This is one I didn’t see coming, but Discovery Communications and Capcom Mobile are bringing Cash Cab: Las Vegas
to the iPhone OS. The game will be available for the iPhone and iPod Touch for $2.99 and feature 550 questions, 16 different Vegas destinations, leaderboards, iTunes music integration and of course, Ben Bailey telling hosting. It appears as if the game will follow the rules of the TV show, with harder questions and higher stakes as you get closer to your destination and getting the boot (even if in the bad part of town) when you miss your third question. If you like the show, you probably will get a kick out of the app.
CAPCOM MOBILE AND DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS PUT THEIR CARDS ON THE TABLE WITH THE LAUNCH OF CASH CAB: LAS VEGAS ON THE APPLE APP STORE
LOS ANGELES, CA – August 19, 2010 – Capcom Mobile and Discovery Communications today announced Cash Cab: Las Vegas, the sequel to their smash trivia Cash Cab app, is now available on the Apple App Store.
Capturing the spirit of the show, Cash Cab: Las Vegas challenges players to a battery of diverse trivia questions as they navigate the streets of Las Vegas. As the meter ticks, stakes get higher. Miss three questions and the Cash Cab pulls over and ejects the contestants onto the sidewalk, no matter where they are in the city.
The new game features 16 destinations set around Las Vegas as well as updated graphics inspired by sin city’s nightlife. Additionally, host and comedian Ben Bailey is featured prominently in the new game and chimes in with his signature color commentary based on the player’s performance.
The Cash Cab: Las Vegas App is available for $2.99 from the App Store on iPhone and iPod touch or at www.itunes.com/appstore/. For more information, visit www.capcommobile.com/iphone.
Cash Cab, hosted by cabbie turned comic Ben Bailey, first premiered in December of 2005 and airs weekdays on the Discovery Channel. The Emmy Award-winning original series is currently in production for its sixth season.
The Cash Cab: Las Vegas is part of Discovery's larger portfolio of mobile services, which includes short-form content and long-form episodes of popular titles through distribution partnerships with the majority of mobile carriers including V Cast and PrimeTime2Go; a collection of Smartphone apps including the Discovery Channel App, a top ranked entertainment app; and direct-to-consumer mobile websites for multiple brands including Discovery Channel, TLC, and Animal Planet, available at www.discoverymobile.com.
CASH CAB: LAS VEGAS
Big Stakes in Sin City
The sequel to the hit iPhone/iPod Touch game based on Discovery Channel’s cult gameshow packs an all new look, even more challenging questions and dozens of enhancements into this full featured trivia app. Moving from New York to Las Vegas for the sequel, Cash Cab: After Dark - Las Vegas takes players on a wild ride through Sin City in the only taxi cab that pays.
Like the show, players ride in the back seat of a taxi cab and are quizzed on general knowledge and Vegas trivia questions all the way to their destination. As the meter ticks, the stakes get higher. Miss three questions, and the Cash Cab pulls over and ejects you onto the sidewalk, no matter where you are in the city.
• Answer 550 general knowledge questions with a pop culture and Las Vegas flavor. Explore true/false, multiple choice and Red Light Challenge questions.
• Color commentary from host and comedian Ben Bailey.
• "Ride with a Friend" and “Street Shout Out” lifelines.
• Travel to 16 different destinations throughout Las Vegas. li>
• Additional question packs available as DLC.
• See how you stack up with online leaderboards.
• Music from the show or music from your iTunes.