Excerpt: Crazy Taxi's release in arcades last fall came as a big surprise. After all, who would have thought that a game based on driving a taxi cab through a city that looks like a cross between San Francisco and Pittsburgh would provide so much playability, so much action and so much fun. To me, playing it is the greatest cure for road rage since Carmageddon on the PC.
Excerpt: > Let me start out by saying, the idea behind Crazy Taxi is very simple, but at the same time, very well done. The object is to pick up a customer on the street, and drive them to the destination that they specify. Destinations can range from a block away, to a whole map away. But of course, its not just that simple. There is a lot of traffic all over the city -- that's one of the challenges. Then there's all the side scenery (buildings, water, etc.).
Summary: A must see. Crazy Taxi's fast-paced, go anywhere, do anything gameplay and unconventional concept make it one of the best games on the Dreamcast. Only the possible lack of replay value and minor graphical and audio glitches keep it from scoring higher. You'd have to be crazy to pass this one up.
Pros: Great graphics, gameplay, control. Tons of fun.
Cons: Some graphical glitches and audio annoyances, questionable depth.
Excerpt: Finally, a fun driving game where the emphasis is on speed and control. Wait a minute - almost every driving game is like that. But do the others let you mow down pedestrians, cause massive accidents, or go flying over obstacles? They would if they got Crazy!
Conclusion: The soundtracks and music in the game are really something to shout about. Featuring adrenalin pumping rock music from the popular Offspring and Bad Religion, the soundtracks fit in perfectly with the fast paced action the game offers. After all, arcade games need this kind of music to create a sense of speed and excitement. A moment where you’re screeching around a bend with boxes flying across the road and the college girl in the back yelling “Yeh!
Conclusion: Well, I honestly can say that I completely agree with Faz’s review! The graphics are awesome (of particular note are the sparks, which look ultra realistic!), the gameplay draws you back again and again, and the soundtrack is one that deserves to be turned up to the max! There is nothing, and I mean nothing, about this game that I don’t like! It’s fun, it’s fast and it’s just plain crazy!
Excerpt: Wer hat das nicht schon
selbst erlebt: Immer wenn man
dringend ein Taxi benötigt, findet man keines. Und falls doch, dann fahren
Taxifahrer die seltsamsten Strecken, um ans Ziel zu kommen. Nur eines ist man