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                           Crazy Taxi 3 FAQ/Strategy guide                       
                                For Microsoft Xbox/PC
                                     Version 0.80
                                    
                                    By Adam Copper 
                               E-mail: adam3k3@gmail.com  
                         
                      This FAQ is Copyright (c) 2005 Adam Copper
                                                              
           http://homepages.tesco.net/vicky.reynolds1/profiles/adam3k3.htm        
                           
                       Last Revision 5:32 AM December 31th, 2005
    
    
    
    Table of Contents
    
    1. Introduction..........................................[INT]
    2. Version History.......................................[VHS]
    3. Crazy Taxi History....................................[CHS]
    4. The Basics
     4-1. Options............................................[BS1]
     4-2. Controls...........................................[BS2] 
     4-3. Cabbies............................................[BS4]
     4-4. Crazy Manoeuvres...................................[BS5]
     4-5. Licenes............................................[BS6]
    5. Playing Basics
    5-1. Customers...........................................[PB1]  
    5-2. Picking-up..........................................[PB2]
    5-3. Driving.............................................[PB3]
    5-4. Droping.............................................[PB4]
    6. Game Modes
    6-1. Westt Coast.........................................[GM1]
    6-2. Glitter Oasis.......................................[GM2]
    6-3. Small Apple.........................................[GM3]
    6-4. Replay..............................................[GM4]
    7. Crazy X Guide.........................................[CXG]
    8. Tips/Strategies.......................................[TPS]
    9. Secrets/Cheats........................................[SCT]
    10. FAQs.................................................[FAQ]
    11. Legal Disclaimer.....................................[LDR]
    
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    1. Introduction                                                           [INT]
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    This FAQ was made to help gamers that ether never played any crazy taxi game 
    before or they donít know haw to play it properly. Crazy Taxi 3 mostly didnít
    add anything new beside a new city so basically itís the same old game with 
    little enhancements, thatís why most of the information found in this FAQ is 
    taken from my previous Crazy Taxi guides and are reformatted and edited to be 
    a help in this FAQ. Also this FAQ was written from the PC version but itís the
    same as Xbox version with little different here and there if any at all, if 
    you find any big differences send me an e-mail and let me now, cheers.  
    
    
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    2. Version History                                                        [VHS]
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    Version 0.80 June 16th - December 31th, 2005
    Almost everything is done, but still has to do the Crazy Box FAQ.
    
    
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    3. Crazy Taxi History                                                     [CHS]
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    In 1999 Hitmaker realised Crazy Taxi in the arcades, it was the first game 
    of its kind. Fast, speedy and mostly crazy taxi game ever made! The game was
    big hit to the arcades and made a lot of money. 
    
    In 1/24/2000 the game was ported to Segaís Dreamcast. The port was great, 
    everything was perfect except for little slow downs here and there. Crazy Taxi 
    was so successful that Sega decided to make a squeal. 
    
    Yes Crazy Taxi 2 hit Dreamcast at 05/28/2001 with little extras such as 
    picking more than one customer at a time, jumping, new characters, and new 
    city. As the Dreamcast fall the original was ported to all the systems, PS2, 
    NGC, Xbox, PC, and GBA. In 04/24/2002 Hitmaker realised Crazy Taxi 3 on 
    Microsoft Xbox and later ported to the PC.  
    
    
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    4. The Basics
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            4-1. Options............................................[BS1]
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    This time the options screen has fewer options then the other crazy taxi games.
    
    Time Setting: 30-70
    
    Time Difficulty: set haw fast the time goes, 1 slow - 8 fast.
    
    Traffic Difficulty: set the difficulty level of the traffic.
    
    Sound: click on it to go to another screen with the following options:
    
    Music Volume: set the music volume.
    
    SE Volume: set the volume of the sound effects
    
    Voice Volume:  set the in game voice volume.
    
    
             4-2. Controls...........................................[BS2]
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    The controls can be see/changed in the configuration program thatís saved 
    in the same directory as the game, it also can be found at the start menu 
    of window. Example: if you used defaults instillation than the program 
    address will be C:\Program Files\Sega\Crazy Taxi3\CT3Config.exe. 
    
    Command                       Key
    
    Up                          Up arrow
    Down                       Down arrow
    Left                       Left arrow
    Right                      Right arrow
    
    Accelerate                  Up arrow
    Brake                      Down arrow
    
    START                        Enter
    
    Drive                        S key
    Reveres                      X key
    Jump                        Space bar
    
    Destination Reminder          TAB
    Headlights                   1 key
    Arrow Mode                   2 key
    
    These commands can easily be changed and customised the way you like. 
    Just click on any key and assign your own. You can also do the same 
    with Joypad if you have one. 
    
    
             4-3. Cabbies............................................[BS4]
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    As you may already know this game is a mix of all the crazy taxi games that 
    came out, as a result it contents all the cabbies that appeared in previous 
    games, total 12. They all will look the same at first But as time passes 
    you will discover little differences. 
    
