Counterfeit Island will be the 10th objective in the well-known web based game, Poptropica. It launched in early access mode in late Dec, 2009 and then became widely accessible in January. In this journey, you will have to find out the mystery about a piece of stolen art in the Counterfeit Island art gallery. You'll encounter many odd people as you try to solve the mystery and run into many different plot twists as you play. This is a step-by-step walkthrough of the entire quest with all the cheats and secrets for Counterfeit Island.
Arriving on counterfeit island walkthrough the Island
Follow the map to Counterfeit Island. You'll come in by balloon next to cheats for poptropica the museum. When you land, just head to the right side and visit Downtown. When you arrive, the first store you'll see is called Bobo's Clown Store. Go inside. There are many different colors balloons here in the shop. Select a green balloon and then walk outside the store.
EXTRA: you can jump up on the roof of the store to talk with Bobo the clown. 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.
The next stop is the gorgeous country side. Run right and follow the signs there. Walk a bit further to the right and you'll come across a sobbing boy as well as a young girl holding a red balloon. Click on the sobbing kid and you will give him your green balloon. When he tales it fom you, he'll lift up into the sky. Poor balloon boy! Oh well, he's not your problem right 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 get to Main Street, look for the Web Browser Internet Cafe and go inside. Look for a guy wearing a hat and camera over on the right and then speak with him. He explains that he lost his tickets for the underground tunnel tour and that if you can help him find them he will 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.
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 and they'll go into your backpack.
Now run back to Main Street and the Internet Cafe. Head inside the cafe and go to the tourist who lost the tickets. Open up your backpack and find the tickets and then click on "Use". The man who lost the tickets will be really happy that you found them and will give one to you as a reward.
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. Stand next to her, then open your backpack and click "Use" on the ticket inside. Ready to begin the tour? Just click on the gate behind you to get going.
Fortunately the tunnel tour is very easy to follow. At the very bottom of the tunnel, there is a lightbulb hanging down in the center. It's attached to a long cable. Jump up onto this cable and climb to the top. Over to the right, you'll see a torn piece of the picture lying on another cable. 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. Now get back on the tour and keep following the main tunnel until you get to a set of stairs that head up to a door. Follow the stairs to leave the tour.
The Strange Man
Once you finish up the tour, step outside and you'll spot a strange man wearing sunglasses and an overcoat waiting outside. 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. Pick up the piece of the torn picture. Before leaving this area, run across the docks to the left and jump up to the top of the mast on the fishing boat to find your third piece of the torn picture. 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
When you get inside the museum, talk to the security guard who is standing there. He will tell you to speak with the assistant curator. The assistant curator is up the stairs right above the entrance. Go up 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 every thing and put the art 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. 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.
Once you have finished returning the paintings to their proper places, head back 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. Start at the first desk on the left by clicking on it. Use the X-Ray device over each of the paintings until you find the one with the sketch marks underneath the painting. Use the arrows at the top to switch between the paintings and then click on the one you think is the real painting below.
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. Look in the corners of each painting to find the signature and figure out which one is different than the others. That is the forged painting.
Now you'll do a test with a photo where you need to locate the area in the picture that demonstrates that it's a complete 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. If this was really a picture of the moon, there would be no stars on the dark side of it.
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 test, you select a paint sample and then it drops into 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 do it all over again for the other two paint samples. Once you conclude this test, your schooling is finished and the assistant curator will provide you a key to the supply room.
Walk outside the lab and go right. Follow all the signs you see to the statue room and then the security office. Walk left past the statues and follow the sign to the security office and supply closet. Go left to the end and you'll arrive at the supply closet door. Inside your backpack you'll find the key that the assistant curator gave to you. Use it to unlock the door and go inside. In here you'll see that sixth piece of the torn photo. Now that it's put together you'll see it forms a picture of the head of a gargoyle.
OK, now head back over to the right side and then go back through the room of statues. 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. Go back inside the tour through the gate. Walk through the tunnel until you get 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. 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. When you're done, the hatch will open and you can proceed up through it.
When you get through the hatch you will find youself back in the museum supply closet. Use the key again to unlock the door and then walk out into the hallway. Watch out because the shadow of the security guard will walk by the window to the security office. Stay put until she passes and then dart past the window and keep going until you reach the door to the statue room. Go inside and then move across the room carefully, avoiding the laser beams. You are safe from being spotted by a laser beam when you're hiding behind something, like a statue or potted plant. When you get across the room safely, go outside into the main 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! 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.
On the way back to the museum office, stop inside Bobo's clown shop, where you'll find the security guard from the museum. Click on him to ask him why he left his post and you'll get 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. The mystery man from the docks will show up on screen and walk to the painting. You can get a print out of the security camera footage by pressing the print screen button on the computer. Next talk to the chief 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.
Once you get to the front of Bobo's clown store, show the printout from the security camera to the mime on the left. 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. Go right and then enter 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 out the door to chase after him.
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. All you need to do is avoid the different obstacles that appear in the road as you go by. The chase lasts for a minute or two and you'll arrive at the Docks. The thief will escape in a waiting motor boat but will drop a key card which you will pick up.
TIP: keep an eye out in the beginning of the chase for Balloon Boy. He will appear up in the sky between the buildings in the background.
And now it's time to go back 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. Open your backpack and click on the Examine button on the painting to take a closer look. Pull the device over the painting and it will reveal a hidden message from the curator telling you to come to the Pop Art Museum on Early Poptropica island. This is a fun part where you now have to leave Counterfeit Island and go to Early Poptropica. 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.
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. Talk to her and she will explain a little bit about what is going on and give you a key. Exit the museum, go back to your travel balloon, and head back to Counterfeit Island.
When you arrive back in Counterfeit Island, run all the way to the right to the Countryside. You'll find a house belonging to the chief inspector here. Use the key that the Curator gave you to sneak into the house. 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. To move your chair, click and drag your mouse to the left. Inch by inch, you'll get a little closer each time. When you get close enough, you both are free from your bonds. The mysterious guy has an idea that you should 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. The hardest guard to sneak past is on one of the platforms right above you. You need to wait until he gets all the way to the left and then turns and starts walking right. Don't waste any time. Immediately jump up and follow him for a few paces until you get to a couch. Leap onto the couch and then use it to bounce up and 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. 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. 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. Now it gets more complicated. You must try to catch the artwork as she throws it down while always attemping to turn the handle so that the platform will rise and the mysterious guy can get to the top. 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. 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. 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.
When you get the platform all the way up, the guy captures her. You'll appear inside the Internet Cafe and the Curator will be there. She will ask you to meet up with her over 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. You'll receive the medallion for finishing Counterfeit Island. Well done and congratulations.