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Unique fails 18
Endings 3
Achievements 7 (Legacy version)
8 (mobile version)
9 (Remastered version)
Release Date April 11th, 2010
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Here it is, the sequel to Breaking the Bank! This one's a little different from its predecessor however. You can actually win! There are three different victorious endings to this game. You can escape the Legal Way, the Sneaky Way, or the Badass Way. See if you can find them all!

Escaping the Prison is the second game in the Henry Stickmin series. It is the sequel to Breaking the Bank, and the prequel to Stealing the Diamond, and is named as Episode 1 of the Henry Stickmin story. It is one of the most popular of the series, with over 3 million plays on Newgrounds. It contains a total of 36 choices to make, which is 6 times the amount as the previous game.

In the Henry Stickmin Collection, a secret ending called Multiverse Correction (which requires all fails and endings in all the games) proves that the Center for Chaos Containment spawned the box containing all the tools (or just one, depending upon the player's choice) Henry can use to escape to kick off all the multiverses.


Following the events of Breaking the Bank, Henry Stickmin is now imprisoned inside the West Mesa Penitentiary. Police officers Dave Panpa & Rupert Price brought a package addressed for Henry to his cell, and delivers it to him.

Rupert taunts Henry by claiming that the package contains no such object that would allow the prisoner to escape the building. He asks his friend, Dave, to confirm that the package has been checked. Dave presumably was to check the package, However, Dave begins to chuckle nervously, claiming that he did inspect the package for anything suspicious because he does not want to lose his job as an officer.

The two then leave Henry to his own business with the package. Inside the package is a cake, with multiple tools hidden inside. Henry reaches in to grab an object out.

  • [✔] File -
    • Door- See "Sneaky Escapist".
    • Window- Henry opens the window Open, and jumps out, falling to his death(Message: Protip:Look Before you leap)
  • [✔] Cellphone - See "Lawyered Up".
  • [✔] Drill - See "Badass Bust Out".
  • [X] NrG Drink - Henry downs the entire drink in one go, causing his perception of reality to be altered. Time is stopped, Henry is able to bend a metal bar with the push of one finger, and he is able to carry Rupert Price and throw him into a trash bin. Henry calmly walks out of the penitentiary but soon suffers a heart attack, which kills him. (Message: NRG - Side effects include: Nausea, Headaches, Rapid Heartrate and possibilities of Stroke and/or Heart Attack Hmm... Well that's good to know.)
  • [X] Teleporter - While Henry is successful in using the teleporter to get outside the prison, he lands directly in front of a target in a firing range. A rookie cop accidentally shoots the prisoner, much to his and his superior's horror. (Message: You just can't seem to get the hang of that thing can you?)
  • [X] Rocket Launcher - Henry retrieves a rocket launcher from the cake, and uses it to fire a rocket down the prison hall. However, the projectile reverses course thanks to a sideways U-pipe a repairman was working on. The rocket ends up colliding with Henry, killing him. (Message: Uh... Way to aim buddy...)

Pop Culture References

  • The NRG drink is based on the real life NRG brand of energy drinks.
    • However, in remastered version, NRG drink has been changed and it's based on the real life- Gatorade energy drink.
  • Among the list of attorneys on Henry's cellphone are real life activist Johnnie Cochran and fictional characters Fletcher Reede from Liar Liar, Hyper-Chicken from Futurama, Kevin Lomax from The Devil's Advocate, Judge Pianta from Super Mario Sunshine, and Saul Goodman from Breaking Bad and Better Call Saul.
  • The character Felix White is a reference to Phoenix Wright from the game series Ace Attorney. Henry also has Apollo Justice (another character) in his cellphone. The whole trial scene, including the courtroom interior, intro and the Judge, is based on Ace Attorney.
    • In remastered version, the Attorney Badge has been added to the evidence list.
  • The Aesop "Look before you leap" is mentioned in the window fail screen.
  • Henry exclaiming "What the!?" before the grenade explosion is a cleaner nod to the WTF Boom meme.
    • It could also be a reference to the Worms games. When a bomb is thrown at them, they will say "What the-" before the bomb goes off.
  • Among the items sailing out of the backpack in the parachute option is a bottle of Diet Coke.
  • The drill used by Henry is a direct reference to the Mr. Driller games.
  • Music from The Neverhood is heard when Henry reads the instructions from the Opacitator.
  • The fact that Henry trips when the option to go left is selected in during one of the quick-time events where he evades two guards is a reference to how characters in Super Smash Bros. Brawl may randomly trip when attempting to run left or right.
  • The slow motion sequence of Henry dodging bullets refers to the "bullet time" scenes from the film The Matrix.
  • If the sun is clicked in the Sneaky Ending, the Shoop da Woop meme face appears.
  • Whilst Henry is walking around after using the NRG drink which made everything freeze, there are few references on the board of papers you can see if you zoom in good enough, the references are:
    • An Angry Face Emoji commonly used on Newgrounds.
    • Steve Tankman from the 'Tankmen' series.
    • A :3 face.
    • A guy with a skull. Quite possibly a person wearing a skull from a spooky television series.

Appearances in other games


In the remastered version, the following characters appear in the game:

Glitches (In The Legacy Version)

  • Sometimes when selecting something and clicking on it, the "Fail" sound effect can be heard.
  • If you get a Fail during the chase scene that leads to the Badass Bust Out Ending, if you wait long enough, the music from the chase scene will play on its own.

Video Walkthroughs





Music credits



  • This is the most played game out of all the Henry flash games, having over three million visits on Newgrounds.
  • There were a few prototype sketches of this game that were posted online by PuffballsUnited.
  • This game, along with Breaking The Bank are the only games in The Henry Stickmin series that no matter which ending has been selected Henry does not end up killing anyone.
    • Breaking the Bank also does not involve any items that can prove to be fatal.
    • This is the only game in The Henry Stickmin Series that all of the soundtracks are completely changed.
The Henry Stickmin Collection
Breaking the Bank Escaping the Prison Stealing the Diamond
Breaking the Bank Escaping the Prison Stealing the Diamond
Infiltrating the Airship Fleeing the Complex Completing the Mission
Infiltrating the Airship Fleeing the Complex Completing the Mission
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