Top 10 Finishers for Mystery Train Island

Congratulations to the top 10 finishers for Mystery Train Island. All of these people finished the island really quickly! Great job, everyone. If you’re stuck on Mystery Island be sure to check out all the Mystery Island Cheats.

  1. Messy Ghost
  2. Smart Sky
  3. Spotted Lizard
  4. Shaky Chicken
  5. Scary Peanut
  6. Mighty Bird
  7. Zippy Brain
  8. Funny Lobster
  9. Brave Rider
  10. White Lightning

I like how Funny Lobster kind of looks like a real lobster with that red skin!

Mystery Train Island for Members

The day we have all been waiting for has finally arrived. Mystery Train Island is here for paid members to play. As a special treat, the Poptropica Creators made it so that even non-members can play in demo mode. You can do the first part of the island but need to be a member to continue. Everyone can get in by going to Mystery Train Island on the map.

Poptropica Mystery Train Island - D.C. Station

When you first arrive, you’ll be in Washington, D.C., our nation’s capital. There’s a train there getting ready to depart for the 1893 Chicago World’s Fair. Before you board, you get to meet a famous passenger. It’s Thomas Edison, and he needs help loading his luggage onto the train. He’ll give you a ticket and you can board the train. From there, you’ll meet lots of other celebrities who are also going to the World’s Fair. But then a criminal hatches a plot to ruin the World’s Fair, and it’s up to you to solve the crime before the train arrives.

Thomas Edison Needs Help in Poptropica

Thomas Edison could use some help loading his luggage on board the train.

Want the complete walkthrough for Mystery Train? Try my Mystery Train Cheats page for lots of tips and tricks and a step-by-step guide to completing the island.

Two More Rare Costumes

Poptropica Light Ninja Costume

Earlier this week, the Poptropica creators released two more rare costumes back into the Poptropica Store. The two newest additions are the Light Ninja costume and the original Robin Hood costume. The Light Ninja is an all-white ninja outfit that has nun chucks that you can twirl around using the outfit’s special move. The original Robin Hood costume makes you look like Robin Hood himself with a cap and feather, a special vest and a bow and arrow. The special move for this outfit is to shoot an arrow with the bow. The original Robin Hood outfit came in two colors: black and white. There’s also the new Robin Hood outfit still in the store that comes in three different colors. Only members can buy the rare black/white one. It’s a little confusing.

Poptropica Robin Hood Costume

4th Birthday Party on Poptropica

Poptropica Cheats - Balloons in Multiplayer Rooms

Balloons are in all the multi-player rooms this month.

The Poptropica Creators announced that Poptropica’s 4th Birthday Party celebration has begun. All this month, you can celebrate the fourth anniversary of the launch of Poptropica. Just like last year, there’s a party going on in all the multiplayer rooms with lots of balloons. Click on them to pop them! If you’re lucky, there will be a special blue balloon in there with a big number 4 on it. Click that balloon if you see it and two things will happen. First, all the balloons in the room will pop and second, you’ll get the ultra-exclusive Poptropica Birthday Cake Costume.

The Cake Costume is awesome. It makes you look just like a giant cake. There’s even a special move for the costume when you press the space bar. You’ll start throwing pieces of cake.

Tip: If you don’t see the special blue balloon when you enter the room, just exit and re-enter to try again. You might need to repeat this a lot of times (20 or more!) before you find the fourth birthday balloon in the room.

Everyone can also get an orange 4th birthday balloon in the Poptropica Store. It’s a free item. Just like many of the other balloons from the store, you’ll be able to carry this one around with you when you play Poptropica.

Poptropica Birthday on the Tower

Celebrating Poptropica's 4th Birthday.

Mystery Train Inspector Costume

Poptropica Mystery Train Island Inspector Costume
Poptropica Mystery Train Inspector Special Move

Even though Mystery Train Island is still more than a week away, you can get into the spirit with the newest costume available in the Poptropica Store. The new costume is the Mystery Train Inspector, and it’s a special costume available just for members in Poptropica. It is a very cool outfit that comes with a hat and jacket that makes you look just like a classic detective from the 1800s. The best part is the giant magnifying glass that you can carry around while looking for clues. When you activate the special move for the costume by pressing the space bar, you’ll get a close up view of your eyeball peering through the magnifying glass. Kind of weird and creepy, but cool!

