Also, a side note: The Virtual Virus Costume is among the most wickedly amazing on all of Poptropica! I highly suggest storming private multiplayer rooms with it.
Totally unrelated alert: Guess Where I Am is back!
Gunners They come in groups of two or three and are the only ones that can actually shoot at you. Same amount of hits needed to kill it as the octopi. Best strategy: Spin around in a half-circle, then shoot until it fires off a shot, repeat.
Octopus Usually come alone or in groups of two, and can follow you around the screen. Not much harder to beat than the Bolts. Best strategy: Just shoot them, okay!
Snakes These are the scariest-looking, but in fact are not very difficult. They take about as many hits as flying triangles. One thing to watch out for though: if there are more than one, they can trap you with their tails. Another possible trap: you can get injured by hitting any part of it, but they are only harmed if you shoot straight at the head. Best strategy: Shoot head-on from a distance until they come within one inch of you, fly around to the other side, repeat.
Bolt The simplest. The only move in straight lines or slightly waving lines. Best strategy: get in front of their lines and shoot them head-on.
Spinning Triangles These usually come with snakes or octopi and move slowly for a while. Then they start spinning and charge at you, dealing quite a bit of damage. They also can take many hits. Best strategy: fly around them in sharp ovals and ignore them until they are alone. Shoot them until they start spinning, then fly around behind them and shoot. Repeat.
The Difficult part: Steering the Ship
- Red This "levels up" your ship's guns. Ignore this one if you are on level 4 -- otherwise it will go to waste.
- Blue This increases your health. Ignore this one if you have full health now -- it will just go to waste.
- Purple Be extremely careful with these! They may seem tempting because they destroy all bolts and significantly reduce the strength of all viruses on-screen, but after using one you can't move your ship for about a half second. Also, it's accompanied by a horribly distracting white flash.