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      03.09.2009 16:54

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      A routine if fun game

      Given how Crazy Taxi 2 isn't really much of an advancement, technologically or otherwise, on the original game, it's difficult to recommend unless you saw it for a few quid (which, 8 years on, is now quite a distinct possibility), but it's still a damn fun outing that somehow makes a taxi simulator game incredibly fun! You're essentially time-restricted, with the challenge being to pick up as many fares and make as much money as possible!

      Of course, there's the requisitve array of zany characters, and this actually employs some thought, because the drivers will suit you better depending on what fares and what types of route you like doing - bumpy rides that require a sturdy vehicle will lend themselves better to some of the heavier drivers, whilst a breakneck bomb down the street might make you want to pick one of the sleek female drivers. Oh, and don't forget there's other cars, and of course, other people (although, disappointingly, you can never run them over!) to avoid if you want to get the top score.

      As a package, it may not be an enhancement of the original game, but it's still a very well humoured and good-looking title that may be cartoony in nature, but has brilliant textures, and the passengers are dressed in a rather amusing array of outfits. Not to mention, plenty of funny dialogue has been recorded for the passengers, meaning that they'll spout something new most of the time, giving you the real cabbie experience (ish), I imagine.

      Now that it's ridiculously cheap, it doesn't really matter if you have the original game, but I wouldn't go in expecting a huge improvement, because it doesn't so much improve things as add a few challenges and substitute some visuals. Graphically, it looks pretty much the same, but is still a fun outing, even if it's not really revolutionary in any respect.

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      10.11.2001 22:03
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      To many, paying £30 to drive around in a taxi doesn't sound too appealing, but Crazy Taxi 2 proves everyone wrong. Crazy Taxi 1 was a great success and has been converted to PS2 and Gamecube to prove it. If Crazy Taxi 2 lived up to its older brother, then it would be a good a game as any on the Dreamcast. Crazy Taxi 2 has an improved game structure, meaning that it doesn?t let you play the arcade modes until you have completed key parts of the training. CRAZY PYRAMID This is the training zone for everyone new to Crazy Taxi. This area is full of mini fun activities that are vital for you to become a taxi legend. Each stage gets progressively harder, and more and more addictive. There are about 20 mini lessons before you take the final test satisfying 33 customers in 6 minutes. Crazy Pyramid is very challenging later on but top class entertainment throughout, with great gameplay and lastability. SMALL APPLE Small apple is the first arcade mode that you win. This is a small-scale city, which is slightly easier than usual. The Small Apple is there mainly to prepare you for the next episode. However, this is still a very exciting, fast level. The graphics are beautifully rounded and extremely realistic. Even though the Small Apple is fairly short, it is still very addictive. AROUND APPLE Around apple is the largest, hardest and undoubtedly the best part of Crazy Taxi 2. The selection of customers is large and places to go broad. You can literally drive around the city for hundreds of hours and not get bored. There are four characters to choose from, but you can win the original Crazy Taxi 1 drivers if you complete Crazy Pyramid. To many, paying £30 to drive around in a taxi doesn't sound too appealing, but Crazy Taxi 2 proves everyone wrong. Crazy Taxi 2 also has a very smart soundtrack produced by the Offspring. There are many different techniques to master in CrazyTa
      xi 2, including: Crazy Jump, Crazy Drift, Crazy Through, and Crazy Dash. In my opinion any true Dreamcast fan should own a copy of Crazy Taxi 2!!!

