Date: June 7th, 2009
★The Poptropican’s 911★
For all your Poptropica emergencies!
Welcome to the Poptropica Help Blog’s first issue of the Poptropican’s 911! 100% awesomeness lies ahead of you. This is definitely a must-read for all Poptropica fanatics.
We’ve selected 2 Poptropica-related questions from our e-mail inbox this month to answer… and here’s what we’ve got.
Hey, when is Astro-Knights coming on Poptropica.com? ~Popular Kid
It is being released to the public on Wednesday, June 10th, 2009, but if you would like to play it now, you can visit the Poptropica Store and purchase an “Astro-Knights Early Access” ticket for 500 credits ($5 US dollars). There’s also a cheat where you can play it without the pass by clicking this link.
Whatever happened to Monster Carnival Island on Poptropica? Can you bring it back? ~Isela O.
We don’t know what happened to it, but we think that a possibility is that there was a leak in the game (see this post for more info). Unfortunately, we don’t know when it will come back, if it even will. Sorry, but all we can do for now is hope! Update: There’s now a PHB article about the Mystery of Monster Carnival!
Get ready to battle Dr. Hare on Agent Shadow’s wild adventure!
Shadow Dr. Hare: by Shifty Shadow
Based on the PHB’s one-million-hit Monster Competition!
Shifty Shadow sat at her computer. She was reading her favorite blog, the Poptropica Help Blog (PHB). Everyone was excited, since new outfits had come out in the Poptropica store, and awesome stuff had been released. Not only that, but PHB had recently gotten 1,000,000 hits, a big reason for celebration! And the PHB staff, (Scary Tomato, Smockers, Codien, and Grumpy Wolf) were planning on celebrating it with a contest, scheduled to be announced today. She kept checking posts, waiting for it to come out. After a little while, Shadow decided to play computer chess while she waited.
After four games of losing to the computer, Shadow went back to the PHB website. Finally, there was a new post, and the contest had been released! It was a monster competition, she read—for awesome monster costumes. It was a drawing, really—whoever got their name drawn got a costume. 20 costumes were available. Not much to it, she thought. She just had to email her name to the special contest address, posted here—wait. Where was the address? She scrolled down. No email address. Shadow rubbed her eyes. It had to be there, of course—but it wasn’t.
Suddenly, the header at the top of the screen blinked from the friendly blue to a sickly shade of green—and the pictures of the staff had been removed, and replaced with crudely drawn stick figures, meant to resemble them. Scrawled all over it were words saying that PHB stunk. This wasn’t supposed to happen! Codien would never design a header that said stuff like that!
That’s when Shadow noticed the signature in the corner: Dr. H. Of course! Dr. H. stood for Dr. Hare. But, what did he want with PHB, or the contest?
Suddenly, the light for her email started blinking. She opened her inbox. There was a new email from PSA, Poptropica Spy Agency, where she worked. She opened it. It was probably a new mission. But the first few words caught her eye:
Hello, PSA agent. I am Director E. I am temporarily replacing Director D while he is on holiday.
The message went on to describe the mission she’d been on lately, when she’d destroyed Dr. Hare’s spaceship, sending him to float around in space. Since then, PSA had been keeping a close watch on him via radar. However, a certain spaceship filled with dogs (that’d been her doing, too) had crashed into him, interrupting the beacon and losing Dr. Hare’s trail. Shadow immediately suspected that he’d caught a ride back to Poptropica, and ended up on Super Power Island. But, the email said that apparently Dr. Hare had been making his way through the internet, and was now being classified as a “Virus Hare”. The PSA beacons had worked frantically around the clock to pick him back up, and had finally found some evidence. Apparently, he had somehow managed to make his way into the PHB website, and stole the special email address for the contest. Then, he also stole the header, and retreated to somewhere in the web. The PSA beacon had lost him again, and the new mission was to find Dr. Hare and stop him before he did any real damage to PHB or Poptropica itself.
She didn’t have much to go on; the email said there were no clear motives for Dr. Hare to be doing any of this. It also said that Dr. Hare had somehow gotten into the PHB website; maybe he was still there. So, Shadow pulled PHB back up, and started looking carefully through the pages. First, she checked the Home Page; he wasn’t there. Next she searched the About Page; this time, she caught him peeking out from behind a comment. Quickly, she clicked on him. A message came up on the screen.
