The Sims Freeplay- The Mysterious Island Quest

LEVEL UNLOCKS: 10 UNLOCKS: mysterious island TIME LIMIT: 2 days PRIZE: sentinel replica

Completing this quest unlocks the mysterious island and island monuments. If you complete this quest within the 2 day time limit you will unlock the Sentinel Replica statue. You can still complete this quest once the time limit is up to unlock the island you just won’t get the Sentinel Replica prize
How long does this quest take to complete?


Times may vary depending on what star rating the item has.

  • Watch the news on TV- 4 minutes 30 seconds


  • Find the mysterious island on a globe- 1 minute 30 seconds (the globe can be found in the decorations section for S10,000)


  • Download bridge schematics on a computer- 6 minutes 18 seconds


  • Post bridge schematics using post box- 1 second


  • Call construction team on phone- 11 minutes


  • Watch ‘found’ on TV- 17 minutes


  • Drink herbal tea- 2 minutes (using a teapot from the kitchen section) (if blue footprints appear read this post)
  • Call the construction team on phone- 11 minutes
  • Bake croissants using a stove- 18 hours (can be started early)
  • Build the mysterious bridge- time and cost varies (start reading big book of stuff now for next quest-raiders of the lost artifact if you want to complete quickly) (need more money?)
these are the requirements I had but times and prices may vary


Time Limited Prize: Sentinel Replica


Is the prize worth it? The prize is a statue for the garden, it’s unusual and I like it but I wouldn’t worry too much if you don’t complete in time as it doesn’t do anything.

Where can I find it? Outdoor decorations section

Cost? The first one is free, after that they cost S7,500

Watch my step by step video of this quest here:

The next quest is Raiders of the Lost Artifacts which explains all about monuments and the mysterious island


please read before asking

I have missed this quest! Why can’t I start it yet?
You cannot miss main quests they have to be completed in order. You need to complete all previous quests (list can be found here) and reach level 10 before you can start this quest

Can I complete this quest even though I have passed level 10?
Yes, you just need to complete all previous quests then this quest will start automatically

How do I download bridge schematics on a computer?
Buy a computer in the game and select the option

Why do blue footprints appear when I try to use an item?
Blue footprints appear when your sim cannot access an item you want them to use, you need to either rotate the item or move an item that has been placed in front of it so they can use it

What do you mean when you say a goal can be started early?
Any goal that you can normally do can be started early because you will have access to it and any goal that you can’t normally do you will have to wait until you get the goal to be able to complete it
The tip with this method is to put the sim doing that action early in a different house that you cannot go to until you get that goal or it will not work

I can’t afford the mysterious bridge, how can I earn more simoleons?
This post may help

Can I build the bridge early?
No, you cannot build the bridge until you get the goal in this quest

What do I get if I complete this quest in the time limit?
The sentinel replica

What happens if I don’t complete in the time limit, can I still finish this quest?
Yes you have to finish it to unlock the mysterious island before you can move onto the next quest

I didn’t complete in the time limit, can I restart the quest?
No, you cannot redo quests

Can I still get the prize if I don’t complete in the time limit?
No, the only way to get the limited time prizes is by completing the quest in the time limit

I don’t like this quest! Can I just skip it?
No, you have to complete this quest before you can move onto the next one

Some times are slightly different on my game, why is this?
Times may vary depending on the star rating of the item you are using, as the higher star rating an item has the quicker you will complete a goal

Some times are really off/ different goals show for me, why is this?
This will be because the quest has been updated recently, I try my best to keep these posts up to date but it is difficult as I cannot redo every quest each time the game is updated. If you notice any changes please let me know so I can update the post

Have you posted about the monuments yet?
Yes, it took me a long time but I have finally finished my monuments post, click here to read it

My game is stuck on level 10, why is this?
Once you reach level 10 your game needs to download additional content, this link explains what it is but it doesn’t say how to do it, I’m guessing your game should do it automatically. If you still can’t progress you may need to contact the makers to see if they can fix this for you.

The next quest is Raiders of the Lost Artifacts which explains all about monuments and the mysterious island

Last updated March 2020


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273 thoughts on “The Sims Freeplay- The Mysterious Island Quest

  1. You might consider adding a note at the step of “build bridge” to start reading the big book of mysterious stuff as that quest started as soon as I finished the mysterious island one. Another complication is that the only 3 star bookcase I could buy is the one from the magic store. All the higher star bookcase army available for another couple of levels.

