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      12.12.2009 09:26
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      Brilliant game

      "*"*"*"*" My Thoughts On The Game "*"*"*"*"

      I have never really been a fan of games involving cars. Ordinarily, I can not stand them because my co-ordination is beyond awful and I crash into everything in sight. If it were not for this game, I would probably hate them altogether! Crazy Taxi is one of the funniest and most enjoyable games that I have ever played and because of that it is different. I certainly would not say it is my usual type because I am more into "point and click" style adventure games. Such as The Curse Of Monkeys Island and Discworld or other games of a similar type (Dreamfall - The Longest Journey for example) I also loved Mario Galaxy but these games are a world away from Crazy Taxi. So, I sometimes find myself wondering how this game found its way into my list of favourites but tonight I was reminded why. I had been particularly bored and although my cold has finally disappeared.

      My relief was short lived because I am now ill again lol! Because, of this I've been bored out of my skull and unable to review or do anything except rest but I feel a bit better tonight! So, I asked my brother could I borrow his Dreamcast with Crazy Taxi. Well, from the first few minutes of it being switched on, I began playing and was already getting back into it. I now remember why I loved the game so much in the first place and why it made such a good impression on me when I first played it. After the first five minutes it was like no time had passed since the very first time I had played it. It took me a good while to get use to using the Dreamcast controller again though because I found understanding which of the buttons to use for the gears difficult and confusing at times. After a while though I improved and just like the very first time that I played it, it just took some practice to get better! I also learnt something that I never knew the first time I played it and that is that you can get a speed boost.

      This boost speeds up the Taxi and sometimes it comes in handy but there are other times when it is a deterrent to your success in the game. If for instance you are like me and crash quite often at the beginning. This will not help you at all! Because, it is already hard enough to dodge cars without it but as you progress and you get more use to controlling the Taxi. You will maybe find it to be a useful tool. The main idea of this game is that you get your passengers from A to B. It sounds simple but it really is not! Firstly, you have to deal with whatever passenger you choose to pick up because they will be yapping in your ear throughout the journey. Then you have to dodge the cars and get to your destination within a certain amount of time. It is hard to do all of this whilst following the colour changing arrow (this arrow changes colours to let you know how close you are to the passengers destination) and it also directs you to where you have to go.

      The word "directs" should be taken lightly though lol! Because, the bugger does not start to work until you are just inches from turning. Making it harder to judge when to turn and when not to turn and ultimately causing a lot more crashes. All of the things mentioned above make the game reasonably complicated. Well, that is if you are looking to play it to win. If you are just playing for fun, you can basically do as you like but if you want to get as many fares as possible. Then, you have to avoid cars and concentrate to get your passengers to where they want to go.The passengers are a pet hate of mine. (I would not be a good Taxi driver!) Although, they are essentially a "big" part of the game. I find them rather irritating! One of the things I dislike most is that even when you are driving the Taxi straight ahead. Your passenger keeps repeating the words "straight ahead" to you.

      If I had to pick two of my favourite ones though, I would choose the punk with pink, spiky hair and the elderly lady. Something I find rather funny is that your passengers encourage you to be reckless as long as you do not crash. For example if you drive in front of a lorry and swerve out of the way just before hitting it, they will give you a tip! This makes them appear like lemons who want to dice with death or adrenaline junkies but regardless of which way I look at it both of them are funny. During game play if you look to the top left hand side of the screen, you will see your timer. The numbers on it are reasonably big and red in colour.

      On the right hand side you will see the fare counter. This tells you exactly how much you have earned. This Happens once your time runs done, on certain modes. Your grade will be based on how well you did. I like the graphics on this game and I also like the two levels on the map because of how nicely they are designed. They are based on California and during gameplay you are surrounded with a nice bright blue sky, bright colours, trees etc. With this game you have no limits really. When I say this I'm referring to the fact that you can basically drive anywhere you like. You can drive in the sea, on grass, up and down hills etc. Each passenger you pick up will have a circle around them. This circle can mean different things about the distance that the passenger needs to travel.

