Welcome to Early Poptropica, the initial island excursion within this game. One’s mission in Early Poptropica is particularly basic: you must repossess three items which were stolen from the island’s early pioneers.
When you climb down from the blimp, you ‘ll find yourself on Main Street. Go inside the Pop Art Museum to see art from famous artists and speak to the artists themselves. Meet other players inside the two multi-player rooms: the Soda Pop Shop and the Arcade.
If you are itching to begin your explorations, you can first try jumping up the Water Tower. The Signal Flag that you need to retrieve for the Early Poptropicans is way up at the top but it’s not accessible yet. Look down on the street and you ‘ll see a manhole that is open. You can jump down now if you want, but you might want to wait until you get your Glow Stick. It’s spooky and dark inside that hole and some light will really help.
Go right on Main Street to get to Early Poptropica. Each thing here is a lot older and the citizens of this space look like 8-bit arcade characters. If you talk to these early inhabitants, they ‘ll tell you about the items they’re missing: One pilgrim is missing a Pig, one is missing a Bucket, and the third is missing a Signal Flag.
Remember that Glow Stick we mentioned? You can find it here if you clim down inside the well and jump from platform to platform. Grab the Glow Stick and it will go into your backpack.
Back to the Beginning
OK, with glow stick in hand, let’s go check out that underground area beneath the open manhole. Go ahead and enter the manhle and then make your way to the very bottom. You might get knocked over by a spider, but that’s okay. Keep falling all the way to the very bottom. You ‘ll land just fine. Then jump over the green spider and move straight away to find the prized porker. Touch the pig to add it to your inventory. You will be tempted to exit the manhole now, but there’s more to be found down there. Get past the green spider again and enter the tunnel on your left.
Your Glow Stick will light the way through the tunnel. Once you find a rope, climb up. Keep climbing until you locate the Golden Egg. There are hints written on the walls to tell you if you’re going in the right direction. Walk up to the Golden Egg to put it in your backpack.
Once you get the Golden Egg, make your way to the top left and exit. You ‘ll arrive in the Poptropica Towers area.
Check Out Poptropica Towers
So now you have the Pig, but you still need the Bucket and the Flag. Because you’re at Poptropica Towers, you want to begin exploring the city street lined with tall buildings. Leap over to the ledge of the first building you see and head for the roof! Travel from building to building, bouncing off clotheslines to help you. You’ll arrive at a blue building. Climb to the very top of this until you get to the roof and see some tables and chairs. Now climb up the vine.
Clouds and the Giant
Now you’re in the clouds. Go right until you see a enormous pair of giant’s feet. Click on them to talk to the giant. He will take your Golden Egg as payment to enter his vegetable garden. You’ll find the bucket among the enormous veggies.
Enter the Aircraft Graveyard
Keep moving right until you find the Aircraft Graveyard. You can not use the planes here, however, if you search with care, you can find a Jet Pack. This is just what you need to get to high places– like the top of the Water Tower, where the Signal Flag is waiting for you.
Return to Main Street as soon as possible. Then use the Jet Pack to get up to the top of the Water Tower. In order to fly, move your cursor until you see a green up-arrow. Click and hold to move up. Then move left or right. When you reach the top of the tower, click on the Flag to add it to your items.
Finish the Job
Now you’ve got the Pig, the Bucket, and the Flag. Head back to Early Poptropica. (You can fly if you want to, but you’ll have to walk between Main Street and Early Poptropica.)
Talk to every one of the three settlers who were lacking items. When you do, the items will be taken from your Inventory and returned to their original owners. When you return the Signal Flag, a boat will reach the dock. Talk to the individual on the vessel, and he will reward you with an Early Poptropica Medallion. You did it. The quest is now finished.