When it first launched in 2007, had three islands, Early Poptropica, Shark's Tooth Island, and Time Tangled Island. As of 2015, it has 40 islands to be explored. Each island has its own quest, for which a player can receive an island medallion as well as 150 credits to spend in the . Starting July 6, 2011, Poptropica allowed players to replay islands, while still keeping all the Island Medallions they had already earned.
On September 5, 2013, Poptropica launched , an game, which allows players to meet new characters, play mini-games, and discover story elements about Poptropica by finding artifacts littered throughout the game. It was also released on the system through in 2014.
We spend so much time running around the different islands of Poptropica trying to solve quests that sometimes we fail to appreciate the many Poptropicans that we encounter along the way. Some islands are nearly empty (Survival Island, for example), but others are teeming with busy Poptropicans going about their business. With that in mind, welcome to part one of a series of posts with a more in-depth look at all the Poptropicans you’ll meet as you go about completing the islands and earning your medallions.
We start with Early Poptropica, which is of course the very first island in the game (well, at least on the original Web version!) If you follow the complete Early Poptropica Walkthrough, you’ll traverse roughly nine different zones in the game, covering Main Street and Poptropica Towers, the Giant’s cloud kingdom, some really dark sewers under the street, and of course Early Poptropica itself. The latter is populated by 8-bit pixelated early settlers of the town.