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Crazy Taxi (GameCube)

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Advertising Blurbs

Google Play description:
    Hey hey, come on over and have some fun with Crazy Taxi! Barrel through traffic packed streets, hurdle off parking garages, and crazy combo your way to crazy money in a wild frantic race to scare up the most fares. In Crazy Taxi, time is money, and only the craziest cabbies come out victorious.

    TRANSPORT BACK TO 2000
    -Remastered for mobile devices based on the hugely popular Dreamcast Classic
    -Rock out to original music by The Offspring and Bad Religion


    FIERCE ENVIRONMENTS TO MAKE YOUR PASSENGERS GO INSANE
    -Extra large hills for extra long hang time
    -Parked transporters with conveniently angled ramps
    -Occasional deep sea exploration opportunities

    DONT GET TOO DELIRIOUS
    -Choose from 3, 5 or 10 minute game play in Arcade Mode and Original Mode
    -Play in touch or tilt control modes


    OTHER FEATURES:
    -Continue the madness with 16 Mini games
    -Listen to tracks from your own music playlist
    -Universal Build - Buy once and play across multiple devices
    -Controller Support - Play with your Power A Moga, Xbox, and all HID controllers!

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (13029) on Jul 15, 2013.

www.sega.com:
    Wanted: crazy drivers.

    Buckle up - it's sheer asphalt anarchy! Crazy Taxi screeches onto Sega Dreamcast with one wild and hilarious joy-riding jaunt. As a fearless cabbie with attitude, you're driven by a single goal: to rack up the mega-bucks in fares and tips before your shift ends. It's a race against the clock as you pick up passengers and white-knuckle it through busy streets and back alleys to their various destinations. To keep that meter collecting cash, you've gotta take the fastest route possible, even if it means bending the traffic laws - just a little. Drive the wrong way down a one-way street, catch air as you sail over rooftops, swerve between oncoming traffic, or plough through a pavement cafe. But beware - the city is full of obstacles that are guaranteed to slow you down. And time is money! So get a grip on the wheel, sharpen your senses, and don't lose your cool.

    • 4 different cabs and drivers, each with their own style and attitude.
    • 2 expansive, interactive courses for extensive gameplay.
    • All-new, exclusive Dreamcast course.
    • 9 mini-games challenge your mastery of various driving skills.
    • True driving dynamics.
    • Wild mission-based gameplay infused with humor.
    • Rocking soundtrack by hit bands Offspring and Bad Religion.


    Publisher: Sega of America
    Developer: Sega of Japan
    Ship Date: 2.00

    Contributed by Daniel Saner (2473) on Dec 13, 2011.

www.playstation.com:
    In Crazy Taxi, time is money, and only the craziest cabbies come out victorious.

    • Barrel through traffic packed streets, hurdle off car parks and crazy combo your way through a wild and frantic race to rustle up the most fares.
    • Remastered for digital download with High Definition graphics, Surround Sound soundtrack, leaderboards and trophies.
    • Test your driving skills in Arcade Mode, Original Mode and 16 fun mini-games.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (13029) on Nov 30, 2010.

www.xbox.com:
    Hey hey, come on over and have some fun with Crrrrrazy Taxi! Barrel through traffic packed streets, hurdle off parking garages, and Crazy Combo your way to Crazy Money in a wild frantic race to scare up the most fares. In Crazy Taxi, time is money, and only the Craziest Cabbies come out victorious.

    Contributed by havoc of smeg (13029) on Nov 30, 2010.

Back of Case - GameCube (UK):

    PREPARE FOR THE CRAZIEST CAB RIDE OF YOUR LIFE!

    Weave through crowded streets, across sidewalks and even underwater in a frantic race to deliver passengers on time! In Crazy Taxi, time is money and only the craziest of cabbies earn their fare!
    • Two expansive, interactive courses for extensive gameplay.
    • Play 3 game modes: Arcade, Original and Crazy Box.
    • Choose from 4 different cabs and drivers, each with their own style and attitude.
    • Rocking soundtrack from hit bands Offspring and Bad Religion.