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      03.10.2001 05:03
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      Crazy Taxi 2, where can I start.... This has got to be one of the greatest AAA titles that the Dreamcast has to offer. The depth that the city of New York adds to the game is unbelievable. There are bridges to leap over, skyscrapers to climb and passengers to deliver. OK this sequel to Crazy Taxi has a higher difficulty level compared to its prequel, but once you get into it is a fully rewarding experience. The scenery is so good looking you make a mess in your pants when you jump down off a bridge. It seems that the games engine has been thoroughly revised too as the few graphical glitches that were present in the first game (such as sudden appearance of buildings in the distance) have been completely removed. The highlight of this game though surely has to be the Crazy Pyramid mode. This although similar to the originals' Crazy Box mode, adds a whole host of new and excellent challenges to work through, with the difficulty curve angling up all the time. Completing the various tasks of the Crazy Pyramid mode unlocks certains things in the game, so you are rewarded for your hard-work and determination. All-in-all this is a great game that any self-respecting Dreamcast owner should own, the Dreamcasts' days may be numbered as far as publishers and software companies are concerned, but titles like this prove that the Sega Dreamcast always had a lot more potential than the general public realised. Even the original Crazy Taxi was better on the Dreamcast than the prt to the Playstation 2. This just goes to show the hard work and enthusiasm Sega employees and coders had for their software and their machines. Sega as we know it may be gone, but that only makes games like these more treasurable.

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      16.09.2001 06:41

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      Crazy Taxi 2 is, surprise-surprise, the follow up to the smash hit Crazy Taxi on the Dreamcast, which is now on PlayStation 2 – but while the PlayStation 2 has only recently had the original ported onto it, the DC has been graced with the second, and although it’s more of the same, the same is just what we wanted, because it was so good in the first place – why alter it too much! Instead of racing round a San Francisco like city, or the complicated and not so fun Dreamcast original city, you now get to race around the streets of the small apple and the around apple cities – based on New York obviously. The best thing about this is the vast amount of traffic and customers – you can now perform the superb trick, which is the Crazy hop! Just press the X and Y buttons, you’ll learn easily – performs a jump over the other traffic – great fun! Plus points: You can now take multiple passengers! That means you’ll get more fares and more tips, it’s harder than you think sometimes though, so be careful. The graphics, although similar to the first game, are fantastic – very fresh, very fast and outrageously funky. The gameplay is excellent, yet again this is first class entertainment in a Dreamcast game. Soundtrack – more offspring! Great stuff. Downsides: New cabbies just aren’t the same as BD Joe, Gus, Gena and Axel Turning is trickier – not as sharp. Overall? A top Dreamcast game that is worth your £29.99, one of the best sequels to hit the console! 5 stars

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      14.09.2001 22:09
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      Compared to the original Crazy Taxi, this sequel to last years interactive cabbie title doesn't really offer anything new to the series. There are, however, some entertaining new mini games and the "crazy hop," a new feature that lets yor taxi bounce in the air to reach additional roadways and rooftops. The gist of the game is the same: Drive around the city (this time its New York), pick up fares, drop 'em off at their destination. In the real world it's probably a pretty wack job, but here it's a pure adrenaline rush of good, destructive fun. The game is vehicular mayhem atits finest, and if you make one more dreamcast purchase this summer, make it Crazy Taxi 2.

