Today’s free iPhone app at FreeAppADay.com is Monster Trucks Nitro, from RedLynx.
The game sees you racing different kinds of monster trucks through equally varied tracks. The game is presented as a side-scrolling experience of sorts, and allows you to tilt your iPhone left and right to move the truck backwards and forwards while it’s in the air (if you’ve played any of the Trials games, then you’ll know what to expect from Monster Trucks Nitro).
You’ll send your truck bouncing over hills, and flying off of ramps, while your progress is being timed throughout. There is a minimum time limit that must be met in order to earn the bronze medal on a level, thereby unlocking the next track in the game (there are twelve tracks in total). If you can manage to earn a high enough score to unlock the gold medal, these can be saved to eventually trade in for new trucks, at a rate of four gold medals per truck.
The game also contains a cruise control option so that you won’t always have to hold down on the throttle, in addition to a brake button, if you need to slow your truck down in a hurry. Monster Trucks Nitro also contains high score leaderboards for each individual track, so you can see how you stack up against the competition.
Make sure to download the game while it’s free today.