Date: July 5th, 2009
★The Poptropican’s 911★
For all your Poptropica emergencies!
Welcome to the Poptropica Help Blog’s second issue of the Poptropican’s 911, for all your Poptropica emergencies! As usual, we promise that this is a page full of fun for every Poptropica player.
We’ve selected a couple of Poptropica-related questions from our PHB e-mail inbox this month to answer, so maybe this will clear up some confusions you might have had about Poptropica!
My username and password is too long. Is there a way to change it without losing my games? Thanks. ~Vienna R.
Yes! To do that, just log in to your account as normal. Then click on the star icon at the top-right corner and wait for a blue box to pop up. Look for the “Change your password” button and click on it. Type in your current password once, as well as the new one you want to change it to two times, and you’re done! (You can’t change your username, though.)
Why can girls customise some boy stuff and boys can customise some girl stuff, but not others? ~Ruthrose8
We’re not sure about why some things are Costumizable and some aren’t for different genders. Maybe that’s just the way the Creators wanted it. Maybe some boys’ clothing is okay for girls, while some aren’t appropriate, and the same with girls’ clothing.
Let justice rule Poptropica! Defeat the bad and defend the good with these terrific Poptropica tales!
The Missions of Agent Cool Wing: by Cool Wing
AHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!! Cool Wing just bumped into her Hammock at Booga Bay. “Today is not going well!” On her way to the Coconut Cafe she met up with one of her Best Friends Fearless Paw! He was totally out of breath! “Cool Wing it’s an EMERGENCY!” He said. “Zany Thunder, Golden Eagle, and Serious Fox are MISSING!” Oh No! This was a job for her “Secret”Identity, AGENT WING! **Enter Spy music** “I’m on it Fearless Paw!” Cool Wing said as she put on her Sunglasses. Now how am I going to find them. Cool Wing Thought to herself. “Time for backup from Zany Skunk!” Said Cool Wing. Cool Wing went to her secret hideout on top of the Hair Club At Spy Island. “HELP!” Cried Golden Eagle [To be continued in future Poptropican's 911 issues!]
Bendy Hero’s Quest ~ Early Poptropica: by the Bendyhero01’s Poptropica Blog Staff
I was visiting Early Poptropica and was playing some games in the Soda Pop Shop. All of the sudden that night something happened. I was sleeping in the pilgrim’s house because I am their hero. That night you could hear and feel skyquakes(earthquakes but in the sky). You can see lightning, hear thunder, and hear screaming. You can also see flashing multi-colored lights. I finally got some sleep when I put on my earmuffs.I finally woke up… [To be continued in future Poptropican's 911 issues!]
The Founding of Poptropica (Chapter 1 – Aboard the Ship): by Grey Flame
Waves rocked gently to and fro in the Tropican Ocean. A large wooden ship, the Pop Queen, was the only thing on this vast sea for many miles. This ship was on a seemingly impossible mission: the country of Tropipopi wanted to expand their territory and explore the new-found land on the East coast. The Pop Queen had been sailing for two weeks now, and even the most optimistic sailor was having doubts now. The only Tropipopican that had a bit of hope was Captain Noisy Comet, who was constantly barking out orders to his crew.
“Mind the sails there, Striped Hawk”, he called cheerfuly out to the cabin boy, who scowled back at his captain. Captain Comet dismissed the look and dashed down to his nicely-fitted cabin, which consisted of a hammock, a bookshelf, a couple of benches, and a huge painted-gold table that took up the whole space. A map as big as the table was spread out on it, with Captain Comet studying it intently. The Captain scratched his head, obviously confused. He pulled out a compass and checked it, but still couldn’t tell where his ship was heading. Finally, he barked, “Panda, I need your help here! Get down this instant!”
An older, scruffier Tropipopican hurried in and stared at his Captain. His name was Wild Panda, the Cheif Navigator. “Anything to please you”, he mumbled rather sarcastically. Captain Comet replied, “I need to find where we are and where we’re heading, right now. I’ll leave you here to do your job, you can find me in the galley. Be quick”, and off the Captain went. Wild Panda also couldn’t tell for sure where they were, but he decided it best to tell the Captain that they needed to sail for another day to the East and the mysterious new land will be seen. It was better than having to eat the leftover cherry pie for being lazy, anyways. Whistling happily, Wild Panda skipped off to tell the Captain about his latest success.