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        04.09.2001 00:34
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        WE'RRRRRRRRRRE BACK! Announces him at the start with no name, for the second installment of the Crazy Taxi series. About a month before this game was released, myself and a friend agreed that this would be one of those games without a sequel, because quite simply, what could you put in a sequel? So when a sequel was announced, we were both worried. Could the game be improved enough to warrant spending another £30? Yes and no. The first time I played Crazy Taxi in the arcade, I fell in love with it. The action, the intensity, you just wanted to do better. If there's one thing I've noticed with Crazy Taxi 2, it's that you just don't want to do that anymore. Crazy Taxi 2 offers us 2 new cities to drive around, both simulations of a city similar to New York (hence the stage names "Around Apple" and "Small Apple"). Both cities are reasonably designed, and I find them easier to navigate than I ever did with the cities in the first game. 4 new characters are also included, but just as in the first game, they are all identical. Simply play with the character you do best with. Controlling the car is again a doddle, with an identical button layout. However, possibly the most major addition to the game is the pressing of the Y Button, which activates the Crazy Hop, where your car leaps into the air. This can allow you to jump over other cars, and onto bridges. This really opens up the game, as a well timed jump can clear masses of traffic, making it easier to reach the destination. For those who don't know the objective of Crazy Taxi, you pick up a customer, drive them through the city to wherever they want to go, and pick up the money. You'll get bonus tips by ducking and diving through traffic, jumping, or performing a crazy drift to get round corners. In the game there are 4 modes of play: Arcade Mode where you get time bonuses depending on how efficient you are, o
        r the 3, 5 and 10 minute modes, where you get to work for the specified amount of time. I said earlier that I found the cities easier to navigate than in the first game. This is vital to me actually liking the game, because quite simply the big arrow at the top of the screen is no longer effective. In the first game, it would direct you to the destination, and you'd just have to drive. However, the poor guiding of the arrow means that a 500m drive can often turn into well over 1km, as you take long winded routes that the arrow suggests. What this does achieve is getting really high scores in the Arcade Mode impossible, as if you follow the arrow the customer will decide you are too slow and jump out of the car, leaving you with not enough time. The game has made a good attempt at being fresh - you can now get pick-ups of up to 4 people whom you all have to deliver to different places, and the Crazy Hop is a good addition. But the really fresh part of the game, and the reason you'll go back for the while is the new Crazy Box, or Crazy Pyramid this time out. There are 15 challenges, which range from jumping 250 metres, to hitting a giant golf ball, to having to drop off 29 customers in 6 minutes. Even when you've done the challenges, you'll come back to try and better your score\time. But despite it's efforts, I don't feel the game is actually as good as the first one. The very poor arrow really ruins the main part of the game for me, and I prefer the challenge of the first game. The music, provided by the Offspring, is no better or worse, it just seems to be more annoying on the 100th playing. If you've never played Crazy Taxi before, then you're going to love this game, but you may want to find the first one. For everyone else, this is a rental game. 2 days solid play and you'll have everything you want from the game.

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          29.08.2001 19:09

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          Crazy Taxi 2 is, surprise-surprise, the follow up to the smash hit Crazy Taxi on the Dreamcast, which is now on PlayStation 2 – but while the PlayStation 2 has only recently had the original ported onto it, the DC has been graced with the second, and although it’s more of the same, the same is just what we wanted, because it was so good in the first place – why alter it too much! Instead of racing round a San Francisco like city, or the complicated and not so fun Dreamcast original city, you now get to race around the streets of the small apple and the around apple cities – based on New York obviously. The best thing about this is the vast amount of traffic and customers – you can now perform the superb trick, which is the Crazy hop! Just press the X and Y buttons, you’ll learn easily – performs a jump over the other traffic – great fun! Plus points: You can now take multiple passengers! That means you’ll get more fares and more tips, it’s harder than you think sometimes though, so be careful. The graphics, although similar to the first game, are fantastic – very fresh, very fast and outrageously funky. The gameplay is excellent, yet again this is first class entertainment in a Dreamcast game. Soundtrack – more offspring! Great stuff. Downsides: New cabbies just aren’t the same as BD Joe, Gus, Gena and Axel Turning is trickier – not as sharp. Overall? A top Dreamcast game that is worth your £29.99, one of the best sequels to hit the console! 5 stars

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          16.08.2001 02:27
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          For the few of you not in the know, Crazy taxi is, as the name suggests, a crazy cab simulator where you have to do like a cabby and earn money, but unlike in real life anything goes. The goal of CT2, then, is to pick-up and drop-off customers as quickly as possible. Before you hit the streets though, you’ll have to choose from one of four cabbies - each of whom have their own positive and negative attributes. Slash is a well rounded driver; Iceman is quick but tough to handle; Cinnamon handles like a dream but is light as paper; and Hot-D is like a tank - strong and reliable. Moreover, making good time and performing ‘crazy’ stunts will earn you big tips and time bonuses. This may sound easy enough, but fill the streets with pedestrians, on-coming traffic, and loads of shortcuts and you have a formula that offers an unsurpassed amount of adrenaline and excitement. But even with all the action going on, CT2 rarely slows down. The game blazes at a brisk frame rate. It puts the efforts of the original to shame! The new cabbies are well-designed and their vehicles are equally cool. Cinnamon’s orange cab and Slash’s leopard skin seat covers are simply hilarious! Let’s not forget the passengers either. Although they haven’t received a graphical upgrade, they all animate well and are a better than the green haired/bair chested guys from the original. One still imagines why they didn't keep the original charachters and then added another 4, instead of replacing them alltogether.... Overall, Crazy Taxi 2 is everything the original was but better. Yet, if you already own the original, the game won't be as addictive as the original was. In other words, if you've got the original, unless your made of money it probably isn't worth the purchase just for improved graphics and a few new cities. If you haven't got the original though....this is probably the best game yo
          u'll play for a long time. Buy it and plug in baby!!!!!! it's time for some CrAzY mOnEy!!!!

