Poptropica Counterfeit Island is the newest island adventure in the widely used online video game. It was launched to Early Access gamers on December 21, 2009 and has become accessible to everybody in early Jan, 2010. The storyline of Counterfeit Island is that a well known art crook is without question arranging to rob a very important painting from the Counterfeit Island fine art museum. You have got to reveal the scheme as well as try to deter the crook. 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 Poptropica Counterfeit Island.
First Steps on the Island
The very first thing to do is to use your Poptropica map to travel to Counterfeit Island. Your balloon will park near the art museum on the island. Your first stop is going to be Downtown. Start off walking right and follow the signs. Bobo's Clown shop should appear immediately once you arrive in Downtown. It's a clown store! Walk inside. You'll see plenty of balloons, all in different colors, around the store. Select a green balloon and then walk outside the store.
SECRET: hop up onto the top of the store and you'll find Bobo standing alone on the roof. He'll explain why he's hiding up there. This is just a fun little joke on the island and you don't have to visit Bobo to complete the mission.
Now head completely right and go into the Countryside area. There is a weeping kid here together with his mom (or sis?). The boy really is distressed about something. You can perk him up by giving him your green balloon. Click on him to give it over. When he tales it fom you, he'll lift up into the sky. Poor little dude! You don't need to try to save him, though. You need to head back to Main Street now, which is two zones over to the left. When you get to Main Street, look for the Web Browser Internet Cafe and go inside. Once you're inside, walk to the right and talk to the bearded guy wearing the hat and camera. 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. While you're here be sure to look at the TV behind you. You'll see balloon boy flying way up high in the sky. He's on the news! Head back out of the cafe and then go to the right and go to Downtown.
Now that you're here, look around and find the grabage can that is just to the right of the tunnel tour entrance. Click on the garbage can and a screen will appear showing all garbage inside. Move all the garbage pieces away from the middle by clicking and dragging them. Soon, you'll reveal the lost tickets that are buried inside. Click on the tickets to pick them up and put them in your backpack.
OK, now run back to Main Street and enter the Web Browser Internet Cafe again. Go inside and stand next to the man who lost the tickets. Open up your backpack and find the tickets and then click on "Use". The tourist will be so pleased that you found the tickets that he will give you one as a thank you for returning them.
SECRET: Before you go on the underground tunnel tour, stop at Bobo's clown shop to pick up a second balloon. This can make part of the tunnel tour easier but it is not required.
Return to the Downtown area and walk up to the entrance of the tunnel 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 onto the cable and then climb up until you get to the very top. There is a torn piece of paper sitting on another cable over to your right. The paper is another piece of the torn picture that you're trying to collect. Now jump to the right to catch the piece of the torn picture. When you pass over the torn picture, you'll pick it up. Keep following the main tunnel until you see a stone staircase heading up out of a door. Follow the stairs to leave the tour.
The Mysterious Gentleman
When you wrap up the tour and head out the exit, there's a guy with sunglasses and an overcoat waiting just outside. He'll tell you a story and ask you to get a job at the museum, then meet him in this same spot after nightfall. Next, go back up and to the right. You'll find one more piece of the torn picture. Grab this picture piece. The third torn picture piece is over to the left on top of the mast of the fishing boat. Go over there and pick it up. Now that you've got both the torn picture pieces from here, go back to the right and go to Main Street and then walk into the museum.
Inside the Museum
Talk to the security guard inside the museum and he will tell you to go speak with 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 will tell you that four paintings have been placed in the wrong wings of the museum and that he needs you to put them in their correct spots. In each wing, you can pick up one painting on the wall (the others won't move) and take it somewhere else. Follow these instructions to get all the paintings in the right places.
- The painting in the cubism wing goes into the impressionism wing.
- The painting in the impressionism wing goes into the expressionism wing.
- The painting in the expressionism wing goes into the realism wing.
- The painting in the realism wing goes into the cubism wing.
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. Speak to him and then he'll tell you to select a station to begin your training. Choose the first desk and click on it. Use the X-Ray device and drag it over each of the paintings until you find the painting with the sketching underneath it. The arrows up to allow you to move between the different canvases. Click on the one you think is real.
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. Take a peek at the corners of each painting and locate the signatures. One of the signatures is slightly different than all of the others. This one is the forgery.
The third test is a photograph and you need to click on the area that shows 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 move to the next station, where the museum does chemical analysis of paint samples. In this test, you select a paint sample and then it drops into the beaker. A red bar moves across and when it reaches a square, that square lights 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 complete this test, your training is complete and the assistant curator will give you a key to the supply room.
