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 out victorious.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (194 reviews)
Release Date: Mar 4, 2011
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September 16

Patch Notes - 15/09/2014

- Fixed an issue where the launcher would fail to save settings.

- Added support for v-sync and FXAA.

- Now renders correctly at higher resolutions (above 720).

- Added Steam Achievements.

- Improved button prompts—now supports gamepad button prompts, and keyboard prompts are sensitive to user configurations.

- Keyboard controls can now be reconfigured.

- Implemented gamepad support across the game and launcher

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About This Game

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 out victorious.

Features

  • Two Game Modes – Arcade Mode and Original Mode for a variety of gameplay, and 16 Mini Games to hone your taxi driving skills.
  • Extra large hills for extra long hang time
  • Parked transporters with conveniently angled ramps
  • Tall cliffs and parking garages with steep drops
  • Painfully slow buses and cable cars to frustrate and annoy
  • Occasional deep sea exploration opportunities!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows® XP
    • Processor: 3.0 GHz Intel Pentium 4
    • Memory: 2GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c compatible, NVIDIA GeForce 7300 series, ATI Radeon™ X1600 Video Card with 256MB RAM
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 240MB Hard Drive space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows® 7
    • Processor: 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
    • Memory: 2GB RAM or more
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c/Shader3.0 compatible, NVIDIA GeForce 8800 series or higher, ATI Radeon™ X1900 Video Card with 512MB RAM
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 4GB Hard Drive space
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c compatible Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
21 of 27 people (78%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Anyone looking for a bit of nostalgia will be pretty dissapointed.

I am not really a fan of The Offspring / Bad Religion, but their soundtrack perfectly suited this game and has sadly been removed. Not only that, but many of the real world destinations (Pizza hut & KFC) have been replaced with generic stores.

TIme to dust off the old dreamcast.
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11 of 12 people (92%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
+ Both the "Arcade" and "Original" cities from the console ports are included, as well as Crazy Box
+ Easily runs at 60FPS no problem
+ Full controller support
+ All the cheat codes still work (including the bike cheat)

- The soundtrack was replaced with some generic music, and some of the real-world locations like KFC and the Levi's store were changed to generic store names. I realize this was probably due to licensing issues, but still a bit of a disappointment.
- The game runs up to 1080p, but the 2D elements (eg menus and the in-game hud) look extremely un-optimized and pixelated. If you've ever played an N64 or PS1 game on an emulator at high resolution, it looks sort of like that.
- Graphic options are pretty nonexistent, but they include some basic options like anti-aliasing and vsync.
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14 of 21 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
this game taught me how to drive.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Bad port, music is not original and the controls suck. Buy it for another platform.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
Audio:

First off, there's no The Offspring/Bad Religion in this game. That alone somewhat ruins the experience for me, but there's a lot more than that for sure. Nearly all the game's sounds have been changed, and in a bad way. Many of the songs play a bit too loud in game and then a couple are too quiet. There's a near constant horn that automatically plays for some reason when you nearly hit something (I think) that is really annoying and then when you do hit something, the car makes a really loud collision noise. The voices of the people you pick up and the player are also WAY too quiet. It's nearly impossible to hear them.

Video:

This could be good with a patch, but is a problem as is. The config launcher doesn't actually work and you're stuck playing at 720p the whole time. Another issue with the video is it's very stuttery. There are moments when it smooths out, but for most of the game it looks really choppy for some reason.

Controls:

The lack of analog controls absolutely kill this game. When using a controller if you move the stick slightly, it will register it as the same input as moving the stick fully in that direction. This results in not being able to drive around with any precision at all (I guess sort of the point of the game, but still).

Verdict:

Go download a Dreamcast or Gamecube emulator and play the game on there.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
No Bad Relgion/Offspring songs in the base game of the PC version.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
It's a classic game, still a bit buggy from here to there but I can't fault it for the fact that it gives me a huge nostalgic feeling inside.

The achievements aren't too tricky, and once you've beaten all of the challenges and unlocked the bike, it's a hell of a good time and reward! (unless you use the cheat code to get the bike, but that's just lame)

Overall if you played this game on the dreamcast, it's well worth the money, and heck if you didn't play this in the past, you missed out and should give it a try.

I also feel that the controller integration is a must, I can't imagine playing this without a controller.
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
TAKE ME TO THE CHURCH!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
This is a game I grew up with and have played on almost every single platform it's been available on.
That being said, sadly this is worst edition of the game I've ever played.