    
             4-4. Crazy Maneuvers....................................[BS5]
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    Crazy Manoeuvres get you tips by customers, what are crazy manoeuvres you ask?
    Read: 
    
    
    CRAZY DASH:
    Release accelerator and brake, then shift back to drive and press
    the accelerator at the same time.
    
    Crazy Drift: 
    Release accelerate, reveres gear, shift back into drive gear and 
    keep holding drive while accelerating and turning sharply for 
    a power slide turn. Use this to get a fast turn, this will 
    get you some combos.
     
    Crazy Through: 
    Drive through traffic without hitting any thing.
    This is hard if you're driving like crazy, but it will get you the most
    combos and that will get you more cash. Use it carefully because if you
    hit another car you will lose all combos and start from zero again.
      
    4-Crazy stop: 
    Crazy dash, then hold reverse and brake. 
    Vary useful for fast stop; use it all the time when stopping. 
    
    5-Limit Cut: Crazy dash, crazy drift, and then crazy dash again.
    A must use all the time; this will get you to the top speed.
    
    Here are 4 reasons why you should use Crazy Manoeuvres:
    
    1. You will get tips, more money.
    2. You may get faster to your drop-off zone.
    3. You will look cool and want to use them again.
    4. You will get a lot better and score high when done right. 
    
    
             4-5. Licenes............................................[BS6]
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    Just like the previous games, you get a license after the timer runs out. 
    The mix result of haw many customers you dropped, haw fast you did it, and 
    what crazy manoeuvres you did! 
    
      Fare             License             
      $0.000           No License  
      $0.001-0.999     E Class License
      $1.000-1.999     D Class License
      $2.000-2.999     C Class License
      $3.000-3.999     B Class License
      $4.000-4.999     A Class License
      $5.000-9.999     S Class License
      $10.000-19.999   Awesome License
      $20.000-99.999   CRAZY   License
    
    
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    5. Playing Basics
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            5-1. Customers...........................................[PB1]
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    Just like the previews games, customers are every where and some times in 
    unexpected places like under water! To win you have to end up with a good 
    rating, to get good rating you need to get big fare. To get this you need 
    to drop as many customers as you can. Fail to drop a customer to where he 
    want and you will lose time and not get anything. 
    
    There are 4 type of customers; the first one is customer that simply want 
    to go to another place. They are the most in the game. Second type is a two 
    customers standing under one fare, they both have one time and etch wants to 
    go to another place, you have to drop them etch separately in order. The third 
    type is the same as the sound except now they are 3 And the last type has 4.
    
    
    For more in-depth information on customer types see the next diagram: 
    
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    | -COLOR-  CUSTOMERs     -CIRCLE-        -DESTINATION-         -DROP ZONE- |
    |--------|----------|--------------|-----------------------|---------------|
    |Green        1       Biggest one    Farthest destination     Biggest Zone |
    |GreenYellow  1       bigger one     Vary far destination     +Bigger Zone | 
    |Yellow       1       Big one        More far destination     Vary Big Zone|
    |Orange       1       Medium one     Farther destination      Bigger Zone  |
    |Red          1       Small one      Vary close destination   Small Zone   |
    |Drak Blue    2          //                  //                    //      |
    |Black-Blue   3          //                  //                    //      |
    |Light Blue   4          //                  //                    //      | 
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            5-2. Picking-up..........................................[PB2]
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    As I mentioned earlier every customer stand under a fare icon, its a dollar 
    sign on a circle. To pick him up stop within the cercal. Here are some tips:
    
    + When stopping to pick a customer try facing where he want to go.
    
    + Know who to pick, when you're short on time pick the far destination 
      customer, otherwise mix.
    
    - Don't stop to far from the customer, this will lose you some time,
      as the customer is running to your cab.
    
    - Don't try to hit you're customer, this will make him run away and will
      lose you time as the customer is running back to your cab. 
    
    
            5-3. Driving.............................................[PB3]
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    As soon as the customer jumps in a timer will appear. Now you have to follow 
    the arrow and deliver the customer to where he wants to go the fastest way 
    possible. As you drive the customer gives you small tips depending on what 
    you do. To get many tips try doing Crazy Maneuvers often. 
    
    There are three types of a tip: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.
    They can get you starting from $0.25 and up to 15.00.
    
    
           5-4. Droping.............................................[PB4]
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    Now you have to drop the customer into his drop zone. itís a square. 
    Stop anywhere in side and the customer will be delivered.  
    The fastest you get you're customer to his drop zone the better.
    You will be given a rating on haw well you did you're job, here they are:
    
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    | SPEEDY...........+5 seconds........If the time color is Green  |  
    | NORMAL...........+2 seconds........If the time color is Yellow |
    | SLOW..............No Bonus.........If the time color is Red    |          
    | BAD...............No Bonus.........If the time color is Purple |  
     ----------------------------------------------------------------
     
    Get you're customer to his drop zone fast and get SPEEDY, you will
    need it to get high rankings.
    
