Poptropica Counterfeit Island is the 10th island journey in the game. It was unveiled to Early Access gamers on December 21, 2009 and has become readily available to everybody in early January, 2010. In this adventure, you are required to uncover the thriller about a piece of stolen artwork in the Counterfeit Island art gallery. The island is very mysterious and anyone could be a suspect as you try to figure out what's going on. Here is a complete walkthrough for Counterfeit Island.
Arriving on the Island
Obviously, first things first. Use the map to travel by balloon to Counterfeit Island. You'll start out right near the museum on Counterfeit Island. But you won't need to go inside at this time. Start running all the way right and go to the Downtown area. When you arrive, the first store you'll see is called Bobo's Clown Store. counterfeit island walkthrough Go inside. You'll see plenty of balloons, all in different colors, around the store. Grab a green balloon and then go back outside.
Now go all the way right and go into the Countryside zone. A few steps into this vicinity you'll spot a young woman and a weeping kid. He will quit crying if he gets a green balloon. Fortunately, you have one so click him to give it up. When he tales it fom you, he'll lift up into the sky. Poor balloon boy! Don't worry about balloon boy for now. Head back to the left to go Downtown and then run all the way to the left of that zone and go into Main Street. When you arrive at Main Street, go inside the Web Browser Internet Cafe. Look for a guy wearing a hat and camera over on the right and then speak with him. The poor guy lost his tunnel tour tickets. He would like you to help him find them and if you do, he'll give one to you. A neat little thing in this mission is that while you're talking with him, you can see balloon boy flying in the sky on the television behind you. Head back out of the cafe and then go to the right and go to Downtown.
Your next stop is the garbage can just to the right of the entrance to the underground tunnel tour. Click on the garbage can to look inside and you'll get a new screen that shows you the contents of the garbage can. Move all the garbage pieces away from the middle by clicking and dragging them. After you move a few pieces of garbage away, you'll find the tickets! Pick up the tickets.
OK, now run back to Main Street and enter the Web Browser Internet Cafe again. Head inside the cafe and go to the tourist who lost the tickets. Find the tickets in your backpack and click on Use to give them to him. The tourist will be so pleased that you found the tickets that he will give you one as a thank you for returning them.
The next thing to do is to go back Downtown and walk up to the entrance for the underground tour. You will see a woman with a green hat standing right in front of the entrance. While you are standing near her, open your backpack and find the ticket. Click on the "Use" button on the ticket Next, click on the gate behind you to start the tour.
The tunnel tour is very easy to do, because there's just one path to follow. When you get to the bottom, you'll see a lightbulb hanging down from a cable in the middle of the tunnel. Jump up and grab the cable and then climb to the ceiling. Over to the right, you'll see a torn piece of the picture lying on another cable. Of course this is another piece of the torn picture that you are collecting all over the island. Climb all the way to the top of the cable and jump to the right. This is really easy if you're carrying a balloon from Bobo's Clown Store. As you fall over the torn picture, you will pick it up and it will go into your backpack. Keep following the main tunnel until you see a stone staircase heading up out of a door. Walk up the staircase to go outside and end the underground tunnel tour.
The Strange Gentleman
Right after you exit the tour, you'll meet a mysterious man standing next to the exit. Listen to his story. He'll then ask you to go apply for the open security job at the museum. He also wants you to come back here to the Docks and meet him at night. Next, go back up and to the right. You'll find one more piece of the torn picture. Grab this picture piece. Now run over to the left of the docks and leap up onto the top of the fishing boat, where you'll see the next torn picture piece. Now head back to Main Street and enter the museum.
In the Museum
Speak with the guard who is standing by the door inside the museum and he'll tell you to go upstairs and talk to the assistant curator. You'll find the assistant curator standing right above on top of the staircase. Go up to the top of the stair case and talk to him. He says that there are four paintings inside the museum that someone placed incorrectly. He'd like you to help fix everything and place the art in the appropriate spots. In each of the four wings, you'll be able to remove one painting from the wall and carry it to a different wing. This guide tells you where to put all the paintings so that they are in the correct places.
