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                             Version Differences 
                             
                              For Sega Dreamcast
       Arcade, PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox 360, PSN, PSP IOS/Android
                      
                    Crazy Taxi Version Differences FAQ
         
                                Version 1.00
                             
                               By Adam Cooper
                       Email: adam3k3[at]gmail[dot]com  
                        Website: http://adamcooper.me
                                                                         
    
                 This FAQ is Copyright (c) 2013 Adam Cooper
                                                      
                        Last Revision August 9th, 2013




Table of Contents

1. About this Guide......................................[100]
 1-1. Availability...................................[110]
 2-1. Copyright and License..........................[120]
 3-1. Searching the Guide............................[130]
 4-1. Version History................................[140]

2. Introduction..........................................[200]
3. General Information...................................[300]
4. Console release changes...............................[400]
 1-4. Arcade Version.................................[410]
 2-4. Dreamcast......................................[420]
 3-4  PS2............................................[430]
 4-4. GameCube.......................................[440]
 5-4. Gameboy Advacne................................[450]
 6-4. PC.............................................[460]
 7-4. Xbox...........................................[470]
 8-4. PSP............................................[480]
 9-4. Xbox 360.......................................[490]
10.4  PSN............................................[4010]
11.4  IOS/Android....................................[4020]

5. Comparison Chart......................................[500] 
6. FAQ...................................................[600]
7. Closing...............................................[700]
 1-7. Contacts.......................................[710] 
 2-7. Special Thanks.................................[720]



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                           100: About this Guide                 
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The Latest version of this FAQ and all of my work is always available on 
my website [1], GameFaqs [2] and IGN [3].

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This FAQ is Copyright (c) 2013 Adam Cooper, and released under the terms of
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This License enables you to distribute this FAQ provided it remains in 
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All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by 
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'-- 130: Searching the Guide -------------------------------------------------'

Press "CTRL+F" to Search the FAQ. Copy, paste the code to the desired section 
from the tables of content into the search bar and click Find.

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'-- 140: Version History -----------------------------------------------------'

Version 1.00 August 9th, 2013

Concluded the FAQ with everything I know of.


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                            200: Introduction
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My first Version Differences FAQ. Crazy Taxi was ported to many different 
forms including PC version, mobile and consoles. This FAQ highlights the 
differences I noted while personally testing many versions.


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                        300: General Information
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Crazy Taxi is an open world driving game. Unlikely anything which was 
released before.  It took a new direction as you picking up customers 
and drive them to their destination within a short time limit. 

The graphics and gameplay represents SEGA style at its beset. What started 
as an Arcade game, ended up on all consoles and even further parts were 
introduced with improved ideas and gameplay.

Bellow is a list of details:

Developer(s)
Hitmaker, Strangelite


Publisher(s)
Sega, Acclaim, Activision


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                       400: Console release changes
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[410] Arcade Version 

Release date - 1999

Board - Sega NAOMI

Based on Californian city, it has many real famous places like 
Pizza Hut and Fila sport store. The map consists of 3 areas. 

The Starting beach coast: A down/up hill area that ends up on a 
beach coast with shops and a narrow highway.

The City: It's basically a big square with buildings, easy roads and 
normal traffic.

The coast highway: connects the Beach coast with the City. You
start off by either interning a tunnel or use the upper road. Both
way lead to an insane traffic. This is the hardest and 
most crowded area of the map.



[420] Dreamcast

Release date -

NA January 24 2000
JP January 27, 2000
PAL February 25, 2000

Media: GD-ROM Disk

Ported from the arcade version along with extra stuff in 2000.

+ Extra Map
+ Mini Games (Crazy Box)
+ Comfortable Controller
+ VGA box compatible (640x480)
+ Closest to the Arcade port
+ Rally While compatible

- Rare Slowdowns
- Rare Draw destiny problems



 - Crazy Taxi 2

Release date -

NA 2001
JP 2001
PAL 2001

Media: GD-ROM Disk

Released in 2001 exclusively on Sega Dreamcast. This game is considered 
the best in the series. Balanced cities, great graphics and new features 
makes this a must own by any Crazy Taxi/Sega fan.