That was when the other ship arrived… [To be continued in future Poptropican's 911 issues!]
The Adventures of Speedy Kid: by Crazy Flyer, inspired by the Poptropica Help Forum
Once upon a time, there lived a young Poptropican by the name of Speedy Kid. He was famous with almost everyone in Spy Island as an explorer. He was always sticking his nose into one thing or another. One day, during his exploration,he came upon a secret note addressed to Director D, the head of Spy Island. The note was in some sort of code. Speedy Kid pulled out his trusty decoder ring from his beloved Cheerios, and decoded the message. He was shocked when he read it.
“Hello, Director D!” it read, “Meet me at the hideout for our EVILY EVIL meeting -Dr. Hare”
Speedy Kid instantly felt like hiding. What would Dr. Hare do if he finds out Director D didn’t get his message? Speedy Kid ducked inside the Hair Club. Breathing hard, he knew he had to tell the spies of the island what he had found, but how could he know who to trust? If Director D. was a traitor, there was no telling how deep the conspiracy goes. His only hope was to get help from heroes of another island.
But suddenly, the walls of the hair club exploded, and there, in the clearing dust, stood Dr. Hare. Speedy Kid’s eyes widened, and he burst into laughter. He couldn’t help it. He’d heard that Dr. Hare wore a pink bunny suit, but he never imagined it would look this ridiculous! “What are you laughing at?!?!?” asked Dr. Hare. “Your outfit!” cried Speedy Kid. He finally manged to control himself. “Well, laugh if you will, but look at my new Rabbot! You will never stop me!! MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!”
Suddenly, something pulled him from behind, and he found himself suddenly in a chair, being stared at by three agents. One had blond hair up in a pony tail holding a laser gun, One had dark blue hair, a slim shirt and tight pants, along with a small laser dagger holstered at his side, with a sword in his hand. It was glowing. There was a third agent, in some sort of robotic suit. “I’m Agent Storm.” said the pony tailed agent. “I’m Agent Fish” said the agent in the robot suit. “and I’m Agent S.” said the one with the blue hair. He sounded almost familiar, he had a bored tone in his voice….
“what is this place?” asked Speedy. this is one of our many bases,” said Agent Storm. “we’ve been monitoring the situation with Dr. Hare, Director D, and Binary Bard. When you intercepted that message, Agent S. notified us” she nodded at Agent S. “Do you know their plan?” asked Speedy “no, but we know that Dr. Hare, Dr. D, and Binary Bard attacked the Pewter Moon. They made the alien mechanics repair all their machines we’ve destroyed in the past, but with new powers and abilities that we don’t know of” said Agent Fish.
Suddenly, they heard an explosion, and Director D stood in the rubble. “Well, well, well. Look what we have here! Some little teenagers and a little kid playing spy.” he said. “Director D!” said Speedy Kid. “yes. I’m here to take that!” and he took a green orb from a glass case Speedy Kid hadn’t noticed. Before anyone could pull a weapon, Director D. was gone.
“Well, we have a problem. With that orb, they have amazing power” said Agent S. “well, now what?” asked Agent Storm. “How does ‘me, Storm, and Speedy go destroy them, while fish finds Agent Ice, then come along with Ice’ sound?” asked Agent S. “Sounds good.” said Fish. They all took off in there custom ships, except Agent Fish, who stayed behind to look for Agent Ice. [To be continued in future Poptropican's 911 issues!]
A Monster of a Meltdown: by Shifty Shadow
The sequel story to Shadow Dr. Hare, printed in the June 2009 PHB newsletter!
Shifty Shadow was sitting on top of the Rooftop Restaurant in Poptropica Towers. She had decided that today was the perfect day for lunch outdoors. It was sunny, and there were no clouds in sight. A waiter had just brought her a hamburger, and she was just about to take a bite when suddenly, the building shook! Shadow jumped up. “What was that?!” She yelled, starting to panic.
The waiter disappeared for a moment, and then came back. “Just a power surge,” he said before running back down into the restaurant. Shadow followed him. They might need my help, she thought.
