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Fun Different Kind of Driving Game

  • Jan 18, 2008
Rating:
+1
Pros: Unique driving game not involving racing

Cons: Gets repetitive fast/not much game depth

The Bottom Line: Fun game to play on occasion, but it gets boring after playing a while.

This is a fun driving game with a different kind of objective than trying to win a race. The object of the game is to pick up passengers and deliver them to their destinations. There is a certain time limit depending on mode chosen and you try to serve as many customers and earn the most money you can before time runs out.

The controls are pretty simplistic. You hold down R to accelerate and L to stop. Pressing B puts you in reverse mode and A returns to normal drive mode. The control stick is used to control what direction the car moves.

There is two main modes of playing. One is arcade and one is Original. I did not notice any difference between the two except somewhat different scenery. In each mode you can choose to play one of four time choices. One is 3 minutes, there is also 5 minutes, another is 10 minutes, and then there is also arcade rules. The 5 and 10 minute modes are just you trying to earn the most in those time limits. In the Arcade time you start with 60 seconds and get more time when you pick up and drop off passengers.

Besides the main mode there is also a challenge mode called Crazy Box. In this mode there are different kinds of challenges to try and complete such as leaping, popping balloons in a certain amount of time, and drift combos. I found all these very challenging to near impossible, but some you can get if you practice some.

Overall I found this game fun to play, but it does get repetitive and there really is not much depth to the game. Thus it is not a game I like playing for long periods of time everyday, but it is fun to play for a little every once in a while.

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Crazy Taxiis a mad race against the clock and traffic. As any of four fearless cabbies, players are driven by a single goal: to rack up megabucks in fares and tips before their shifts end. Drivers pick up passengers and take them to their destinations by any means possible. It's a comic cab opera of collisions and decisions, where courtesy takes a back seat to coin.Crazy Taxioffers all the enthralling features that made it a must-play arcade and console game, including four different cabs and drivers, each with his or her own style and attitude, two expansive and interactive courses for extensive gameplay, nine minigames to challenge various driving skills, true driving dynamics, wild, mission-based gameplay infused with humor, and a rockin' soundtrack by Offspring and Bad Religion.
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ESRB: T for Teen
Publisher: Sega
Console: Dreamcast, Playstation 2, PC
Genre: Racing Action
Release Date: February, 2000
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