Play Tanim-Bala Game App, Now Available at Google Play Store (Video)
Yes, you can now play the Tanim-Bala game app on your Android mobile phone, now available at Google Play Store. This is after a brilliant Filipino app developer thought of giving entertainment to people (especially OFWs) who are sick and tired of this on-going tanim-bala (bullet-planting) issue at the Ninoy Aquino International Airport (NAIA). Watch video below.
“These greedy Admianistrators want to plant a bullet in your bag and if they succeed, you’ll end up paying $1000. Of course you would not let them do that!” A statement read on the description of the Tanim-Bala game app at Google Play Store. This stress-buster game was created by independent app developer Argene Tanyong of Kulit Games.
To play the game, you will act as someone inside the airport with a luggage. To earn points, you should move the cursor from left to right to avoid the bullets being dropped by airport security officials from above. Once a bullet hit you, you will lose the game. Then, an image of an airport police showing you the bullet he found, and will ask you give him $1,000.
Apparently, this Tanim-Bala game app is getting positive reviews from Android users who downloaded the game. As of posting, this 15-MB game has 1,399 reviews with 1,177 of them gave a 5-star rating. It’s current version is 1.1.5, last updated on November 5, 2015, and requires Android 2.3 and up. Tanyong said he’s also frustrated with this laglag bala issue.
This controversy is now getting attention from international news, and NAIA passengers are wrapping their luggage with plastic. The National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) has created a special task force to conduct deeper investigation on this alleged tanim-bala scam, while some traditional politicians are using this issue for the upcoming 2016 election.
We at TN are strongly condemning this tanim-bala incidents, and we believe that it should be solved immediately. And although some foreigners still want to visit the Philippines, we think that this controversy has somehow affected our tourism development. We also believe that we should go hand-in-hand to solve this problem, and not only depend on the government.
Nevertheless, we also think the creation of this Tanim-Bala game app only shows that we Filipinos are great in thinking of ways on how we can use the negative impact of a problem as a form of entertainment. So go ahead, download this Tanim-Bala app and enjoy the game. It’s free.