+ 2 New City (Big Apple/Small Apple)
+ Reply Mod 
+ Online Score board (no longer active)
+ Better Mini Games (Crazy Pyramid)
+ Jump ability (crazy hop)
+ Solid gameplay (almost no slowdowns)
+ Great Graphics
+ Great Music
+ Rally While
+ Ability to record your play (approximately 1 minute)



[430] PlayStation 2

Release date -

NA May 14, 2001
PAL June 1, 2001
JP November 22, 2001

Media: DVD

After Sega went 3rd party, Dreamcast games got ported left and right. 
Crazy Taxi 1 was ported to PS2 with nothing new at all.

- Slowdowns
- Controls could be considered worse than Dreamcast 



[440] GameCube

Release date -

NA November 17, 2001
PAL May 30, 2002
JP May 30, 2002

Media: Nintendo Optical Disk

Another port to Nintendo Game Cube. This could be considered as a PS2 port.

- Slowdowns
- Bad Controls



[450] Gameboy Advacne

Release date - 2003

Media: 1 GBA Cartridge

Ported to the famous Gameboy Advance system in 2003, the hardest 
technical port to ever hit the handheld's limited hardware. Some 
mini games were missing and the passengers were converted to 2D 
spirits to remove as much pressure as possible.

My suggestion is that this can mostly apply to the Diehard Crazy Taxi/Sega 
fans only as casual gamers may be turned off by the graphics/gameplay or may 
just prefer the original console version.

- Bad graphics (compared to consoles)
- Bad controls
- Watered-down version among them all



[460] PC - Windwos

Release date -

NA September 30, 2002
PAL June 28, 2002

Media: 1 CD

Another port was presented, to Windows PC this time. A good port to 
PC only gamers, however not perfect. For starters, the game doesn't run 
any better no matter how powerful your PC is or what resolution you put 
it at. 

The keyboard controls make the game a bit hard, but with some playing you will 
kind of get used to it.

Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
Processor: Pentium 3 @ 500 MHz
Memory: 64 MB
Hard Drive: 200 MB Free
Video Memory: 16 MB
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
DirectX: 8.0
Keyboard & Mouse
CD/DVD Rom Drive

Recommended System Requirements

OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
Processor: Pentium 3 @ 800 MHz
Memory: 128 MB
Hard Drive: 200 MB Free
Video Memory: 16 MB
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
DirectX: 8.0
Keyboard & Mouse
CD/DVD Rom Drive

+ Good Graphics
+ Stable Port
+ Custom Music (via moding)

- Rare Slowdowns
- Rare Draw destiny problems
- Hard Controls (depends on a person)


 - Crazy Taxi 3

Release date - 2004

Media: 1 CD

In 2004, Xbox's Crazy Taxi 3 was ported to windows PC again with 
higher resolution option. The problems that were found Xbox version 
were never fixed with this port. The game did not sell well.

Minimum System Requirements

OS: Windows 98/ME/2000/XP
Processor: Pentium 3 @ 1 GHz or Athlon Equivalent
Memory: 256 MB
Hard Drive: 500 MB Free
Video Memory: 64 MB (nVidia GeForce 3/ATI Radeon 8500)
Sound Card: DirectX Compatible
DirectX: 9.0
Keyboard & Mouse
CD/DVD Rom Drive

+ Good Graphics
+ Stable Port
+ Supports stirring wheal

- Some Slow downs



[470] Microsoft Xbox

Release date -

NA July 24, 2002
PAL September 20, 2002
JP October 23, 2003

Media: 1 DVD

A new game was introduced as the first wave of Sega's 3rd party support 
of the next gen consoles. This game features Maps from both Crazy Taxi 
and Crazy Taxi 2 plus a new Map created exclusively for Xbox. A new set 
of mini games (Crazy X) were added again as well as a bit of change to the 
game engine. 

A few small but great changes have been made to the first Crazy Taxi map 
to support the jump function. Crazy Taxi 2 map is set to night time as well. 
A good game that should be owned by every Crazy Taxi fan.

