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Mar 7, 2010 | 9:14 AM EST
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A game by Bentosmile (ported to Flash by Raitendo)

Bentosmile's comments:

Air Pressure is a visual novel game that I've been working on on-and-off for a while. It has only three different endings, but a lot of branches!

I hope you enjoy it. It is quite a serious game, I guess. :)



Rated 5 / 5 stars


and DAMMIT aSHYian your RIGHT!

I was thinking, right when she said "your lucky you didn't hit any nerves or arteries" that it sounded like he was doing drugs, and then I scrolled down and saw your review. Great review dude.

Also great flash, deep, makes you think.


Rated 3 / 5 stars


You can relate this to a lot of things. Therefore, this game is ironic and has many metaphorical views given to the players.

But you know, the reason I gave this a 6 outta ten is because love is a pretty disgusting thing. It has so many flaws and completely destroys you. There's too much selfishness in love. This little game reminded me of those selfish desires. Some people think love gives a positive kind of selfishness, but i just think love gives the same old negative selfishness. It's my own opinion (and i know that we all have different opinions).

Anyway, decent game, I would say. Great metaphors, though. I wouldn't actually call it powerful like how aSHYian 3 comments below me was trying to say. but I guess, in a way, that dude below me was right.


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Hospital ending

I thought that in this ending the whole game is actually a dream after he tried to kill himself. In the dream he decides that he actually wants to keep his addiction and is happy about it. this is why the nurse asks him why he did it and why being happy helped him talk his way out of the hospital. great game though!


Rated 5 / 5 stars


I really don't understand the plot. If you neglect the girl... It means that you're trying to quit drugs? and why is he in the hospital? did he *gulp* **** up the girl and try to hit some nerves...?


Rated 5 / 5 stars

Amazing game

It's a shame that the metaphor is lost on most NG users. At least people have to agree, either way, this is a well put together game. Everything from the color scheme and music, to the simple backgrounds that don't distract from the story, and the seemingly simple expressions that convey so much using just a few pixels.

I believe this story is about a drug. Namely heroine, since in the beginning he said
"She wrapped herself around my left arm"-- most people are right handed, and therefore use their right hand to inject their drugs in to their left arm.

And the hospital ending
"You're lucky you didn't hit any nerves or arteries" and *As if I could be that stupid!*-- he knows how to inject drugs already, so he wouldn't miss.

It would also explain the contrast between the happy and hospital endings. Since the girl represents a drug, he was only really happy and hopeful once he was off his addiction.

And it would explain why he has such a major reliance on her (addiction). And she claims that he needs her to be happy (because she gets him high). And the part where she says
"And if they find out about me, they'll hate you for sure"
He doesn't want people to know he's a heroine-addict. People wouldn't hate him for dating some girl, but they could be distrustful of him if he did/does drugs.

His "personality is built up around her" and she makes "everything else not matter". He is a drug addict, and he uses drugs to escape from the world; from what people say about his addiction.

Wikipedia says: "As with other opioids, heroin is used as both a pain-killer and a recreational drug and is highly addictive. Frequent and regular administration is associated with tolerance, moderate physical dependence, and severe psychological dependence."

So in summary, she isn't a person at all, but a drug.

@insanityfair: If you agree with Missalij, who says the girl isn't a person at all, but a representation of a drug, WHY would you think he stabbed the drug? What would be the point of stabbing at a bag of heroine? And why would the hospital try to nurse a bag of heroine back to health?

Anyway, I could be wrong, but that's what I got out of the story. This is by far my favorite flash on Newgrounds.

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