      For example a green circle means that the passenger needs to travel to somewhere quite far away and a red one means they do not have to travel very far at all.Something highly irritating yet also hard to imagine the game without is the voice that says hey. hey, hey! Are you ready? Its time to make some craaaazzy money! The voice that says this can be heard often in many other parts of the game. One thing that I have noticed whilst playing it is that although you have to get to areas fast and on time. You should not drive too quickly when approaching them because in my experience the Taxi does not brake when you need it to and speeds on past.

      "*"*"*"*" Meet The Cabbies "*"*"*"*"

      Gus - Gus is the best choice if you want someone who can drive off-road because he has the heaviest Taxi.He is also a good option if you are the type who likes to drive straight into traffic that is heading right towards you. Gus looks like someone you would see on TV that's in the Mafia. Considering that I suppose the best way to describe him is dodgy lol!

      Axel - Axel is the best all rounder and the best choice if you want someone who is basically good for all areas of the game. He has cool, spiky green hair and has a cheeky smile on his face.

      Gena - Gena is the best option if you want good control of the Taxi because she is good at acceleration and braking. She has red hair and a cool image.

      B. D. Joe - Joe has the fasted Taxi and is the best to choose in terms of speed but his Taxi is very hard to control. Joe can be described as appearing like a gangster and he has a big yet sneaky grin!

      "*"*"*"*" The Crazy Box "*"*"*"*"*

      In this part you will find lots of different mini games. These are little challenges that give you the chance to do all sorts of things. There is a crazy jump for instance and in it you have to try and get the Taxi to jump 150m. In the Crazy Balloons challenge you have to drive your Taxi into all of the balloons to burst them within the time limit. (Thats my favourite one) There is also one called Crazy Bound in this you drive all of your passengers to their destinations on time and you have to make sure you do not fall of the edge. There are many more of these available! I have only mentioned a few to give you an idea of what this section of the game has to offer.

      "*"*"*"*" A Bit About The Soundtrack "*"*"*"*"

      I really loved the soundtrack for this and I do not think it could fit any better than it did. It really adds to the experience of playing it somehow. I have always liked music by The Offspring but it was this game that first made me aware of their music. I have listed the songs by them that you can hear on the Crazy Taxi game below.

      The Offspring - Way Down the Line
      The Offspring - All I Want
      The Offspring - Change the World

      "*"*"*"*" Overall "*"*"*"*"

      I highly recommend this game because it is so much fun to play. It is incredibly addictive! This isnt one of those games that you will play five minutes and get fed up of. It really does make you want to keep playing it over and over again. Although the idea for it is simple, it can offer hours and hours of fun. Some may not like the fact that after the Crazy Box challenges are beaten it appears there is not much else to do. But, for anyone to get the fun from the game that Sega intended (sega made this game) they have to be able to appreciate it for what it is. I have lost count of how many times I have played the game, been about to lose and I just hit the restart button and began all over again. The real fun of the game is trying over and over to keep improving your score and your speed at getting passengers to where they need to be, with as few crashes as possible. I have found some of the Crazy Box challenges to be quite difficult. So, it will probably be a long while before I beat them all lol! If there was one thing about this game that I would change, it would be the Offspring music and I would change it by adding even more of their music to the soundtrack! You can choose to play for either three, ten, or fifteen minutes on certain modes. You will also notice that some of the passengers destinations are very familiar because some of them want to go to the likes of Pizza Hut and KFC. One down side is that there is no multiplayer on this. I am giving this five fully deserved stars, I recommend this and the second one because if you try this and like it. Then the second one is even better! This is a definite must buy for anyone who has a Dreamcast because it is one of the best games on it by far!

      "*"*"*"*" Price "*"*"*"*"

      This can be gotten on Amazon for £22.

