Review by PS2pcGAMER
"This is one of the greatest games for PS2"
A few months ago a heard that Crazy Taxi was going to be released for PlayStation 2. I was so excited; I had always played it on my friend's Sega Dreamcast. Crazy Taxi is the first game made by a console maker to be on a rival system. Sega wasn't the one who actually ported the game to PlayStation 2, Acclaim did that. Crazy Taxi was released on May 15, 2001. Finally PS2 owners can own this great game.
The controls are very similar to the controls for the Dreamcast. They are very easy to learn and control. The right triggers (R1 and R2) are your acceleration. The left triggers (L1 and L2) are your brakes. The Joystick and d-pad are used to control your direction. The X button is your reverse gear. The Circle Button is your Drive gear. The triangle is your horn and the Square button tells you how far away from the destination of the customer. The only difference from the Dreamcast controls is that you can use L1 and L2 to brake and R1 and R2 to accelerate.
The gameplay is great. You drive around a city trying to deliver customers to their destinations as soon as you can. You can play on two different levels (one is in original and the other is in arcade. You can choose between arcade rules, 2 minutes, 5 minutes, or 10 minutes to play. There is another option, Crazy Box, where you must complete 9 different tasks to unlock a secret vehicle. Your goal is to get the most amount of money that you can in the time limit. You get money based on the distance you had to take the person, extra time, and tips (doing crazy dashes, drifts, back dashes, and back drifts). There are many destinations that you can take a person to (KFC, Fila Stores, the light house, used car store and many, many more).
This is a driving game, no story. You just deliver the customers to their destinations in the shortest time possible.
The graphics are great. They are the same as the Dreamcast version, but they are still pretty good. You can see everything in front of you. You can see the finest details in buildings. Overall they look almost real.
The soundtracks that go along with the game are great. The music is upbeat and entertaining. You can also hear the sounds that the car makes (when it is driving or when it crashes).
You can play this game for hours and still have fun. There are two different levels to play through. There is also a crazy box mode to beat, which is also fun and takes a little while to beat. Once you beat this game, it is still fun.
To Buy or Rent
This game is great. I think most people will love it. Go buy it! There are many things you can do with this game and it is so fun.
This is one of the best games that is available for PlayStation 2. Most people will love this game. It is one of the most enjoyable games there is for PS2.
Reviewer's Rating: 5.0 - Flawless
Originally Posted: 05/29/01, Updated 05/29/01
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