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Survival Island

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Island Extras: Desktop Wallpaper 12, 3 / Printable Poster 123, 4 / Champions Map 1, 23, 4, 5

Miles from civilization, it’s just you against nature. Can you survive in the wilderness and find your way back home?

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[Episode 1: Crash Landing] Night has fallen and the temperature is dropping. Alone in the forests of the Yukon, you must find a way to build a fire — but time is running out.

[Episode 2: Hook, Line and Sinker] With no help in sight, your hunger threatens to overtake you. Can you catch your next meal under the ice — or will you become fish food?

[Episode 3: Distress Signal] A broken radio. A chance for rescue. Send a distress call if you can, but beware of who might be listening!

[Episode 4: Cabin Fever] Your rescuer offers a hot meal and a comfy bed, but you’re not his guest – you’re a prisoner. Can you escape the wilderness lodge before his next hunt begins?!

[Episode 5: Escape!] The hunt is on! In the darkness before dawn, can you turn the tables on your pursuer and escape the woods once and for all?

Photos

These pictures are collected in your Poptropica photo album in the profile section.

Trivia

  • Survival Island is Poptropica’s 38th island. It is the first island to be released episodically, meaning that new chapters (episodes) will be released over time so that we won’t have to wait so long for a new Poptropica adventure. The first episode (Crash Landing) was released to members on March 20, 2014 and April 17, 2014 for everyone.
  • Survival Island is the first island to have no common room.
  • According to the official description, the island takes place in the Yukon, which is in Canada.
  • This island appears to focus on the conflict of man versus nature.
  • One of the handbook pages is titled “Can’t start a fire without a spark” – a line in the Bruce Springsteen song “Dancing in the Dark”.
  • The Wet Kindling you can pick up in Episode 1 is actually not needed and can’t be used, since what you need for your fire is the Dry Kindling in the bear cave.
  • There’s a cutscene at the beginning of the island where your blimp crashes in the thunderstorm, which is the first time the blimp has played a role other than transporting you from island to island.
  • At the start of Ep 2, you climb down the cliff you could jump off of in Ep 1. The chunk of wood you can throw off the edge of the far left cliff in Episode 1 awaits you on the ground in the first area of Episode 2.
  • The crashed plane in Episode 3 is labeled “Mews Airlines”, a reference to the Mews Foundation, first seen on Cryptids Island.
  • In Episode 3, when you search through the bag of coins, there’s a coin worth “10 Twitcoins”, a spoof of the 21st century Bitcoin currency. This coin is dated 2014, the year Survival was released. The motto on the coin is “vires in absurdum” (Latin for ‘strength in the absurd’), also a spoof for the motto on Bitcoins, “vires in numeris” (‘strength in numbers’).
  • American pennies stopped being made out of copper in 1982. This is reflected in Episode 3, when you need a copper penny made in 1981 to help you assemble a radio.
  • The Pocket Knife you find on a tree branch in episode 3 is a Victorinox Swiss army knife. However, the logo has a “P” in it for Poptropica.
  • In Episode 3, the detached plane wing by the river says “MLP4VR”, which may mean “My Little Pony forever”.
  • Starting from Episode 4, the plot is loosely based on the 1924 short story The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell (click here to read it). In it, the big-game hunter General Zaroff intends to hunt humans who end up on his island, much like Myron Van Buren of Survival Island. The story is referenced in a newspaper clipping found on the wall of Van Buren’s trophy room, which says: “Myron Van Buren, the last descendent of the legendary Van Buren hunting family, continues his family’s quest to seek out ever more dangerous game.”
  • “Cabin Fever” is the name of the 6th Diary of a Wimpy Kid book (by Poptropica Creator Jeff Kinney) as well as the title of the 4th episode of Survival Island.
  • The pitcher from Episode 4 says “Jon” on it, a reference to Poptropica Creator Jon Pitcher. Clever.
  • Myron Van Buren bears a striking resemblance to the hunter in the classic film Jumanji. As if the similarity in appearance weren’t enough, the angry Jumanji hunter’s name is Van Pelt!
  • The sawmill in Episode 5 has a sign that reads “Bunyan Mill”, likely a reference to Paul Bunyan, a giant lumberjack of American folklore.
  • Members get an additional Survival gear pack. Wind Power, Ghillie Suit, and Rhino Costume are available now.

Video Guides

For a written walkthrough with pictures, click on Guide at the top of this page.

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Comments

  1. Can’t wait to make a sophisticated guide for this!

  2. I CAN’T WAIT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. I don’t know how to build the fire?

  4. Muddy Kid the Power Retro says:

    Survival is out for members today.