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        07.10.2009 20:06
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        "Crazy Taxi" is a video game which was released for the Sega Dreamcast in 2000 by Sega. It is a driving simulation game which was ported from an earlier freestanding arcade machine of the same name. In the United States, the game received an age rating of "T" which deemed the title suitable for teenage years and above.

        The game boasts the most simple yet engaging of concepts. Players in this title are required to assume the role of one of four taxi drivers and tour through two distinct cities in search of fares. These fares will instruct the driver as to where they wish to go and the game becomes a beat-the-clock challenge wherein players must deliver their fare in the shortest time possible. Delivering a fare quickly to his or her destination will score bonus time points and receive a cash bonus from the fare. It is these results which are presented to the player at the end of a fixed three, five or ten minute round in-game. Crazy Taxi also includes its original "arcade" style rules which require the player to continually play against a timer and score the highest amount of points possible until expiry.

        The gameplay of this title keeps with the original arcade platform very well. The pace is extremely fast, demanding and engaging. The overall requirements of the game do become slightly repetitive over time but the title has retained its charm for me throughout the years. One critical aspect of the title is driver selection as each presents a clearly noticeable advantage and disadvantage. Joe, for example, has the highest top speeds which hinder his control over the vehicle but Gus features a heavily weighed vehicle which offers great control and durability with the penalty of lower speeds. I also quite enjoy the presence of branded locations. As with many spin-offs of the title, players would be instructed to drive to buildings such as the cinema or clothing store. Here, players will be instructed to drive fares to recognizable true to life locations such as Pizza Hut and Kentucky Fried Chicken. The game does present a slight learning curve to the player as one will have to adjust to the general quickness of the title, but after this has passed the game becomes throughly enjoyable.

        The graphics of this title are excellent and make great use of the Dreamcast's available technology. The incredibly fast gameplay holds up well in terms of framerate and the game does suffer from areas of slowdown. These visually choppy areas are few and far between but do seem to come up at odd areas. I found that even in light traffic my game would grind to a temporary halt for a brief moment before resuming. Nonetheless, the cars, locations and fares are very well designed and implemented and I have no complaints in this department. The sound, while brilliant in terms of its clarity and audibility, did become tiresome to listen to. It seemed that the developers opted to continually loop certain voice snippets to suit the fare's gender regardless of his or her physical appearance. While this does not significantly impact on gameplay, it does become rather noticeable during long sessions at the television.

        Overall, Crazy Taxi is an excellent arcade experience for the Sega Dreamcast and I would recommend it to prospective buyers. It provides a thrilling arcade experience with little technical fault.

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          03.09.2009 11:26
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          Simple but simply great!

          The Dreamcast was a true gaming tragedy - it had so many fantastic games, such as Crazy Taxi, but still floundered, and thus remains considered "too ahead of its time". That said, Crazy Taxi is a devilishly simple game that was a considerable hit upon its release, and has seen sequels released on the PS2, GameCube, and Xbox.

          The idea of a taxi driving sim might not sound like the most invigorating thing possible, but trust me - this one throws out the rule book, making this a frenzied, visually impressive, off the wall racing game, where your goal is simply to pick up and drop off fares within the allotted time. Simple enough? Well, there's enough obstacles and other challenges that mean it's not as easy as you'd think.

          Visually, the game's graphics are very impressive, and still hold up rather well today - there's a good level of detail on the characters, and although the style is rather cartoony, that isn't just a cheap way of covering for a lack of care. The textures have a beautiful shine, and the map is very well detailed.

          Although there's not much to it, this is an insanely addictive game that'll keep you playing for hours - much of the key to it is simply how easy to pick up, and therefore difficult to master, the game is. The casual gamer will get into it in mere seconds, but to become a Crazy Taxi master is not easy!

          Aside from the single player offering, there is also an excellent multiplayer component, where you and a friend can compete to see who can pick up and drop off the most fares within the allotted time, and also to see who can make the most money. It adds considerable depth to the game, and ensures that you won't get bored with it.