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            09.08.2001 18:39
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            Is it just me or is driving a taxi at insanely fast speeds through crowded, busy streets and taking passengers to place extremely fun? I think not. Crazy Taxi 2 is the sequel to an acclaimed title which was one of the star releases for the Dreamcast, by Sega. Both Crazy Taxi and Crazy Taxi 2(CT&CT2 from now on) are made by Sega and both feature highly addictive and enjoyable gameplay, and yes, your mother won't mind. What truly separates these two titles? Read on to find out. Gameplay: 3 CT2 differs from CT in only a few areas when it comes to gameplay. The most noticeable part is the Crazy Pyramid and the new levels. The Crazy Pyramid is just like the Crazy Box from the original CT. In which you would play special games, like driving passengers to a place in under 2 minutes, etc. In Crazy Pyramid, the same thing is in place, the main difference is the addition of 5 tiers of events. Each level gets harder and each tier unlocks another feature. If you do beat the Cray Pyramid you can play as the original game's drivers. When it comes down to the heart of the game, they are almost exactly the same. As far as I am concerned it's just CT with 4 new drivers and 2 new levels. Not worth the money in my opinion. What brings the rating up is the fact that you can have up to 4 passengers at once, making big bucks and getting to see some crazy passengers(Cheerleaders, people with afros, etc.). That said the game did not have much new addition. Graphics: 4 The graphics in this game appear to be improved from the previous version of CT. Everything looks smoother and runs smoother too. No more of that really bad lag that you would get in the original version. The new cars also look very nice and I notice the subtleties in all of them. One thing that really bugs me and makes the game look ugly is that when you are driving down a long road, part of it completely disappears. This makes it difficult to see what's ahead of you so that you
            can plan your route. That little problem is why the graphics got 4 instead of 5, as this game has very good graphics. Replay: 4 This game has a lot of playabilty due to the fact that the Crazy Pyramid was added in. For some reason I don't feel like I can play it as much as CT1. The levels and their size also make it possible to play this game for a very long time. I have also not even gotten half of the pyramid completed, and I have played for a very long time. The game is fairly challenging. I usually play this game when I have little to do as it can leave me playing for a few hours. Sound: 3 I can't say much for the sound in this game as it truly is not the main emphasis. The soundtrack is very good, but if you play for even a half of an hour, you WILL hear repeats of songs. I turn off the sound at that point. The driver and passengers comments are very redundant and I can almost always predict what they will say now. They do sound fairly realistic, but lack variety. Overall: 4.75 This game is VERY good in my opinion. It is slightly rounded on the edges and it appears as though it was rushed to be released. Considering the fact that the Dreamcast is losing popularity and fan support I can believe this. Hopefully some more good games will come out in the future before this machine is forgotten.

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              04.08.2001 04:43
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              • "iti s a good game!"