    Contributed by karttu (4610) on Feb 03, 2009.

www.nintendo.com.au – GameCube:
    This crazy, jumpin’ joyrider is a horn-blowing blast.

    You can choose from four drivers, jump into your convertible cab and hit the road. With the engine roaring, you tear through the San Francisco streets, over the massive hills and pick up passengers while dodging the heavy traffic at breakneck speed.

    You’re a crazy cabbie, so there’s nowhere you can’t drive – over cliffs, through water, off the top of buildings, through city parks, inside shopping malls even along train tunnels. The only important thing is to get your passenger to their destination in time so you can pick up a big fare and get the next victim on board.

    GAME FEATURES:

    - Two massive city levels to explore. The environments are wonderfully designed, with loads of secrets to discover, shortcuts, plenty of humour and lots of surprises. You’ll be spending hours trying to find out the best route to locations like Pizza Hut, the baseball stadium or KFC.
    - There are hundreds of passengers waiting on every corner for a ride. You’ll discover some of the most rewarding fares in obscure locations – even underwater!
    - Earn big tips by pulling off crazy moves. Expert manoeuvres to learn include Crazy Dash (turbo boosts) and Crazy Drift (power slides). You can also earn extra money by performing madcap moves like jumps, weaving through traffic and driving on two wheels.
    - Crazy Box challenges to complete. This series of 16 mini games help to teach you the more outrageous and demanding four-wheeled tricks. It’s very challenging and addictive. - Dazzling, colourful visuals that look even better than in the arcade.
    - Rockin’ soundtrack by hit bands Offspring and Bad Religion.

    Contributed by Evil Ryu (53674) on Oct 02, 2005.

www.nintendo.com:

    Buckle up!



    Anyone who's ever been at the mercy of a crazed cabby will appreciate Sega's white-knuckle driving game. Brought to Nintendo GameCube by Acclaim, Crazy Taxi challenges you to hop behind the wheel and get your fare from point A to point B as quickly as cabbily possible. If you happen to bend a few traffic laws along the way, so be it.

    Crazy Taxi features four cabbies to choose from and two huge environments to explore. Working against a time limit, you have to pick up as many riders as possible and take them wherever they want to go. The faster you reach your destination, the more money you'll be able to make before your shift is up. The fun part of this game is driving like there's no tomorrow to reach your goal.

    You'll have to find creative shortcuts -- like driving through public parks and underwater -- to earn a good tip. Take too long to complete your trip, and your fare will hop right out of the cab. Ultra-tight steering doesn't exactly feel realistic, but it's perfectly suited to the wild gameplay. Humorous voice samples and a rockin' soundtrack by The Offspring and Bad Religion provide for an excellent audio package.

    Even though Crazy Taxi features 16 mini-games, the game offers questionable replay value. It's undeniably fun to barrel through a crosswalk in order shave a few seconds from your time, but you can only drive from Kentucky Fried Chicken to the mall so many times before you begin to feel like a real cabby putting in a nine to five.

    We have to give Crazy Taxi credit, though, for being the first game in a brand new genre -- and a fun one at that.

    Game progress is saved to a Nintendo GameCube Memory Card 59.

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on May 11, 2005.

Acclaim US website - PS2/GC:
    FEATURES

    BUCKLE UP -- IT'S SHEER ASPHALT ANARCHY!



    As a fearless cabbie with attitude, your goal is to rack up the mega-bucks before your shift ends. It's a race against the clock as you pick up passengers and white-knuckle it through busy streets and back alleys to their various destinations. To keep that meter collecting cash, you've gotta take the fastest route possible, even if it means bending the traffic laws -- just a little. So get a grip on the wheel, sharpen your senses, and don't lose your cool.

    SPECIAL FEATURES:

  • Wild, mission-based gameplay infused with humor.
  • Rockin' soundtrack by hit bands Offspring and Bad Religion.
  • Four different cabs and drivers, each with their own style and attitude.
  • Two expansive, interactive courses for extensive gameplay.
  • Nine minigames challenge your mastery of various driving skills.
  • True driving dynamics.