          Crazy Taxi is a fun and exciting game that's got a superb soundtrack (including Bad Religion and The Offspring), a unique, crazy concept, and despite its simplicity, will keep you coming back for more!

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          30.10.2008 01:14
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          A classic game of the dreamcast.

          Crazy Taxi - Dreamcast (Ahhhh the memories..)

          I remember being younger and playing this game on the Dreamcast, it is probably the only game i do remember playing on the console!.

          One of the best things about this game is that it had places to drive customers to which were in real life aswell such as Pizza Hut and Mcdonalds(correct me if im wrong) and was there a Burger King(?).

          Also the number of things to do on the game were pretty awesome to such as the time trial where you had to keep getting customers to add more time onto the amount of time left for driving.

          The steering of the taxi seemed pretty hard mostly when trying to reverse then move forward again, i could never get the hang of it. I did really enjoy the jumps when going down the big roads.

          As i said at the start it brings back good memories of my childhood, and is most likely one of the best games on the Dreamcast.

          Thanks for taking your spare time to read this. :)

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            30.01.2004 02:04
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            Last week, Thanx to the downfall of Sega, I was able to walk in to my local game store and purchase this rather spiffing dreamcast sensation. All well your may think, however I do not have a dreamcast, I have a brand spanking new playstation 2. You see, as Sega were not making enough money off selling their dreamcast, they have decided to concentrate on making software titles. Both for themselves and for other rival companies. I.e. Sony, and Nintendo. WHATS IT ALL ABOUT? ******************* Basically you drive a taxi around a huge environment picking up customers and taking them to their destinations. You earn money based on the distance your customer wishes to travel, and also if you get them excited whilst in the rear of your cab. For example playing chicken with a 20 tonner going 70 down the highway would get your passenger wetting themselves. This means, for some strange reason, that they enjoy the ride more and therefore top greater. THE DRIVERS *********** There are four drivers each with their own cabs. They have different attitudes, and react differently in some situations. Also their cabs both look different and handle uniquely. The cabbies are as follows: * AXEL- Your average 21 year old guy, with green hair to boot. * GENA- 23 years old, and looks pretty fine. * BD JOE- My personal favourite, has got the best handling wheels * GUS- Mr.Cool, but his comments do get a ?tad? annoying. GAME MODES ********** * PLAY BY ARCADE RULES- Play the crazy taxi you would experience in the arcade, the best, simply lighting speed. Or inside of arcade mode you can also just cruise around for a set time of either 3, 5, or 10 minutes. * PLAY ORIGNAL MODE ? Same as arcade, except a different city, slightly harder though. * CRAZY BOX- A series of tasks you have to complete using various skills, you will have to use all your crazy tricks, m
            ore on them later. There?s is 9 of these tasks as standard and 7 more can be unlocked. If you complete them all you will unlock the crazy cycle. Warning very difficult to do! CRAZY TRICKS ************ To progress in the game, i.e. get awesome rating on all of the modes. You must master all of the tricks. Below I have giving you a brief description of these: * DASH- Speed boost, the most common trick used * DRIFT- Power slide- essential for making those sharp U-turns at the end of highways. * BACK DASH- Quick reverse- hard to do and not very useful to be honest * BACK DRIFT- Makes the cab spin 180 degrees and face the opposite direction, looks very cool, if you can pull it off! GRAPHICS ******** If you have seen crazy taxi on the dreamcast then you have seen the PS2 version, it is a straight conversion, then again this isn?t a bad thing. With PS2?s increased frame rate, it rolls along at a blistering pace. The ultimate eye candy experience for your PS2. Probably the best arcade game on the PS2 as of yet. SOUND ***** With cool tunes from the likes off offspring saga have not scamped on the sound hear. The quality is also first class. The different cabbies? accents are also superb. Whilst playing this game you will never have a moment of peace, write from the word go! CONTROL ******* The default controls are very difficult to use, therefore I defined my own system. It now runs like a dream. Performing the basic manoeuvres s apiece of cake, but as with most games, mastering the advanced techniques will take you a while longer! SUMMARY ******* If your looking for fast paced action packed gaming, then this is the one for you. With segas arcade platform graphics as the base, you cant fail to be entertained as you have a CRAZY time, ripping up the highways on your quest to become the best cabbie ever!

