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Sunday, December 16, 2012

Take on the Role of a TSA Agent in Checkpoint Madness – iPad Game Review

In this silly time simulation game, you will take on the role of a security agent at an airport, manning the "Groping Line the "Naked Scanner," and the metal detector, while keeping airport patrons happy and watching for dangerous threats.

The game has three different difficulty levels ranging from easy to extreme, but you'll want to start out with easy, which isn't even all that simple.

Your goal in the game is to drag passengers, who line up on the right side of the screen, to a pathway through the security checkline. Each passenger has a different color, green, blue, or orange, which indicates which line that he or she needs to go through.

Direct passengers to these lines by drawing a pathway with a finger, but make sure not to let two passengers bump into one another, or they will get mad. You also need to be careful not to let any passengers approach the red security barriers, or the level will end with a security breach.


As you are directing passengers to their proper lines, you will need to keep an eye on all of the different scanners to make sure that no threats are passing through. Threats on the luggage machines will turn red and flash, while the passengers who are holding something will do the same.

To neutralize the threat, you need to tap on the scanner or the person. You can let three threats pass by before the game ends, and in later levels, passengers come quickly and the threats happen often, which turns this game into a tapping frenzy.


There are no levels, so the game is endless. Each time you play you will continue on until you are defeated by too many undetected threats, and the idea is to play again and again to beat your high score each time.

In addition to beating your high score each time, you can also earn achievements thanks to Game Center integration.

What I liked: Checkpoint Madness's fast-paced and frantic gameplay is fun, and trying to beat your high score over and over again will keep you coming back for more.

What I didn't like: The game doesn't have levels or anything, so it gets repetitive after just a few minutes.

To buy or not to buy: If you fly a lot and want to be on the other side of the security screen, this is a great game to pick up. And it's only $0.99, so it won't break the bank. There's a lite version of the game as well, if you want to try it out before you buy.

  • App Name: Checkpoint Madness
  • Version Reviewed: 2.0
  • Category: Games
  • Developer: SGM Games
  • Price: $0.99
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