Inside, the kitchen was a mess. The lights had gone out, and pots of water and soup had fallen off the stoves in the surge. The few Poptropicans who worked there were rushing around, trying to set everything to rights, but weren’t really succeeding. There was a smoke coming off the stoves, and food had fallen off the shelves of the refrigerator.
Shadow shot into action, helping clean soup off the floor, and then pulled out her cell phone to call 911. She told the officer the details, and he said he would send help. Within a few minutes, a police car sped up. Two officers climbed out, and examined the scene.
“Well, we don’t know what caused it, but this was no ordinary power surge,” one said.
“We’re going to get some experts in here to investigate,” said the other. “For now, we’d like everyone to evacuate the building. We’re going to bring in a clean-up crew.”
Shadow thanked the officers and left, forgetting all about lunch. That was really weird, a sudden power surge in only one building, and no one was sure of the cause. Yet, she reminded herself. No one was sure of the cause yet.
Shadow headed back to her apartment, and tried to get her mind off what had just happened, but couldn’t. For some reason, her mind kept going back to Dr. Hare’s latest antics, when he had tried to destroy PHB. Could he be behind this, too? She thought.
Suddenly, Shadow realized that she hadn’t eaten lunch, and remembered her hamburger, which was probably still sitting on the table at the Rooftop Restaurant. “Oh, well,” she said to herself. A quick stop at the Soda Pop Shop would fix that. She grabbed her jacket, ready to head outside. Suddenly, her computer snapped on and started blinking. A new email message, she thought. I’ll just check it quick before I go. The email was from the PSA (Poptropica Spy Agency). It said:
Agent Shifty Shadow—
We have received urgent news from Hazmat Hermit at the prison on Super Power Island. The super villains have mysteriously disappeared, without a trace. Also, our beacons have once again lost Dr. Hare. Please keep an eye out for anything suspicious, and be prepared to act.
“Oh, dear,” Shadow said out loud. “I still want to go to the Soda Pop Shop, but after that, Super Power Island, here I come.”
Shadow ran out the door, down the street, and to the Soda Pop Shop. After a soda and a quick chat, she jumped into the Poptropica blimp and directed it toward Super Power Island.
Shadow jumped down from the blimp. It had been clear flying all the way here, and really quick, since Super Power is right next to Early Poptropica. She landed on the main street, where, once again, the citizens were in a panic. Shadow swam across to the prison, and surveyed the scene. Hazmat Hermit was standing by the entrance.
“Good to see ya, Shifty Shadow,” he said.
“Thanks,” she replied. “How can I help?”
“Well, we’re not exactly sure what’s happened. One minute, all the villains were here, and the next, they were gone. Not much more than that.”
“How long ago did this happen?”
“About an hour or so ago.”
“There wasn’t, by any chance, a power surge, was there?” She asked.
“How did you guess? I’d forgotten all about that. I went to go get some papers, and the power surged. I didn’t even think about it. When I came back, the villains were gone.”
“I bet Dr. Hare has something to do with this,” she said. “He probably still wants to control Poptropica. He wanted the monster Poptropicans PHB was giving out for the 1,000,000 hits celebration. And, when we stopped him, he needed another way. I bet you anything he’s released the villains, and is going to try to pull something.”
“I don’t know, Shadow,” HH said, “but I hope you figure it out. You’ve still got the handcuffs from when you first captured the villains, right? Well, when you capture them, just do the same thing. Good luck!” And with that, Hazmat Hermit disappeared into the prison.
“Well,” Shadow said, “I’d better get going. Just one question: where to search first?” She decided to head back to her house, and go on the PHB website. Maybe that would reveal something helpful.
There was a new post at the top of the page. In it, Codien said that somehow, he’d accidently lost 7 of the monsters!
“Oh, dear,” Shadow whispered. This wasn’t good. If Dr. Hare had gotten the monsters, he could already be using them to take over Poptropica! “Okay,” she said out loud, “I’m going to 24 Carrot. Maybe that’s where Dr. Hare’s set up headquarters!”
One hour later, Shadow had landed on Main Street of 24 Carrot. She asked around to see if anyone had seen or heard anything suspicious, but came up with nothing.
