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    Crazy Taxi: Catch a Ride
    
    ====================================================================
    ------------------------------Contents------------------------------
    ====================================================================
    1. Introduction
    2. Game Basics
     - Controls
     - Menus
    3. Characters
    4. Miscellaneous
    5. Walkthrough
     5.2 Crazy Box
    6. FAQ
    7. Guide Disclaimer
    
    ====================================================================
    ---------------------------1. Introduction--------------------------
    ====================================================================
    The Crazy Taxi Cab Company is a virtual empire in this here town - it ain't
    the gangs. Or the homeless or the boys in blue, it's us that rule these
    streets. And that's the truth.
    
    ====================================================================
    ---------------------------2. Game Basics---------------------------
    ====================================================================
    
    ===================================
    -------------Controls--------------
    ===================================
    
    -------------D-Pad
    Move in the direction pressed.
    
    -------------A Button:
    Accelerate
    
    -------------B Button:
    Brakes
    
    -------------L Button:
    Boost
    
    -------------R Button:
    Drive Backwards
    
    -------------Start/Pause Button:
    Choose to either Resume, Restart or Quit.
    
    -------------Select
    Toggle Distance
    
    ===================================
    -------------Menus-----------------
    ===================================
    
    -------------Crazy Taxi
    Start your game.
    
    - Normal Rules
    Speaks for its self.
    
    - 3 Minutes
    Have only 3 minutes to play.
    
    - 5 Minutes
    Have only 5 minutes to play.
    
    - 10 Minutes
    Have only 10 Minutes to play.
    
    -------------Crazy Box
    Play a bunch of mini-games. Check below for strategies.
    
    -------------Options
    - Time
    Change the time for your mission.
    
    - Time Difference
    Changes the time differences in the mission.
    
    - Traffic
    Toggle the amount of traffic on the road.
    
    - Sound
    Change the sound of the game.
    
    - Control
    View the controls.
    
    -------------Records
    
    - Total Records
    See all your records for any mission.
    
    - XXX Records
    View your personal records on the first name you have.
    
    - XXX Records
    View your personal records on the second name you have.
    
    -------------Save & Load
    Speaks for its self.
    
    -------------Start/Pause
    Brings up a menu, you can choose to do a few things here.
    
    - Resume
    Press the A button to continue playing.
    
    - Restart
    Restart the current game.
    
    - Quit
    Press the B button to quit the game.
    
    ====================================================================
    ---------------------------3. Characters----------------------------
    ====================================================================
    
    ===================================
    --------Axel
    ===================================
    Age: 21
    Sex: Male
    Height: 183cms
    Weight: 72kg
    Blood: B Type
    
    Hey. Yeah, I'm a cabbie. I think by far it's the coolest job out there.
    Fresh air, sunshine, cruisn' around in my '60s classic convertible - who
    can resist that? My customers love it too, and I like showing 'em a good
    time (and a scenic route or two), which usually gets me some pretty big
    tips. I guess my style kinda grows on them.
    
    I got tons of friends, and I always try to do right by 'em. Seems like I'm
    always breaking up a fight or getting two people to make up. I want all my
    friends to feel as groovy as me. I may be wild and freewheelin', but don't
    get me mad 'cause I'll get right up in your face. I got something of a
    temper.
    
    When I'm not working, you can find me jammin' with my punk band (I sing and
    play bass), or rippin' up the waves or slopes or skate parks. Any sport
    that uses a board, I'm all over it. Or I'm trying to pick up women - which
    usually gets me in trouble. See, I can be a little too independent for my
    own good. Band members and women seem to come and go. Maybe it's a
    commitment thing...
    
    ===================================
    --------B.D. Joe
    ===================================
    Age: 25
    Sex: Male
    Height: 179cms
    Weight: 768g
    Blood: O Type
    
    I'm the kinda guy you wanna meet next time you flag down a cab. That's
    right, man. I can entertaion you, tell you jokes, tell you stories - I can
    also give you advice on your troubles, or tell you where to find the best
    seafood in town. Whatever you need man; I'm there for you.
    
    I just love to talk, and talking makes people happy. Happy people make me
    happy - It's beautiful man! Friendliness makes the world go round, I'm
    tellin' ya. That's why I drive a cab. There are hundreds of people out
    there in the hard, cold city that just need a little cheer in their day.
    That's where I come in. I shoulda been a bartender, but driving a cab is a
    lot more fun.
    
    I've always been the entertainin' type. Ask me to do some card tricks
    sometime. I'm also somethin' of a musician. I can make music with anything,
    man. People say I got the gift, and maybe that's true. Other people tell me
    I should be making money off my music, but - nah, too complicated. Makin'
    folks smile is enough of a reward for me.
    
