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                    CrazTaxi's Unofficial Guide to Crazy Taxi
                                 V 2.0  0/30/00
    
    
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    Updates
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    V 2.0-Added My Top Score Section, Changed my name and e-mail address, fixed Contents, Updated
          Copyright to match my other faq for Baldies :), Changed Copyright to Disclaimer. fixed a 
          typo in the title :/
    V 1.5-Added Tips Locations, and Upcoming section
    V 1.0-Added Cabbies section
    V 0.1-Started Guide. Added Copyright, Review, How to Play, Techniques, and 
    Licenses sections
    
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    Contents
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    Disclaimer
    My Review
    How To Play
    Techniques
    Cabbies
    Locations
    Tips
    My Top Score
    Upcoming
    
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    Disclaimer
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         All of my FAQS and ASCII are copyright 2000 CrazTaxi.  Any plagerism will have serious
    legal action and you will face up to a $1,000 fine and/or 10 years in jail for copyright
    infringement.
    
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    My Review
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    	I highly recommend this game for anybody who can find it.
    
    Gameplay-10/10-It's not one of those games where once you beat it, it's game 
    over.  This game goes on and on and on until you either run out of time or get 
    tired of it and leave.
    
    Challenge-3-10/10-Depending how the service guy sets it up, this can be anywhere 
    from a morning walk to a real challenge.  Personally, where I play it, it's set 
    on the hardest 'cause everyone always gets high scores.
    
    Variety-8/10-Not a lot to choose from.  You can choose from 4 drivers, each with 
    an ability better than the others.
    
    Overall-10/10-A really great game made by Sega, Ltd.'s AM3 department that 
    displays good 3D graphics and fast processing.
    
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    How to Play
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    	Pretty obvious.  You go around picking up people with a cash sign above 
    them.  Make sure you stop very close without hitting them for more time to 
    deliver.  Depending on the service guy, you get 40-80 sec. to start off and a 
    difficulty setting of 1-8.  After picking them up, you have to drive them to 
    their destination(duh).  The number on their head is the time you have to get 
    them there, so if they have to run to your car, you get less time, plus they 
    yell at you.  You can also get tips for reckless driving, as seen below.  Green 
    customers go the farthest and pay the most, while Red ones go the shortest and 
    pay the least.  I think Red ones are to lazy to walk.  There are 4 ratings for 
    you if you get there.  Speedy-You get a 5 sec. time bonus and a high five.  
    Normal-You get a 2 sec. bonus and a "Thanks".  Slow-You get no bonus and they 
    yell at you or throw dust at you.  Bad-No bonus or payment.  The arrows point 
    where to go.  They don't always point the shortest route.
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    Techniques
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    Crazy Dash-A boost of speed that gets you going at top speed after a stop if you 
    do it right.  If you want a high score, you'd better do this with 95-100% 
    accuracy.  To do it, come to a stop. Let go of both pedals.  put the stick in 
    reverse.  Then put it in drive and almost immediately floor the gas.  No tips 
    from people for this, though.
    
    Limit Cut-A boost of speed while you're in motion. As with the Crazy Dash, you 
    must do this 95-100% accurately.  While driving, let go of both pedals.  Do a 
    quick reverse-drive with the stick and almost immediately floor the gas. No tips 
    for this either.
    
    Crazy Backdash-Same as Crazy Dash, except backwards.  You can live without this 
    one.  While stopped, do a quick D-R and almost immediately floor the gas. No 
    tips either
    
    Crazy Through-Weave in and out of traffic.  Gets you tips.
    
    Crazy Drift-A power-slide that gets you around sharp turns.  Must do with at 
    least 80% accuracy.  Never do on a shallow turn.  While hitting the gas do a 
    quick R-D and turn. Gets you BIG tips.
    
    Crazy Jump-Drive up a slanted surface to jump. Gets you tips.
    
    Crazy Stop-Stops you quickly. Very useful, but you don't need it.  Let go of the 
    gas, put the stick in reverse and almost immediately floor the brake.  No tips
    
    Bicycle-Gets you a bike with a cart in back.  Best of everything(turning, 
    braking, etc.)  Also gets bounced around the most.  It's the same for everybody, 
    so you only need to pick who you like.  Also, when you pick someone up, if you 
    nearly hit them or stop too far, they won't yell at you :).  Before you start, 
    put the coins in(duh), but DON'T press Start.
    Step on both pedals and hold them there.  Press Start. Highlight your driver. 
    Shift into drive.  Release the pedals.  Then shift into reverse.  Then Press 
    Start(DO NOT step on the gas or brake).
    
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    Cabbies
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    	There are 4 cabbies(drivers) to choose from.  Attributes are for cars.
    Axel-Average all-around driver.
    B.D. Joe-Fastest Speed.  Worst traction.
    Gena-Best Acceleration and Braking.  Worst top speed and turning.
    Gus-Best Turning and Traction.  Worst brakes.
    
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    Locations
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    	All customers go to a specific location.  While driving, press start to 
    see where you are going and the distance.  Several locations will be familiar 
    and popular places.  The places you will be going to are:
    
    University of S.C.G.P
    Cable Car Stop Top
    Freshtree St.
    Sail St.
    Cable Car Stop Bottom
    Seaside Market
    West Side Beach
    Yacht Harbor
    Cafeteria
    Pizza Hut
    Fila
    Popcorn Mania
    Square Park
    Original Levi's Store
    Tower Records
    Kentucky Fried Chicken
    Church
    Heliport
    R.B. Station
    Baseball Stadium
    Police Station
    Clock Towers Theater
    Boarders Paradise
    Sky Bank
    C.T. Hospital
    Mall W. Gate
    Mall N. Gate
    Omasus Hotel
    Crown Arena
    Bus Terminal
    Lookout Tower
    Fire Station
    
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    Tips
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    	Always stick with a color group until the end.  If you start off with a 
    red or orange, the only green one you should pick up is to go across the 
    freeway.  If you start with a yellow, light green, or green, the only red you 
    should see is to get to a green one.
    
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    Licenses
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    	When you run out of time, the total number of customers and money you made 
    shows up, along with your rank. You also get a license based on the money you 
    made.  The classes are:
    
    No license-$0.00
    E-$0.01-$999.9
    D-$1000.00-$1999.99
    C-$2000.00-$2999.99
    B-$3000.00-$3999.99
    A-$4000.00-$4999.99
    S-$5000.00-$9999.99(Minimum to see credits)
    Awesome-$10,000.00-$19,999.99
    Crazy-$20,000+
    
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    My Top Score
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    $38,682.95
    
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    Upcoming
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    -Details of Cabbies
    -More Tips
    -What the guy says for each class
    

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