FreeAppADay for 08/14/10: Cash Cab

Sat, Aug 14, 2010

iPhone, Mobile

Today’s free iPhone app at is Cash Cab, from Capcom.

The game is a take on the Discovery Channel television show of the same name, and offers trivia gameplay as you are “driven” in the Cash Cab from point A to point B. As in the show, the trivia questions come from a wide variety of genres, and if you get stuck, you can use a Street Shoutout to ask a random person on the street for help with the answer.

At the beginning of the game, you can choose from a wide variety of non-playable character “friends,” who will be your lifeline if you’ve already used your Street Shoutout and still need help. These friends are given descriptions based on their fields of expertise – one may be a political science major while another is a fan of western history, as examples.

At random times throughout gameplay, you may be stopped at a red light, triggering a Red Light Challenge, a multiple answer question that gives you bonus cash should you answer all parts correctly within the time limit. Missing it does nothing to your status, you just don’t earn the bonus. Otherwise, you have three strikes to your name – on the third strike, or wrong answer, you are kicked out of the cab, and it’s game over.

After you finish the game, you can post your scores directly to your Facebook account, and can track your scores against other players via the game’s online leaderboards.

Make sure to download Cash Cab while the game is free today.

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