Leave this room and then walk right following the signs that direct you to the statue room and then into the 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. Inside your backpack you'll find the key that the assistant curator gave to you. Use it to unlock the door and go 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. You'll see that night has fallen. Head left and go to the city docks. The mysterious guy in the hat and sunglasses will still be standing where you left him. 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 the ladder and then click on the hatch at the top. 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. All of the features have to match the picture exactly. Once you've got it exactly right, the hatch opens up and you can climb through it.
You will appear back inside the museum supply closet. Use your supply room key to unlock the door from the inside and then go into the hall. 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.
Now walk left and up a little. You'll arrive in a spot where you can see the famous painting of the Scream hanging on the wall. Click on the top of it and you will jump up onto the light hanging above it. All of the sudden the museum alarms will go off and the police will arrive. You've been caught red-handed! You'll be placed in jail and then questioned by the police. You will take a lie detector test which is very easy to pass. Next you'll be invited to speak with the chief inspector back inside the museum office.
While you are walking back to the museum office, go into the clown shop. Here you will see the security guard from the museum. Ask him what time he left his post and he will give you his time card. Once you have the time card, leave the clown shop and go to the security office in the museum. Once you arrive, walk to the right and click on the big computer. Because you have the time card that the security guard gave you, you'll know where to look when reviewing the footage. You will see the mysterious guy appear and walk up to the painting. You can get a print out of the security camera footage by pressing the print screen button on the computer. Then go over and talk to the investigator. She will tell you to show the picture to the people in town. Leave the museum and head right towards Bobo's Clown Shop.
When you arrive outside the clown shop, show the surveillance video screen print to one of the mimes. 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 really need to catch him during this part. What you need to do is to keep away from all the roadblocks and obstacles that you'll pass during the chase. The chase goes on for a while and then you'll wind up at the Docks. The thief will escape in a waiting motor boat but will drop a key card which you will pick up.
SECRET: keep an poptropica secrets and cheats eye out in the beginning of the chase for Balloon Boy. You can see him for a short bit up in the sky near the buildings in the back.
Now you want to head over to the museum. Once you enter, you'll see the assistant curator standing there. He's waiting with a package that was addressed to you. It's a painting of Vincent Van Gogh's Starry Night, and there's also an x-ray device included. Open your backpack and find the painting. Click on the examine button to inspect it. 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. Walk out of the museum lobby into the street and then get back inside your Poptropica balloon. Click the balloon to travel and then when the map appears, choose Early Poptropica as your destination.
Walk left to the Pop Art Museum and then go inside. You'll see a woman wearing purple. 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.
Once your balloon returns you to Counterfeit, jump down and then go right all the way 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. Head upstairs and you'll see a painting hanging on the wall. Click on the painting and you will remove the canvas. Look! It's the stolen painting of the Scream. But then the lights will go out and you'll be knocked unconscious.
When you awake, you'll be deep inside an underground 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 leaves the room and then you learn about how you were set up because the mysterious guy tells you his story. He'll tell you to move your chair close to him so that he can untie you. To move your chair, click and drag your 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. Head out of the room to the 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 crates. You need to avoid the guards while you do this. The hardest guard to sneak past is on one of the platforms right above you. Wait until he reaches poptropica counterfeit island help 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 and the springs will propel you to the platform above and to the left. There's a door with a security access panel here. Use the key card you got at the end of the scooter chase at the Docks. Go through the door to enter Black Widow's private gallery. Then walk to the left to begin the final confrontation with Black Widow.
The guy will move to the left and climb up onto a giant platform that is operated by a handle. Your task is to raise him up to the top by turning the handle. 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 artwork so it's not destroyed but also keep turning the handle on the platform. This is a very difficult battle and requires good reflexes and timing. If more than one million dollars of art breaks, you'll fail and have to start this part over again. 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. But watch out because after a few seconds, she'll throw a bomb towards you. Move away from the bomb before it explodes and then get back to the middle of the room to resume catching falling art. Keep repeating the cycle until you raise the platform all the way to the top.
When you get the platform all the way up, the guy captures her. In the next scene, you'll climb up out of the hideout into the Interrnet Cafe and the museum curator will be standing here. She will ask you to meet up with her over at the museum. When you arrive, the curator will show you a secret about the museum. It has been quietly hiding many famous works of art from around the globe. She'll then present you with the medal for completing the Counterfeit Island quest. Well done and congratulations.