Go to Red Dragon Island if you aren’t already there. Go to the far right of the Main Street, and there will be a tire swing in the background. Enter that back yard. You will see a flying spark guiding two kids (Jack and Annie) out of the back yard. Once they’re gone, go to the swing and cut the rope with a click.
Now, roll the tire all the way to the left side of the island (past Main Street and through the bumpy floored woods) until you get to a tree house. Pick up Jack’s Glasses on the ground.
Then, leave the tire directly under the tree, and jump onto it, springing you onto the out of reach ladder. Go inside the tree house. Jack and Annie will be there. Give Jack his glasses so he can see again.
Walk to the left side of the tree house, and pick up the book titled Frog Creek Pennsylvania: Home Town USA. Now, go ask Annie how the tree house works. She’ll tell you to pick up a book, and get the book to her right, titled A Journey to Old Japan. All you have to do to get to either location is point at the book and say you want to go there – just like in the Magic Tree House books!
Use the Japan tour book, and you’re off to Old Japan!
Once you arrive, exit the tree house. Jack and Annie will go explore, and tell you that you need a kimono to blend in. Jack will give you a Magic Amulet to return to the tree house whenever you want.
Go to the left end of the area, and two guards will arrest you and send you to jail for not having a passport. Use the Magic Amulet to teleport yourself out.
Now go left again, but this time go into the now-open Bonsai Tree Shop. Ask the lady about kimonos, and she’ll give you Kimonos to choose from. Go ahead and put the kimono on. You’ll also get a Passport from inside the kimono you choose (it doesn’t matter which one you choose).
Exit, and go left past the guards. Annie and Jack will be caught and sent to prison. Oh no! Go left, past the crumbly bridge, to East Edo. When you find some stairs leading up, there will be a fish there. Get the Rotten Fish on the steps.
Continue up those same stairs and through the door, and there will be another chained door. Go right beside the rocks, and a Parchment will drop to you. Read the letter written on it.
Now, go back down to East Edo. Go to the next page to the left, West Edo, and you will pass another set of stairs, and three geishas. Go to the next screen. In a place called the Secluded Lake (left of the whole village), on a stepping stone, there will be a Bag of Mortar. Get it.
Go inside the little hut made of bamboo, and talk to the old man. He’ll tell you that Basho was just in town buying some eggs. Now, go back to East Edo.
You should come to two samurai holding up five people. Help the samurai, by lining them up in order. The fifth person has stolen a fish — but they are not in order! For this next part, the people are 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5 (from left to right). Trade 5 and 4. Trade 4 and 1. Trade 3 and 4. The samurai will catch the guilty one, and send him away.
And, in return, the samurai will give you a Betting Slip for the sumo wrestling match, and he says he’ll split his winnings with you. Yay!
Now go back to the crumbly bridge, and use your Mortar. Fixing the bridge is like a puzzle. Just put the bricks where they look like they belong.
Once the little bridge is fixed, a really
fat muscular guy will run through. Pick up the Bonsai Scissors dropped by one of the citizens because of the bridge shaking. Now go down, just below the bridge, to the guy fishing.
Use the rotten fish to try to catch the kappa. Light the wood in the bottom right, and click on the boulder to the left of the hole on the ground at the right. Shoot the beehive at the whole in the tree. Click the frog until it lands on the lily pad that has bubbles under it. Turn off the fire by clicking the wood again, light the lamp, and click on the rotten fish.
Yay! You’ve caught the kappa! Get up and go right, back to the Bonsai Shop. Go inside, and talk to the lady that gave you the kimono.
Use your bonsai scissors, and help her by cutting the bonsai, which you must cut perfectly to match the picture to the right. Every single leaf. When you’re done, click the finished button. Once you’ve accomplished that, a guy will walk in. He wants to buy a bonsai, but they are overpriced (he buys one anyway).
