Choose from 4 unique taxi cabs and 4 unique drivers!.
Rocking soundtrack from hit bands Offspring and bad Religion!.
1 Player! VMU Compatible 23 Blocks!.
Imported from USA.
If you think it's hard to flag down a cab in a big city, try
driving one in Sega's zany straight-from-the-arcade port of Crazy
Taxi. If you're one of the teeming fans who eagerly played Crazy
Taxi in the arcade at a buck a pop, then this game is a must-buy,
if only from a purely economic standpoint. Even those who don't
know the difference between Crazy Taxi and the long-running TV
series Taxi will immediately recognize the appeal of this game.
In fact, this game is so impressive and addictive that it should
easily convince a whole new wave of buyers to purchase a Sega
What's so hot about Crazy Taxi? For starters, the graphics sport
the most impressive re-creation of a living city ever seen in a
video game. The level of detail is astounding and never ceases to
surprise the player as block after unique block speeds by. The
city is a distilled version of San Francisco with some landmarks
and neighborhoods left intact. Making it seem all the more real
are apparent product placements of real-world retail locations
such as KFC, Tower Records, and Pizza Hut. And just about
everything you see on the screen is interactive: boxes, phone
booths, and mailboxes topple when bumped or smashed, pedestrians
leap and tumble out of your path, and the myriad of traffic
attempts to avoid your erratic high-speed antics. While some
driving games brag about a lack of boundaries, this one
delivers--players drive on the ocean floor, off the second floor
of a parking garage, through parks, and down stairs. A helpful
hovering arrow points drivers in the correct direction, but you
can truly drive wherever you want at any time, making for tons
of replay value.
While the game is a direct port from the arcade game of the same
name, there's plenty more depth in the home version. In addition
to the city that appears in the coin-op version, the Dreamcast
version also includes an entirely new city. Crazy Taxi includes
a trunk-load of mini-games that help to teach drivers how to
perform the special speed boosts and maneuvers in the game.
Though this game would be plenty exciting without any sounds at
all, it has an adrenaline-pumping soundtrack supplied by punk
crossover bands the Offspring and Bad Religion, as well as some
good, if sometimes monotonous, dialogue between the driver and
the passengers. --Jeff Young
* Wonderful, realistic graphics
* Easy to get into, and full of many long hours of addictive play
* Even more to offer than the fantastic arcade game upon which
this is based
Cons: * On very few occasions players will encounter some