Airport Security is a free puzzle game for Android where you take up the role of an airport security officer. Do your part and secure the skies by examining passports, interrogating suspicious travellers, and identifying possible criminals in a sea of innocent faces.
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The war on contraband
As a fairly realistic airport security game, Airport Security mostly centres around the extraordinary lengths that people will go to in order to smuggle contraband in and out of a country. You'll come across everything from passengers using their pockets and suitcases to conceal contraband to the more extreme cases involving fake identities and hidden luggage compartments. As a security officer, you are responsible for bringing criminal instances to light and stopping the offending passengers in their tracks.
Performance and visuals
Airport Security showcases a minimalist, visually appealing design language. The game's use of colour is not shockingly bright or intrusive but also not so dull that it doesn't appeal to younger players. The visual environment of airport security is best described as well-balanced and appropriate for all ages of players.
As for performance, airport security runs well on Android devices from version 5 and up. If you have a lower version of Android, make sure to free up some space before you start the game. As with many mobile experiences, the game is prone to lag once in a while, but overall the gameplay experience is relatively smooth.
Too Many Ads
Unfortunately, Airport Security is plagued by the same thing that affects way too many games available on Android; a severe and unnecessary dependence on advertising. One or two ads during a playthrough of an Android game are acceptable, even expected. But the sheer amount of ads you have to sit through while trying to play Airport Security is plainly unacceptable.
What's even worse is that the game needs an internet connection to run while having no assets that would usually require such a connection. This means that while switching off your mobile data connection is usually a good way to stop ads, in this case, it simply renders the game unplayable.
Become a security guard
Overall, Airport Security is a well-made and thoroughly thought out game. The game's mechanics function well, and its visual environment is aesthetically pleasing. Unfortunately, an overdependence on ads means that most users won't get far enough to appreciate the good of the game before it's inevitably deleted.
Still, if you can numb your brain to the incessant marketing, you may just have fun performing your duties as an airport security guard.