Poptropica

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Good
  • Packed with content – Lots of unique islands – Simple gameplay
Bad
  • Won't keep teenagers entertained (recommended for 7-12)
8

Poptropica is free online game designed for children and teenagers that offers a virtual world mixed with a number of role playing elements. The game is owned by Person PLC and was released in September 2007.

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Poptropica has quickly grown since it went live to over 550 million user accounts with the majority falling between the 6-15 year age group. Poptropica gameplay is focused around a number of different islands (over 30) where players can explore, complete quests, play games or communicate with other users.

Each of these islands has their own unique theme with popular islands including Shark Tooth Island, Super Power Island, Spy Island and Astro-Knights Island. Upon completing the main quest of each island players receive a special badge along with some credits to spend in the store.

Just like in other virtual worlds (such as Club Penguin or Fantage) the player can customise their avatar after creating their free Poptropica account. Modifications available in Poptropica are fairly extensive and include facial features, hair style, skin colour, hair colour and much more.

Further customisation is possible through clothing that allows players to decorate themselves with hats, scarfs, ties, belts, dresses, jackets and other various accessories. Players can either access these items for free or purchase them through the store with their credits that they earn for completing island quests.

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As far as safety is concerned Poptropica provides one of the safest online experiences. Poptropica has adopted a predetermined naming strategy for user names meaning players must create a name from a list of pre-defined phrases. This feature stops username abuse issues while also protecting children from entering their real name, a safety feature that has become increasing popular with other virtual worlds.

Another core safety feature of the game is the chat which allows users to only selected from scripted phrases to prevent any inappropriate language and protect information.

Summary:

  • Over 30 islands to explore each with their own theme.
  • Lots of customisation options available.
  • One of the safest online places for children to hangout.
  • Millions of members.
  • Constant game updates means there is always new content to experience.

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Samuel Franklin
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5 COMMENTS
  1. Poptropica is awesome!!!

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  2. love this game fun to play users will go on outrageous adventures out of the world and back through it! this game is super fun for children and adults who love to explore the world and help solve mysteryes so try it out and I promise you will have so much fun you will blat to outerspace with fun1

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  3. Good game. Incredible graphics, Awesome travel system, etc. But do all things in the shop need to have membership? I mean, not all things have to have VIP on it. I only saw like 10 or more things that were free at the shop. >.<

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  4. POPTROPICA IS THE BEST GAME EVER!

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  5. I love Poptropica. I think it’s so fun but I agreed with IssacsBinding – why does most things at the shop have to be members only? Other then that it’s one of my fav games

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