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              2 years ago Sega took to the game studios and converted the superb arcade version into a console classic, the Dreamcast Crazy Taxi. The game was an instant success, staying high in the charts for weeks, and now it's being released on other formats too such as PlayStation 2, Game Cube with sequels most probably appearing on all 3. It's a mint game, a one player wonder, yet the essential ingredient is driving round the city, as a taxi driver...how can that be fun? Well it just is! Firstly, you can choose one of four taxis to cruise about in, secondly, your taxi is indestructible (allowing for complete and utter mayhem whilst driving), and thirdly, you've got a time limit to get as many customers to where they want to go as possible (meaning you have to drive like crazy!). Being a first party title, created by a Sega in house gaming development team, Hit Maker, Crazy Taxi offers the kind of style and refreshingly original gameplay that we've come to expect from the mighty (now software only) Sega. Make no mistake, you have to play this game, it's like the law... Visually it wouldn't look out of place on the X Box, still holding its own against newly released titles thanks to fantastic use of colours and effects, an insane pace about the game and the wonderfully designed cities in which you must find your fare to make your money. There is very occasional pop-up, but nothing that hinders the gameplay or the fun that is ready to be had from this title. The sound is also very good, although Sega's Dreamcast hasn't quite got the same performance as any of the other 3 main next generation consoles, its still audible, with appropriate engine and screeching sounds, the frequent shrilling of a desperate customer needing a 50 metre ride to KFC, and the pretty good music from The Offspring and Bad Religion, although some other music wouldn't go amiss. I think there're only 2 or 3 songs, which keep on repeating, b
              ut you get used to them after a while. The game plays brilliantly, in short stints at a time however. For the first time you play it you won't want to detach yourself from the control pad - Crazy Taxi really is something quite unique, or at least it was until Crazy Taxi 2 appeared. Learn the special skills; crazy dash, crazy drift, crazy drift stop and the rest to fully get the most out of the game. Speed around the cities to get your customer to their destination is as fast a time as possible. Each time you complete a journey you'll receive a rating from ?Speedy?, ?Average?, ?Slow? or if you don't even get there in time, your fare will jump out the cab into virtual oblivion. All jolly good fun. There are 2 modes of play in the arcade and original cities, as well as a Crazy Box mode. Arcade and Original, offering a different city each have 4 time options: 3minute run, 5minute run, 10minute run and then 'play by arcade rules'. The latter is slightly more complicated, but the mode where you'll pick up the pro-points: Starting off with a certain clock time, which ticks down until you have a customer, it then increases by a set amount, with your aim still to get as many customers to as many destinations and as quickly as you can. You may well find that you run out of time rapidly because you can't find any fares, but then you may find yourself with double the time that you started with. For a less frantic game, choose the set time options (3, 5 &10). Crazy Box offers various mini games, each aimed at honing your skills in order for you to progress in the main game. More mini challenges become unlocked as you complete the first stages, but be warned - they do get a lot harder as you go on and some are painstakingly difficult to complete! All great fun though, and very addictive. Longevity - how long it'll last you. To be honest, there's no real task to complete in the main Arcade and Original cities
              , the only compelling feature bringing you back to play again is the shear addictiveness that overflows in Crazy Taxi. Crazy Box will keep you coming back for more, time and again, trying to beat those scores and times, so although it's just a one player game, Crazy Taxi will last you for a good while. An original concept, masterfully executed, Sega really do deliver the goods with Crazy Taxi, it's got all the qualities of an AAA title - you will no't be disappointed. Thanks for Reading, VOODOO MAN

