Poptropica Membership has finally arrived in the game. Although you can still play the game completely free, now you can pay a monthly fee to get access to all of the outfits, golden power cards and early intros to the new islands in Poptropica. Before, you had to purchase and spend credits to buy all of these items. Membership costs $2.99 per month and you get to have all of the costumes and power cards, so it’s a really good deal versus having to buy everything with credits. But you have to pay for the membership every month or you lose access to those costumes.
On the membership pages, Poptropica says that they’ll be adding lots of new islands in 2010, but they don’t provide a list. Membership gives you early access to all the new islands as they come out. Early Access for new islands will only be available to players who have an active Poptropica Membership, so if they really do release a lot of new islands and you like getting early access this might be a good deal. It’s still pretty good even if you just like being able to play around with all of the costumes and powers.