The Arcade Wire: Airport Security

You know what? I’ve had it with all the fun, innovative video games of today. What I want in a game is realism. Not graphic realism, mind you, but true-to-life realism — a game that bleeds conventionality. No more space aliens or rocket-powered cars. I want something down-to-earth, something like this “newsgame” titled The Arcade Wire: Airport Security by Persuasive Games.

Now you can fulfill your dreams of becoming an airport security agent, all from the comfort of your own home. Think you have what it takes to rifle through the bags of unsuspecting travelers and pick out whatever item the TSA has deemed unfit for flying that particular day? Now’s your chance to find out.

“In The Arcade Wire: Airport Security you inspect each passenger and his luggage and remove the forbidden items before allowing the passenger to go through,” reads the official game description. “… but the list of forbidden items changes on a moment-to-moment basis. Prohibited items may include pants, mouthwash, and hummus.”

The Flash-based game is free to play, and comes in three difficulty ratings: “fickle, arbitrary and knee-jerk.” Visit to test your skills.