|“||Perhaps humans and robots were meant to work together.||”|
Game Show Island is the 22nd island released on Poptropica. In it, the player competes in game shows to save Poptropica from a robot takeover.
Game Show Island takes place in a robotic version of the future. Here is a description from Poptropica.
|“||Welcome to a future where robots rule. Building computers to compete on TV game shows seemed like a funny idea - until the machines wanted more. Now, after years of robotic dominance, Poptropica needs a savior. Are you clever enough to beat the robots at their own games, and restore the dignity of all Poptropicans?||”|
Sneak Peek Game:
For the main article on Game Show Island's sneak peek game, Money Ladder, go here.
Land on the island and enter the museum on your left. Enter, and head right until you see a man in a robot costume made out of paper bags. Talk to him, and he'll notice that you're new to the island, and he'll offer to answer your questions after you watch a video in the Hall of History. Once you're in, go to the left until you see a large screen with a play sign on it. Click it, and the video will start. You don't need to watch the video, but you can if you want. After that, go back to the man in a robot costume made out of paper bags. Talk to him again, and he will say that he has left a toolkit on top of a building. Next, get out of the museum and head left to the Robo-Bling Boutique building, jump to the top of the building and pick-up the Toolkit.
Next, go left and enter the Factory. Once inside, go to all the way to the left, past the workers, until you find a crane. Climb up the string it is attached to. Then jump off of it onto a platform. Walk to the edge and jump to your right. Keep on walking until you find another crane that you jump onto. On your side there is an up button, press the up button so you can jump onto the next platform. Walk past those set of controls and click on the computer. Then go back to the controls and make the crane go up so you can reach the doors. Using the Toolkit, unscrew the screws of the Main Power and turn on the switch that says: "Robot Factory". The conveyor belts should stat moving. Then, the constructor lady will give you a Electric Fan.
Leave the factory and go to the right until you find the Club Nouveau Riche building. Enter it and go to the right until you reach the club owner robot. Using the Electric Fan, cool the club owner and he will give you a Nickel. Get out the club and go all the way to the left, past the factory, until you find the homeless guy. Give him the Nickel, and he will give you a pair of Heat Vision Goggles.
Return to the club, go up near the vent and use your Heat Vision Googles. You will notice that someone is in the vent, but escapes. After that, go outside and use the Electric Fan to blow you up to the window right next the club. Use the Toolkit to unscrew the screws again and you can enter through the window. Inside, you'll find the Inventor, but he will run away through the Roof Access door. Find it and, using the Heat Vision Googles, write the combination. The combination is: 2014. The Inventor will be cornered, but he will alredy talk to you. He'll give you a Jet Remote Control and ask you to win all of the Game Shows.
Use the Jet Remote Control and first, go to Istanbul. There, find the constructor man and talk to him. He will ask you to help him. Follow the instructions and move the minaret to the 4th podium. After you help him, he will give you the "Scaredy Pants" Ticket. Play it. You have to complete 3 challenges against-the-clock. In the first one, you have to swim, find the glow stick and return him to the start zone in 60 seconds without being electrocuted by the robot fishes. In the second one, you have to put the mouses, spiders and snakes in their respectives zones. In the third one, you have to keep your balance all the way across the rope, taking care of the fans. Wins the player with the highest score.
Now go to Miami. You will see two robots discussing. The one on the right is the spin for riches game show host, the other is just tryng to destroy the prizes. Talk to the host and help him. You just have to tilt the awnings by jumping on them to safely get the 3 prizes to the host. As a reward, he will give you the "Spin for Riches" Ticket. Play it. It's pretty similar to Hangman Game. You have to spin a wheel. You can get some letter, you can have chance to choose one letter and you can lose a turn. If you already now the word(s), you can choose "Solve" and complete it. Wins the player with the highest score.
