Summary: Crazy Taxi was released in the arcades some years ago, then made into a Sega Dreamcast game and this is the ported over version to the Gamecube. You play a taxi driver who has to ferry passengers from one place to another in the quickest time possible before a timer runs out and that's about all you have to do in the game. There's no deep plot to this just drive very quickly. I would have liked to have seen more with Crazy Taxi.
Excerpt: The humble cabbie, talkative (sometimes), friendly (sometimes) and gets you to your destination.....sometimes. These folk wouldn't rip through the town, run around parks to get you to where you want to go and switch on fast rock. Welcome to the world of Crazy Taxi. The aim of the game is this: You choose one of four cabbies and use their own taxi to pick up as many folk and drive them to their destination in a certain period of time.
Pros: Fun, good graphics, fast, soundtracks go really well
Excerpt: Let’s face it, deeming something ‘Crazy’ isn’t very impressive any more, is it? It’s about as alluring as ‘wacky’ or ‘fab’ and reminds me of the luminous pinks, greens, yellows and, of course..... Timmy Mallet. Uh, I tremble at the thought. Mr. Mallet is indeed crazy, wacky and fab. It’s just a shame every hates those phrases, especially since teenage drinking levels went right up and darkness is our friend. A ‘Crazy’ game? Sounds crap, but no- this is good.
Pros: Great fun for a quick bash . Quite a good challenge .
Excerpt: I bought Crazy Taxi pre-owned as part of a multi-game deal, and I had already played it on other consoles, and I had enjoyed it on those other consoles. And, again, at first, I enjoyed it greatly, its good fun driving in crazy ways to pick up bonuses and trying to do jumps. I enjoyed the concept of the game as I felt it was a clever idea, and a fun way of realising it.
Excerpt: Crazy Taxi is a simple game to play, yet is fun and cleverly designed. While not the most fulfilling of games, it is great for parties. However, it has no multiplayer option. Your best bet is to play an original game and pass the controller around between players. It is incredibly amusing to watch other people earn extra money on their fare by pulling off a big jump, or by driving on the wrong side of the road!
Pros: Extremely funny and excellent for parties .
Cons: Can get repetitive, no real way of finishing the game .
Excerpt: Crazy Taxi has been around for a good while now, its bright yellow box being seen in many arcades and it also being ported to the Dreamcast. Since then two sequels have been made, most recently the third exclusively for XBox, and in 2002 the original went all over the place once more, it was there for the GameCube’s launch and was then later ported to the PC. To those unfamiliar with the concept is pretty simple.
Summary: I always wanted to own a copy of Crazy Taxi and nearly found myself buying a Dreamcast to get a copy but I waited for the Gamecube and finally bought it on release day. I really enjoyed the game but you have to ask yourself where the acual improvement is over the original. The graphics are very slightly improved but there's no new modes or anything. This seems to just be a remake simply for the cash-in on the license.