History VideoGame / CrazyTaxi

8th May '17 11:31:14 AM AndyLA
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* ProductPlacement: All over the place, though mysteriously absent in the PSP and downloadable re-releases (probably because the licenses expired and Tower Records can't really benefit from promotion when they were long out of business by that point anyway). ''[=CityRu$h=]'' opts for playing advertisements for other mobile games like ''Clash of Clans'' after missions or to bypass certain time restrictions instead of putting the ads directly in the game world.

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* ProductPlacement: All over the place, though mysteriously absent in the PSP and downloadable re-releases (probably because the licenses expired and Tower Records can't really benefit from promotion when they were long out of business by that point anyway). ''[=CityRu$h=]'' opts for playing advertisements for other mobile games like ''Clash of Clans'' after missions or to bypass certain time restrictions instead of putting the ads directly in the game world.world (although one of the unlockable cabs does have a Toys/HotWheels advertisement).
27th Apr '17 10:59:37 AM MrLavisherMoot
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->'''''[[TheOffspring Yah yah]] [[SongAssociation yah yah]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G91ziPCo39k yaah!!]]'''''

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->'''''[[TheOffspring ->'''''[[Music/TheOffspring Yah yah]] [[SongAssociation yah yah]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G91ziPCo39k yaah!!]]'''''



* MundaneMadeAwesome: Name any city where your driver will ramp public transportation off a car-carrier with TheOffspring blasting in the background. And then ask for a $200+ fee.

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* MundaneMadeAwesome: Name any city where your driver will ramp public transportation off a car-carrier with TheOffspring Music/TheOffspring blasting in the background. And then ask for a $200+ fee.
3rd Apr '17 7:24:05 PM Grovbi
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* AttractMode: "Hey, hey, hey! Are you ready to have some fun? I got some kicking music, and I'm ready to see you drive! Get those coins out of your pocket, throw them in the machine, and let's get started! [[TitleScream CRAZY TAXI!]]"

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* AttractMode: "Hey, hey, hey! Are you ready Ready to have some fun? I got some kicking music, and I'm ready to see you drive! Get those coins out of your pocket, throw them 'em in the machine, and let's get started! [[TitleScream CRAZY TAXI!]]"
15th Mar '17 6:59:41 AM SolidSonicTH
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* ProductPlacement: All over the place, though mysteriously absent in the PSP and downloadable re-releases (probably because the licenses expired). ''[=CityRu$h=]'' opts for playing advertisements for other mobile games like ''Clash of Clans'' after missions or to bypass certain time restrictions instead of putting the ads directly in the game world.

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* ProductPlacement: All over the place, though mysteriously absent in the PSP and downloadable re-releases (probably because the licenses expired).expired and Tower Records can't really benefit from promotion when they were long out of business by that point anyway). ''[=CityRu$h=]'' opts for playing advertisements for other mobile games like ''Clash of Clans'' after missions or to bypass certain time restrictions instead of putting the ads directly in the game world.
30th Sep '16 8:26:51 PM OnGreenDolphinStreet
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A 1999 arcade driving/racing game, ported to 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.

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A 1999 arcade driving/racing game, ported to 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 citizens of the local city's population a city 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.
18th Sep '16 5:52:08 AM Gosicrystal
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* CoolOldGuy: Hot-D from the second game.
** Although Gus from the first game is perhaps in his 50's, he still counts as one of these.

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* CoolOldGuy: %%* CoolOldGuy:
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Hot-D from the second game.
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game.
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Although Gus from the first game is perhaps in his 50's, he still counts as one of these.



* GoodBadBugs: If if slide into a wall at a parallel angle in the first game, your car will tilt onto 2 wheels, and you will rack up massive tip combos. Doing this is necessary to get the really big hauls.



* HideYourChildren

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* %%* HideYourChildren



* MundaneMadeAwesome: Name any city where your driver will ramp public transportation off a car-carrier with TheOffspring blasting in the background.
** And then ask for a $200+ fee.

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* MundaneMadeAwesome: Name any city where your driver will ramp public transportation off a car-carrier with TheOffspring blasting in the background.
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background. And then ask for a $200+ fee.



* OptionalTrafficLaws
* ProductPlacement: All over the place, though mysteriously absent in the PSP and downloadable re-releases (probably because the licenses expired).
** ''[=CityRu$h=]'' opts for playing advertisements for other mobile games like ''Clash of Clans'' after missions or to bypass certain time restrictions instead of putting the ads directly in the game world.

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* %%* OptionalTrafficLaws
* ProductPlacement: All over the place, though mysteriously absent in the PSP and downloadable re-releases (probably because the licenses expired).
**
expired). ''[=CityRu$h=]'' opts for playing advertisements for other mobile games like ''Clash of Clans'' after missions or to bypass certain time restrictions instead of putting the ads directly in the game world.



* UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco: Or rather, West Coast. Doubles as CreatorProvincialism given Sega of America is headquartered there.
** In ''[=CityRu$h=]'', the downtown area is clearly supposed to be San Francisco. The beach, however, is much closer to what one would find in Los Angeles or Orange County area, while the uptown area could easily be any city with large skyscrapers.

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* UsefulNotes/SanFrancisco: Or rather, West Coast. Doubles as CreatorProvincialism given Sega of America is headquartered there.
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there. In ''[=CityRu$h=]'', the downtown area is clearly supposed to be San Francisco. The beach, however, is much closer to what one would find in Los Angeles or Orange County area, while the uptown area could easily be any city with large skyscrapers.



* [[SecretCharacter Secret Car]]: Completing all of the minigames nets you a goofy new taxi to drive (a rickshaw bicycle, a baby stroller, etc). In ''Crazy Taxi 2'', you can also unlock the original cabbies from the first game -- along with their cars, of course.

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* [[SecretCharacter Secret Car]]: SecretCharacter: Completing all of the minigames nets you a goofy new taxi to drive (a rickshaw bicycle, a baby stroller, etc). In ''Crazy Taxi 2'', you can also unlock the original cabbies from the first game -- along with their cars, of course.



* SuperDrowningSkills: Fall into water during the "Crazy" missions and it's GameOver. To be fair, you're driving an automobile.

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* SuperDrowningSkills: Fall into water during the "Crazy" missions and it's GameOver. To be fair, It has some logic, as you're driving an automobile.



* TotallyRadical: Delights in it. 'Yo' especially shows up every second sentence.

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* TotallyRadical: Delights in it. 'Yo' "Yo" especially shows up every second sentence.



* WidgetSeries
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: As seen in the above screenshot, this applies to Axel, one of the playable drivers.
** Sadly, in ''[=CityRu$h=]'', he loses this, instead wearing an identically-colored bucket hat.

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* %%* WidgetSeries
* [[YouGottaHaveBlueHair You Gotta Have Green Hair]]: As seen in the above screenshot, this applies to YouGottaHaveBlueHair: Axel, one of the playable drivers.
** Sadly, in
drivers, has green hair. In ''[=CityRu$h=]'', he loses this, instead wearing an identically-colored bucket hat.
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''.
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