  5. clean shell - survival island trivia helper- please post this!! says:

    hey i got trivia!
    -survival island takes place in winter, not spring.

    Slanted Fish: That’s pretty obvious though…

    • Clean shell - i love spoilers says:

      ooh! i got one! in the trailer, your blimp will be exploded in this island. this is the first island were the blimp plays major/or minor role.

      Slanted Fish: Thanks, I’ve added that in. :)

    • Not really. In some places, winter and spring are only distinguished by the date.

  6. clean shell- survival goes the way says:

    i think suvival island is the third island to display winter, first is wimpy wonderland island, second was charile and the chocolate factory island

  7. hatersloveme4590 says:

    finally finished the island and i was the 6234th…

  8. anthony speir says:

    I cant access survivial island it does not loadup, please help me!

    • maddie welsh says:

      Get ur computer checked. some times poptropica is rather slow. be patient. if it does not load in an hour,u may not be able to play survival. :-[ matbe u should download the app and have better luck with that!

  9. Are there any photos to unlock in episode 1?

  10. Survival island came out. Tips?

    Slanted Fish: Click on Guide at the top of this page for the walkthrough. :P

  11. Silver Noodle says:

    Survival Island won’t work for me. Every time I start it, my parachute won’t show up and I can’t get down from the tree. Any tips?

  12. Hey SF, got a trivia,’This is also an island inwhich there is no pictures’

  13. i saw the part2 poster

  14. Clean shell says:

    Survival episode 2 just came out for members :P I completed it ! :D

  15. When is episode 2 available for everyone?

  16. Why do the members get first access to everything? That’s unfair! I wish there was no such thing as membership. It costs to much money!

  17. On episode three, it will not load that I have collected the wires to assemble the radio. Help!

    • it happened 2 me 2!!! sooooooo annoying!!! HELP!!!

    • James Carter says:

      on the poptropica guide for this island epsiode it says that if the wires do not appear, you will need to logout and log back in. If they still do not appear, then you will have to start the episode all over. I know it sucks.

  18. Charlotte says:

    When will episode 3 be available to people who are not members? Does anyone know?

  19. do you know about Survival Island?

  20. I can’t pick up the lemon help plz.

    Slanted Fish: Try going to another area and then coming back. ;)

  21. for some reason i can’t pick up the lemon… maybe it’s a glitch???

    • weird… i forgot to log out of poptropica cause my friend called and told me to check my email and then i go back to the game and then i can pick up the lemon… IT DOESN’T MAKE ANY SENSE!!!

  22. in part 2 im whenever i move the rock i never get the grubs help

    • Invisible Grape says:

      Move off the dirt patch under the rock and wait a few seconds then click the grubs.
      They crawl under the ground when you step on the dirt.

  23. I have a feeling this island is loosely based on the short story “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell.

  24. lil trivia thingy: the dog outside of the cabin in episode 4 is named gmork, one of the never ending stories antagonists.

  25. Invisible Grape says:

    THANK YOU POPTROPICA CREATORS FOR THE SPRINGSTEEN REFERENCE :)

  26. Quick trivia for Episode 4. Once you get in Van Buren’s room, I think that’s the turtle from Nabooti Island o:

  27. doctor geek says:

    Cabin Fever! ( One of Jeff’s Diary Of A Wimpy Kid Books.)

  28. renaldiinfernus says:

    @Slanted Fish I have noticed something in Survival ep3, which may or may not be a joke: on the Mews Airlines airplane wing, detached from the plane, the plane ID is printed on it: MLP4VR, which may or may not refer to something related to equestric animals *coughcoughMyLittlePonycoughcough*. Do you think so?

    Slanted Fish: Good point! I’ve added it to the trivia. :)

  29. I don’t this is trivia or not but Your blimp appears in survival ep.5 with a hole on it an a side of a cliff. This is the first time your blimp appeared on an island but not to travel.

  30. potentiallypurple says:

    Also, the sawmill seen in Episode 5 was called “Bunyan Mill”. Could that have been a reference to Paul Bunyan?

    Slanted Fish: Seems likely – thanks for the tip! :)

  31. How do you blow a fire?
    HOWWW?
    How do you blow a fire on the iPad?

  32. When the message”blow on fire” pops up just tap on the sign and you would have blew on the fire

  33. maddie welsh says:

    it never pops up! I have all the items needed to make the fire, and I follow the right steps in the right order, something must be missing. when and where on the screen does it say” blow fire”? please help, and friend me too. my user name is optimisticfire.

  34. maddie welsh says:

    on the ipad? sorry I thight u meant for the computer

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