“You might try the factory,” suggested Charlie at Charlie’s Carrot Surplus.
So, Shadow set out for the factory. Now that she thought about it that seemed like the perfect place to have a secret hideout.
After climbing through the sewers, Shadow arrived in the enormous storeroom. “Hello?” she called, and then realized how stupid that was. Suddenly, laughter filled the air. Only, it wasn’t Dr. Hare, or Director D. It sounded like someone Shadow had heard before. Then, it dawned on her. Copy Cat! The super-villain!
“You can’t catch me,” Copy Cat yelled from one of the high platforms. “Dr. Hare’s clever. He’ll take over Poptropica, you’ll see!”
“Oh yeah?” Shadow yelled back. She was ready to get into a shouting fight with Copy Cat, to try to handcuff her, when the whole warehouse started to shake. An earthquake! Shadow thought, and just when she’d found Copy Cat. She pulled out her Carrot Transporter, to get out of the factory before it fell down on top of her! Bricks started to fall, and, closing her eyes, Shadow pushed the button on the Transporter.
Several seconds later, she found herself on Main Street. That was weird. Usually, it transported her to just outside the factory. What had happened? Why didn’t anyone else seem startled by the earthquake? She raced down the street, over to the factory. It was miraculously still standing, and wasn’t shaking anymore! But when she tried to get in through the pipes, she found they were blocked.
“What?” she said to herself, puzzled. Then, she smacked her forehead. “Of course! Crusher! He’d probably been shaking the factory, to make her think it was coming down! And then, they’d blocked the entrance!
Just great. The villains were probably all inside, and she’d just been locked out!
Suddenly, the sky started to dim from the cheerful light blue to a weird gray. The colors seemed to fade. Shadow looked down. Her outfit, which had been purple, was now gray! A weird humming filled the air, and then suddenly stopped. “What’s going on?” Shadow yelled. No one answered.
Shadow ran back to Main Street. No one was there. She pulled open the door to Charlie’s, and found Charlie inside. “What happened?” she asked.
“I don’t know,” Charlie said, “but if you ask me, I’d say Poptropica just had a big power failure.”
“Uh, Charlie, I’ll catch you later,” Shadow said, and raced out the door. She had to figure things out. Back to Early Poptropica.
What’s going on in Poptropica? What are Dr. Hare and Director D. up to? You’ll have to wait until next month to find out! [To be continued in future Poptropican's 911 issues!]
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What kinds of islands would you want to go visit on Poptropica? Here are some neat ideas from some special Poptropicans like you!
A Midsummer’s Dream Island: by Cheerful Claw and Neat Whale
What if you had to make Lysander fall in love with Hermia and Demitrius fall for Helena all over again? Puck, the fairy who put the spell on Lysander and Demitrius is distraught and in need of help, and you need to help him fix everything and fix Shakespeare’s great play.
Lego Island: by Neat Icicle
Your blimp lands in a world made entirely of Legos: the poeple, and even you. You have to find the pieces and bild the altar to the Master Builder, where Lego Island’s graphics will return to normal like other islands. And you have saved the island and get a suit in which you can look like a Lego minifigure.
The inhabitants are a collection of Lego sets in which you can receive sets or pieces towards sets in the game. The problem is, the natural order of the island is corrupted when the evil minifigs of each included sets form an alliance. But when they strike, the good guys are driven into hiding which is where you come in. You must help restore the balance. You must find and destroy the golden brick which is being controlled by Doctor Hair,who is in Lego form using brick to control the antagonists of the sets. Andto once again take over Poptropica.butyou must convince the good guys to put there tensions asideTohelp restore balance to the island. Dothis and the people will be restored to potropican form but the same characters will be there. so you can acsess there outfits. then you receive a golden Lego Stud as your medal!
Race Road Island: by Speedy Ice
So, what happens in Race Road Island is, that The giant stadium for the grand race has been broken to bits by somebody. This somebody happens to be one of your rival racers. He secretly works undercover for an agency that wants no cars on the road. Your aim is to thwart his agency’s evil plans by gaining access to his hideout and destroying it from the inside. Inside the hideout are the parts for the stadium. You must return them to director of the race, who will grant you permission to participate in the race. But remember, the agency will stop at nothing! They will try to stop you in many ways. You now need to participate in the race, and win the race, and when you win the race, you win the island medallion!