    
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    6. Game Modes
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            6-1. Westt Coast.........................................[GM1]
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    The Arcade city from the first CT returns. Yes itís the same city as you 
    last seen it with more customers to pick up. Its divided into two parts, 
    the small town like section and the other more city feel. The two connects 
    via not so long highway.  
    
    here are is a list of all the drop-offs in this city:
    
    Cable car stop TOP
    Freshtree Street
    Sail Street
    Cable car stop BOTTOM
    Sea side Market
    West side beach
    Yacht Harbor
    Cafeteria
    Pizza Hut
    Square park
    Popcorn Mania
    FILA
    The Original Levil's store
    Tower Records
    Kentucky Fried Chicken
    Church
    Heliport
    R.B. Station
    Baseball Stadium
    Police station
    Clock Towers theater
    C.T. Hospital
    Sky Bank
    Boarders Paradise
    Mall: west gate
    Mall: east gate
    Osmous Hotel
    Crown Arena
    Bus terminal
    Look-out tower
    Fire station
    Tennis court
    Universiry of S.C.G.P 
    
    This mode can be played with 4 ways:
    
    1. PLAY BY ARCADE RULES: This mode lets you play as if you are playing
    the arcade version. You have set time and you must add to it to get going
    or it's GAME OVER! To add more time you must pick up customers and drop them
    where they want to go!
    
    2. WORK FOR 3 MINUTES: Play for three minutes. No Time Bonuses add. 
    
    3. WORK FOR 5 MINUTES: Play for five minutes. No Time Bonuses add.
    
    4. WORK FOR 10 MINUTES: Play for ten minutes. No Time Bonuses add.
    
    
            6-2. Glitter Oasis.......................................[GM2]
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    This city is new and set in lass Vegas. Your driving at night time and you 
    see some night effects. It feels like a busy city witch it is. 
    
    This mode can be played with 4 ways:
    
    1. PLAY BY ARCADE RULES: This mode lets you play as if you are playing
    the arcade version. You have set time and you must add to it to get going
    or it's GAME OVER! To add more time you must pick up customers and drop them
    where they want to go!
    
    2. WORK FOR 3 MINUTES: Play for three minutes. No Time Bonuses add. 
    
    3. WORK FOR 5 MINUTES: Play for five minutes. No Time Bonuses add.
    
    4. WORK FOR 10 MINUTES: Play for ten minutes. No Time Bonuses add.
    
    
            6-3. Small Apple.........................................[GM3]
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    The great CT2 city makes a return, this time at night time! It got many 
    cool places like subways. This city was great at night time so I donít 
    understand why Sega decided to shift to night when they already have a 
    night city here.  Any way itís the best city of all CT games. 
    
    This mode can be played with 4 ways:
    
    1. PLAY BY ARCADE RULES: This mode lets you play as if you are playing
    the arcade version. You have set time and you must add to it to get going
    or it's GAME OVER! To add more time you must pick up customers and drop them
    where they want to go!
    
    2. WORK FOR 3 MINUTES: Play for three minutes. No Time Bonuses add. 
    
    3. WORK FOR 5 MINUTES: Play for five minutes. No Time Bonuses add.
    
    4. WORK FOR 10 MINUTES: Play for ten minutes. No Time Bonuses add.
    
    
            6-4. Replay..............................................[GM4]
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    In this mode you can record your driving for a small time, save it to the 
    hard drive, and watch it any time in game.  
    
    
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    7. Crazy X Guide                                                          [CXG]
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    8. Tips/Strategies                                                        [TPS]
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    Some useful tips that will help you be better: 
    
    
    + Use Crazy Moves to get Crazy Combos, which will get you more money.
    
    + Use Crazy Stop every time for a fast stop.
    
    + Mix long runs with short runs, this will help you get more time.
    
    + Remember the shortcuts; this will help you save some time.
    
    + When you feel that you don't have time to drop a customer don't 
      go to his drop-off, just go to another customer and wait till the 
      time of the old customer runs of so you can pick the new customer.
    
    + Know who to pick in the right time, when don't have much time try
      picking long run customers.
    
    - Don't pick 2-4 customers allot, you may not get the time to drop them. 
    
    The most important strategy is to know the city and its short cuts. Donít 
    rely on the arrow, know your own way.
    
    
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    9. Secrets/Cheats                                                         [SCT]
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    Unlock New Rides
    To unlock the Carriage, Stroller and Bike, finish level 2 of Crazy X Mode. 
    
    Unlock All Drivers
    To unlock all drivers, finish level S-S of Crazy X Mode.
    
    Unlock Another Day Mode
    To unlock Another Day Mode, which places fare seekers in different places on 
    the map, finish level 3 in Crazy X Mode.
    
    Unlock New Maps
    To unlock maps for Small Apple, Glitter Oasis and West Coast, finish level 1 
    in Crazy X Mode.
    
    
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    10. FAQs                                                                  [FAQ]
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    Q: What platforms was this game ported to?
    
    A: It was created for Microsoft Xbox later ported to PC. Thatís it.
    
    
    Q: Wasnít this game on the Arcade first?
    
    A: No. Although CT started as an Arcade game not its home consoles 
       and PC only.
    
    
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    11. Legal Disclaimer                                                      [LDR]
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