Excerpt: Crazy Taxi is essentially the perfect arcade game. You drop a quarter, grab a fake steering wheel and roar through digital San Francisco in one of four souped-up cabs, picking up passengers and delivering them to familiar locations before finding someone new and repeating the process.
Conclusion: Pretty much like The Offspring . If a track by The Offspring comes coasting by on your iPod during shuffle, cool. A quick blast of 90’s punk rock is always welcome, but it’s not every day you want to wade through an entire Offspring album.
Excerpt: The original Crazy Taxi was one of my favorite Dreamcast games a decade ago, and since that system’s death, the CT formula has provided me with countless hours of enjoyable on the original Xbox and most recently on the PSP.
Excerpt: Nostalgia has played an important part in Xbox Live Arcade, from new versions of classic arcade games to modern titles that hark back to classic styles of play. Now SEGA has joined those looking back, and has begun a series of Dreamcast ports that are also available on the PlayStation Network.
Excerpt: This may not be the Crazy Taxi of your dad but this "remake" on the XBox 360 is actually still an additively entertaining racing game. Although originally on the Dreamcast, Crazy Taxi required the gamer to drive a taxi around a fully interactive city in order to collect passengers and take them from...
Excerpt: If grooving to The Offspring’s “All I Want” was as key to your Crazy Taxi experience as it was to ours, prepare for a rough ride. This Live Arcade port leaves the original Offspring and Bad Religion soundtrack at the side of the road, picking up some forgettable pop-punk tunes that can’t hope to...
Pros: + Hauling ass through crowded streets is still a big rush., + These taxis handle nicely with a 360 controller.
Cons: - Nixes one of gaming’s most perfect soundtracks; graphics desperately need updating., ? How do bystanders and clueless pedestrians always manage to dodge your speeding cab?
Excerpt: The main unavoidable changes in this (and the PSP) incarnation involve the stripping of pretty much everything licensed in the original. Fans accustomed to Pizza Hut and KFC will have to make due with the generic Pizza Parlor and Fried Chicken Shack instead, but similar color schemes for the...
Conclusion: I've completed all the achievements but can still see myself picking it up once in a while for a little spin, Crazy Dashing my cab from one destination to the other. I think SEGA could have done better with the HD-update but nothing they did broke the game so it's just the same.