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Poptropica Walkthrough And Advice For Counterfeit Island

Counterfeit Island will be the 10th journey in the well-liked web based adventure, Poptropica. It was released to Early Access players on Dec 21, 2009 and became attainable to everybody in early Jan, 2010. The storyline of Counterfeit Island is that a well known art crook will be intending to take a really vital art work from the Counterfeit Island fine art museum. You must expose the plot and make an attempt to halt the crook. 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.

Your Arrival On Counterfeit Island

First thing to do is to use your Poptropica map to journey to Counterfeit Island. Your balloon will park near the art museum on the island. Start going 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. Go inside. You'll see several colored balloons inside. Select a green balloon and then walk outside the store.

SPECIAL: 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 visit here don't have to visit Bobo to complete the mission.

Now head completely to the right and enter the Countryside zone. Walk a bit further right and you'll discover crying boy and also a young woman carrying a red balloon. You can cheer him up by giving him your green balloon. Click on him to hand it over. When he tales it fom you, he'll lift up into the sky. Poor balloon boy! You don't need to try to save him, though. Your next stop is Main Street. Start running back to the left and pass all the way through Downtown to get back there. When you get to Main Street, look for the Web Browser Internet Cafe and go inside. There's a guy who looks like a tourist and has a hat and camera. Go up to him and talk to 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. 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! Next, walk outside the Internet cafe and then run to the Downtown zone to the right.

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. Click on each piece and drag it away from the center. Soon, you'll reveal the lost tickets that are buried inside. Click on the tickets and they'll go into your backpack.

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 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.


Return to the Downtown area and walk up to the entrance of the tunnel tour. There's a woman standing outside wearing a green beret. Stand next to her, then open your backpack and click "Use" on the ticket inside. You're ready to begin the tour. Click on the gate to the entrance behind you to start it.

Just keep moving along the single pathway in the tunnel tour. 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. You'll see a torn piece of paper on top of another cable just to the right. This is part of the torn picture that you'll need to unlock the secret door to the museum later in the quest. 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. 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. Walk up the staircase to go outside and end the underground tunnel tour.

The Secret Person

Right after you exit the tour, you'll meet a mysterious man standing next to the exit. 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. 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 head back to Main Street and enter the museum.

In the Museum

Talk to the security guard inside the museum and he will tell you to go 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 everything and place the paintings in the appropriate locations. In each of the four wings, you'll be able to remove one painting from the wall and carry it to a different wing. Here's where all the paintings should go.

  1. The painting in the cubism wing goes into the impressionism wing.

  2. The painting in the impressionism wing goes into the expressionism wing.

  3. The painting in the expressionism wing goes into the realism wing.

  4. The painting in the realism wing goes into the cubism wing.

When you're done placing all of the paintings, go back and speak to 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. Click on the first desk to get started. 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.

You next training test will be to figure out which painting is a fake. You'll do this using a magnifying glass. 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.

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. You'll see a red bar go across the screen. When it reaches a square, it will light 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 repeat the whole process for the remaining two paint samples. Once you finish this test, your schooling is finished and the assistant curator will offer 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. 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.

Next, come out of the closet and head back through the statue room. Follow the sign to the main hall and then exit the museum. Once you get outside, you'll discover that night has arrived. 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 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 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.

Next walk up and left until you get to the spot where the painting of the Scream is hanging. 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. This doesn't look good! Next you'll find yourself inside the counterfeit island walkthrough 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 the way back to the museum office, stop inside Bobo's clown shop, where you'll find 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. You'll automatically check the security camera footage and because you have the time card from the security guard, you'll know where to look. You will see the mysterious guy appear and walk up to the painting. Press the print screen button to get a surveillance video screen print. 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. 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.

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. All you need to do is avoid the different obstacles that appear in the road as you go by. After about a minute of chasing, you'll both end 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.

SPECIAL: when the chase begins, look 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. 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. 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. 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. Talk to her and she will explain a little bit about what is going on and 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. 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. 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. Moving the chair can be a little tricky. To do it, click and drag the 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. 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 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 got at the end of the scooter chase at the Docks. 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. Your task is to raise him up to the top by turning the handle. 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. 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. 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. 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 the platform gets to the top, the guy runs off it and apprehends the Black Widow. 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'll tell you to meet her 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. Along with her thanks for saving the day and capturing the Black Widow, you'll receive the island medallion. Great job!

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