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     Crazy Taxi . Crazy Taxi 2 . Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller . Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars
     
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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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    The Latest version of this FAQ and all of my work is always available on 
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    '-- 120: Copyright and License -----------------------------------------------'
    
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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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                                  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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