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Hi Guys,Mets here. As you may’ve noticed,Counterfeit Island is out. Binary Bard had this to say:

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We know this translates as Beware the Black Widow,thanks to Johnny of the PHF.

 Also,Super Grape wrote a Guide on The PHF. Here it is (Note: We will be editing his guide shortly,and adding it to a New page that will be coming up 😀 ) :  You should be on Main Street, if you aren’t, then why are you even reading this guide? 0_o Anyways, first you wanna go over to the Web Browser Cafe…. Inside you should see a big book on a table. Click the book and you should get a loose page from it with some french vocab. You will also see a couple computers that you can play a game on. There is also a tourist on a laptop. Now go back outside and next to the Cafe is the Moldy Baguette Inn which is the multiplayer room for this island. Next you need to go up onto the roof and on one of the windowsills there should be a piece of paper. Pick this up and then go back down to the ground. You will also see a man with a beard and paintbrush. If you click on “Create your own masterpiece” it takes you to a big drawing pad. This doesn’t affect the game at all though. Now go the other way over to the museum. Go up to the very top of the roof where you should find another piece of paper. Next go all the way to the right. You will see a couple mimes and a clown shop. The mimes aren’t really important at the time. If you go up to the roof of the clown shop you will see a clown (this is actually the clown costume in the poptropica store :D) If you talk to him he just tells you he’s up there cause mimes give him the creeps. If you go inside the clown shop, to your right is a girl who seems to work there. Also, you can take one balloon (I’d advise you to take the green one, you’ll find out why soon ;)) If you keep going to your right you will pass a dumpster and a tour of the underground tunnel. You’ll then come to some trashcans. Click on the second one and you should see the inside of it. Just move all the trash out of the way till you find some tickets. Don’t worry about the tickets quite yet. Farther to your right is the Jazz Cafe. Don’t worry about it yet. Next you’ll see the police station, don’t worry about that either. Now go to your right some more. You should come to a boy crying and what seems to be his mom holding a red balloon. When you talk to his mom, she says “Mon fils veut un ballon vert!” When you look at your vocab sheet you can see that veut means want and vert means green, so you can figure out that means her son wants a green balloon. If you don’t have a green one already, then go back to the clown shop and get one. Give your green balloon to the boy and he should float away. You then see his mom run off. Next go back left till you get to Web Browser Cafe. On the TV there should be a new report about “balloon boy” You should now talk to the tourist. After talking to him, go to your inventory and press use on the tickets you have. He will then give you one of them. Next go back outside and to your right till you get to the underground tours. Press use on your ticket and you can then go into the underground tour. Click on the tour guide and she will tell you some info about the tour. Just follow the tunnel untill you get to an area with some skulls. Jump onto the light that is hanging down and climb all the way up. Next jump over and get the piece of paper. Once you get to the end of the tunnel you should go out the exit and up right by the docks. There will be a man in a brown suit with a scar standing next to you. Talk to him and he will tell you that you must get a job at the museum and meet him back there when night falls. Now climb up onto the docks and go right till you get to the museum. Go inside and talk to the security guard by the door. Choose the third option and he tells you to go speak with the assistant curator. Just go up the stairs and to the man in a tanish suit. He tells you the job is yours if you can help him fix the paintings. Go to the bottom right wing of the building and click the third painting. You should now be carrying it. Go to the bottom left wing and click the middle painting. Now go up to the upper left wing and click the middle one. Next go to the upper right wing and click the third one. Finally go back to the bottom right wing and click where the third painting should be. Go back up and talk to the assistant currator. He then hires you. Next go into the forgery detection lab. Talk to the assistan currator again and he tells you to choose a station. The second one is really easier in my opinion, but you have to do both anyways. For the first one, just scan each copy of the painting till you find the one with the drawing on it. Next you have to find the fake painting. Just look in the corner at the signatures of the artist. The middle one is different so it is the fake. For this next one just go up to the moon and click it. Next move on to the chemicals station. This is easy. For each paint sample, when the red meter gets to a box the box turns a certain color, just click the color above that it turns. Make sure you are fast enough though, or you have to restart. You are then given a key to the supply room. Next leave the forgery detection lab and go to the area with two signs. You should now be in a statue room. Just go right through here and go into the next room. Just pass the security office for now. When you get to the