Get out of the shop and go the Sumo match which is located on top of the stairs of West Edo. Go inside. Once inside, talk to Yokuzuna’s (the
fat muscular sumo dude that ran across the bridge) manager (the guy who bought the bonsai). He’ll ask you to help him with signing autographs. All you have to do is copy down the pattern of each Kanji character, step by step (use the chart for accuracy). Once you’re done with that, go talk to the other cowardly fighter inside the hut.
He’ll ask you to take his place. What can you do? Take his place! Go fight. One way to do it is to avoid all of his attacks. He will get mad and slip off the stage.
Three mad samurai will come and tell you that they’re going to take you. Just then though, the old man from the hut will come. That’s Basho! He says to meet him at his home.
Go to the hut, and he’ll tell you that he wants you to be his new student ninja. You’ll start your training. Basho will give you some tools and Ninja Outfits (you can wear either black or white). Put on the ninja outfit, and Basho will teach you how to use your tools.
You’ll learn how to use Shuko claws to scale walls and trees, a Bo Staff which can spin or vault you, Smoke Bombs to temporarily blind an enemy, Throwing Stars for stealth (not combat!), and a Grappling Hook to swing around. Once you’re done with training, go to the wall next to his house. You’ll have to fix it, very much like the bridge.
Then he’ll tell you he just needed it fixed. He’ll send you to save Jack and Annie, and to find the Shogun. Return to the Fortress Cliff (with the locked door). At the same place that you got the Parchment, climb up the stone wall, and continue left.
Your shuko claws only stick to the lighter stone. You can use the moving logs as quick platforms, but DON’T get hit by them. Also, you can “skim” up through the walls by dragging your character upwards.
At the top, go left. Use your Ninja Vision to see where the guards are. Drop a bomb to blind them all. Go through the window, above the guard.
Fortress, Level 1
Inside the fortress, open doors by cutting (using shurikens) the rope on the top. Collect the haiku piece next to the wall you have to vault over (don’t forget it!). Next, collect the key by wall jumping to the top of a particular section (you’ll know it when you see it). Be sure to get the key; you’ll have to use it to unlock the door at the end.
Fortress, Level 2
This level involves shadows. Use the shurikens to put out the lights, and don’t hit the samurai! This level also introduces mean boxes (that’s what I call them, anyway). They shoot spikes at you and ultimately keep you from your goal (you can’t climb these boxes!). You can, however, deflect the spikes by spinning your staff.
To obtain the key for this level, you have to swing above one of these boxes to land on top of it, where the key is. Don’t forget to obtain your haiku piece! It’s in a corner, close to the end of the level.
Fortress, Level 3
Combine all of your knowledge in this level. There are two different paths to take. The best path is downward. Straight down, until you hit the bottom. Next, go right, and smoke bomb the two samurai hiding behind screens at the end of the path.
Now, make your way to the right wall. Climb it, and obtain the key (the haiku is in a corner under the platform you jump on when you get to the end of the path mentioned above). This next part is tricky. Follow the steps in this gif to continue:
To get through the final door, you’ll need to recite the Haiku.
“Enter.” You will enter, and the evil Shogun will tell you not to hurt him, or else Jack and Annie (who are locked up hanging from the ceiling) will never get out. Using your shuriken, shoot at the cage, and it will fall, bursting open.
And then… aaagghh!!! It’s raining fire! Wait… no, you’re just under attack. You’ll be transported to the Cloud Dragon. You must climb the mountain, and get on the Cloud Dragon.
The fight between the Cloud Dragon and the Red Dragon is simple. Shoot the Red Dragon, stop it from destroying the city, and recharge in the clouds. If you fail it, you can try again, give up, or try again in easy mode. You won’t need to recharge if you choose the the easy mode. After this fight, the Shogun’s reign will be over! Basho will explain that the Shogun is his brother.
He’ll apologize, and you can go home now! Use the Amulet to get to the tree house. Then, use the Frog Creek Book, and you’ll arrive back home. Annie will give you your Island Medallion and you will also receive Poptropica Store credits! Congratulations; mission accomplished! :)
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