              What made such a simple taxi game such a hit over here, and you’d think it would be boring for a nation like us don’t ask me why… I mean who wants to ship some fussy pedestrians around a city; it certainly doesn’t do anything for me. But then that isn’t crazy taxi, the funniest driving game ever. Instead of just being exactly what I said before crazy taxi lets you do so much more. But this is the sequel, with more fun, craziness and above all addictiveness. What makes Crazy taxi 2 so different from the first mouth-watering game is the way they realized what was wrong and how they added new things to make it a whole new experience. What made the old game special? What makes this game even more unique? There have been many new changes in the sequel to the first successful one and all make a big impact and really polish it. The first change is the new destination that is none other than New York. You see all the sites and some great scenery that is superior to the lone streets of San Francisco. This is split up into two sides of the city. There is the around apple and the small apple. These two are different and you will probably take a favour to one of the two. There is another big change in the game and that of course is the drivers and their cabs. The old four are replaced by the new lot which are: Slash, Iceman, Cinnamon and Hot-d. These guys all have different personalities and altered cabs which again you will favour and my personal favourite has to be Hot-d. Other changes include a new manoeuvre that is the crazy hop, where you leap off of the ground and go flying over the traffic, which gets you a big tip. The downside is that you cannot control the cab in mid air and you might hit the walls on many occasions. The best change is probably the way you can now pick up groups of people as well as individuals, which is great fun. Picking up a group of mime artists or Cheerleaders is very amusing ind
              eed. You get quite a big amount of time and a stack of money for taking groups around so you might be doing that a lot of the time. As in the first game you have the normal choices of how many crazy minutes you roll around in your cab for. You can also choose where to go, being either the around apple or the small apple. The first game gave you a mode called the crazy box and now it is the new and improved crazy pyramid that is even better than the box! You start at the bottom and work your way up the pyramid and they get hard as you reach a higher level, obviously! There are some really fun things to do on this like Crazy gold, where you have to drive along and crazy hop into the ball and get it to go a certain length. Or the Crazy hurdle where you go along the straight and jump hurdles, using the crazy hop. Sega adopted the “ if it isn’t broken don’t fix it” (official DC mag) approach and didn’t really do much with the gameplay or graphics. It is still a very smooth ride for the old taxi cabbie. It is still great fun to cruise around listening to the Offspring and just chilling out. It can be a very mellow game to play and that is definitely a good reason to buy it and just coast around capital city. The graphics are still kind of the same but somehow seems more realistic but not really changed in many ways. The sound is very, very good and makes the game that bit more crazy. When you pick someone up they say where they want to go while people are shouting and your offspring CD in the car is booming and it just feels great! It has certainly got more confusing and fun to listen to so crank up the volume! The AI is very intelligent in this game with a great deal more reflexes and moves than before. The people seem more real and that makes it more realistic and amusing when bombing them round the streets while they are cursing at you! Overall this game is a very successful sequel and Sega have real
              ly spoilt us once again! A great laugh and I advise anyone to get it even if it seems boring, you just don’t know much about it! Cheers T_W

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                02.08.2001 00:56
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                For the second installment of the world's craziest game we have now been treated to an extra city, 4 whole new cabbies and some cool new moves!! Crazy Taxi 2 is very much like the fantastic original, with the premise being much the same thing, but here it gets a whole lot more exciting - in the first game you could only pick up one passenger at a time, something that kind of got annoying as you just wanted to pick up more people, and thankfully one of the best new features in the new game is having the ability to pick up more than one passenger at a time, really excellent in my opinion! This will save you time, and earn you even more money!!! Crazy Taxi 2 leaves BD Joe, Gus and friends back in the original and welcomes the four new cabbies in the form of Slash, Cinnamon, Hot D and Iceman - new cities too, notably the New York Style one. It's practically the same game, you'll need to learn new skills though in the form of Crazy Jump, but in general this is a very good game indeed. 5 Stars. Superb gameplay, loads of extras - fantastic graphics, soundtrack and great longevity, but still 1 player.

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                  31.07.2001 15:58
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                  I have had the pleasure of owning crazy taxi and crazy taxi 2 and i have to say they are some of the most enjoyable racing/simulating games around. Crazy Taxi 2 is mostly crazy taxi 1 but with alot more car tricks! and better detailed and larger cities. Even picking up customers has become a adventure because they have new passengers like for dancers which ask to be dropped of at deifferent places. This seems good at first when your making 4x but it more teadiuos. Now for the more exciting parts car tricks and stunts the added trick is car jump and the new stunts are made in a tottaly different area where you must beat stunts to get new cars and certain drivers which i am not going to spoil for you i hope you enjoy this game because it WILL!! exceed your expectations!

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