Poptropica: Forgotten Islands – Education App Review

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Poptropica: Forgotten Islands – Education App Review

Virtual world lacks aspects of website, but still good fun. GameAdvice.org Gives This A 4/5 Overall Rating.

Quick Content Overview of What Your Child Will Experience:

  • App Play Simplicity: 3
  • Level of Fear and/or Violence in App: 0
  • Amount of Sexual Content: 0
  • Level of Bad Language: 0
  • Amount of Drug Use and/or Smoking: 0
  • Amount of Consumerism: 1

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Some Things To Keep In Mind

Parents need to know that Poptropica: Forgotten Islands is a virtual world quest game for kids, especially kids who are fans of the popular Poptropica website. It does not connect to accounts players may have on the Poptropica website. As kids fly a blimp across an ocean, they land on island environments and go on quests, “discovering the secrets of Poptropica’s past, one artifact at a time.” The quests essentially ask kids to search and find sets of items. Once they complete the quest, they earn points to buy accessories. Unlike the Poptropica website, kids cannot interact with other kids; the actions of the 80 characters that kids see on the app are determined by the app, not other players. Also, unlike the website, there are no memberships to buy. Once the app is paid for, all content (an estimated 10 hours) is available. There are no verbal instructions. Some reading is required.

Poptropica: Forgotten Islands is a Education app that is designed for those 7.  The app has an overall rating of 4 out of 5 and a learning rating of 2 out of 5.

Poptropica: Forgotten Islands is available for $4.99 On The Following Devices:

iPhone
iPod Touch
iPad

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Our Thoughts on the Level of Engagement:

Highly visually engaging quests exist in a colorful virtual world populated with islands, 80 characters, and a bright blimp that players use to travel from island to island. Kids are also engaged by creating their own character and choosing his or her name, physical characteristics, and clothes.

The Support Level for Poptropica: Forgotten Islands is about a 2 out of 5.

Reading (or being read it) is required to know what the characters are saying, what the clues are while moving through the virtual world, and to complete the quests. Other than coins earned point total and visuals that identify how much of the quest is completed, kids aren’t given much feedback. No verbal instructions or feedback at all. 

We’d like to thank C.S.M for providing some of the information on this page.

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March 23, 2016