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  • Summary: Hey hey, come on over and have some fun with Crrrrrazy Taxi! Barrel through traffic packed streets, hurdle off parking garages, and crazy combo your way to crazy money in a wild frantic race to scare up the most fares. In Crazy Taxi, time is money, and only the craziest cabbies come outHey hey, come on over and have some fun with Crrrrrazy Taxi! Barrel through traffic packed streets, hurdle off parking garages, and crazy combo your way to crazy money in a wild frantic race to scare up the most fares. In Crazy Taxi, time is money, and only the craziest cabbies come out victorious.

    ♪ TRANSPORT BACK TO 2000 ♪
    -Remastered for mobile devices based on the hugely popular Dreamcast Classic
    -Rock out to original music by The Offspring and Bad Religion

    ♪ FIERCE ENVIRONMENTS TO MAKE YOUR PASSENGERS GO INSANE ♪
    -Extra large hills for extra long hang time
    -Parked transporters with conveniently angled ramps
    -Painfully slow buses and cable cars to frustrate and annoy
    -Occasional deep sea exploration opportunities

    ♪ DONT GET TOO DELIRIOUS ♪
    -Choose from 3, 5 or 10 minute game play in Arcade Mode and Original Mode
    -Play in touch or tilt control modes
    OTHER FEATURES:
    -Continue the madness with 16 Mini games
    -Listen to tracks from your own music playlist
    -Game Center Leaderboard and Achievement support
    -Universal Build - Buy once and play across multiple iOS devices
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. Oct 11, 2012
    100
    Crazy Taxi is an arcade/console classic that has held up very well over the years and deserves a place on your iOS device.
  2. Oct 15, 2012
    90
    With Leaderboards and Acheivements thanks to Game Center, the original modes and music and just the infectious fast-paced gameplay it contains, Crazy Taxi is a fantastic port of a classic game on iOS.
  3. Oct 15, 2012
    80
    You couldn't ask for a more faithful recreation of a slice of gaming history, and there's enough here to satisfy nostalgia-freaks, as well as those who missed out on the game the first time around.
  4. Oct 22, 2012
    80
    The nature of the hit and run game sessions is nothing short of perfect for a mobile game and touch controls do not disappoint.
  5. Oct 11, 2012
    71
    Its three-minute sessions are a great way fit for gaming on the go, to boot. The originals problems are still present, but how much that will bug you depends on how much you loved frantically delivering fares 12 years ago.
  6. Oct 15, 2012
    70
    The iOS version of Crazy Taxi is a hard game to judge. On the one hand, it's a pitch perfect port. It's the kind of port that makes me wish more classic driving games would come to the App Store (Burnout, I'm looking at you). On the other hand, the Crazy Taxi license has so much untapped potential that it's killing us that SEGA isn't doing more with it. This release proves that the Crazy Taxi formula is a fantastic fit for mobile gamers… but SEGA needs to think about putting some new tires on this old cab.
  7. Oct 11, 2012
    60
    One for the retro-heads only perhaps.

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  1. Nov 23, 2013
    7
    When I was a kid, I would occasionally go to my friend's house. He didn't have much in the way of games or anything, but he had one game inWhen I was a kid, I would occasionally go to my friend's house. He didn't have much in the way of games or anything, but he had one game in particular that he loved, and that was Crazy Taxi on his dreamcast. Imagine my surprise to find it on the app store.

    With both the arcade version, the original, and the mission set, you've got about a 5 hour package. The game basically consists of driving like a nut on the road to get your customers where they want as fast as possible while showing of your mad driving skills. Your customers are gonna range from priests, to pregnant women, to hard-rock loving teens, to your more regular people, and they've got a lot to say, especially when you hit people.

    The game is great fun and it's great nostalgia too. Pulling off crazy jumps, crazy throughs, crazy drifts and the like are satisfying and thrilling. The fun comes in trying to compete for the top earnings, so hopefully you've got a competitive side. Oh yeah, and you're listening to Bad Religion all while doing this, which is like the icing on the cake of this oddball experience.

    There are some issues though that you need to be forewarned about.

    The control schematic took awhile for me to get a hold of, and I didn't really understand a lot of the controls until I played more of the missions. Even when you learn all of the controls, they still feel relatively loose and unresponsive at times, which makes some of the more difficult maneuvers and missions incredibly frustrating. Furthermore, this game has one crazy price tag of 5 dollars. If you aren't prepared to compete with that price tag, it may be better to find your thrills elsewhere. As for me, I just hope this doesn't affect my everyday driving.
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