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Poptropica Cheats for Mystery Train Island

The newest island on Poptropica is called Mystery Train Island. It was released to paid members on September 9, 2011. In Mystery Train Island, you’re on board a train headed for the 1893 World’s Fair in Chicago. There are several celebrity travelers on board the train, including Mark Twain, Thomas Edison, Gustav Eiffel and more. Early on, someone will steal a new invention created by Thomas Edison. It’s up to you to find out who did it and clear your own name in the process! Along the way there are plenty of secrets, puzzles and cheats for Mystery Train Island.

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Written Walkthrough

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Arrival on Mystery Train Island

Mystery Train Ramp

Pushing the luggage up the completed ramp in Mystery Train Island.

  • When you arrive, jump down and run to the left until you see a man pushing his luggage. This is Thomas Edison, the famous inventor. He needs your help getting his luggage loaded onto the train.
  • Talk to him and then a puzzle mini-game will appear. Re-arrange the suitcases so that they line up left to right from smallest to largest. Then click on the plank of wood to create a ramp. You will push the luggage up into the cargo car of the train. So much work!
  • Thomas Edison will give you a train ticket to ride the John Bull from Washington, D.C. to Chicago.
  • Run over to the right until you get to the train door next to the Chicago World’s Fair poster. The cursor will say Ride Train. Hop on board!

On Board the Train

Stolen Device in Mystery Train Island

Don't look at the hot dog guy. He didn't steal it!

  • Your first task is to talk to all the famous passengers on the train. The first is Ferris, the inventor of the Ferris wheel. He’s upset and will give you a copy of a telegram he received that says the wheel needs more power to work.
  • Next run left and talk to Nikokla Tesla, who is standing outside of his cabin door.
  • Then go inside Susan B. Anthony’s cabin and speak with her. She’ll give you a Women’s Suffrage Pamphlet.
  • Go back outside and run to the left to talk with Gustav Eiffel. Then continue left until you come to a door marked with the name, Erik Weisz. Go inside and talk to the man there.
  • Head back out and run to the left through several train cars until you reach a guy wearing a hat and a pencil in his ear. He’s a reporter from the New York Times. Talk to him and he’ll complain that the fair is second-rate because it’s in Chicago.
  • Now go into Mark Twain’s cabin and speak with him.
  • Leave Twain’s cabin and go to the left. You’ll pick up a pencil that’s lying on a table as you run past.
  • Skip past Thomas Edison’s cabin and go into Mlle. Moreau’s room. Speak with her to hear her talk about how much better the World’s Fair in Paris was. She’ll give you a copy of her newspaper, Le Monde.
  • Now you’ve met with everyone you need to. Go into Thomas Edison’s cabin and talk to him.
  • He’ll tell you about his latest invention, a device which captures moving pictures. He’ll suggest that you try it out and once it starts working, he’ll leave to get the reporter from the New York Times.
  • A cut-scene will appear showing the train heading into a tunnel.
  • The room will go dark and when the lights come back on, the projector is missing! Thomas Edison and the reporter arrive and want to know what happened.
  • Now you have to clear your name and find the person who stole the projector.

