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Switch

Switch is a minigame on Poptropica, and unlike many of the other games, it is single-player only. It works much like the popular puzzle game Bejeweled. This is an example of what the Switch game card looks like:

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Starting the Game

To start a game of Switch, go to your Games inventory and choose the “Switch” card. It is the second card listed. At the bottom of its game card, you’ll see a white button that says “Play This Game”. Click on it and the instructions will come up. Click on the green “Play Now” button to begin the game! :D

  • Note: You can play Switch anywhere, regardless of whether you’re in a multiplayer room or not. The only place you can’t play Switch at is in between places, because you can’t access the Games inventory there. ;)

How to Play

Swap the position of any two adjacent fruits by clicking on them with your mouse. If you can connect three or more fruits in a row, the fruit will vanish, and you’ll score points! The more fruits you can clear with a single move, the more points you’ll earn!

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Video Guide

For more Poptropica videos, please check out our YouTube channel, Poptropica Help Videos (PHV).

Gameplay

Different fruits are lined up in a 9 x 7 grid, which means there are 63 fruits on the board. The game is 60 seconds (1 minute) long. There are 5 different kinds of fruits:

  • Orange
  • Watermelon
  • Strawberry
  • Lime
  • Lemon

Point System

Points are awarded depending on how many fruits you clear in a single move. Fruits must have at least 3 of the same kind in a row or column to be awarded any points. An example of being awarded points, as shown below, is by switching the places of a strawberry and another different fruit. This created a column of four strawberries together, which awarded +40 points for each strawberry in the column, or 160 points. Likewise, it would be +30 for each fruit (90 points) if they were in a group of 3, +50 for each fruit (250 points) if they were in a group of 5, and so on. ;)

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Player Tips

  • By Neat WhaleTry to find ways to make double switches. Also try to make them long.
  • By Calm SpinnerWhen playing Switch, don’t spend so much time solving what will happen after you switch one. If you find one, switch it.
  • By Zany DragonKeep an eye out for  fruits close to each other. Those can probably be made into a row. Also, keep an eye on the time and your score. If time is running out and your score isn’t high, you’ll need to hurry. Of course, if you’re doing single-player, this doesn’t necessarily count. Just rack up as many points as possible.

If you have any questions, feedback, or comments to add, feel free to comment below. Any tips for the game of Switch would be greatly appreciated, too, and if we add your tip on this page, we will give you credit. :D

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Comments

  1. nervous lizard says:

    Cool!

  2. Nice!

  3. There is a glitch in the game. You can switch fruit before even starting the game.

    Scary Tomato: Really? That’s interesting. :)

  4. serious spider says:

    Comment 3; Yeah, when you’re on the How To play page you can click in the background and you can click again and you might recieve points but it’s tricky.

  5. Neat Whale says:

    i dont like to play multiplayer games….. so that ones my fave.

  6. Can you earn stars by playing Switch ?

    Scary Tomato: I don’t think so… but I’m not sure.

  7. I dont think so noah gill.

  8. Aww man !!! I want 5 stars !!! I only need to earn less than half a star

  9. little hard

  10. i like multiple player games but this 1 is still fun! :lol:

  11. This game is like Combo Drop in Dizzywood, except they use leaves and flowers instead of fruits.

  12. noah gill: you only get star points if you play a multiplayer game against another player. Since Switch isn’t a multiplayer game, you cannot get points for your battle ranking.

  13. Switch is really hard for me and I only have 1673 high score. Is that too bad? I hope not.

  14. Mind me!!!! Switch is easy now!!!!! :!:

  15. I :heart: switch

  16. Neat Whale says:

    TIP!
    try to find ways to make double switches. also try to make ‘em long.

  17. MR. POPTROPICA says:

    I only like multiplayer games. This game is better than the other nonmultiplayer games though! :mrgreen:

  18. Magic Storm says:

    Turn on ur speakers! this game has SOUND!

  19. i think that they should put sound on the game but is still fun and cool

    Scary Tomato: It does have a sound option. One of the few places in Poptropica that do, I might add. :P

  20. purple paw says:

    how come switch isnt multi player?
    :?::?::?::?::?::?::?::?:

  21. Calm Spinner says:

    Tip: When doing Switch, don’t spend so much time solving what will happen after you switch one, just if you find one, switch it.

    ST: Thanks, I added your tip! ;)

    • purple paw says:

      the more fruits in a row you get, the more points you get (3 in a row=30 points for every fruit, 4 in a row=40 per fruit, 5=50, and so on.)

      • purple paw says:

        that was a tip. PS switch is one of my favorite games!

        Hijuyo: That does help, but it was a fact for the game. ;)

  22. purple paw says:

    HOW TO MAKE SWITCH HAVE SOUND:
    look in the botom right corner of the game
    and theres a botton that says sound. click it and the sound turns on (if not already on) :)

  23. yay!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :D

  24. A tip for the game: Keep an eye out for fruits close to each other. Those can probably be made into a row. Also, keep an eye on the time and your score. If time is running out and your score isn’t high, you’ll need to hurry. Of course, if you’re doing single-player, this doesn’t necessarily count. Just rack up as many points as possible.

  25. Prickly Paw says:

    If you do the glitch after one game, any match-ups that you make will vanish and not be filled in. Then, whenever you make a match, even using the invisable fruit, you will get points. I got a score of 55000 with that.

  26. Barefoot Sun says:

    Oh my gosh I love this game!!! My high score was 880. I guess that means I’ve improved on it since the first time I’ve played it.

  27. Barefoot Sun says:

    Just now I played this game and this time I got 2730 points. So just now I’ve improved on it.

  28. This may have sound.

  29. cool lol

  30. haha104000 says:

    also turn up the sound and start playing. when you hear a tick tock that indicates that time is almost up. .P.S. this game is from funbrain! it is in the fun arcade.so poptropica took switch from funbrain XD

  31. haha104000 says:

    oh if you need my poptropican name here it is: Dizzy Hero

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