History VideoGame / CrazyTaxi

13th May '16 3:40:39 PM TheOneWhoTropes
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''Crazy Taxi'' was another of {{Sega}}'s [[WidgetSeries wacky]] concepts that upon first glance honestly would make you think, "[[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs what the hell were they smoking?]]", but once played, made you think, "I sure am glad they smoked that."

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''Crazy Taxi'' was another of {{Sega}}'s Creator/{{Sega}}'s [[WidgetSeries wacky]] concepts that upon first glance honestly would make you think, "[[ThisIsYourPremiseOnDrugs what the hell were they smoking?]]", but once played, made you think, "I sure am glad they smoked that."



The game was also noted for [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome its soundtrack]], featuring punk bands Music/TheOffspring and Music/BadReligion. The original game has seen a number of ports over the years (following Sega's exit from the hardware market), from the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube to the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 and even modern consoles/handhelds like the [[PlayStationPortable PSP]][[note]]Bundled with its sequel and called ''Fare Wars''[[/note]] and digital storefronts like [=PlayStation=] Network.

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The game was also noted for [[CrowningMusicOfAwesome its soundtrack]], featuring punk bands Music/TheOffspring and Music/BadReligion. The original game has seen a number of ports over the years (following Sega's exit from the hardware market), from the UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube to the UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 and even modern consoles/handhelds like the [[PlayStationPortable [[UsefulNotes/PlayStationPortable PSP]][[note]]Bundled with its sequel and called ''Fare Wars''[[/note]] and digital storefronts like [=PlayStation=] Network.
30th Mar '16 2:58:57 PM ProfessorDetective
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A 1999 arcade driving/racing game, ported to Dreamcast in 2000, UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube and UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 in 2001, PC in 2002, and iOS in 2012, the game focused upon four "extreme" independent cab drivers,[[note]]Axel, B.D. Joe, Gena, and Gus[[/note]] each with his or her own special car and attributes, who picked up random members of the local city's population that bore more than a passing resemblance to San Francisco. Each of these lovely passengers wished to be driven to a destination within the city: a church, a baseball game, [[ProductPlacement KFC]] and so on. Your job was to get them there ASAP, even if it meant plowing through outside tables, driving off parking garages or even underwater. Your fare increased via tips when you performed tricks like Crazy Jumps or Crazy Drifts, and your passenger reacted in real time with excitement or disdain, depending on how you drove.

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A 1999 arcade driving/racing game, ported to Dreamcast UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast in 2000, UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube and UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 in 2001, PC in 2002, and iOS in 2012, the game focused upon four "extreme" independent cab drivers,[[note]]Axel, B.D. Joe, Gena, and Gus[[/note]] each with his or her own special car and attributes, who picked up random members of the local city's population that bore more than a passing resemblance to San Francisco. Each of these lovely passengers wished to be driven to a destination within the city: a church, a baseball game, [[ProductPlacement KFC]] and so on. Your job was to get them there ASAP, even if it meant plowing through outside tables, driving off parking garages or even underwater. Your fare increased via tips when you performed tricks like Crazy Jumps or Crazy Drifts, and your passenger reacted in real time with excitement or disdain, depending on how you drove.
30th Mar '16 2:58:05 PM ProfessorDetective
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A 1999 arcade driving/racing game, ported to Dreamcast in 2000, PC in 2002, and iOS in 2012, the game focused upon four "extreme" independent cab drivers,[[note]]Axel, B.D. Joe, Gena, and Gus[[/note]] each with his or her own special car and attributes, who picked up random members of the local city's population that bore more than a passing resemblance to San Francisco. Each of these lovely passengers wished to be driven to a destination within the city: a church, a baseball game, [[ProductPlacement KFC]] and so on. Your job was to get them there ASAP, even if it meant plowing through outside tables, driving off parking garages or even underwater. Your fare increased via tips when you performed tricks like Crazy Jumps or Crazy Drifts, and your passenger reacted in real time with excitement or disdain, depending on how you drove.