You have just managed to grab Dr. Hare as he tried to crawl away. Let’s start questioning.
Letters appeared as Dr. Hare started talking. “Ahhh! Let go of me! Put me down! What do you want?”
She typed in a reply. “Where is the secret email?”
“What do you mean, email? I don’t know what you’re talking about!”
“You know. The one for the PHB competition!”
“Oh, he he, that. Well, I didn’t take it!”
“Are you sure?”
“No, it wasn’t me!”
“Did you steal the PHB header?”
“No! I didn’t steal the header, either! But I might know who did! Can you keep a secret? Apparently Director D has been working undercover and is actually evil! But wait! You knew that already? BUT DID YOU KNOW I HAVE AN INVITATION FOR EVIL GENIUSES ON THE PHB?! Wait…you didn’t know this. Great. Well, now you know!”
“Tell me where it is.”
“No, I’m not going to say where it is; even if I did it has a password.”
“What’s the password?”
“The password? Hmm, there is no password. Wait, no it’s not! I WAS LYING! Go ahead, try and find it. It’s hidden on the blog. The only way to find it is to search “Evil Invitation”. Didn’t see that one coming did you?”
Shadow started to leave the page, to go search for the invitation. But Dr. Hare wasn’t finished.
“Wait, no, where are you going? No, don’t search for that! No, stop reading my invitation! Ahh, I hate you PHB agents!”
A light clicked, and Dr. Hare disappeared. A few pink words at the bottom of the screen said, “RABBIT OUT!”
Shadow typed “Evil Invitation” into the search engine. Bingo! A link to a website came up. Dr. Hare’s website! Shadow clicked on it. A new internet search popped up, and a website came up. The header was all pink, with pictures of Dr. Hare all over it. Suddenly, Shadow recognized it; it was the PHB header, and it had been majorly vandalized! The pictures of Scary Tomato, Smockers, Codien, and Grumpy Wolf had been replaced by pictures of Dr. Hare, and Dr. Hare stood by a sign that said, “Dr. Hare’s Lair”. So this is where he’s been hiding, Shadow thought. No wonder. The only link to Dr. Hare’s website had been hidden on PHB, and no one would ever have guessed that to find it, you had to search “Evil Invitation”. Dr. Hare was pretty clever after all! He’d just have to work on not revealing secrets when being questioned.
Shadow started reading the posts. The first was by Dr. Hare, calling for all evil minds to come together. He said that he needed a plan to destroy PHB! Okay, so this is where he’s trying to get, Shadow thought. But, how in the world would he be able to do that?
Shadow scrolled down. The first post was by Director D! Shadow gasped. Of course! If there was any evil involved, Director D was sure to be there. In his post, he brought up several ideas about how to destroy PHB. The last one was the one that would probably work; stealing something from PHB. Dr. Hare replied in one of the comments that they should steal the header, but then mentioned that, while infiltrating PHB, he had found files about a monster contest. The contest would be for 20 monsters, and Dr. Hare thought that if he had 20 monsters to do his bidding, he would be able to take over Poptropica! So, his plan was to steal both the header and the email address, and say he wouldn’t return it until they gave him the monsters!
“Yikes!” Shadow said out loud. “We’ve got to stop them! They’ll take over PHB, and when they do that, they could take over Poptropica!”
The next few posts were messages back and forth to and from Dr. Hare and Director D. Director D had distorted the header, and hidden the email on the website. Dr. Hare was having trouble finding it, and it would be up to Shadow to find the email and the header before Dr. Hare did.
Quickly, she searched all the links. Just comments. Finally, she found one titled “The Secret Page”. She clicked on it. A page came up titled, “Problem?” It said that there was nothing here, and if she was looking for something, to go somewhere else to find it. Shadow scrolled to the bottom of the screen. There, at the very bottom, was a link to the secret page. She clicked on it, and a password came up. Suddenly, something in the website header caught her eye. The words “Evil minds” were scrawled down the side. Of course! That was the password! She quickly typed it in, and, sure enough, the page came up with the header and email address on it!
Immediately, Shadow typed up an email to the PHB Staff, alerting them to go to the website, and where to find them. They replied a little while later, saying that they’d found both the header and the email. Thank goodness!