I will give it it's pros:
- Runs at a solid 60+ fps
- Has original feel and game play, including all modes and crazybox
- All old cheats still work

The cons:
- Some of the best music from the soundtrack is gone
- Sound effects changed and horrible
- Continuous loud horn honking sound when around / hitting cars
- NPC voice volume is far too low in contrast to other sound effects
- Company names (such as KFC) have been changed to generic names
- Game has large black borders in full screen, esentially making it like playing on a 4:3 ratio, can not find a fix for this

While I will still play the game until I beat all of it, as I always do, I will probably not play too much of it after that. If you absolutely love the game and it's a must have then get it. Otherwise it's going to be a disappointment if you expect the same experience you had on dreamcast. Mind you I also got this game in a humble bundle pack, it is no where near worth the original price of $7.99.
Kills me to say it because I love this game but would tell my friends to pass on this port.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 14
Its a Awesome classic that everyone should have in their steam collection!
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3 of 6 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
A very bad port of a fun game. It is made almost unplayable by the lack of analog support which was a key feature of this game and the Dreamcast in general.
The missing features are made worse my the fact that it was released under the "Dreamcast Collection" and that there were so many good ports of this game.
Unless analog support is added It looks like if I want to revist the crazy taxi series I will need to dust off my old XBOX original.


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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
I think there might be differences in the controls of each car. Apparently, I suck at Alex or B.D.Joe but for Gena and Gus I seem to have no problems with them. Other than that unsure if existant kink where they wouldn't inform you the differences between the drivers' cars, it's pretty sweet
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
One of my favorite childhood games. A great port with native controls for a Xbox 360 controller. The only downside to this particular port is due to copyright reasons they had to change the soundtrack which is a shame. HOWEVER, never fear. If you look in the discussions there is a user that compiled the original soundtrack in a link you can download and install :)
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4 of 8 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Terrible terrible port, the game is unplayable without real analog support. Sega you should be ashamed of yourself
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
It's not the same without the copyrighted music and stores
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
Craziest taxi i have ever driven.
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0 of 4 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
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0.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
In a nutshell: Not a bad game. If a little over priced.

Good points:
+ Not bad looking game, if a little dated (considering it's an older game).
+ Easy to pick up and play. Easy to learn, and no story to remember.
+ Lively and fun maps. Yes, the cars and NPCs are a little generic, but still feels like a nice environment.
+ "Not bad" controls. Not the best port I've played control wise, but also not the worst. I couldn't find the option to change the controls either.

Bad points:
- Limited customisation options and settings. Controls and graphics are very restricted.
- Weird physics (acceptable as it is a slightly older game).
- Speed transitions are very odd. I found myself hurtling along uncontrollably into cars and buildings.
- Odd music. Maybe just me. Also, it is very loud unless you turn it down a bit.
- Menu selection. Very weird menu controls. Pressing "d" for select and "enter" for escape really confuses me.

Overall:
In general, I like it. It's a good game but comes with several flaws. However, the price is a little high (you can pick it up on the humble bundle now and give some money to charity) for the game at the moment though and personally I feel could be reduced to about £3. Also, an introductoin of the workshop would be good but I understand that probably won't happen.
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0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
This game is mostly the same game that we all fell in love with at one point or another, whether it was in the arcade, or on one of it's many different console releases. I say mostly because one of the aspects that people love the most, the soundtrack, is not the same. In this version of the game, you will no longer hear the songs that were in the original game by the Offspring or Bad Religion, which is a shame as listening to those songs make it feel a lot more like playing Crazy Taxi. However knowing how these things go, the people who re-released this game probably wanted to keep the original music, but due to liscencing agreements, they were unable to secure the rights to those songs, as well as KFC's branding (the KFC in the arcade mode is now Fried Chicken Barn or something like that). While the missing original songs are a fault, the gameplay elements are still the same as the original game, so I feel comfortable recommending this game to people who the lack of the music is not that big of a deal, or having the original songs play in the background while you play. However if having the original music with the game is a big deal to you, then I suggest that you go and find a copy for your early 2000s console of choice (I personally like the PS2 version for those who can't get a Dreamcast version and a Dreamcast).
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0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 25
It's fun but not quite the same without the original soundtrack.
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