    PRESS

    IGN Gamecube Preview: "Crazy Taxi comes as a welcomed addition to GameCube's racing library." (http://cube.ign.com/previews/16564.html)

    Gamespot Gamecube Preview: "There are a handful of visual enhancements planned for the GameCube version of the game." (http://gamespot.com/gamespot/stories/news/0,10870,2811658,00.html)

    GameUnit: "...If you like Crazy Taxi for Sega's DC you would definitively love the PS2's version." (http://www.gameunit.com/review.php?id=91)

    Cloudchaser: "...If you've never experienced the madness that is Crazy Taxi, you owe it to yourself to pick it up. Acclaim has done a top-notch job bringing the game to the PS2." (http://www.cloudchaser.com/cc/sony/reviews/index.cgi?id=189)

    PSX Extreme: "Featuring two incredibly huge stages, a special mode with over a dozen missions, and a time-attack mode, Crazy Taxi will be a PS2 game that you'll be playing for an incredibly long time." (http://www.psxextreme.com/scripts/previews2/preview.asp?prevID=93)

    Total Games: "Anyone who has already enjoyed Crazy Taxi on the Dreamcast will not be disappointed and if you haven't had the pleasure, we suggest you walk down the shops and pick yourself up a copy." (http://www.totalgames.net/reviews/reviewsfull.epml?reviews.REF=1968&import.REF=1&format.REF=1&gameType.REF=7)

    Game Pro: "Acclaim couldn't have picked a better Sega title for a PS2 port than Crazy Taxi. Its excellent mix of driving techniques, fantasy physics, and gigantic cities will keep couch drivers burning onscreen rubber for some time." (http://www.gamepro.com/index.html?/sony/ps2/games/reviews/13602.shtml)

    RELEASE: Acclaim Entertainment Ships Crazy Taxi for the Nintendo GameCube(tm)

    Hailing holiday shoppers with its stellar arcade action and gameplay, Acclaim announced that it has shipped its next-generation smash hit, Crazy Taxi, for the Nintendo GameCube(TM). Already one of the Company's top performing titles this year for the PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system, Crazy Taxi has been praised by the media and consumers for its addictive fun and replay value. FULL STORY (http://www.acclaim.com/company/pressReleases/product/CrazyTaxiSales.html)

    RELEASE: Acclaim Entertainment, Inc.'s Crazy Taxi(tm) Debuts As #1 Playstation®2 Computer Entertainment System Title And #4 Overall Video Game For The Week Of May 13, 2001

    Confirming what retailers across the country have been saying about the hottest video game launch of the Spring, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. announced that its heralded new PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system title, Crazy Taxi, is a smash hit according to The NPD Group's latest TRSTS® Video Games report. FULL STORY (http://www.acclaim.com/company/pressReleases/product/CrazyTaxiSales.html)

    RELEASE: Acclaim Entertainment's Crazy Taxi for PlayStation®2 Computer Entertainment System is a Smash At Retail

    In what appears to be the video game launch of the Spring, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. announced that its highly anticipated new PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system game, Crazy Taxi(TM), is a smash hit at retail, including GameStop and Electronics Boutique. FULL STORY (http://www.acclaim.com/company/pressReleases/product/CrazyTaxiRetailSmash.html)

    RELEASE: Acclaim Entertainment's Crazy Taxi For Playstation®2 Computer Entertainment System Hits Full Retail Distribution

    In anticipation of the European launch of its highly anticipated new PlayStation®2 computer entertainment system game, Crazy Taxi(TM), Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. announced that it will ship 400,000 units worldwide. Already in full retail distributionthroughout North America, Acclaim's Crazy Taxi is shipping throughout Europe later this month. FULL STORY (http://www.acclaim.com/company/pressReleases/product/CrazyTaxiShips.html)

    Contributed by Xoleras (66236) on Sep 02, 2004.

