Counterfeit Island is the 10th adventure in the well-liked web based game, Poptropica. It launched in early access mode in late December, 2009 and then became publicly accessible in January. In this journey, you are required to discover the poptropica cheats and secrets secret in regards to a piece of stolen art 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 poptropica counterfeit island walkthrough Island.
Your Arrival On Counterfeit Island
Of course, first things first. Utilize the map to travel by balloon to Counterfeit Island. You will begin right near the museum on Counterfeit Island. But you do not need to go indoors just yet. When you land, just head to the right side and visit Downtown. The first store you’ll see Downtown is a shop called Bobo’s. Walk inside the store. You’ll see plenty of balloons, all in different colors, around the store. Select a green balloon and then walk outside the store.
Now we are off to the country side. Quickly go to the right and run to the end of the area to go there. A few steps into this place you’ll see a young girl with a crying boy. He will cease crying if he gets a green balloon. Luckily, you have one so click on him to give it up. 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. 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. 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! Now walk outside and run to the right to go 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. Move all the garbage pieces away from the middle by clicking and dragging them. You’ll soon spot the tickets that were lost. Click on the tickets to pick them up and put them in 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. 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.
OK, head back Downtown and go to the entrance to the underground 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.
The tunnel tour is very easy to do, because there’s just one path 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 and grab the cable and then climb to the ceiling. 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. Once you’re at the top of the cable, jump off to the right. 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 Secret Person
Once you finish up the tour, step outside and you’ll spot a strange man wearing sunglasses and an overcoat waiting outside. Click on him and you’ll hear his tale. He’ll then ask you to get a job over at the island museum and he wants you to meet back with him at this location later tonight. OK, the next thing to do is walk a little bit over to the right, where you’ll see another torn picture piece. 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.
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. The assistant curator is standing right over you on 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 every thing and set the art in the proper spots. In each of the different wings, one of the paintings on the wall will come off and you’ll be able to carry it. 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
When you’re done placing all of the paintings, go back and speak to the assistant curator. He’ll tell you that you are hired and will take you inside the Forgery Detection Lab to begin your training. 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. 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. Examine the corners of every painting to look for the signature. You’re trying to find out which one is different than 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. 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. A red bar moves across and when it reaches a square, that square lights up with a color. Click on that color beaker above while the square is lit to add it into the test solution. 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 do it all over again for the other two paint samples. Once you finish this test, your schooling is complete and the assistant curator will provide you a key to the supply room.
Leave the forgery detection lab and walk right and then follow the signs to the statue room and security office. Walk left past all of the statues and follow the sign that directs you 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.
Now walk back to the right and go back through the statue room. Follow the sign to the main hall and then exit the museum. Now it is night time outside. Head left and go to the city docks. The mysterious guy in the hat and sunglasses will still be standing where you left him. Go back inside the tour through the gate. Walk through the tunnel until you get to the wooden ladder. Climb the ladder and then click on the hatch at the top. You’ll see the hatch cover appear. It’s got a very familiar picture of a gargoyle head. Use the mouse to move all the pieces on the hatch to match the version from the torn picture pieces you collected. 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’ll arrive inside the supply closet in the museum. Use your supply room key to unlock the door from the inside and then go into the hall. Watch out because the shadow of the security guard will walk by the window to 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. 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.
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 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. The first thing you have to do is undergo a lie detector test. It’s very easy to pass. Next you’ll be invited to speak with the chief inspector back inside the museum 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. 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. Her advice will be to show the picture around to the citizens of the island. Walk out of the museum and head back to the outside of the 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. Walk a little bit to the right and then go inside 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. Follow him to the right to begin a big chase.
The chase scene begins here and you’ll be riding a motorized scooter in your attempt to catch the bad 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 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.
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. When you open up the package, it reveals a painting of “Starry Night” by Vincent Van Gogh. And there is also an X-ray device inside. Open your backpack and find the painting. Click on the examine button to inspect it. 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. 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.
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.
Once you come to, you discover that you’re deep underground in some sort of secret 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. The guy asks you to move your chair closer to where he is so that he can free 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. 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. One of the most difficult guards to get past is the one walking on one of the platforms above. You need to wait until he gets all the way to the left and then turns and starts walking right. Jump up immediately and follow him a few steps until you see 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. 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 mysterious guy will run and jump onto a platform with a handle. You need to turn the handle to raise the platform up so that he can catch her. But once he does that, the Black Widow will start dropping art onto the ground, destroying it. 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. 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.
When you get the platform all the way up, the guy captures her. In the next scene, you’ll be in the Interrnet Cafe along with the Museum Curator. 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. Hooray!