  2. There is but one problem witb this quest: When I had to watch the “found” on tv my tablet glitched and then I had to drink herbal tea and them I skipped the found, I don’t know how I did it, but I sucessfully skipped a task 🙂

  3. Your other quests don’t have to be completed to start this one. I already had two. I unlocked the quest today. Thanks for all your help, though!

    • Yes they do. You have weekly tasks, social tasks and quest goals, you need to complete the previous quest to unlock this one. You don’t have to complete weekly tasks or social tasks.

  4. Lmao. I did . When I click on the bridge bubble it loads and just goes back to my kindle home page. It’s been like this for two weeks. And before that I was at a neighbors town and tried to get on there cause I just started playing again and it do it then and that way a month ago.

    • It sounds like a RAM issue, if your RAM is low your game can crash a lot.
      Have you tried getting onto the island by clicking on button at the sims house that comes up with the town map and the mysterious island buttons, don’t click the town map and go via the bridge, click on the mysterious island button.
      If you haven’t got that button yet (because you can’t click on the bridge to finish building) turn your device off and on again and it should clear some of the RAM so you can get onto the island.

  5. Does each quest automatically start after you complete the previous one? For example, when I complete “Ocean View Estate”, will this quest and timer start automatically?

  6. can you bake the crossiants before its says to? It takes 18 hours and I don’t have enough time to finish my quest for the prize.

  7. I am sooooooo excited for the new MALL UPDATE!!! I can’t wait for the new clothing selection, I feel that the current clothing selection is lacking a little:( I hope it is soon!!

  8. I’m on level 10, and have gotten 2 quests involving the beach – using the shower, and building a sandcastle – yet I have no way to get to the beach. I’m under the impression the mystery bridge has to be built first, so why would I get these quests prior to being able to build it? I’m still working on the quest to build the bridge.

  9. Hi, I would appreciate it if you would at the start write how long the quest took you ( I know there is different starred items ) also if you could put on average how many simoeleons you need to complete the quest. This would really help me just to guide me as how I could prepare for the quest. Thanks

  10. how can I a lot of money very Quick? I need to buy things to go further, but I dont have enough money/ time. Do you have any tips?

  11. I’ve done all of my quests, to date and I’m on level 43. I’m currently having to wait seven days to get into my castle but that’s not what this post is about. I was just wondering if anyone has figured out how to access the circus tent. Is it something for another level or is there some mysterious thing you have to do to access it? I can’t seem to find anything online about it.

  12. Thanks a lot! I always come here when I have a quest… it really helps me finish them faster! But on the babies quest I got the prize but it wasn’t in my inventory! 😔but thanks a lot for these post!😄

  13. I love your blog, I played sims two years and it helped, I always have start over but it is always worth it, I love the help from you!!!!!! Good job (:

  14. Just letting you know that you do get a free statue in the latest update now! I was so surprised when I saw it in my inventory!

  15. Thanks for putting the times for the quest and for making people know that u can bake stuff early because I didn’t freak out and I also completed the quest in time thanks to u p.s. my name is GoldenMan3000. Thanks for ur help and by the way u can check out my channel on youbtube

  16. Can’t find mysterious island in globe. 😦 i did twice watching news but still there’s no mysterious island in globe 😦

  17. Is there a way to look at a globe without buying one? Does anyone in Another Sim Town have one??

  18. I’ve got social task and it says i must “practice firefighting using neighbor’s fire hydrant” what must i do?!

  19. Hi. It seems you can help fixing my problem. I’m on level 16 now and still doing the mysterious island quest. The problem is that I can’t build the bridge. Do you have any idea why it will take so long to unlock it? What should I do now? I won’t reset my game to start over and over. I highly appreciate your respond. Thanks

    • are you on the goal to build the bridge? if you are, I don’t know why it isn’t letting you, you may need to contact EA to see if they can fix this problem for you.

  20. Hello! Im curious to know if you have any posts on the places available to build on the mysterious island. I wanna build the public beach and I just wanna know what it looks like and if it’s worth building.