Now go to Buenos Aires. Go to the left until you find the clock tower. Click on the gears and now you have to turn them until they form a single line. After that, Muscleman will give you his "Kerplunk" Ticket. Play it. In this game show you have to, avoiding the obstacles, be the first one to finish at least 2 out of 3 courses.
Now go to Moscow. Talk to the yellow robot and help him by changing the color of a row of windows until you find the right code. After that, a helicopter will land on top of the building. Go there and talk to the robot. He will give you the "Brainiacs" Ticket. Play it. It's a quiz and you can choose the topic of the question. You have to be the first one to give a right answer to earn points. Wins the player with the highest score.
Now go to Tokyo. Head right and enter the Service Entrance door. Now you're gonna have to quickly click on the pieces of the circuit to make a complete path. Then one of the robots will give you the "Mr. Yoshi's Super Terrific Challenge" Ticket. Play it. You have to complete 3 tasks against-the-clock and amuse Mr. Yoshi. He's must be amused in all of the three, otherwise you lose. In the task #1, you have to form a tower with the blocks that reads: "YOSHI". You have to rotate some blocks to reveal new letters. In the task #2, you have have to click on the eggshell repeatedly to crack it. In the task #3, you have to knock down all the ten bowling pins.
Return to the Main Street. Go down to the sewer without being caught. There, The Inventor will give you a Thumb Drive. Now go all the way to holmes by solving the puzzles to open the doors. Once your next to Holmes, use the Thumb Drive to calm him down. Once you do that, the Inventor will give you the Island Medallion.
First 10 Finishers:
- The Elderly Female Robot
- The Elderly Female Robot's Umbrella Carrier
- Dan-E Dictionot
- The Former Handyman
- Art Museum Robot
- The Hat Wearing Robot
- The Wrench-Holding Factory Worker
- The Male Factory Worker
- The Screwdriver-Holding Factory Worker
- The Watching Robot #1
- The Watching Robot #2
- The Club Nouveau Riche Security Bot
- The Pool Playing Robot
- The Club Nouveau Riche Waiter
- The Heated Circuits Robot
- The Guy Who Says That The Inventor is Hiding
- The Fan Holding Girl
- The Robot Who Lost Her Food
- The Owner of Club Nouveau Riche
- Dr. Harold Langley (The Inventor)
- The Athlete Robot
- The Starlet Robot
- Ironhead V-2
- Electric Fan
- Heat Vision Goggles
- Jet Remote Control
- Ticket to Scaredy Pants
- Ticket to $pin for Riche$
- Ticket to Kerplunk
- Ticket to Brainiacs
- Ticket to Mr. Yoshi's Super Terrific Challenge
- Island Medallion
Poptropica Store Exclusive:
- Game Show Robot
- Main Street
- Factory Exterior
- Factory Interior
- Club Nouveau Riche
- Scaredy Pants
- $pin for Riche$ (game show)
- Buenos Aires
- Kerplunk (game show)
- Brainiacs (game show)
- Mr. Yoshi's Super Terrific Challenge|Mr. Yoshi's Super Terrific Challenge (game show)
- Holmes' Lair
|“||It's so hot. Why don't you take one of these fans? Careful, though. They can be pretty powerful.||”|
|—The Female Factory Worker|
|“||Ahh, that's better... Here's a nickel for your troubles. Don't spend it all in one place. Ha Ha Ha!||”|
|—The Club Nouveau Riche Owner|
|“||Here, I found these goggles in the trash bin behind the factory. I'm not sure what they do, but they look pretty sharp.||”|
|—The Hobo Next to the Factory|
|“||I never thought anyone would have the brains to figure out how to catch me. Are you going to turn me over to Holmes?||”|
|—Dr. Harold Langley|
|“||Wow, I was really scared of what my boss would do to me. You didn't seem frightened all. Why don't you take my ticket to compete on Scaredy Pants?||”|
|—The Turkish Construction Worker|
|“||[Insert Name Poptropican Here]!!! Congratulations, you're the new Scaredy Pants champion.||”|
|—Scaredy Pants Host|
|“||[Insert Name Poptropican Here]!!! Congratulations, you're the new $pin for Riche$ champion.||”|
|—$pin for Riche$ Host|
|“||Phew! That was quite a workout. I supposed to appear on Kerplunk this afternoon but don't think I have the energy... Interested in taking my place?||”|
|“||Congratulations, [Insert Name Poptropican Here]! You've managed to win Kerplunk! Unbelievable!||”|
|“||I'd recognize the code if I saw it. Try to guess the code and I'll tell you whether you've got it right.||”|
|—The Air Traffic Controller-Bot|
|“||[Insert Name Poptropican Here], you're a brainiac!||”|
|“||If you can please our city's favorite celebrity with your antics, come to the television studio immediately!||”|
|“||Well done, you've won Mr. Yoshi's Super Terrific Challenge!||”|
|—Mr. Yoshi's Super Terrific Challenge Host|
|“||Your intelligence is quite impressive. Perhaps computers and humans were meant to work together.||”|
These are the items from 2009-2011 that came with Game Show island, There is also a members only item.