The Investigation Begins

  • For the rest of the quest you’ll be tracking down different clues. To see the available clues, click on other passengers to speak with them and a box of your clues will appear. First click on Thomas Jefferson and then click on the device in the clues box to hear him talk about how his invention was going to win the prize at the fair. Next, click on the New York Times reporter. He’ll give you a new clue about Mark Twain and a secret compartment.
  • Leave the room and go to the right. Enter Mark Twain’s cabin. Click on him to talk to him and then select his portrait in your clues area. He’ll deny even having a secret compartment. Next, you can click on the panels on the wall to find the one that is hollow. There is a secret compartment, but it only has his manuscript in it. It’s his manuscript of Huckleberry Finn.
  • The next thing that happens is that the train comes to a stop. You can go outside and talk to the people there. Click on the reporter and he’ll tell you about a clue outside his door. You’ll appear back on board the train, up by the engine.
  • Walk to the left and go to Susan B. Anthony’s cabin. Talk to her and she’ll give you a clue about Nikola Tesla being locked in his cabin.
  • Keep going through the cars until you get to the one with the reporter standing outside his cabin. You can talk to the other passengers as you go to get more clues.
  • Talk to the reporter and click on the device. He’ll ask you if you found out more about the device in Twain’s cabin but it was a dead end.
  • Walk to the left and click on the spots in front of Thomas Edison’s door. They are prune juice stains.
  • Go to the left and talk to the train porter. Click on the glass of prune juice. He’ll tell you that he can’t tell you what the other passengers ordered. He throws away the order sheet and leaves, but his notepad is still on the counter. Take the notepad, and then use the pencil. Move it back and forth to reveal the imprint left behind. Keep scratching it until you completely reveal Tesla’s name and order. Looks like he had prune juice!
  • Run to the right until you get to the luggage car. There’s a trunk on the floor with a black handprint on it. Click on the handprint to get another clue. There are coal smudges on the trunk. As soon as you find them, though, someone throws a pair of scissors at you! Pick up the scissors and put them in your backpack.
  • Go all the way to the coal car at the front of the train and talk to the coal man. Click on the coal smudges clue and he’ll confess that he left to go get a snack, but says he didn’t go near the luggage.
  • Return to the porter, who is now in the car with Thomas Edison’s room. Talk to him and select the coal man clue. The porter will confirm the coal man’s alibi and that clue will be eliminated.
  • Head to the right and go back into the luggage car. The reporter from Le Monde will be here. She’s standing next to the trunk with the coal smudge on it.
  • The reporter tells you to dress up like the porter, so head to the right and go into the porter’s closet. His outfit is in the room. Use the costumizer to put it on
  • Go back outside and run to the right until you get to Tesla’s room. Knock on the door and he’ll let you in.
  • Click on Tesla to talk to him. He’ll ask for a refill of prune juice. Grab the pitcher sitting on the dresser to the left and then keep refilling his glass.
  • Soon, he’ll need to use the bathroom. This gives you a chance to search for clues in his room while he’s gone. Click on random objects in the room. You can see Tesla leaving and going to the bathroom in a picture-in-picture window above. I tried clicking everywhere and I think the game is rigged so that you always find the key at the last possible moment: just keep clicking around. Anyway, you’ll get the Luggage Key.
  • Leave Tesla’s room and go back to the trunk, where the Le Monde reporter is still standing. Use the key on the trunk and you’ll find the device inside. It looks like Tesla has some explaining to do! The Le Monde reporter leaves to go get the security guards.
  • The Pinkerton Detective arrives with Tesla. It’s funny because he comes in from the left but Tesla was just in his room on the right. How did that happen?
  • The porter arrives too and asks you to return the device to Edison.
  • Edison is grateful for the return of the device but doesn’t believe Tesla stole it. Together, you review the film on the device and you’ll get a Grainy Picture in your backpack. It shows that Tesla was on the other side of the train when it went around the turn and entered the tunnel. He must be innocent!
  • Leave Edison’s cabin and go to the right. Go back to the luggage car and jump up through the open hole onto the roof.
  • Run to the right on top of the train, while avoiding the obstacles by jumping and ducking. You’ll get a brief warning about upcoming obstacles with flashing red boxes.
  • Jump down on the last car to talk to Tesla, who is being held captive in the coal car.
  • He’ll give you a sketch of his cabin that he made so that you can compare it to what it looks like now and see if there’s anything different.
  • Run left and return to his cabin. Once inside, open your backpack and examine the sketch. Click on the use button and then click on the pencil that appears in the lower left corner.
  • Circle the trunk in the lower right corner. You’ve won the mini-game!
  • Go back to the left and return to the luggage car. Jump up onto the roof again, avoid the obstacles, and return to Tesla in the coal car.
  • Talk to Tesla and you’l get a new clue about the open luggage. Now go to the left again and enter Erik Weisz cabin. Talk to him about the luggage clue and he’ll talk about how an expert would be able to open it. You’ll get a new clue about Eric Weisz and his odd behavior.
  • Leave and run to the left. Talk to the newspaper reporter about Eric Weisz. He’ll mention how there’s something odd about him and then he’ll give you a copy of the New York Times newspaper. Examine it to read an article about Harry Houdini. Now go back to Eric Weisz’ cabin.
  • He’ll be gone, but now a lock pick bag will be on the floor. Walk over it to pick it up and put it in your backpack.
  • Eric Weisz will appear and you will confront him about how he is really Harry Houdini. He jumps up and climbs to the top of the train. Follow him and try to catch him while avoiding the obstacles.
  • Drop down into the storage car and click on the large curtain covering a box. Houdini is trapped inside. Looks like the master of escape needs your help!
  • Use the lock pick bag to help him. Click on each of the locks and then click and drag the lock picks with the matching symbols to open it. You need to push each lock with the matching pick so that it rests on the red line. Do this for each of the padlocks.
  • Houdini is rescued! HE tells you he’s not the thief, howecer. He proves this by telling you that someone stole one of his lockpicks. He tells you to find out what Tesla was hiding and that will lead you to the theif.
  • Run to the right until you get to the luggage car. Jump up through the hole to the roof one more time and run across the roof to get back to Tesla in the coal car.
  • Click on Tesla and he’ll offer to tell you what he was hiding if you free him. Use the lockpick set to open up his handcuffs.
  • He’ll tell you he was carrying a small transformer capable of generating an enormous amount of wattage and that only this device would provide enough electricity to power the ferris wheel. He’ll also give you a sketch of the transformer. The mystery deepens!
  • Run back to the left until you get to Mark Twain’s cabin. Go inside and talk to him. He’ll tell you to speak with the mysterious fellow in the last car.
  • Leave Twain’s cabin and run left to the rear of the train. You’ll get to the Pinkerton Security car.
  • Once here, jump up onto the first platform and walk left. Drop down onto the middle platform (where the bucket is hanging) and then run left and drop down past the guard, who is napping. Proceed to the caboose on your left.
  • Inside you’ll find a man with a moustache. He turns out to be Grover Cleveland, the President of the United States!
  • Together, you’ll put together the full mystery of what happened. Click on the following clues in order: glass of prune juice, coal smudges, key, Tesla’s briefcase, transformer sketch. President Cleveland tells you to return to the luggage car and take a closer look at the luggage to find out who the real thief is.
  • Run back to the right to get to the luggage car. When you arrive, use the key in your backpack to open the suitcase with the coal smudge. Inside, you’ll find a bunch of things from France.
  • First, talk to Gustav Eiffel, who is French. But he’ll point out the handkerchief inside belongs to a lady. The thief must be the reporter from Le Monde!
  • The train stops. Go out and the Le Monde reporter will be here.