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              22.01.2002 21:43
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              The goal of "Crazy Taxi" is to take as many people, as quickly as possible, to their intended destinations. The game is very easy to play, with only a couple of minutes required to get the advanced moves correct. You can get there faster if you master the quick-start maneuver, take turns better with cornering techniques and generally beat the clock a little easier. You can select the number of minutes you want to play, and choose from 3 different drivers as your character. The only differences in characters are their comments and the style of cab. They all have the same speed and capabilities. You can earn different ratings with the greater number of passengers you deliver in time. The passengers also make wise comments and get more and more aggravated the later they become. You earn points by delivering them on time, with time to spare. The color of the circle in which they stand tells you the amount of time you have and the distance to their target. Use this clue if time is short and you know you won't be able to deliver a long-distance fare. This game has fairly good graphics for the nature of the game, and the music is actually an excellent selection (Offspring seems to have scored the whole game.) If you get bored with the standard play, you can tackle the extras and try to master new moves. The problems with the game are these: There is no continued play - if you do well, there is no "continue" option to further the game. There is no reward, other than a label which depends on the fares you deliver. There are only two locations, so the scenery can become dull, even though somewhat thorough. The game doesn't go anywhere. I found myself deeply engrossed in this game for the first few days, and enjoyed alternating turns with my brother to see who could do better. However, after about a week the shine wore off and the boredom set in. This isn't the kind of game you invest weeks in, a
              nd finally win and feel good about yourself. It tires quickly. One idea for an improvement I had would be for the taxi to show damage, which would negatively impact your ability to control the automobile. The crashes that this vehicle can take are astounding, but never result in damage or injury. It might be a nice touch. If you still want to buy it, get it used. We did, and it cost about $15.00 (American). It's still fun for a 10-minute filler every now and then, but since it has no goal, there's no investment. My recommendation of this game is based on the purchase. Don't buy it - rent it.

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                Every now and then along comes a game that is completely different to anything seen previously in the game market but is unfortunately back shelved by more popular titles, that is of course until now! Sega have defied the convention of the racing genre with this superb action packed taxi-a-thon, Crazy Taxi is it’s name and Taxis are in it and Crazy is definitely how to describe it. Originality has always been a big factor when gamers by new titles and this game gives gamers what they want, you play from a choice of four taxi drivers in the busy streets of a large San Francisco style city, with everyone from little school girls and rambling vicars to fragile old ladies walking the pathways, you must pick up these pedestrians and drive them to any location they wish. The order of the day with this game is to crash, smash and speed your way through hundreds of people, cars, trains and other obstacles that may get in your way to arrive at you destination in record time, earning more money as you go. The sounds in this game fit the surreal style of the game with Bad Religion and the Offspring pumping out their punk rock tunes as you drive at high speeds in the most unsafe way possible over ramps and crashing through other cars while you passenger will either praise or complain at you for doing so. Your passenger will either pay you more money for any devilishly dangerous stunt you perform while carrying them to their destination, maneuvers such as jumping over cars or lorries or speeding through the middle of two oncoming cars unscathed and weaving in and out of traffic will earn you some well deserved readies but crashing and ramming your way through other vehicles may be fun as hell but doesn’t earn you much cash wise. You will from time to time notice your passenger ask you to go to take them to some well known places such as KFC, Pizza hut, the original levis store, Fila and may others which adds a nice ‘realistic’ f
                eel to the game, this along with the real-world landmarks and variation on the lively population help Crazy Taxi feel more somewhat believable! The control system fits the game nicely with your hands resting comfortably on the analogue and using the right back button to accelerate, the A and B buttons used to shift between forward and reverse, tips and tricks to help you do well in the game can be learnt in the new Crazy Box mode, here all the tips of the trade can be learnt everything from getting a speedy start to doing U turns with the most deadliest of accuracy, not only does this help newcomers to get a grasp for the game but an extra special vehicle is unlocked by completing this mode. Now some of you may be thinking that Crazy Taxi is simply a conversion from the arcade version with pumped up graphics and one or two extra options and you would be right but isn’t that what we want, the arcade feel in our own home? Of course it is, the visuals are a treat and there is no signs of slowdown when the screen gets busy and everything trundles along at a nice rate, the surroundings are large and simply jaw dropping with colorful textures and pixel perfect vehicles and pedestrians there’s always something new to see or do. Countless times you will play the game just to do the things you’ve always wanted to do in real life driving you will intentionally go full speed into an oncoming car or purposely set up road blocks in the busiest of areas, a favorite would be driving through telephone boxes and other scenery and watch the debris fly and driving at horrific speeds through the local mall scaring pedestrians to the very brink of fear never gets tiring, maybe though the game could do with extra cities or options to make it last longer. Overall this game seriously needs to be played to be believed it really is one of the most fun titles you will most likely ever play and with this game clocking in at a mere 19.99 this is defi
                nitely one Dreamcast classic you should be adding to your collection!