- Inside the museum, you can find a robotic version of Gothic America.
- Also inside the museum, there's a robotic version of Whistler's Mother.
- Along with those famous paintings there is also a robotic version of The Thinker.
- When you watch the video in the museum at the very end you can see silhouettes of the Crusher, Dr. Hare, Betty Jetty, Ned Noodlehead, Mordred & the Binary Bard (Even though they are the same person you can see a silhouette of both forms), and Director D.
- The nickel that you earn from the Club Nouveau Riche owner reads "In Holmes We Trust", which is obviously based off of the real nickel reading "In God We Trust"
- The pool table in Club Nouveau Riche is made by Cubeball Dynamics Inc. named after Cueball the type of ball used in pool.
- The four out of five of the places where the game shows are held - Istanbul, Tokyo, Buenos Aires, and Moscow - are the largest cities of their country. Istanbul-Turkey, Tokyo-Japan, Buenos Aires-Argentina, Moscow-Russia.
- In Miami there's a helicopter made by Roflcopter Inc. named after the internet phenomena ROFLcopter.
- In Buenos Aires, there are two signs reading "Cerrado," which in Spanish means "Close."
- Cerrado is also a vast tropical savannah in the ecoregion of Brazil.
- Also in Buenos Aires there is a building with a sign that reads "Fresca Yerba Mate". Fresca in Spanish means fresh and Yerba Mate is a drink that is consumed in Latin American countries.
- The binary on the bell tower in Buenos Aires translates to "in holmes we trus" exactly but is meant to say "in holmes we trust".
- Along with "Cerrado" and "Fresca Yerba Mate" another sign in Buenos Aires reads "Gimnasio" which means Gynasium (Gym) in Spanish.
- The robot host of Game Show Island's sneak peak game, Money Ladder, appears twice during the island. The first time he can be seen on the televison's located in each of the cities. The second time he can be seen in the Robots Only area of Club Nouveau Riche.
- Holmes is a reference to Sherlock Holmes, the famous detective of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's stories. However, the actual machine may be inspired by Watson, the IBM computer that claimed victory on the real world gameshow, Jeopardy. This is because Watson is also the name of Sherlock Holmes' partner.
- None of the robots on this island are customizable.
- The Inventor mentioned a uPad,which is a parody of the iPad.
- All of the game shows are most likely based off of real game shows:
- Lazy Pelican appeared on the Hall of Fame, and you can see her holding the female robot's umbrella on the Main Street. But if you have completed the island before, you will not see her.
- The graffiti on the wall on the right side of Tokyo reads, 'Robots are the heart of man'.
- Although, the word that translates as heart could also be something like mind, feeling, emotion, etc.
- In $pin for Riche$ game, when you click show clue & show wheel button, some times the keyboard screen automatically appears.