Prepare yourself to become a qualified TSA airport screener while playing the new iPhone and iPad game called Funky Smugglers. Snap on your latex gloves and grab every red item you can while avoiding green items as you work to board plane after plane of whacky travelers in this funky 70′s themed action game. The object is simple: remove all red contraband objects like chain saws, Uzis, pliers, and let all the approved objects like rubber duckies, candy, and combs through the airport x-ray scanning machine. Clearly this app was created with a Federal Grant by 11 bit studios to help TSA screeners hone their skills. You’ll need to get your groove on as you step into the virtual shoes of a TSA trainee while playing through this swipe action game.
Each level starts with a specific whacky named group boarding a plane and the number of passengers varies. As the passengers enter the customizable x-ray machine, you swipe the red objects off of each person, getting multiple objects in 1 swipe earns you combo points. You can hold items for a certain period of time, but beware of the green items because if you bump into any of them while removing red items, you’ll lose a life. Also, if you’re holding items when your time delay runs out — lose a life. The red contraband items are discarded by swiping them up, down, right or left out of the x-ray machine. There are special boosts like “magnetize” and “rush” that will challenge your abilities as well as help you score points. The music is awesome, especially for me, someone who actually grew up in the 70′s and finds it funny when I see afros and 70′s music making a comeback.
Funky Smugglers’ difficulty increases after about 4 plane boardings and becomes very tricky. Eventually you have to maneuver red and green items (seriously close to one another) from passengers who begin to move quite quickly through your x-ray machine. Another cool feature for this game is the team battle modes, which is also a way to earn coins to purchase upgrades, new x-ray screener skins, as well as additional contraband-themed game item packs. There are multiplier upgrades and other upgrades you can purchase. This game is Apple Game Center enabled. This game is funky fun for sure and will teach you everything you need to know to become a qualified TSA screener — almost. Be sure to watch the Funky Smugglers iPad App Video Review for a look at how this iPhone and iPad Games application plays.
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