To get the new outfit, go to the Poptropica Store. As long as you are a member, you can get it and then put it on. It’s a great way to get ready for Mystery Train Island, which pulls into the station next week, on September 9.

Poptropica Mystery Train Inspector Card

The Poptropica Mystery Train Inspector Gold Card

D.C. Diner Mini-Game on Poptropica

Poptropica D.C. Diner Game

The new mini-game for Mystery Train Island arrived this past weekend on Poptropica. If you’ve ever played Diner Dash or one of the many clones of that game, you already know how it works. Lots of customers come into the restaurant, and you need to seat and serve them. There’s a timer that counts down, so you have to move fast between the customers, the drink station, and the cook’s area. As you win the different rounds (or “shifts”), you can earn upgrades that really help out a lot. A nice twist is that sometimes famous customers, like Thomas Edison, eat at the D.C. Diner, and when you win the round that they visit, you get a special item to keep in your Poptropica inventory.

The game is hard at the later stages and you have to do a good job of guessing what the customers will want ahead of time. The golden rule of this game is don’t wait around and stand still. Keep moving and keep your tray full. Choose your upgrades well! It’s better to get the fast cook and fast drinks first and then the other upgrades later.

Mystery Train Mini-Game Coming

Very soon there will be a new mini-game on Poptropica. It’s called D.C. Diner and it will be a sneak peek for the new Mystery Train Island, which is going to be available soon for paid members to play in early access. The mini-game will probably be available from the main map in Poptropica soon. In D.C. Diner, you’ll hav the job of serving passengers food before they board the train. It looks like it will be just like many of the different “diner” games you can play online or on your iPhone.

DC Diner in Poptropica

Play D.C. Diner in Poptropica

Turn Off All Effects

Earlier this month, Poptropica released a new feature where you can turn off all the special effects on your character with one button. You used to have to turn them all of one by one by finding each card in your backpack and clicking on it to disable the effect. That got kind of annoying if you had more than a few effects activated at once. For example, if you were minimized and using a glow and who knows what else, you could spend minutes trying to find all the different cards. Now you just need to click on the button marked, “Turn off special effects” that appears near the bottom of the screen when you’re browsing through your backpack. All the effects you currently have on will be disabled and you’ll be back to normal. It’s a simple little feature, but very helpful for those of us who like to experiment with lots of different special effects on our Poptropicans. Thanks, creators!

Turn Poptropica Special Effects Off

Turn off all your special effects in Poptropica with a single button.

Shrink Ray Island Cheats

Poptropica Shrink Ray Island Finish

Looking for the complete step-by-step walkthrough for Shrink Ray Island? Here it is!

Cheats for Shrink Ray Island

What did you think of Shrink Ray Island? Did you know it was Poptropica’s 20th island? That’s a lot! I thought Shrink Ray was a little bit easier than some of the more recent islands but it was really fun. And I like how it almost all takes place in one house but because you’re shrunk down to a tiny size everything feels a lot bigger. Some of the puzzles were hard to figure out. The only thing I didn’t like is that there was no big boss battle at the end. You just had to run and hide behind things and it wasn’t very difficult at all.

Red Dragons and Ninjas

The big news in Poptropica right now is the announcement of Red Dragon Island. This is the newest island to come to Poptropica and it will be available soon for members to play in early access. There’s a sneak peek going on right now. If you haven’t seen it yet, head over to your map and check it out. It’s based on ancient Japan and features ninjas, sumo wrestlers and well, red dragons!

Poptropica Red Dragon Island

The big feature in the sneak peek is the sumo wrestling match, where you compete with other Poptropicans to win the matches and earn ranks. Members also get special outfits each time they advance a rank by winning five matches. There’s also a special Midnight Red Ninja costume available for paid members and you can get it inside the sneak peek area or in the main Poptropica store.