Play any part of Astro-Knights Island in full-screen!
[Since this cheat may not work, here's another one: use Ctrl + Shift + R to completely change whatever you're wearing!]
Following up with Motionman95‘s trick to play Astro-Knights in full screen last month, Silver Shell has now found all the links to play on Astro-Knights Island in full screen for any of the rooms on the island, even if you haven’t unlocked the area yet! It really works!
Unfortunately, the Poptropica Creators have made it so that each room is a different URL, so to move from room to room, you must change the URL. He has managed to compile all the necessary URLs for AK Island, and also the URLs for some other islands (which will be revealed in future issues of the Poptropican’s 911!). Also, because Silver Shell has helped us all find a way to play Poptropica in a bigger screen, there is a possibility that the Poptropica Creators may release this cool feature to us someday!
To use the cheat codes:
- Go to www.Poptropica.com and enter your user name and password
- Go to http://static.poptropica.com/base.swf?desc=AstroMain&island=Astro
- Close out of www.Poptropica.com
To change rooms:
- Click on the address bar in your browser (it should currently say “http://static.poptropica.com/base.swf?desc=AstroMain&island=Astro” (without quotes) if you are at Astro-Knights Island and are viewing it in full screen.
- Highlight desc=AstroMain&island=Astro in the URL.
- Press the backspace key on your keyboard and delete the text.
- Copy the URL text for the area (or room) that you want to go to, and paste it where the desc=AstroMain&island=Astro used to be.
- Press enter to go to the link.
Room URLs for Astro-Knights Island:
Main Street: desc=AstroMain&island=Astro
Mordred’s Museum: desc=Mordred&island=Astro
Secret Sanctum: desc=Order&island=Astro
Crop Circle Inn: desc=Crop&island=Astro
Castle Street: desc=Castle1&island=Astro
Princess’ Chamber: desc=Castle7&island=Astro
Castle Entrance Hall: desc=Castle2&island=Astro
Castle Libary: desc=Castle5&island=Astro
Maid’s Chamber: desc=Castle4&island=Astro
Throne Room: desc=Castle3&island=Astro
Mill Street: desc=Mill1&island=Astro
Mordred’s Hideout: desc=Hideout&island=Astro
Inside Ye Olde Rumour Mille: desc=Mill2&island=Astro
Pewter Moon: desc=Astrozone1&island=Astro
AstroZone Store: desc=Astrozone2&island=Astro
Your rocket (on the moon): desc=RocketMoon&island=Astro
Your rocket (Ice Planet): desc=RocketIce&island=Astro
Ice Planet 1: desc=Ice1&island=Astro
Ice Planet 2: desc=Ice2&island=Astro
Tigercopter Battle: desc=Ice3&island=Astro
Your rocket (Jungle Planet): desc=RocketJungle&island=Astro
Jungle Planet : desc=Jungle1&island=Astro
Mother Phoenix Battle: desc=Jungle2&island=Astro
Your Rocket (fire planet): desc=RocketFire&island=Astro
Fire Planet 1: desc=Fire1&island=Astro
Volcano Tunnels: desc=Fire2&island=Astro
Dragotank Battle: desc=Fire3&island=Astro
Crystal Gate (with key): desc=Asteroid&island=Astro
Binary Bard’s Fortress: desc=Cathedral1&island=Astro
Binary Bard/Mordred Battle: desc=Cathedral2&island=Astro
We’ve found so many talented Poptropica artists this month, that there isn’t enough room to put everything onto this page! Here are some of the cool artworks we’ve chosen, though.
Mah Noo and Improoved Wallpaper: by Boot Brother, submitted by Incredible Fish
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Quick Flame’s Hand-Drawn Self Portrait: by Quick Flame
Click here to see Quick Flame’s Poptropica avatar!
Poptropica Neat Whale Portrait: by Neat Whale
Poptropica: the place where kids can explore, collect, and compete!!
Mordred is Cool: by Incredible Fish
I have the universe!
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