Poptropica was a cute and charming online web game that was designed for kids, though it was enjoyed by players of all ages. The game first launched back in 2007, and it was built on Flash.
The game call its hub worlds islands, and since Poptropica has been around for so long, there were lots of islands to play on. Today, we’ll show you how to play old Poptropica islands games!
Playing on the old Poptropica islands
Poptropica was originally built on Adobe Flash when it first launched in 2007. As you probably already know, Adobe discontinued Flash at the end of 2020, which meant that the multimedia side of the internet was going to change forever.
In Poptropica’s case, the discontinuation of Flash proved to be quite troublesome. The developers had to quickly figure out how to transition the game into its new HTML5 format.
Unfortunately, time wasn’t on the developers side, and a lot of islands had to be cut from the game. Thankfully, the developers of Poptropica are already hard at work bringing what they call the classic islands back over time.
You can play the old Poptropica islands as they finish transitioning over to the new HTML5 version of the game. Simply open up your map in-game, then browse through the available islands. The classic islands are usually on the last couple of pages.
The classics islands aren’t marked as such, but here’s a complete list in case you want to know:
- Arabian Nights 1, 2 and 3
- Astro Knights
- Back Lot
- Big Nate
- Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
- Early Poptropica
- Escape from Pelican Rock
- Galactic Hot Dogs
- Ghost Story
- Great Pumpkin
- Lunar Colony
- Mission Atlantis 1, 2 and 3
- Monster Carnival
- Mystery of the Map
- Mystery Train
- Night Watch
- Poptropolis Games
- Reality TV
- Red Dragon
- Shark Tooth
- Shrink Ray
- Super Villian
- Time Tangled
- Twisted Thicket
- Vampires Curse
- Virus Hunter
- Wild West
- Wimpy Boardwalk
- Wimpy Wonderland
As of writing, the classic islands that can currently be played are Arabian Nights 1 & 2, Mission Atlantis 1, Time Tangled, Mythology, and Escape from Pelican Rock.
Over time, the developers of Poptropica will add more classic islands back to the game as they get them working. Is your favorite classic island missing? Stay tuned, as it’s probably in the works!
There’s also another way to play the old classic islands from Poptropica. Thanks to the fan preservation project BlueMaxima’s Flashpoint, you can access the old Adobe Flash version of Poptropica and play on the classic islands to your heart’s content.
Head to the Flashpoint website and download it for your operating system of choice, then simply follow the setup instructions to get it up and running.
That concludes our guide on how to play old Poptropica islands games. If you have any other questions about Poptropica, let us know in the comments below!
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