    ===================================
    --------Gena
    ===================================
    Age: 23
    Sex: Female
    Height: 175cms
    Weight: 114.4lbs
    Blood: AB Type
    
    Why do I drive a cab? Yeah, I know it sounds weird for a chick like me.
    Like my mother says, I could be anything - model, actress, and
    astrophysicist, whatever. But all I want is to race around in my car all
    day. Life's too short to get bogged down in complex things like careers and
    relationships. I just wanna be free, be on my own, and have a damn good
    time.
    
    I don't have much use for customers, other then pay the bills. If the tip
    is good, I can buy more chrome for my wheels. The more desperate they are
    to get somewhere, the more I like it 'cause then I can shift into warp
    speed.
    
    My friends think I should become a pro racecar driver. But it's not just
    the speed that pumps me up; it's that heart-stopping ride through
    unpredictable, grid locked streets. Every trip is different - there's
    nothing else on earth like driving a cab.
    
    When I'm not working in my cab, I'm working on it. I love to fine-tune the
    engine so it almost flies - 0 to 60 in a heartbeat. I've got nerves of
    steel behind the wheel, and not many guys can match that. If I wanted, I
    could have 'em lined up around the block hanging on my every word. But
    that's boring as all hell. Guys just tie you down.
    
    ===================================
    --------Gus
    ===================================
    Age: 42
    Sex: Male
    Height: 176cms
    Weight: 85kg
    Blood: B Type
    
    Man, I've pulled some crazy-ass stunts in my time. A few years back, I had
    a wild streak that just wouldn't quit, and I ran around with some pretty
    dangerous types. I was always tryin' to prove that I was the best. I hated
    to lose at anything - arm wrestlin', fence-jumpin', knife-throwin'. I could
    even spit the farthest. You get the picture.
    
    Now one thing you should know about me is that I'm a creative thinker. I'm
    always one step ahead of the trend. Hell, I'm the one who sets the trends!
    One of my best talents was drivin', and one day I met a guy who needed to
    get somewhere quick. I got a flash of inspiration, and took this guy on the
    ride of his life. No map, no rulebook, and no road signs - we blasted our
    way through that city like a heat-seeking missile. I invented a new style
    of taxi drivin' and the Crazy Taxi Cab Company was born. Now I'm a legend.
    
    Most days, after roughin' up the city in my cab, I hook up with my card
    buddies and relax with an all-night game of poker. But I don't freak
    anymore when I lose a game. I don't take winning so seriously now. Maybe
    I've mellowed with age (like a fine wine, right?). Maybe it's made me wiser,
    instead of just a wise-ass.
    
    ====================================================================
    ---------------------------4. Miscellaneous--------------------------
    ====================================================================
    
    ===================================
    -------------Classes---------------
    ===================================
    
    Class | Fare
    ------+---------------------
    A!    | 10,000+
    A     | 8,000+
    B     | 5,000+
    C     | 1,000+
    D     | 500+
    E     | 100+
    X     | 0
    
    (The above is estimated)
    
    ===================================
    -------------Extras----------------
    ===================================
    
    - Bonus Fare
    This is calculated due to the distance of the destination
    
    - Bonus Fare
    If you get to the destination then the time limit, you get a bonus fare
    based on the amount of time left over. You also get a Time Bonus, which is
    added to your overall shirt time.
    
    - Tips
    Your customers appreciate all the creativity you can put into the ride, so
    the more crazy manoeuvres you can an pull off, the better the tip.
    
    ===================================
    -------------Crazy Moves-----------
    ===================================
    
    - Crazy Jump
    Use jump ramps or similar elevated obstacles to become airborne.
    
    - Crazy Drift
    Sustain a sliding drift while turning.
    
    - Crazy Through
    Cut in close to the other vehicles that you pass on the roads without
    crashing.
    
    - Crazy Dash
    This move propels the cab forward with a burst of speed. First, release
    both the accelerator and the brake. Then, just after shifting into Drive,
    press the accelerator.
    
    - Crazy Drift
    Use this technique to execute a sliding drift. While moving forward,
    quickly shift into Reverse and back into Drive, while pulling the steering
    wheel to either the left or right.
    
    - Crazy Back Dash
    Execute a hasty retreat with this speedy thrust in reverse. Shift quickly
    into reverse just after executing a Crazy Dash.
    
    - Crazy Back Drift
    Unlike the Crazy Drift, the cab continues moving in reverse after spinning
    180 degrees. While moving forward, quickly shift into Drive and back into
    Reverse while pulling the steering wheel to either the right or left.
    
    ====================================================================
    ---------------------------5. Walkthrough---------------------------
    ====================================================================
    
    Take passengers to their destinations.
    
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    --------City 1
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    --------City 2
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    The above map, displays everything which is needed.
    
    For best printing of maps, change printer settings of the Left and Right
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    ====================================================================
    ---------------------------5.1 Crazy Box----------------------------
    ====================================================================
    
    ===================================
    --------Crazy Jump
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    Jump past the K point.
    
