Cabby is a side-scrolling thrust-based game that puts the player in the driving seat of a flying taxi!
*Now available for iOS and Apple TV with cross-buy*
Select from 15 different vehicles and fly through 15 unique levels, collecting customers and parcels as you go.
Get your customers to their destinations as quickly as possible to earn a big tip!
- 15 playable taxis, each with its own unique handling characteristics
- 15 levels; including levels set in Arctic, desert, city, underwater and space environments
- 2 game modes: Career Mode lets you play one level after another to earn as much money as possible, unlocking new vehicles as you go; Arcade Mode allows you to play a one-off shift using any unlocked taxi
- 3 atmosphere types: move seamlessly between air, water and space! Each atmosphere behaves as it would in real life
- Achievements and Game Center support
- All levels realised in full 3D
Created by Hidden Games.
* Added support for Game Controllers (in-game only)
* Implemented new detail texture mapping to levels
* Boosted rendering to 60FPS
Ratings and Reviews
Fun, challenging and imaginative
Graphics are top notch, and there are plenty of vehicles as well as playable levels available. The game also boasts of three breathtaking game environments and a great soundtrack to choose from.
While the graphics are gorgeous and the whole concept itself is unique - this is the first action game I've tried that has a time management element to it, it's really difficult using the game controls because they are too small. The game would work so much better if the devs were to provide an alternative control scheme that would maximize the multitouch screen or accelerometer based controls of the iPhone/iPod Touch.
Still, the game is difficult to put down - if not for the sheer effort to master the controls! Gorgeous, fun and imaginative, this game's production values is a steal at its current price.
Frustrating game, but has potential
The controls are frustrating, the left and right thrust buttons are very near each other, so it's easy to accidentally go the wrong direction and Wham! into a wall. Tilt support would be cool. Colors are hard to discern sometimes, so be careful when flying near something and the sky changes shades. Some of the targets to land in are really tough to fit into. Character voices hailing the cab are a bit creepy, especially the deep-voiced guy. It's kind of cool that you can buy replacement cabs at the end of your game, so you can continue. The game shifts between portrait and landscape modes, which was jarring at first as I was setting up my first game. It's also iphone/ipod touch only, an ipad version would be awesome!
Poorly executed good idea
There are so many reasons that this could be a great little 3D side-scrolling game, and so many reasons why this execution has made me want to delete it after many hours of gameplay.
I don't know why anybody thought the controls were big enough along the bottom of the screen. Why not do it the way other games do and make bands of the screen correspond to each control. When there are only a few buttons, it makes for fewer gameplay mistakes because you finger slipped off the button.
With only a limited number of levels, the cars should unlock a lot more quickly. They also seem to have fairly abitrary choices about their handling. They may not be, but that's how they feel. I only unlock the first car, and it made playing levels I'd played before
MUCH harder, and less fun, which in my opinion is not worth playing for...
Sorry, but I was really hoping this game would seriously improve, but it hasn't so I can't play it anymore.
- Gaz West
- 37.6 MB
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Apple TV.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2012 Hidden Games
- In-App Purchases
- Tow Truck $0.99
- Hot Rod $0.99
- Delivery Van $0.99
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