The Great Chase

  • She’s got the transformer and plans to ruin the ferris wheel by destroying it. She runs off to the left.
  • Follow her, while avoiding the obstacles in your path and the guards who are after you.
  • The first obstacles are the hungry lions and the jugglers. You need to jump onto the lion’s mouths while they’re closed. Timing is very important. Jump to each one just as they close their mouths.
  • After passing the lions, jump up onto the overhangs above each door. You can bounce over the jugglers this way.
  • When you get to the snake charmer, wait for the snake to lower and then jump up on top of the basket lid to get a ride up. Then run past the belly dancers to the left.
  • The Le Monde reporter runs off again and the guards come after you once more.
  • Jump from totem to totem until you get to the last one. The guards will knock down the totems and then you will get to the last area: the ferris wheel!
  • Now jump up the ferris wheel to the left, climbing up the ropes as you go. Look for the little blue highlights to show you where to jump. If you get stuck, watch the video walkthrough!
  • When you get to the top, the Le Monder reporter is there. She will throw the transformer down. Jump to the rope on your left to swing over and catch it.
  • Then go back to the top where the reporter is. She’ll fall down into Houdini’s water trap below. Jump down after her and then walk up to Ferris. Click on the transformer in your backpack and click the Use button.
  • You’ve saved the day and the entire Chicago World’s Fair! You’ll get your island medallion and beat the island. Congratulations!

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  2. lots of reading they should make less work for people to do in stead they make us go back and forth.

  3. @Lucky Snowball If you’re dead, then how can you post this?
    P.S. It should ‘minutes’ and not ‘minuets’

  4. *be

  5. i wish you could have houses in poptropica so you can go get your luggage and change clothes

  6. Thanks so much Fierce Moon! I love your walkthroughs, thanks to you I have completed every single island so far! My favorite was this one though… so intriguing ^_^

  7. Hey lucky snowball if you literally do this to someone my sister will tell the police! Who’s with me? Cause i am a 4 year old girl and my 16 year old sister is typing for me.And I am scared!

