Members to get your Midnight Red Ninja costume. Just pick it up at the kiosk next to the ring!

Now that's what I call customer service.

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Thursday, April 14, 2011

New in the Poptropica store

New in the Poptropica Store: the Midnight Red Ninja costume!

This new ninja costume is inspired by the upcoming Red Dragon Island. The Midnight Red Ninja outfit is available exclusively to Poptropica Members.

All Poptropicans can also pick up two classic Japanese-inspired costumes: the original Midnight Ninja, and the Samurai.


Cool, huh?

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BLACK WIDOW

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

You talk the talk...

Have you had a chance to check out the sneak preview of Red Dragon Island? Lots of Poptropicans have already battled their way to Yokozuna status. Whether or not you've joined their status, you may have noticed something interesting about your opponents: they're a mouthy bunch.

Yes, your Sumo opponents talk a lot of trash before the matches. Let them talk the talk -- but if you can walk the walk, then you'll be a Yokozuna in no time!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Poll position

We've got a new poll running in the sidebar that we'd like you to answer. This is a simple one: would you want to have your own space in Poptropica, which you could decorate however you like and invite friends to come visit?

We're always looking for ways to make Poptropica even better. Your opinion can help!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Monday, April 11, 2011

Yoko-WHO-na?

If you've tried the sneak preview of Red Dragon Island, then you've probably had a chance to see the prizes that are up for grabs as you progress through the Sumo tournament. All players can move up one rank, and earn a special outfit and facepaint set for becoming a Maegashira.

There are higher ranks to earn, and better prizes to win! Those hardy Poptropica Members who earn promotion to the highest rank of Yokozuna will get this special prize:

Besides the fancy duds, only those who have earned the rank of Yokozuna will get the special "Sumo stomp" ability.

So what are you waiting for? If you're a Members and haven't become a champion yet, now's your time! And if you're not yet a Member, there's still time to become one, and get these exclusive goodies before the Early Access launch of Red Dragon Island.

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Friday, April 8, 2011

Dragon tale

Yesterday, we revealed the name of the next Poptropica Island. And now, you can find out more details about the story on our Red Dragon info page.

Red Dragon Island will be available soon with Membership! And keep visiting the Poptropica Creators' Blog to get all the latest information on Red Dragon Island.

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Announcing the next Poptropica Island!

You've seen the Sneak Peeks. You've watched the teaser trailer. And now we can reveal for the first time that the next Poptropica Island is...

Red Dragon Island! And it's brought to you with the help of our friends at Magic Tree House. Prepare for an epic journey to ancient Japan!

We'll have much more information about Red Dragon Island in the days to come. In the meantime, you can visit the travelmap on Poptropica right now to access the special sneak preview of Red Dragon Island -- a Sumo wrestling tournament!

Enjoy!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH