YMMV: Crazy Taxi

  • Awesome Music: If Crazy Taxi is usually remembered for one thing aside from its fast-paced hectic gameplay, it's the punk rock soundtrack found in each of the games, originally featuring The Offspring and Bad Religion, along with Tommy Lee, Brian Setzer, and Citizen Bird/Silverbullit. Most players consider it such a vital part of the gameplay to the point where where the ports have been widely criticized for not retaining the same music.
  • Crosses the Line Twice: Passengers actually jump out of the taxi while it's still moving if the timer runs out. That on it's own is pretty ridiculous, but it sky rockets to insane levels when you find out that one of the possible passengers you can pick up is a pregnant woman.
  • Ear Worm: YA YA YA YA YA!
  • First Installment Wins: The first game is the most fondly remembered and has seen countless ports, while the second and third games were not nearly as well-received and has each been ported once (PSP and PC respectively).
  • Song Association: Alright, who heard this song on the radio and was tempted to jump traffic? (most, if not all, of The Offspring songs featured qualify)
  • Seinfeld Is Unfunny: Some reviews of the ports will find the gameplay not as fun as it was originally.
  • Sequelitis: The first game was immensely popular at the time of its release, becoming an All Stars title for the Dreamcast, and it seemed that Sega had another Cash Cow Franchise on their hands. Unfortunately for them, the series saw a quick decline in popularity with the release of each sequel.
  • They Changed It, Now It Sucks:
    • Save for the Gamecube and PS2 ports, the game's iconic soundtrack has unfortunately never since survived its numerous re-releases, from the original PC port to the downloadable re-release in 2011.
      • The iconic soundtrack returned in the 2012 iOS re-release, though.
    • Averted in the case of the product placement though. Not many complained about the modern re-releases changing places like Pizza Hut, Kentucky Fried Chicken, or Tower Records with generic "pizza place" and "music place" locations.
    • The voice acting for the original four cabbies, save Axel, was changed with the PS2 and Gamecube ports of the first game, which carried onto the sequels. The recent re-releases of the first game are not spared of this change.