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Unique fails 60
Endings 4 (Contains a fake ending)
Achievements 19 (original)
17 (Remastered)
Release Date May 27th, 2013
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Henry's been captured by the government and can wipe away his debt by doing them a favor. The Toppat Clan, a group of international thieves, has been a thorn in their side for sometime. They're sending you in to bring them down.
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Infiltrating the Airship is the fourth game in the Henry Stickmin series. It is the sequel to Stealing the Diamond, and takes place before Fleeing the Complex, and is named as Episode 3 of the Henry Stickmin story. The game has four different endings and one fake ending.

Airship introduces the Government and the Toppat Clan-- two opposing factions that would play major roles in Fleeing the Complex and Completing the Mission. Alongside the factions, Charles Calvin, Reginald Copperbottom, and the Right Hand Man make their first appearances in Airship; all would go on to become staple characters in the series.

The original game can be played at stickpage.com here, or at Newgrounds here. It can also be found on the Google Play Store here.

Story

After stealing the Tunisian Diamond from the museum, Henry has been kidnapped by the Government, waking up on board a helicopter. There to greet him is Captain Hubert Galeforce, who recognizes Henry's skills as a criminal, and gets him to put them to the test in a mission.

The Government has trouble capturing a collective of criminals known as the Toppat Clan. They are unable to pin them to criminal charges, thus they can not take legal action against them. Henry's mission is to infiltrate the Toppat Airship in an effort to bring them to justice.

Noting Henry's lengthy criminal record (attempted robbery, escaping prison, and grand theft), Galeforce informs him that all charges against him will be dropped, should he get the mission completed. Charles, the helicopter pilot, takes Henry closer to the Airship and asks him where to disembark.

Characters

Protagonists

Antagonists

Minor Characters

Mentioned Characters

Medals

Main article: Infiltrating the Airship medals

Overall, 19 medals can be earned in the original version of the game, and 17 in the remastered version.

Pop Culture References

  • At one point, Henry uses Zero-Point Energy, a superpower from The Incredibles.
  • The text "A winner is you!" on the fail screen for Ball 'n Chain refers to the meme of the same name, originating from the NES game Pro Wrestling.
  • The Robo Helper is clearly based on Miles "Tails" Prower from the Sonic the Hedgehog franchise.
  • The fail screen for Remote Access quotes lyrics from the theme to the film Space Jam.
  • The fail message for the Ninja Star is a direct quote from Disney's Mulan.
  • Again, the Falcon Kick refers to Captain Falcon from the F-Zero games.
  • The way the options for the power grid are presented is based on the game Mass Effect.
  • The Banana Bomb is a direct reference to the tactical game Worms. The N64 banana on the fail screen, however, is a shout out to Donkey Kong 64.
  • The news channel, NCC, is an obvious parody of the real life CNN.
  • Isaac Newton's 3rd law of gravity is mentioned in the laser option.
  • The phrase "Gotta go fast!" in the Boost fail message refers to the English opening to the Sonic X anime series.
  • The secret area with the sword is a direct parody of the chest opening cutscene from The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time.
  • The warp option is a send up to LEGO Racers.
  • Henry performing a metal bend is a parody of the televsion cartoon Avatar: The Last Airbender.
  • The fail screen for the Metal Bend is a warped version of the "You're a wizard Harry." quote from Harry Potter, replacing "wizard" with "bender". This quote is credited to Gandalf, a character from The Lord of the Rings.
  • The Techno Trousers from Wallace & Gromit make an appearance.
  • Henry reaches Reginald by rocket jumping, using explosives (a rocket launcher in this case) to go higher, first made popular by the Quake games. The rocket launcher itself, however, is modelled after the one from Team Fortress 2.
  • The two battle options you can choose to duel with the Right Hand Man are respectively based on Final Fantasy VI and Mother 2 (better known as Earthbound).
  • The phrase "The best defense is a good offense", in warped form, is featured in one of the Mother 2 fail screens.
  • The Jet Boots and its fail screen are direct references to the film Spy Kids.
  • The hang glider's design is based on the Super Gilder from Mario Kart 7.
  • The fail screen for the parachute mentions the Butterfinger bar. The soundbite when the text is clicked, however, is taken from Spider-Man 2.
  • The tank's design, as well as the ending with Henry riding it off into the sunset, is a direct homage to the Newgrounds logo.
  • If the moon is clicked on in the tank ending, the Shoop da Woop face appears, and fails to deliver his line.
  • The way Captain Galeforce yells at Henry when the latter betrays him mimics the scene in Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, where Kirk yells out Khan's name angrily.
  • A TF2.exe icon appears on the desktop of Henry's computer.
  • The bomb Henry uses to try and bust the door open is based on the ones from the Bomberman games, right down to the enlargement feature.
  • The game Henry plays on the Toppat's computer is based on Civilization V.
  • The Stretch Chewies are an homage to the popular snack Fruit By The Foot.
  • The phrase "That really grinds my gears" is a line spoken by Peter Griffin from the animated series Family Guy.
  • The Magic Pencil scene is a direct homage to the SpongeBob SquarePants episode "Frankendoodle".
  • The Wizard Magic choice is a Dungeons & Dragons parody, right down to Henry "rolling a 1."
  • On the fail screen for Hack, hovering over the puns the first time causes the term LOL (internet slang for "laughing out loud") to flash on the screen. An MLG air horn sound effect also blares.
  • The Power Glove is a real life peripheral for the NES that allowed motion control. It was criticized for its unresponsive nature.
  • A Gyroid from Animal Crossing appears in the vault.
  • The Clawpack is a reference to the Banjo Kazooie games.
  • The Gravity Gun from the Half-Life games appears as an option.
  • A Koopa shell from the Super Mario series appears.
  • The fail screen for the propane tank is a reference to King of the Hill, right down to having Hank Hill's "Tell ya what." quote on the very bottom.
  • The umbrella fail screen features a nod to the song "A Spoonful of Sugar" from Mary Poppins.
  • The Power Armor from the Fallout games is used by Henry.
  • Caricatures of Ken and Ryu (Kent and Rai U.) from Street Fighter are seen in the desert battle. In the same scene, a BLU Spy can be seen backstabbing a RED Sniper, both from Team Fortress 2.
  • Among the discs that can be used is referred to as G.A.B.E.N., which is the nickname of Gabe Newell, founder of Valve Corporation that made the Half-Life series. The Half-Life 3 vaporware is also referenced with the disc failing to load and "crashing" the game.
  • The fail screen for the L. Cut disc is a parody of the quote "We should take Bikini Bottom and push it somewhere else!", spoken by Patrick Star in the SpongeBob episode "Sandy, SpongeBob, and the Worm".
  • The discs bear the name of Japanese electronics corporation TDK.
  • The Barnyard Blitz medal refers to "Ballroom Blitz", a song by British rock band Sweet.

Trivia

Glitches

  • During the Rapidly Promoted Executive/Relentless Bounty Hunter route, if the player chooses Spike Ball or Eject just a second before the timer runs out, it will show two fail messages at the same time.
    • The same happens when you go to the Quarters Hallway from the map after getting all the other conditions for the Biggol Sword; Henry will receive the sword, but encounter a fail screen.
    • This is also happens during Government Supported Private Investigator route, during archives room QTE.

Video Walkthroughs

Gallery

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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