- cubism -> impressionism
- impressionism -> expressionism
- expressionism -> realism
- realism -> cubism
Now that you've got all the paintings placed correctly, walk back to the stairs and talk with the assistant curator. He'll hire you on the spot and tell you to start the training. Follow him into the Lab to begin. Talk to him once inside and he'll ask you to select a training station. Choose the first desk and click on it. Use the X-Ray device over each of the paintings until you find the one with the sketch marks underneath the painting. You can use the arrows at the top of the screen to move between the different paintings. Then you click on the one you think is the real deal.
Now comes the next test. In this one, you need to use a magnifying glass to attempt to determine the fake in a group of paintings. Examine the corners of every painting to look for the signature. You're trying to find out which one is different than the others. This one is the forgery.
The next training exercise is to examine a photograph and find the area that proves it is a fake. Look up on the left side where you seen the moon. Click on the dark part of the moon. The reason you know this is fake is that if it were really a picture of the moon you wouldn't see any stars here because the moon would block them out.
Now go on to the next station to continue your training. Here you will learn how to do a chemical analysis of a painting. In this training exercise, you select a paint sample and then it will be placed inside the beaker. You'll see a red bar go across the screen. When it reaches a square, it will light up with a color. When that happens, click on the corresponding color beaker while the square is still lit. If you're fast enough, you'll see a green check appear over the square. Repeat this exercise until all four of the squares are done right. Now repeat the whole process for the remaining two paint samples. Once you finish this experiment, your schooling is complete and the assistant curator will give you a key to the supply closet.
Leave the forgery detection lab and walk right and then follow the signs to the statue room and security office. Walk left past the statues and follow the sign to the security office and supply closet. Walk all the way to the left and you'll find the door to the supply closet. Use the key from your backpack to unlock it and get inside. Once you walk in, you'll find the sixth and final piece of the torn picture, which will complete to form the image of a gargoyle head.
Next, leave the supply closet and walk back to the other end of the statue room. Walk back into the main area and go outside the museum. Once you get outside, you'll discover that night has arrived. Go back to the city docks, which are over to the left. The strange and mysterious man will be standing right where you saw him last. Return into the gate to the underground tour area and then take the tunnel all the way until you get to the wood ladder. Climb up to the top and then click on the hatch you see above. The hatch cover will appear on screen and it has a gargoyle face on it. Re-arrange the pieces on the hatch to match the version you see in the torn picture. You need to get all of the facial features on the hatch gargoyle to exactly match the picture. Once you've got it exactly right, the hatch opens up and you can climb through it.
You'll arrive inside the supply closet in the museum. Use the key again to unlock the door and then walk out into the hallway. Be careful because the security guard can be seen pacing back and forth inside the security office. Wait for her to go by and then run past the window all the way to the statue room door. Enter the statue room and then move to the right slowly and carefully while avoiding the moving laser beams you see there. To avoid being spotted by a laser beam, hide behind either the plants or statues. Once you arrive at the far end of the room, exit to go to the main museum hall.
Next walk up and left until you get to the spot where the painting of the Scream is hanging. Click on the top of the painting and you'll leap up to the light fixture hanging right above it. All of the sudden the museum alarms will go off and the police will arrive. This doesn't look good! Next you'll find yourself inside the jailhouse being interrogated by the police. You will take a lie detector test which is very easy to pass. Then you'll be asked to join the chief inspector over at the museum security office.
On your way back to the museum, make a quick stop at Bobo's. Inside you will find the museum security officer. Ask him what time he left his post and he will give you his time card. After you get it, head to the museum and go up to the security office. When you're inside the office, head over to the right of the room and click on the large computer. Because you have the time card that the security guard gave you, you'll know where to look when reviewing the footage. The mystery man from the docks will show up on screen and walk to the painting. Press the print screen button to get a surveillance video screen print. Now go speak to the lead investigator. She will tell you to show the picture to the people in town. Walk out of the museum and head back to the outside of the clown shop.