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A 1999 arcade driving/racing game, ported to Dreamcast in 2000, UsefulNotes/NintendoGameCube and UsefulNotes/PlayStation2 in 2001, PC in 2002, and iOS in 2012, the game focused upon four "extreme" independent cab drivers,[[note]]Axel, B.D. Joe, Gena, and Gus[[/note]] each with his or her own special car and attributes, who picked up random members of the local city's population that bore more than a passing resemblance to San Francisco. Each of these lovely passengers wished to be driven to a destination within the city: a church, a baseball game, [[ProductPlacement KFC]] and so on. Your job was to get them there ASAP, even if it meant plowing through outside tables, driving off parking garages or even underwater. Your fare increased via tips when you performed tricks like Crazy Jumps or Crazy Drifts, and your passenger reacted in real time with excitement or disdain, depending on how you drove.
28th Jan '16 11:05:16 AM MrDeath
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* ShoutOut: Maybe? Hot-D's name makes up the same initials as fellow Sega franchise ''VideoGame/TheHouseOfTheDead''.
28th Jan '16 8:32:23 AM SolidSonicTH
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* ShoutOut: Maybe? Hot-D's name makes up the same initials as fellow Sega franchise ''VideoGame/TheHouseOfTheDead''.
28th Nov '15 10:25:00 PM nombretomado
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* UpdatedRerelease: The [[SegaDreamcast Dreamcast]] port of the original added an original level as well as Crazy Box mode (later to become a ''Crazy Taxi'' staple). The [[PlaystationPortable PSP]] port adds a multiplayer mode (thanks, Sega, it only took 8 years).

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* UpdatedRerelease: The [[SegaDreamcast [[UsefulNotes/SegaDreamcast Dreamcast]] port of the original added an original level as well as Crazy Box mode (later to become a ''Crazy Taxi'' staple). The [[PlaystationPortable [[UsefulNotes/PlaystationPortable PSP]] port adds a multiplayer mode (thanks, Sega, it only took 8 years).
20th Nov '15 11:47:15 PM crl85
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* RoadTripAcrossTheStreet: A lot of the characters with red dollar signs above them would ask the cabbie to take them to places that were both within walking distance ''and'' on the exact same side of the street as the passenger. For example, one male passenger under a red dollar sign near the beach on the Arcade map would want to go to Pizza Hut, which was not only on the same side of the street he was standing on (the right side), but just 219 yards (less than ''two AmericanFootball fields'') away from him. Why waste all that money when walking is free?

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* RoadTripAcrossTheStreet: A lot of the characters with red dollar signs above them would ask the cabbie to take them to places that were both within walking distance ''and'' on the exact same side of the street as the passenger. For example, one male passenger under a red dollar sign near the beach on the Arcade map would want to go to Pizza Hut, which was not only on the same side of the street he was standing on (the right side), but just 219 yards (less than ''two AmericanFootball fields'') away from him. Why waste all that money when walking is free?free? But maybe the biggest example is up the road, when a passenger asks to be taken to KFC...'''''60 yards away from him!''''' All he has to do walk up the sidewalk, and then, walk across the street, and he's there! Must be rich.
13th Nov '15 8:25:16 AM crl85
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* DamageProofVehicle: You can hit all sorts of cars, trucks, and buses while driving someone to their destination, and your cab won't have a single scratch on it. Oddly enough, neither will the other vehicles on the road that you collide with.

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* DamageProofVehicle: You can hit all sorts of cars, trucks, and buses while driving someone to their destination, and your cab won't have a single scratch on it. Oddly enough, neither will the other vehicles on the road that you collide with.
13th Nov '15 8:24:46 AM crl85
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* DamageProofVehicle: You can hit all sorts of cars, trucks, and buses while driving someone to their destination, and your cab won't have a single scratch on it. Oddly enough, so will the other vehicles on the road that you collide with.

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* DamageProofVehicle: You can hit all sorts of cars, trucks, and buses while driving someone to their destination, and your cab won't have a single scratch on it. Oddly enough, so neither will the other vehicles on the road that you collide with.
13th Nov '15 8:23:44 AM crl85
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* DamageProofVehicle: You can hit all sorts of cars, trucks, and buses while driving someone to their destination, and your cab won't have a single scratch on it. Oddly enough, so will the other vehicles on the road that you collide with.
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