Poptropica actually originated as a very popular online game for kids that allows them play in a virtual world, safely. Kids create a character that can then play on different islands and solve mysteries that are often rooted in actual history. My kids have played it and love it so they were thrilled to find out that a new Poptropica video game for the Nintendo DS was released.
Poptropica for Nintendo DS begins the same way, with the player choosing their character and meeting the museum curator. The curator needs help to fix up the museum but to do that, the player needs to go through the four different islands – Museum island, Mythology island, Super Power island and Astroknights island – to collect artifacts for the museum.
You watch your character move through the game on the top screen, while the bottom has four different tabs. These four tabs hold the inventory that you find on the specific island that you are currently in, the outfits that have been unlocked, museum items that have been unlocked and a map to show you your location.
There is also the Customizer that allows you to change your character’s outfits and find outfits throughout the game.
Both my son who is nine and my daughter who is six, LOVED this game. Because they had both played Poptropica online before, they were able to just jump in and start playing without any instruction at all.
Poptropica for the Nintendo DS is rated E for Everyone (with comic mischief). It can be purchased at Amazon.
You can check out the trailer for the game below!!