“ Genre: Driving & Racing „
Crazy Taxi is one of my favourite games on whichever console I've played it on and this is for the Playstation console. I've owned this game for a fair while on my playstation and was probably one of the first games I owned. I have to admit I don't play it too much nowadays as the game doesn't have too much replay value. The positives are that it is a very fun and addictive game initially and give you a great adrenelin rush. This was released in the year 2000 and has always been a big title for all the games consoles.
In this particular version you have to earn as much money as you can by driving a taxi cab around the city as the cab driver. Your job is to find as many customers as possible scattered about the landscape and pick them up and take them to wherever they want to go. Then when you have got them to their destination you collect your fare so that's it really. A relatively simple concept.
The city you are driving around in is San Francisco and you can play in arcade or original modes. The goal is the same whichever mode you choose and you have to stop within the circle surrounding each customer you pick up for them to get into your cab. There are some great locations that you drive round and landmarks so it adds some realism to it. For the playstation it pushes it to the limits of it's graphical capabilities. You continue playing until the clock beats you.
The controls are easy enough to learn which is handy as there is no steep learning curve and you can just get on an play. You switch between gears and push a button to give yourself a speed boost. The thing I have always liked about this game is there are no rules and you can do whatever you want really with no restraints. That includes driving into the sea!
I would recommend getting this game if you don't own it on another console as it's great fun even if that doesn't last forever due to the lack of replay value or holding your enthusiasm.
>> Background Info << 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, very good for an aging consols. The bright colours work well in this very action packed gaming episode. >> 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 £30 in the shops, however if you go over to Amazon.co.uk you can get yourself a copy for £15. Second hand, expect to pay about £12. >> 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! >> Sound << With hip tunes from some of todays big name, you will not be dissapointed by Crazy Taxis excllent theme tune 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 Playstation justice, remeber your sony for what is was good for. Unashamed hardcore arcade gaimg, straught from the arcades!
What else can you say? This game is crazy! You are a taxi, and basically you have to pick people up who are waiting for you on the side of the road and take them to various points in the city. You only have a limited time to do this is though. The game is set in a rather cartoonish setting, so don't expect realistic graphics one bit!! That said, the graphics are quite clean and crisp and this game will make you laugh for the first day you have it, but after that you soon get bored! There is very little gameplay to this, and has a very short life. It is a funny game but to pay for this game you will be wasting your money and will regret it after a week. Steer clear - no pun intended!