Guest Blog: Dream Island Comparisons (Part 2) by Invisible Ring!
Hello once again from the top guest blogger, Invisible Ring! Today’s guest post of mine is very special, for it is my second dream island comparison!
(Comparison 2? What happened to comparison 1? Good question! THAT post happened a long time ago. If you need to, you can view it right HERE! It might come in handy for today’s post.)
My first dream island comparison compared the dream islands of Fairytale and Arabian Nights. ...THIS post dives into the OTHER 2 dream islands; Goofball and Jade Scarab. But be warned! This post may contain spoilers, so continue at your own risk.
Goofball Island, by popular consensus, is better than Fairytale island by far. It's a no mini-quest mashup. It's a real quest with real twists. Simple as it may be, it is exciting all the same.
In Goofball island, the villain turns out to be THREE villains. ...Even goofier than that, the 3 villains turn out to be the 3 heroes trying to FIND the villain!
...The way I see it, an accident happens on the island, and the 3 heroes of the island all mutate into the Blandstons. They lose their mind and start blasting dullness... goofiness... Or a mixture of both... All over the island. But this Blandston curse works in strange ways. The heroes all wind up with amnesia. They wonder what is going on, and they join forces to find the culprits.
...But as they look into the mystery, 2 of these detectives have relapses and go Blandston-crazy again! Chaos ensues as hero no. 3 goes even deeper into the mystery and stops the 2 Blandstons, and finally, the 3rd hero has a memory relapse and realize they’re a Blandston as well. Once all 3 heroes come to their senses and find out they were ALL Blandstons, they finish the mystery and fix the island once and for all! (And the Blandston curses are finally broken)
…At least, this is how I perceive this quest.
“That’s them right there, officer! A blimp accident made a mess and mutated THOSE 3 into Blandstons! In their states of madness they ruined our island, but once they recovered, they teamed up and SAVED it! …No, DON’T take ‘em into custody, I’m just trying to tell you that everything’s ok now and you don’t have to stick around this crazy island anymore!”
There are possible alternative endings to this island, I might add, and it all comes down to the machine dial at the end. Dull, goofy, or balanced... I have not explored any ending other than the balanced selection.
(If YOU have, though, you're more than welcome to leave a comment and share these alternate endings!)
Last but not least, Jade Scarab island. Like Goofball, it's an easy quest, yet adventurous and twisting. The consensus for THIS island, though, is that it's the best dream island since Arabian Nights, and the first real Poptropica quest since Pelican Rock or Monkey Wrench. Also, Goofball has a bonus mini quest after the medallion. Jade Scarab does not.
The plot for THIS island can be found in this playthrough video made by me and my sister. And I reckon that THIS video is a LOT more enjoyable than my fairytale video!
And now to wrap this all up with 2 questions: Which of these 2 dream islands do you like better, and which of all 4 dream islands is your favorite?
While you ponder these questions and add your comments, the time has come for me to say adios to you all once again... But not for long! Pop to ya later, peoples.