    • Not yet, I was planning on building all the areas on each place before I made posts about them but I have just got to finish the snorkelling hobby at the beach so hopefully it won’t be too long before that post is up

  21. I love your tutorials. Can you make a post about how the monuments work, and what happens with the volcano? I’ve read what it says, but I’m still confused.

  22. This is a question for the Mysterious Island quest unlocked in level 15, so im up to the part where it says : Bake, Garden or Work until you get extra simoleons. i have been doing a lot of it but none have gave me any extra simoleons. What should I do?

    • That isn’t part of the quest, is it?
      I think this probably means you will get extra money from monuments when you upgrade them, you will see when it happens because when your sim finishes an action a bubble with the monument symbol will appear about their head with how much extra money they have received

  23. Hi, thanks so much for all the work you’ve done. This site is an incredible resource! Ice had the game probably since it came out but I got tired of it and played sporadicall. Since they’ve added all the new content I’ve became interested again and I’m trying to catch up. –I have the island and the barn. But the mysterious island quest and raiders of the lost artifacts quest are still in my quest queue. But they are always skipped. Because of this I’m not able to unlock the 3 other monuments. Have you come across anything like this? I’m pretty good with Google but I can’t find anyone else mentioning quests being forcibly skipped.

    • You’re welcome! Thanks
      If you have the island then you have completed the mysterious island quest, the other 3 monuments unlock at different levels:
      Flames of Wisdom- Level 16
      Tempest of Bliss- Level 24
      Springs of Fortune- Level 33
      Hope this helps 🙂

  24. Wonderful blog!

    At least now I know that I don’t really need to hurry to complete this quest (the prize isn’t really bad, but it’s not that exciting for me).
    I’m going to spend my money on the hair salon instead (10000$ is just too much for a globe right now)…

    Can one of my sims work in the salon? I really hope it’s an option.

  25. I tried twice to get the SIM to bake croissants. Same SIM who called the construction co., but not the same SIM who checked the globe, but the game accepted both of those actions for the quest. He’d get busy at the stove BUT, when I’d check a few hours later he’d be standing around, not making croissants. This happened twice!

    I’ve also had two sets of SIMs “chat” at the salsa center twice but that quest never resolves either.

    Any advice?

    • Also, if you don’t do the Dance to Remember quest, there’s about 6 places in town you can’t build/access. 😦 So it’s a lot more at stake than just getting rugs.

      • Not really, you just have to complete this quest before you can move onto another discovery quest, you can still do those quests if you don’t finish this one in the time limit.

      • Other quests yes, but there are a lot of _places_ you can’t build. Can’t build the Sorcerous Supplies, for one. I keep running into “You have to complete the Dance to Remember quest” blah blah blah…

      • Yes, then the book of spells quest starts when you build the sorcerous supplies store. You just have to finish the dance to remember quest before you can build that and start that quest, you don’t have to complete in time.

    • There was a problem in this update where the game wasn’t saving
      This is what EA say about this:
      Sims Stopping actions

      Some players may notice their Sims actions may not be preserved when exiting and returning to the game.
      To ensure your Sims actions will be preserved, do not exit the game via the “Save and exit” button.
      To safely exit the game, simply suspend the application (by pressing your home button on your device), or force close the application through your Operating System’s Options- from (not sure how that is meant to help at all, if you still have this issue I would recommend contacting EA yourself)

  26. I have completed the mysterious island quest but i can’t have access to it. Anytime i click on the island, it closes my game. I can’t do any other quest untill i can have acess to the island. Help please.

  27. Is there a possible way I can skip the globe or get money super fast without any of the plants BTW I’m on level 11 about

  28. Will the task be completed once I start building the bridge or do I have to wait until it’s finished to complete the quest?

  29. May I know why I can’t complete my download content sim freeplay on this mysterious quest ? I’m stuck at 99% download and it won complete the download but my internet connection was fine . Other than that , I’m stuck at level 10 and it the xp won work at all . Please help me !!!

  30. The mysterious island is constructed but I have got to download 455mb more in order to finish the full mysterious island bridge thingy. Is there any other way I could go through without downloading more of this data ?

    • I don’t know why you have to download extra content as all the content should be in the updates from the app store, I think you should contact EA to see why you have to do this

  31. I’ve never had any of the monuments unlock except for the riches of terra. I’m at level 47 and have upgraded the one monument I have to level 25. Is this a glitch?

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