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                  >> Background Info << Possiblily the best game for segas now fallne child. It opened a new genre in the gaming world. A racing game that has no rules. And it introduced this new concept of a "taxi simulation". Sounds boring at first, but these are not ordinary drivers ... >> Graphics << Great graphics and share the same code as the PS2 version, possibliy DC's finest moment. >> Gameplay << This is probaly the overhwleming factor that will keep you coming back for more, there isnt a whole lot of feautres, but those that can be played, put in a darn fine showing. Spot on. The simplicity of the concpet behind that game leads to a very fast flowing enviroment. >> Price/Where to buy << This game will cost you £40 in the shops, however if you go over to Amazon.co.uk you can get yourself a copy for £25. Second hand, expect to pay about £15. >> Longitivity << When you have completed the single [layer mode, about 1 week. You will be left with the superb multiplayer aspect of the game. probably keep you going until you can affod a new game! Same as PS2 - its the same game! >> Sound << With hip tunes from some of todays big name, you will not be dissapointed by Crazy Taxis excllent themtune and background melodies. >> Summary << If you want a great game, that is good to play with your mates, then this should be a great buy for you. Add it to your collection ASAL. This game does the Dreamcast justice, remeber your sega for what is was good for. Unashamed hardcore arcade gaimg, straught from the arcades!

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                  04.10.2001 03:27
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                    16.09.2001 06:46

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                    Crazy Taxi is not your average racing game, in fact it’s hard to say it’s a racing game at all, but in all honest it does involve cars and racing around cities with the objective of taking customers to their chosen destination within a time limit in order for you to gain money - $ as points, so it is kind of, but it’s a Taxi game – that’s the genre – madcap taxi driving!! And it’s so damn good too! The game is absolutely superb fun to play – the controls are simple, but you’ll learn new skills, like Crazy Dash and Crazy Drift, and more – in order to get your customers to the places quicker and receive bigger tips! Race through traffic, knock over juggernauts, it’s so much fun! The graphics are fresh and colourful, the cars handle arcade like, which is relieving, and in general, this is one original game. Plus points: Amazing gameplay – the game is simply in a class and genre of it’s own. Arcade like handling and fast paced action, this is one crazy game! The music is just class – the offspring and bad religion provide a funky and furious soundtrack! Crazy Box mini modes – great fun! Downsides: Slight pop up here and there with some slowdown. Won’t last as long as some other racers. Overall a very worthy game that deserves to be bought, Hitmaker have done a fantastic job with porting the arcade classic onto the Dreamcast. 5 star gaming. Crazy Taxi is the genuine article.