Press Release - PlayStation 2:

    ACCLAIM ENTERTAINMENT'S CRAZY TAXI FOR PLAYSTATION 2 COMPUTER ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM HITS FULL RETAIL DISTRIBUTION



    Company Ships 400,000 Units Worldwide



    GLEN COVE, N.Y.--May 17, 2001--In anticipation of the European launch of its highly anticipated new PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system game, Crazy Taxi(TM), Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ: AKLM - news) today announced that it will ship 400,000 units worldwide. Already in full retail distributionthroughout North America, Acclaim's Crazy Taxi is shipping throughout Europe later this month.

    "We are thrilled by the tremendous response from retail towards Crazy Taxi and we are currently working with them to create customized programs to maximize sell-through," said Evan Stein, vice president of Brand/Marketing. "Crazy Taxi underscores our commitment in providing highly engaging content for the next-generation gaming systems."



    Crazy Taxi is a mad race against the clock -- and traffic. As any of four fearless cabbies, players are driven by a single goal: to rack up the mega-bucks in fares and tips before their shift ends. Drivers pick up passengers and take them to their destination by any way possible. It's a comic cab opera of collisions and decisions where courtesy takes a back seat to coin.

    Crazy Taxi will retain all the enthralling features that made it a must-play game, including:
    • Four different cabs and drivers, each with their own style and attitude;
    • Two expansive and interactive courses for extensive game play;
    • Nine mini-games to challenge various driving skills;
    • True driving dynamics;
    • Wild, mission-based game play infused with humor;
    • Rockin' soundtrack by hit bands Offspring and Bad Religion.
    Optimized by Acclaim Studios Cheltenham, Crazy Taxi for the PlayStation 2 computer entertainment system is expected to retail for $49.99. For more information about Crazy Taxi, as well as Acclaim's complete lineup of products, visit www.acclaim.com on the Web.



    About Acclaim Entertainment
    Based in Glen Cove, N.Y., Acclaim Entertainment, Inc., is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and mass marketer of software for use with interactive entertainment gaming-consoles including those manufactured by Nintendo, Sony Computer Entertainment and Sega as well as personal computer hardware systems. Acclaim owns and operates four studios located in the United States and the United Kingdom, and publishes and distributes its software directly in North America, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Australia and the Pacific Rim. Acclaim also distributes entertainment software for other publishers worldwide, publishes software gaming strategy guides and issues "special edition" comic magazines from time to time to support its time valued brands, Turok and Shadow Man. Acclaim's corporate headquarters are in Glen Cove, New York and Acclaim's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol AKLM. For more information please visit our website at www.acclaim.com.

    Contributed by skl (1140) on Mar 10, 2004.

Back of Box - Dreamcast (U.S./Canada):
    GRAB THE WHEEL AND PREPARE FOR THE CRAZIEST CAB RIDE OF YOUR LIFE!

    Crazy Taxi, the smash arcade hit comes to the Sega Dreamcast. Weave your way through crowded streets, across sidewalks and even under water, in a wild and frantic race to deliver passengers on time. In Crazy Taxi, time is money and only the craziest of cabbies earn their fare!

    Massive, interactive courses, including an all new course developed for Sega Dreamcast!

    Play 3 game modes: Arcade, Original, and Crazy Box.

    Choose from 4 unique taxi cabs and 4 unique drivers.

    Rocking soundtrack from hit bands Offspring and Bad Religion.

    Contributed by JPaterson (9147) on Mar 15, 2002.

Back of Case - Dreamcast (UK, PAL):
    The smash hit arcade game has been faithfully converted to the Dreamcast console, featuring an exclusive new city, bonus missions and hidden extras. Take control of one of four unique taxis and become the craziest driver by collecting passengers with attitude and delivering them to the various locations around the mind boggling expansive living breathing cities. Remember drivers, careful, skillful driving increases your fares and ranking but get them there by any means possible!

    Contributed by Grant McLellan (545) on May 26, 2001.