Poptropica Counterfeit Island is your tenth island adventure in the game. It started in early access mode in late Dec, 2009 and was openly offered in January. In this grand adventure, you have got to discover the thriller regarding a piece of stolen artwork in the Counterfeit Island art gallery. Along the way, you'll meet lots of interesting characters and encounter many twists and turns in the mystery of the stolen art. Here is a complete walkthrough for Poptropica Counterfeit Island.
Arriving on the Island
Follow the map to Counterfeit Island. Your balloon will park next to the art museum on the island. Start going all the way right and http://www.poptropicasecrets.com/poptropica/poptropica-counterfeit-island-walkthrough/ head to the Downtown area. When you arrive, the first store you'll see is called Bobo's Clown Store. Go inside. You'll see several colored balloons inside. Select a green balloon and then walk outside the store.
The next stop is the beautiful country side. Run to the right and follow the signs there. A few steps in to this place you'll see a young lady with a weeping kid. He will stop crying if he gets a green balloon. Luckily, you have one so click him to give it up. When he tales it fom you, he'll lift up into the sky. Poor little dude! Don't worry about balloon boy for now. You need to head back to Main Street now, which is two zones over to the left. 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. He'll tell you that he lost his tunnel tour tickets and that if you can find them, he'll give you one. 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.
Look for a garbage can that is right next to the entrance of the Tunnel Tour. Click on the garbage can and a screen will appear showing all garbage inside. You can rearrange the garbage pieces by clicking on them and dragging them. Try to move them all away from the center of the can. You'll soon spot the tickets that were lost. Pick up the tickets.
Now run back to Main Street and the Internet Cafe. 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 guy will thank you for finding them and just as he promised, he'll give one back to you so that you can use it to take the underground tunnel tour.
The next thing to do is to go back Downtown and walk up to the entrance for the underground tour. There's a woman standing outside wearing a green beret. While you are standing near her, open your backpack and find the ticket. Click on the "Use" button on the ticket Ready to begin the tour? Just click on the gate behind you to get going.
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 onto this cable and climb to the top. You'll see a torn piece of paper on top of another cable just to the right. 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. 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. Walk up the staircase to go outside and end the underground tunnel tour.
The Mysterious Man
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. Now head up the sand to the right and you'll see another torn piece of the 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. We're done here for now. Go to Main Street and then enter the museum.
Within 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 and talk to him. He'll tell you that he needs some help with some paintings. They have been placed in the incorrect spots and he needs you to help put them all in the right places. In each of the different wings, one of the paintings on the wall will come off and you'll be able to carry it. Here's where all the paintings should go.
- 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 give you the job and will take you to start your training. The first stop is inisde the Forgery Detection Lab. 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 and drag it over each of the paintings until you find the painting with the sketching underneath it. 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.
You next training test will be to figure out which painting is a fake. You'll do this using a magnifying glass. 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. That is the forged painting.
The next training exercise is to examine a photograph and find the area that proves it is a fake. Move up to the left to where the moon is and click on the dark side of the moon to prove that this photo is a fake. 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.
The next step to to go to the desk on the right, which is where the staff performs chemical analyses of paint samples. 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 do it correctly and in time, a green check mark will 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 test, your training is finished and the assistant curator will provide you a key to the supply closet.
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. 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. Follow the sign to the main hall and then exit the museum. You'll see that night has fallen. 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. Go inside the gate to the underground tour area and then follow the tunnel back to the wooden 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. Use the mouse to move all the pieces on the hatch to match the version from the torn picture pieces you collected. You need to get all of the facial features on the hatch gargoyle to exactly match the picture. When you're done, the hatch will open and you can proceed up 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. Go inside and then move across the room carefully, avoiding the laser beams. 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.
From here, go up and to the left to where the painting of the Scream is located. 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. Talk to him and ask him about why he left his post. He'll turn over his time card to you. 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. 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. Leave the museum and head right towards Bobo's 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 will pretend to play music, which is a clue that the mysterious guy you're looking for is hiding in the jazz cafe. Go right and then enter the cafe. Once you get inside, move to the right and you'll see the strange guy you've been looking for. Once you arrive, he'll run out of the cafe. browse Follow him to the right to begin a big chase.
This is where the scooter ride chase scene begins. You'll both be riding scooters. 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 mysterious guy will escape in a boat but as he departs he'll accidentally drop a secret key card that you'll be able to pick up from the ground.
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.
Once you arrive in Early Poptropica, just go to the left and go into the art museum. 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. Exit the museum, go back to your travel balloon, and head back 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. 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. Next thing you know, the lights go dark and you are knocked out.
When you wake up, you find that you are underground in some sort of hideout. Both you and the mysterious thief will be tied to chairs and you are captives of the Black Widow, the world's greatest art thief. 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. 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.
You'll show up in the next room of the hideout. Run all the way to the left and then jump up on the boxes while avoiding the guards. The hardest guard to sneak past is on one of the platforms right above you. Wait until he reaches the end of the left side and then switches direction and starts going to the right. Jump up immediately and follow him a few steps until you see a couch. Jump onto the couch and the springs will propel you to the platform above and to the 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. 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. Of all the final boss battles in Poptropica, this is one of the most challenging. If more than one million dollars of art breaks, you'll fail and have to start this part over again. But after every four pieces you save, she'll get really mad and then you have a few seconds to run over to the platform to turn the handle. 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. You just need to keep doing this same cycle over and over until you get the platform with the guy on it all the way to the top.
Once you're done, the Black Widow will be captured! You'll appear inside the Internet Cafe and the Curator will be there. She'll tell you to meet her at the museum. The curator will show you that the museum has actually been a secret safeguard for some of the world's most important works of art. She'll then present you with the medal for completing the Counterfeit Island quest. Well done and congratulations.