    -Best character to use: Gena
    -Strategy:
    Don't start straight away, instead go back until you hit the wall, fix
    yourself up a little bit so your more inline with the line on the road,
    then switch to the boost while accelerating, keep accelerating and jump -
    you should be able to make it.
    
    ===================================
    --------Crazy Drift
    ===================================
    Perform crazy drifts to earn a minimum of 15 combo's within the time limit.
    
    -Best character to use: B.D. Joe
    -Strategy:
    First, release both the accelerator and the brake. Then, just after
    shirting into Drive, press the accelerator. If you didn't understand that,
    it's basically just doing a well-executed hard turn.
    
    ===================================
    --------Crazy Rush
    ===================================
    Take all of the customers to their destinations within the time limit.
    
    -Best character to use: B.D. Joe
    -Strategy:
    Basically the same as the main game; take the passengers to their
    destinations. Try to position yourself so that you’re right in front of the
    destination.
    
    ===================================
    --------Crazy Flag
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    Run over the flag behind the car within the time limit.
    
    -Best character to use: Anyone
    -Strategy:
    This is a pretty easy mini-game. From the start, quickly turn around and
    then start driving all the way until you see the flag near the end of the
    beach.
    
    ===================================
    --------Crazy Turn
    ===================================
    Take the customer to their destination within the time limit.
    
    -Best character to use: B.D. Joe
    -Strategy:
    Use an acceleration from the very start; use hard turns to make it through.
    Be careful not to turn too hard, or you'll hit a wall.
    
    ===================================
    --------Crazy Zigzag
    ===================================
    Without falling in the sea. Deliver the customer within the time limit.
    
    -Best character to use: Gena
    -Strategy:
    From the start, accelerate, then jump at the very edge (you'll jump the
    small corner gap - it's a bit of a glitch), do this with them all. It
    shouldn't be too hard.
    
    ===================================
    --------Crazy Balloons
    ===================================
    Pop all of the balloons within the time limit.
    
    -Best character to use: Any
    -Strategy:
    Start by going straight ahead, you can accelerate for a boost, go around
    the area, then you can go into the middle, or the other way - middle first,
    then outside. It's not very hard to do.
    
    ===================================
    --------Crazy Bound
    ===================================
    Without falling in the sea. Deliver the customer within the time limit.
    
    -Best character to use: B.D. Joe
    -Strategy:
    Try to do allot of crazy drifts around the corners. From the start, use an
    acceleration, when you get near the ramp, jump off it onto the right (when
    your high enough), you should make it onto the next jump, at the next jump,
    jump early on the left, then do another left on the next jump, right at the
    next one, then a left, left, right, etc. just continue doing that, and you
    should get a good time.
    
    ===================================
    --------Crazy Pole
    ===================================
    Take all the customers to their destinations within the time limit.
    
    -Best character to use: B.D. Joe
    -Strategy:
    Try to execute a crashing stop by crashing into the poles while breaking.
    Use a boost from the start, and then just keep going doing crashing stops.
    This would probably take a few tries to do.
    
    ====================================================================
    ---------------------------6. FAQ-----------------------------------
    ====================================================================
    
    If you have any questions e-mail me (The link is at the bottom and follow
    The guidelines)
    
    1. I don't understand your guide, what do I do!?
    A: Sometimes I might have gone a little bit further, just try to go on with
    the game, if you still don't know what to do, e-mail me and I'll revise the
    section(s).
    
    2: Why are you missing so much in your Map's?
    It's very hard to do the maps, and find every character and their
    destinations, so I just did a few. You don't really need to know it though.
    
    ====================================================================
    ---------------------------7. Guide Disclaimer----------------------
    ====================================================================
    
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    --------Sites that are allowed-----
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    http://www.gamefaqs.com
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    This FAQ may not be referenced or altered without permission from myself.
    This FAQ is an exclusive to the above website(s) and may not be hosted
    elsewhere. Alteration of this Copyright is punishable under Title 17
    Chapter 5 Section 506(d) of US Copyright Law for a fine of up to $2,500.
    
    ===================================
    --------Reproduction---------------
    ===================================
    
    I don't mind if this guide is posted somewhere. But please include the
    copyright, and read the warning in the previous section.
    
    Copyright (c) 2003 Oscar C. - http://pub82.ezboard.com/bbirdbrainsboard
    
    Or The HTML version (make sure you get rid of the asterisk's *)
    
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    Copyright (c) 2003 Oscar C. <*/a*>
    
    ===================================
    --------E-Mailing Me--------------
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    -Using proper grammar and spelling might enhance your chances of being
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    allowed.
    
    My E-mail: Devis0r@hotmail.com
    
    ===================================
    --------Credits--------------------
    ===================================
    
    -Hitmaker for making the game.
    

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