+ Improved West Coast (Crazy Taxi 1 Map)
+ Improved Small Apple (Crazy Taxi 2 Map)
+ Improved game engine
+ Good Controls

- Rare Slowdowns



[480] PSP

Release date -

NA August 7, 2007
AUS June 29, 2007
EU September 28, 2007

Media: 1 UMD

The best port in the series. Not only a straight forward port but with 
remade features, new feature and a multiplayer mode. Easily the best 
and a must own game only if you can get used to the horrible controls.
 
Very hard to control as you hold the PSP system. Changing the controls back 
and forth between mini games/main game is almost required as it's nearly 
impossible to jump and keep a good speed while navigating the traffic all at 
the same time. 

Outside the technical aspect, the game receives a multiplayer mode as well 
as some changes like the removal of the real places ex; pizza hut and 
replacement with another made up place. Despite the bad controls, this game 
truly stands out among all the Crazy Taxi games with it's new and remade 
features.

+ Crazy Taxi 1 - 2 on the same UMD
+ Multiplayer Mod
+ Good soundtracks
+ Custom soundtracks
+ Remade Sounds
+ Remade customers voices
+ Remade interaction chats between the driver and customers
+ Ability to record your play (approximately 1 minute)

- Horribly Controls
- Rare Slowdowns (Lower than other versions)



[490] Xbox 360

Release date -

NA Nov 24, 2010

Price: 800 MS points

+ Can be played on HD TV. 
+ Achievements 



[4010] PSN

Release date -

NA Nov 16, 2010

Price: $4.99 (was $9.99)

+ Can be played on HD TV. 
+ Trophies



[4020] IOS/Android

Release date -

NA Oct 11, 2012

Price: $4.99

+ Retina Graphics
+ Achievements


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                             500: Comparison Chart
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I will try to simplify all versions difference and features in the 
following chart for you to easily decide side by side which version 
is best for you.

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 =   Game    =   CS   =   RM   =   IM   =   SW   =   GC  =   OM   =    MM   =
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 =    CTD    =        =        =        =   O    =   O    =        =        =
 =    CT2D   =        =   O    =        =   O    =   O    =        =        =
 =    CTP    =   O    =        =        =        =        =        =        =
 =    CTA    =        =        =        =        =        =        =        =
 =    CTS    =        =        =        =        =   O    =        =        =
 =    CTG    =        =        =        =        =        =        =        =
 =    CT3P   =        =        =   O    =   O    =        =        =        =
 =    CT3    =        =        =   O    =        =   O    =   O    =        =
 =    CTP    =   O    =    O   =        =        =        =   O    =    O   =
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Chart Eplanation 

Game: Game Version
CS: Custom Soundtrack 
RC: Record Mode
IM: Improved Maps
SW: Stirring Wheal
GC: Good Controls
OM: Old Maps
MM: Multiplayer Mode

CTD: Crazy Tai Dreamcast
CT2D: Crazy Tai 2 Dreamcast
CTP: Crazy Tai PC
CTA: Crazy Tai GameboyAdvance
CTS: Crazy Taxi PS2
CTG: Crazy Taxi GameCube
CT3P: Crazy Tai 3 PC
CT3: Crazy tai 2 bo
CTP: Crazy Tai PSP (Fare Wars)

O: Yes


The IOS/Android version is an ok port for quick gameplay as the graphics are 
good and it contains IOS achievements but with bad controls.  


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Q: So what's the best version overall?

A: If you don't mind the bad controls than get the PSP version. 
Otherwise Xbox or Dreamcast.


Q2: Are the PSP controls that bad? Can I get used to them?

A: Yes, you will have hard time moving your finger from bottom to top 
while holding R trigger while watching and navigating the traffic.


Q3: What are some of the online gameplay?

A: Couple of mini games like Time attack and Horse (like in Tony Hawk games).


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                               700: Closing
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                              710: Contacts
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I may be contacted any time via my email, Twitter or Blog. Just make 
sure to properly mention the subject. I welcome questions, contributions, 
corrections, requests or anything else.

E-mail: adam3k3[at]gmail[dot]com
Twitter: @Adam3k3
Website: http://adamcooper.me


                           720: Special Thanks
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. Game Manual: Some info from it.
. Wikipedia: For the Game Info.
. All listed websites for accepting my FAQs.
. You for reading this FAQ.




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