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                    29.08.2001 19:12

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                    Crazy Taxi is not your average racing game, in fact it’s hard to say it’s a racing game at all, but in all honest it does involve cars and racing around cities with the objective of taking customers to their chosen destination within a time limit in order for you to gain money - $ as points, so it is kind of, but it’s a Taxi game – that’s the genre – madcap taxi driving!! And it’s so damn good too! The game is absolutely superb fun to play – the controls are simple, but you’ll learn new skills, like Crazy Dash and Crazy Drift, and more – in order to get your customers to the places quicker and receive bigger tips! Race through traffic, knock over juggernauts, it’s so much fun! The graphics are fresh and colourful, the cars handle arcade like, which is relieving, and in general, this is one original game. Plus points: Amazing gameplay – the game is simply in a class and genre of it’s own. Arcade like handling and fast paced action, this is one crazy game! The music is just class – the offspring and bad religion provide a funky and furious soundtrack! Crazy Box mini modes – great fun! Downsides: Slight pop up here and there with some slowdown. Won’t last as long as some other racers. Overall a very worthy game that deserves to be bought, Hitmaker have done a fantastic job with porting the arcade classic onto the Dreamcast. 5 star gaming.

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                    25.08.2001 06:04
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                    Crazy taxi is a fast driving game set in San Francisco. The title “Crazy” simply means that you don’t have to worry about the speed limit or the police. You are free to drive as crazy as you wish. In this game you have a choice of four drivers and they are Axel, Gena, B.J and Bob. Each of these characters have better then the others. My favourite character has to Axel because his car is faster then the others. Once you have chosen your character you then have to select how long you wish to play the game. You have a choice of three different lengths of time. They are three minutes, five and ten. The aim of the game is to pick up as many customers as you possibly can and get them to their destination in the quickest time. On the journey if you travel fast and don’t bash into anything the customer will give you tips. These tips will soon add up and you will know how much you’ve collected when your time is up. When the times up, you will have a license. (the more customers you had the higher the license) You will also have a total amount of money. If you’re fed up with this then there is plenty more that you can do. There are other things like crazy jumps where you to jump a certain distance to qualify. There are other mini games like pop them all. When you have to pop as many balloons a you can within the time limit. There is also quite a few games where you have to deliver the people to the poles before the time runs out. Some of these extra games are quite fun, others are a little boring and hard to complete. These games add as a bonus and makes the game more interesting and exciting. When I first bought this game I thought it was really great, but a couple of weeks later the novelty had worn off and I stopped playing it as often as I used to. That’s why I don’t think I will buy it again. This game is great if you like this sort of thing. I did get bored after a while
                    . Some people out there may disagree with me and might think it’s brilliant. If you like car racing in a different style then this is the DC game for you.

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                    22.08.2001 06:27

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                    Crazy Taxi is not It is wikid wikid I have a blue house with a blue window, blue is the colour I thought that i'd wear she is so blue. Wacky game its good but I hate blue his house with a blue little everything is corvette himself nd blue. Blue and anybody around the guard said OI OI barney boy Yeah It is is is is wool cool dool tool. RHYMES! YEAH. I would go one further and say....FOOL. FOOL. FOOL. THAT rhymes AS well. Yeah. So do it. And be good.

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                    03.08.2001 04:14
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                    so you want some crazy taxi driving, hey? well you've come to the right place, crazy taxi is THE craziest game- including the sequel. this game is INSANE IN THE MEMBRANE, the levels are based in san-fransico so are naturally hilly meaning HHHUUUGGGEEEEE jumps, the possibility to leap over a lunking great bus in you pitifully small taxi is such a thrill. The graphics are brilliant and really pull you into the game. The best section in the game is the 'play by arcade rules' where you start with between 45 and 70 seconds on the clock and you pick people up to get money and time, but you'll have to be a mental driver to get to the destination on time, especilly with the traffic difficulty up to the max. the gameplay is brill but after a while you might feel boared but that will pass with a little time, thwn you will be back to the crazy driving in your taxi. This game in fantastic and will have you stuck to the tv for hour- but don't over do as you will eventully (note: eventully) get boared. PS i want to take this opitunity to say don't try it for real- its bad for your health and your car- real cars arn't invinsible!!! if you decided to play this game and decide to become a real taxi driver- DON'T, if you do nobody will like you again.

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