After you get to the clown store, use the security camera printout and show it to the mime by the door. The mime knows who it is and she will pantomime music playing. This is a clue that the person you're trying to find is inside the jazz cafe. Walk a little bit to the right and then go inside the cafe. When you arrive inside the cafe, walk to the right and the mysterious man will be there. He will run away from you. Follow him to the right to begin a big chase.
During the chase scene, you'll be riding on a scooter trying to catch the mysterious guy. You don't actually catch him during this scene. What you need to do is to keep away from all the roadblocks and obstacles that you'll pass during the chase. After about a minute of chasing, you'll both end up at the docks. The thief will escape in a waiting motor boat but will drop a key card which you will pick up.
Now you want to head over to the museum. When you arrive in the main lobby, the assistant curator will be waiting for you and give you a package that arrived addressed to you. Inside the package is a painting of Starry Night along with an X-ray device just like the one you used in your training. The painting is in your backpack. Find it and click on Examine to have a closer look. Drag the x-ray device over the painting and you'll see a secret message from the curator telling you to meet at the Pop Art Museum in Early Poptropica island. Now you get to do something pretty neat. You're going to temporarily leave Counterfeit Island and go to Early Poptropica for a bit. Head back outside and return to your travel balloon, which is just to the right of the museum entrance. Choose Early Poptropica on the map.
Walk left to the Pop Art Museum and then go inside. Walk a little bit to the left and you'll find an older woman wearing purple clothes. Click on her to hear her story and then she will give you a key. Go back outside the museum and get on your balloon again. Now return to Counterfeit Island.
You'll return to Main Street in Counterfeit Island. When you get there, jump down out of the balloon and walk to the right. Keep going until you get to the Countryside. The inspector's house is located here and the key to the door that the Curator gave you will let you get in. Walk upstairs and you'll find a painting decorating the wall. Click on it to remove the canvas and you'll see that it's hiding the stolen painting from the museum! But then the lights will go out and you'll be knocked unconscious.
When you wake up, you find that you are underground in some sort of hideout. You and the mysterious art thief guy in sunglasses and a trenchcoat are tied up together in a chair and the Black Widow is here. She has captured you! The Black Widow will leave the room and then you and the mysterious guy will talk about how you were both set up by her. He'll tell you to move your chair close to him so that he can untie you. Moving the chair can be a little tricky. To do it, click and drag the mouse to the left. It will slowly move towards the guy. Once you get next to him, you'll both escape the chairs and he'll suggest that you both go after the Black Widow. Leave the room to your right.
Here's one of the last rooms to get through and it's guarded. Run all the way to the left and then jump up on the boxes while avoiding the guards. One of the most difficult guards to get past is the one walking on one of the platforms above. Wait until he reaches the end of the left side and then switches direction and starts going to the right. Don't waste any time. Immediately jump up and follow him for a few paces until you get to a couch. Jump onto the couch cushions and then use them to bounce upwards and left. Here you'll see a special access panel. Use the key card you found when you were chasing the mysterious guy before to open the door. Now step through the door to enter the last room. Next, walk to the left to start the final battle.
The guy will move to the left and climb up onto a giant platform that is operated by a handle. You need to turn the handle to raise the platform up so that he can catch her. But once he gets on the panel, the Black Widow starts to destroy all the art she has stolen by hurling it down at you. You need to catch the art to keep it from breaking while continuing to try and turn the handle to raise the platform. This is a really tough part to finish! You'll see a counter on the screen when the Black Widow starts breaking the art. If more than $1 million worth of art is destroyed, you'll have to start over the battle. Here's the key trick: after every four pieces of art you catch, the Black Widow gets steaming mad and pauses for a few seconds. This gives you the chance to turn the handle a few turns. However you need to move very quickly because after just a couple of seconds, she tosses a bomb at you. You need to avoid getting hit by the exploding bomb and then return to the middle to try and catch four more pieces of art. Keep repeating the cycle until you raise the platform all the way to the top.
Once you're done, the Black Widow will be captured! In the next scene, you'll be in the Interrnet Cafe along with the Museum Curator. She'll tell you to meet her at the museum. Go there and then the Curator will show you that the museum has been the secret hiding place for some of the most famous works of art in the world. You'll receive the medallion for finishing Counterfeit Island. Great job!