Nostalgia Nook: Poptropica memories

Nostalgia Nook: Poptropica memories

Bella Lee, Staff writer

When I was little, one of my favorite sites to play games online was Poptropica. I can thank Jeff Kinney for creating two big parts of my childhood, since he was both the creator of this and “Diary of a Wimpy Kid.”

I still remember the username that my mom created for me: PumpkinSeed7. The “7” is because that’s how old I was at the time, and “Pumpkin Seed” was one of the many nicknames my mom called me. My all-time favorite island on Poptropica was the superhero island, the one where all of the bad guys received powers.

The villains broke out of prison, and you had to catch all of them. I think I was only successfully able to capture all of the villains once, but it was still really fun to play every time I went back.

It’s been well over 10 years since I last played it and I’ve seen all the changes, so I’m not sure if I’ll ever go back to it. However, considering it’s now a game I can get on the App Store, I might just have to go back and relive my childhood experience.