door of the supply closet, go to your inventory and press use on your new key. Now go in and get a new piece of paper. You should now leave the museum. Go left untill you get to the dock and go all the way over to the ship. Up on where the sail should be is another piece of paper. Now go back down to the tunnel exit from earlier. Go past the man in up the hill to get the final piece of paper. Now go talk to the man with a scar and go into the tunnel. Follow the tunnel back up till you get to a ladder. Climb the ladder and click the thing blocking the exit at the top. Now just make the center look like the drawing you have and press the button at the top. It will now open up. You should be in the supply closet in the museum. Use the key to leave the supply closet then CAREFULLY get past the security office and out the door. Now this is the hard part. There are lasers all around you. You need to get behind plants or statues and not touch the lasers till you finally get out. Now go over to where the scream is hanging. Click on the painting and you will jump up above it. An alarm will then go off and you will see the police coming in who will then arrest you. You will now be at the police station the next morning. You must take a lie detector test. Next talk to the girl and then she will tell you to go to the security office at the museum. Once at the museum you should notice the security guard is missing. But anyways, head over to the security office. Go to the right to what looks like a computer. Click it and the video should start. After about 10 seconds it is paused. Next leave the museum and go to the Clown Shop where you will find the security guard from the museum. After talking to him, he will give you his time card. Now head on back to the security office at the museum. View the video again but this time you will watch from when the security guard left. You will be told to take a screen print. Just press the print screen button. You then will show the investigator the video. When you choose the second option when talking to her, notice how they misspelled “know” 😀 But anyways, next you have to show the picture to one of the mimes. If you can’t understand what the mime is saying, it says to go to the Jazz Cafe… Once in the cafe you will see the man with a scar. When you talk to him he just runs out hte back door. Follow him out and you will have to start the scooter chase. During the chase, dodge everything EXCEPT the ramps. Going on a ramp can get you farther faster. After a while it will cut to a scene where you see the man with a scar driving off the dock into a motor boat and speeding away. You will then run over and grab the key card which he dropped on his way there. Next go back to the museum where the assistant curator will hand you a package. Use the x ray thingy to read the message which tells you to go to the museum on Early Poptropica Island. Next you need to obviously go to the museum on Early Poptropica Island where you will meet the curator. The curator will tell you someone you trust is watching you very closely, she will also give you a key. Now you must go back to Counterfeit Island and go all the way to the right till you get to the cottage. Once you finally reach the cottage, go up to the door and use your key. Go up onto the second floor to where the painting is. You should see the corner of it peeling off. Click on that. You will then see the scream and the lights will go out. You are now tied to a chair in an underground room. The Black Widow will talk to you for a minute. Tied up near you in another chair is the man with a scar. He tells you to try and scoot over to him so he can untie you. To do this, move forward and backward, but be careful. If you fall over, you must restart. After you are untied you have to go to the right till you find the exit. Now at this part, you must be VERY careful. Go all the way to the left and jump up onto the boxes. Carefully jump up onto the ledge and onto the boxes WITHOUT being seen. This may take a few tries. Now jump up to the right when the guard turns around, follow him and then jump onto the couch and up to the LEFT ledge. Now you will use your key card to open the door. You now must walk to the left where you will find Black Widow. This is kinda tricky. You have to raise the man with a scar up, yet save as much art as possible. I suggest saving the art, and then when she gets mad go and get him up as high as you can. Eventually you will get him all the way up and he will knock her out. You will then be in the Web Browser Cafe with the curator. She will tell you to meet her at the museum. You should obviously go to the museum now and the currator will be in the bottom right wing of the museum. Talk to her and she will tell you that this museum is really the top secret storage place of the world’s greatest art. She will then press a button and the walls go down revealing new paintings. Congradulations, you have now beaten Counterfeit Island! By Super Grape

This Guide is by Super Grape and hasn’t been edited yet,so beware the Grammar errors. Also,we will be continuing PopNews! It could be out as early as Next Month. It could be out as late as May. It all depends on how fast we make it,and more importantly, How much fan stuff we get from you (Graphics,Drawings,etc…) Here is the New Heading for PopNews!:

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Thats all the update we gots for now,so Signin of dis post,

Metsfan21

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