Another day, another automaker releases an iPhone/iPod Touch app. This time, it's Mini Financial Services launching the Mini Liquid Assets game.
The game is a digital version of those water-filled handheld toys where you press a button to push a plastic trinket into a goal with a jet of water. In this case, you're firing nickels into Minis--the idea being that with Mini, you get to "keep more liquid assets." Get it? Liquid? Assets?
The game features three stages of difficulty and eight levels (one featuring the Mini-E against a backdrop of wind power generators) that alternate between holding the iPhone horizontally or vertically. The game also takes advantage of the accelerometer to allow tilt control. Mini Liquid Assets is quite fun and, most importantly, quite free, so pop over to the iTunes App Store and check it out.
Of course, the main menu has a link to find the nearest Mini dealers using the iPhone's built-in Google Maps app, in case you want to try shooting nickels into real Coopers and Clubmans.