  8. i think it should be easy ive never tried the island

  9. Popular Bubbles

    No offense, Lucky Snowball, but do you really think a killer like this so-called “Summer” would use the internet to warn people? If I were a dead ghostly killer, I would write in blood or something in someone’s room. Seriously. Most of us are like teens already.

  10. Popular Bubbles

    Oh, by the way, I’ve read these, and I’m the type of person who would sleep at like 2 or 3 am, so just so you know, I haven’t seen some dead girl.

  11. I Just Don’t Get it!
    you can’t get any place without cheats! So Stupid!
    I Wish They were more easy. I Can Dream, Right?
    And i know that I miss spelled that.
    don’t correct me.

  12. this is my favorite islandon poptropica! BEST ISLAND EVER!

  13. i cant understand the article in the newspaper they gave me! it was written in some other language!

  14. i hate it when people come onto MY website and start MISBEHAVING im like get a life NIGGA!

  15. Wow that was unusual. I just wrote an really long comment but after I clicked
    submit my comment didn’t show up. Grrrr… well I’m not writing all that over
    again. Anyways, just wanted to say superb blog!

  16. When I click on the reporter and the coal man is eliminated…. the De Monde person doesn’t show up next to the coal smudges.. someone help me..

  17. I like Poptropica!

  18. Hey ”Summer” if your dead, how come you write? If you touch something, your hand will go through it! I totally agree with popular bubbles, julianna, and young drummer

  19. Ok guys i have heard of Lucky snowball before {check backfront island comments}

  20. Wow i was passing the conference room when I spotted some egg on the roof Some weirdo must have egged the train in jelousy or A chicken did a runner 😛

  21. I LOVE THIS ISLAND!!! 🙂 If anyone has trouble, please leave your username and password here. I have completed it 7 times or 8 times! I will complete it twice for you. I will not change password, I PROMISE. Kay! My username is nickimalst ( long story!;) ) and please add me! 🙂

  22. Lucky Snowball, please stop IMMEDIATELY! Little kids read this and they think its real! 🙁

  23. Guys, just ignore the stupid chain message. I see those all the time on Facebook and they’re obviously not real. People only do them to get attention. There’s no need to be afraid, (to all the little kids). Although the parents should at least monitor what their kids see a bit. I’d recommend everyone just ignore it and if everyone does, there won’t be anything to “pass around”. On another note, I love this island! The costumes are super cool and you can actually learn a thing or two from the characters on the train. Keep up the great work on this website Fierce Moon!

  24. guess what peoples I have done this island 5 times and it is SOOOOOOOOOO fun and I LOVE mysterys and if you thank I am a nerd now then I DO NOT CARE what you thank peoples


  26. lucky snowball, stop it! u cant be typing if ur dead and ur scaring people so stop it.plz.

  27. AWSOME GAME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  28. OMG! You said to talk to everyone, before you met Ed… But because of me listening to you I had to do it all over again!

  29. Mighty Thunder

    Hello! your walk-through is really awesome, and it helped me a lot. Thank you!


  31. if anyone wants to add me as there freind my username is coolmath.com90

  32. hey guys do any of you think that its not fair that members get all that free stuff an early access to all the islands I’m not a member yet and to me its not fair!!!!!!!!:-( :eye roll: and I’m very very sorry I stole your thing quiet fang

  33. okay what am I doing wrong with the eye roll thing

  34. it,s too hard

  35. Quiet Boa/Clean Sword

    I have done ALL the islands available to non-members on quiet boa so i created clean sword when i did the ramp mini-game The ramp was created for me, all i had to do was click the plank. And also Keep the comments coming Fierce Moon You rock!!
    (also i am 12 years old but i get nightmares easily, so thanks for telling that prick off for me and the others who get easily scared. I was really scared!!!!!!!)

  36. It’s way to much work! You have to go on cheats, then go back to your game, then go back to cheats again to read more but you loose your place. Ugh! It just frustrates me! But at least they have cheats so you don’t have to guess the whole game out. Also there these MEMBERS ONLY quest but some people are not members so I agree with legolover366.

  37. lucky snowball why would you put those things online when little children could be on this you should watch what you put online cuz someone could actually believe it and have depression oh and anyone who wants to add me im kittypride29

  38. Invisible Tornado

    Right.L.S, that is creepy. The first time I saw that, I SERIOUSLY got creeped out