Now, this should be the end of the story, where PHB and Poptropica are saved and everyone lives happily ever after, but it isn’t. When Dr. Hare found out that PHB had gotten their things back, he was furious. He and Director D held a secret meeting, to decide what to do next. And their plan was to recruit new villains, ones with super powers. They needed to get back that email, and do it fast. They needed those monsters! And they decided on a plan that would take more than just one Poptropican alone to defeat them.
That’s all for now, Poptropicans. You’ll have to wait for the next issue to see what happens next! And be on the alert…PHB and Poptropica may need you to save the day.
Submit Your Own
What kinds of islands would you want to go to on Poptropica? Sonic fans and cheese gobblers, you’ll love these!
1. Sonic Island: by Oumer26
I would want to see an island about Sonic and it would be called Sonic:Race to Mobius Island.It would be about when Eggman Nega uses a huge blast of Chaos Control by the Super Emeralds and the Master Emerald combined and when he uses Chaos Control he travels to Mobius and is planning to destroy Sonic’s Home planet.Mobius was the planet that used to be the place that Sonic lived in but Sonic traveled to Earth.But before Eggman Nega traveled to Mobius he destroyed Earth first.Now I will talk about what will happen in the island.You are Sonic and you have decided that you will go to Mobius and stop Eggman Nega and Tails and Knuckles will stay here and restore the Earth.Next you start going after Eggman Nega.You use the Tornado to go to Mobius.When your in the plane you dodge all the comets the androids throw at you.When you finally land on Mobius you run to the tower which belongs to Eggman Nega.You have to just run straight at the androids and they will just explode.When you get to the tower all you have to do is go to the Main Control Room and blow the tower up before Eggman Nega or anything dangerous touches you.When your done with that the Earth will be fixed by Tails and Knuckles and you get the medallion for defeating Eggman Nega and Tails and Knuckles get one too for saving the Earth but you get the highest medallion of all,the Platinum medallion. Sonic rules!!!!!
But of course, you’ll need energy to save the world. Get the nutrients you need by eating healthily, with… cheese?!
2. Cheese Island: by Neat Whale
The citizens of Cheese Island need more chesse, and the only recipe is torn up!!! You need to make another one before Master Food takes over the town. The hungry people are depending heavily on you!
Play on AK Island without the Early Access Pass!
This month, we reveal a major treat that could not have been possible without the help of Motionman95. This 13-year-old Flash Developer discovered something pretty amazing… just click this link!
Yes folks, you can play Astro-Knights Island without the Early Access Pass, and with a bigger screen, too! Here are the steps:
- Log in to your Poptropica account.
- Go to the URL (link) mentioned above.
- Right-click and press “Play” on the menu that pops up.
- Now press the “Save and Quit” button. Be sure to log out.
- Re-login, and enjoy Astro Knights Island!
[Note: No longer works. Here’s another cheat instead: type 411 in your Nabooti Island cellphone for a brain helmet!]
And let’s finish off this issue with some fine arts from our fellow Poptropicans. Sit back and relax for…
An Ode to Comic Kid: by Popfan/Golden Eagle
As a young child, he would gaze at the TV screen,
As Arachnidman, and Ultraman fought crime.
And as he got older, he knew what he wanted to do,
Own a shop, filled with accounts of their struggle to keep their identity,
and keep the world safe.
Along with detailed drawings.
As he got older, he was pestered by bullies (skeptical adults, mostly his mom, who wanted him to be a doctor),
He stayed strong.
With his vicious facial acne,
And taped up large glasses,
Everyone in Poptropica knows him,
As Comic Kid.
Or Hot Dog Boy.
Percy Jackson, Poptropicanized: by Nate W.
This is an idea of what Percy Jackson might look like if you met him on Poptropica!
Dr. Hare Wallpaper: by Motionman95
If you like Dr. Hare, download this desktop wallpaper for your computer!
Mythology Island Postcard: by Ikewb
[Edit special from June 2010] Greetings from Mythology Island! Wish you were here!
Bottles of Mysterious Liquid: by Cool Dragon
[Edit special from June 2011 – click for better view]
Cool Dragon and her horse, Elmer, were galloping through the desert when they came across…
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