Wednesday, August 31, 2011

New this week in the Poptropica Store

It's not even September, but we've already started rolling out the birthday fun in the Poptropica store.

The 4th Birthday Balloon is free for everybody.

You can also add the "Shrink Shot" and "Prepare for Impact!" mini-games to your inventory, and play them whenever you want! Just get the cards from the store for free.

And the Steamworks Mech Pilot and Renegade Robot costumes are back in the store for a limited time! These classic looks are only available to Poptropica Members. Find out how you can become a Poptropica Member today.

Stay tuned for more Poptropica birthday fun and surprises!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Happy birthday to us!

It's hard to believe, but Poptropica's birthday is nearly upon us! This September will mark four years since we launched our site with only a single Island and a dream. Now we're up to 21 Islands, loads of mini-games, hundreds of costumes and Gold Cards, and millions upon millions of our very dearest friends -- all of you!

That's why we'd like you to help us celebrate our birthday in style. All throughout September, Poptropicans will have a chance to win a special birthday prize by visiting any common room. We'll also be re-releasing some classic costumes to the Poptropica Store for a limited time only. And everyone who visits the Store can get a free birthday balloon.

Read all the details on our fourth birthday page. And thanks to everyone who has made Poptropica such a wonderful place to play for the past four years. We've got a lot more in store for you in the years to come!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Saturday, August 27, 2011

New this week in the Poptropica Store

There's a new, Members-only costume available in the Poptropica store: the Mystery Train Inspector costume! And the outfit comes with a cool special power.

Take a closer look at everything on Poptropica before the Mystery Train arrives on September 9.

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BLACK WIDOW

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Where was Dr. Hare?

Yesterday, we posted another photo of Dr. Hare on his worldly travels. Did you guess where he was?

Dr. Hare was at Acadia National Park in Maine, USA.

Here he is hiding in a tree at Acadia, planning another evil scheme.

Keep an eye out. You never know where Dr. Hare will turn up next!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Monday, August 22, 2011

Where in the World is Dr. Hare?

Dr. Hare is at it again! Where do you think he is this time?

This one might be tough. We'll give you a hint. Dr. Hare is in a national park somewhere on the East Coast of the United States.

Any guesses?

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Friday, August 19, 2011

Dogs in the Dead of Night

You may not know this about me, but your old pal Captain Crawfish loves to read. That's why I was so happy to see that the Magic Tree House store on Red Dragon Island has been updated.

That's right, there's a new Magic Tree House book out, called Dogs in the Dead of Night, and an accompanying Fact Tracker called Dog Heroes! You can learn all about these new books by visiting Main Street on Red Dragon Island, and entering the Magic Tree House store.

Happy reading!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Watch the new trailer for Mystery Train!



Mystery Train will be open to Poptropica Members on Friday, September 9. The wait is on!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Climb aboard the Mystery Twain

Interrogations can get pretty rough when you're trying to solve a crime on the Mystery Train.

Even Mark Twain can't handle the third degree.

Keep an eye out right here for more info about Mystery Train Island, coming very soon!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Poptropica Tips and Tricks: D.C. Diner

Things sure get hectic in the D.C. Diner. Here are a few tips to keep your restaurant in ship-shape.

Keep moving.

Don't just stand there waiting for your cook to fill an order. Head back to the table and see if another customer has a new order. Every second you're standing still is a second wasted.

Stand in the right spot.

You can fill up drinks and bus dishes withough having to stand next to the soda fountains or the dish bin. But you do need to stand right in front of the chef in order to place a dinner order. Try filling up drinks from across the screen, or bussing dishes while you place multiple orders with the cook.

Choose your upgrades carefully.

The hostess is a big help, but you probably don't need her in the earlier stages, when only a few customers at a time can fit at the table. But fast drinks -- that'll shave seconds off your time from the start.

Take calculated risks.

Every customer will always order a drink first. Then they will order either the chicken or the burger. Knowing this, you can take some calculated risks. Keep an extra soda and root beer on your tray. Get the chef cooking a burger and a chicken before anybody has ordered their dinner. You might end up needing to dump something in the trash, but when these risks pay off, you'll save lots of time.

Hopefully some of these tips will help. What tricks have you found to keep the D.C. Diner running smoothly?

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Friday, August 12, 2011

The legend is coming...

Desktop wallpaper now available!

1280x960 | 1024x728

More info soon...

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Play D.C. Diner now!

D.C. Diner, the hectic mini-game inspired by Mystery Train Island, is now online at Poptropica!

To play D.C. Diner, visit the travel map and click on the starburst next to the Mystery Train logo. Or, if you log in, you can click the D.C. Diner slide in the rotating feature box to go there instantly!

We hope you enjoy feeding the passengers of the Mystery Train. They're insatiable!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Announcing the Astro-Knights Island guide!

For some time now, we've been noticing that Astro-Knights seems to be the toughest Poptropica Island to beat. We think it's time to lend our fellow Poptropicans a hand.

Introducing the Astro-Knights Island guide!

This is a free item that you can get by going to Main Street on Astro-Knights Island and clicking on the vendor kiosk. Go to your Island inventory to use it.

You'll find a step-by-step walkthrough for Astro-Knights Island, as well as quick links so that you can jump to the specific challenge that's got you stymied. Each step is accompanied by a video that shows you exactly what to do.

We hope this helps some more of you earn that elusive Astro-Knights medallion!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

D.C. Diner is coming!

Are you ready for the newest Poptropica mini-game?


D.C. Diner is the craziest, zaniest restaurant you've ever seen. All of the VIPs who are about to board the Mystery Train are stopping in for a bite. It's up to you to serve them all and keep them happy!

D.C. Diner will be available very soon! Keep an eye on this space to be the first to know when it's available.

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Monday, August 8, 2011

Where was Dr. Hare?

Last week, we shared another picture of Dr. Hare somewhere in the world. Did you figure out where he was?

Dr. Hare was in London, England! That was the London Eye behind him, as well as Big Ben.

Here's another picture from a different angle, with St. Paul's Cathedral in the background.

Keep an eye out, because you never know where Dr. Hare will turn up next!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Friday, August 5, 2011

New this week in the Poptropica Store

The only thing that can make a hot dog better is some ketchup and mustard. That's why we've upgraded the Hot Dog costumes in the Poptropica Store with a new power!

Now, when you costumize the Hot Dog, you can choose to give your character a bottle of ketchup or mustard to squirt onto unsuspecting Poptropicans. For vegetarians, the Tofu Dog costume now comes with bottles of wasabi sauce and organic ketchup.

Best of all, if you've already got the Hot Dog or the Tofu Dog in your inventory, now you've got the new powers, too! No need to do anything but costumize them.

Enjoy!

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BLACK WIDOW

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Where in the world is Dr. Hare?

Dr. Hare is at it again, traveling the world to plan his global domination.

Where do you think he is this time?

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

May I take your order?

Just a little screenshot to whet your appetite for a new minigame that will be coming to Poptropica very soon.

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH

Monday, August 1, 2011

More details on Mystery Train Island!

If you haven't had the chance yet, check out the Mystery Train Island info page for more details about this mind-bending mystery!

And keep an eye out right here on the creators' blog for even more clues about the next Poptropica adventure. The train will be leaving the station before you know it!

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CAPTAIN CRAWFISH