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Critic Reviews

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86
Game Chronicles (Aug 28, 2007)
If you carry around your PSP in a case that allows for extra UMD's then Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars needs to be one of those discs. This is just one of those games you can pick up and play on a whim for two minutes or two hours. The game can get quite addicting as you try to shave seconds off your delivery time while sneaking in an extra jump or a few more yards of crazy drift. I've been wanting to play Crazy Taxi for the longest time and was just too lazy to dig my Dreamcast out of storage. Now I don't have to. Fare Wars gives me both core games, 32 mini-games and some fancy new multiplayer modes and custom soundtrack support. This is truly a remake done right.
84
PSX Extreme (Aug 27, 2007)
Crazy Taxi is an eight year old game, and even though the formula hasn't been corrected for errors and whatnot for this dual port, it doesn't matter. Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars doesn't have nearly enough issues for it to be considered anything but a great value. For $30, Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars is an insane deal, one that should not be looked over. You are getting a feature filled package that includes two fantastic games. You'd be pretty foolish to pass that up.
82
Gamers.at (Sep 26, 2007)
Mit Crazy Taxi verbinde ich durchwegs nur positive Erlebnisse aus meiner Jugendzeit. Der erste und zweite Teil waren gute Kaufgründe für die Dreamcast und boten zusammen mit ihrem rasanten Gameplay und einer einwandfreien optischen Darbietung ein Erlebnis, das zu diesem Zeitpunkt seinesgleichen suchte. Crazy Taxi 3, welches 2 Jahre darauf für die Xbox erschien konnte auf Grund seiner Glitzer-Optik im Las Vegas-Setting leider nicht sehr überzeugen, so dass mit Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars das erste wieder ernst zu nehmende Crazy Taxi-Abenteuer seit 6 Jahren erwartet werden kann. Das Gameplayprinzip ist überraschend frisch und ist dank seiner kurz gehaltenen Spielmodi besonders für "Gaming on the Go" empfehlenswert.
80
Modojo (Aug 20, 2007)
Overall, Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars has its flaws, but remains a smooth running ride, one that'll certainly satisfy fans of the series and newcomers alike. Sure, the new soundtrack may be a slight bummer, but having a custom one on hand more that suffices. It's also good to have so many multiplayer and mini games on hand just in case the single player driving runs its course...although we can't see how it would. Yeah, those high-pitched customer noises can be a little too bitchy for their own good, but that's when you crank up the music and show them what crazy driving is really all about.
80
GameSpy (Aug 30, 2007)
Overall, Sega did a good job with this one. Once you get used to the controls and master the trick moves, you'll rediscover your addiction to this arcade classic. Only this time, you won't have to keep digging around in your couch for quarters.
79
Gamer 2.0 (Aug 14, 2007)
The main factor here in deciding whether to buy Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars or not is how much of a Crazy Taxi fan you are. If you still play the originals on the Dreamcast and want to take the game on the road, this is definitely a must buy. If you weren’t blown away by the games eight years ago, Fare Wars is not going to change your mind. Regardless, these are the best versions of both Crazy Taxi and Crazy Taxi 2 out there that are not the original Dreamcast versions, so having both games in one neat and tidy package is certainly a great value.
75
Kombo.com (Aug 18, 2007)
Since the game is a direct port of the Dreamcast titles, all the same problems remain untouched. Braking, repetitive gameplay, and some graphical mishaps still haunt this version. However, Sega does add in some new content with the multiplayer modes and customizable soundtracks. Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars gives you two solid titles with new multiplayer content at a decent price point of only $30. Crazy Taxi is a fun game and will keep fans of the genre happy with this compilation. This is a solid handheld title with an impressive features list, despite its problems.
75
IGN (Aug 09, 2007)
Re-releases are never easy to review. Sure, a title might have been awesome when it was first released, but times change and game engines age. For a compilation to succeed, it needs to bring something new to the table that warrants a repurchase. For my money, Crazy Taxi: Fare Ware does this. You're getting two solid games with brand new multiplayer content, the ability to save gameplay footage and a customizable soundtrack for $30. There are tons of games out there with larger price tags and smaller feature lists.
72
4Players.de (Oct 09, 2007)
Auch nach fast zehn Jahren hat Crazy Taxi nichts von seiner ursprünglichen Faszination verloren. Ich habe immer noch einen riesigen Spaß daran, zwischendurch den Taxifahrer zu spielen und die Leute in waghalsigen Manövern unter Zeitdruck zu ihrem Ziel zu befördern. Doch viel mehr ist es auch nicht. Trotz diverser Minispiele mangelt es auch Fare Wars an der Langzeitmotivation – vor allem, wenn man die beiden Titel schon von der Konsole oder dem PC kennt. Wo sind die PSP-exklusiven Inhalte? Warum hat man nicht auch noch den dritten Teil mit auf die UMD gepackt und die komplette Trilogie angeboten? Auch wenn ihr mit Fare Wars zwei Spiele in einem bekommt, ist der Umfang mit vier Städten nicht so üppig ausgefallen. Nicht zu vergessen, dass beide Titel mittlerweile ein paar Jährchen auf dem Buckel haben - und das Alter sieht man Crazy Taxi mittlerweile merklich an.
70
SEGA-Portal.de (Sep 20, 2009)
Wo Crazy Taxi drauf steht, ist Crazy Taxi drin. Auch Fare Wars macht da keine Ausnahme und wird vor allem Highscorejäger für Stunden an die PSP fesseln können. Und wenn man dazu mal keine Lust hat: einfach die spaßigen und herrlich absurden Minispiele bewältigen. Crazy Taxi ist trotz seines Ursprungs in den Arcade-Hallen das perfekte Handheld-Spiel, denn keine dieser Aufgaben dauert mehr als ein paar Minuten. Perfekt ist das Spiel aber nicht; für Besitzer der Originale gibt es eigentlich keinen Grund, noch mal zuzugreifen. Und der naive Charme, den die Dreamcast-Fassungen ihrerzeit noch vor sich her trugen, will heutzutage nicht mehr so recht vorhanden sein. Dennoch - wer nach 5 Jahren unbedingt wieder Crazy Taxi spielen will, kommt bei dieser Kompilation voll auf seine Kosten, denn das Spiel liegt zum Budgetpreis von 29 Euro in den Regalen.
70
GameZone (Aug 30, 2007)
Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars proves once again that a good game is still a good game no matter when it’s released or on which platform it’s released. While the allure of the original Dreamcast versions has worn off by now, the game is still a nice collection of two fun games. Just remember to take your Crazy Taxi in small dosages or you might get a little indigestion.
70
Whilst Crazy Taxi has a number of technical issues, they don't add up to anything more than a minor inconvenience to the majestic mayhem, especially with a second player along for the ride.
68
Like the various mini-games, these multiplayer modes are fun, but they have little lasting impact. In fact, the same could be said for the entire game. Due to the repetition of the gameplay, as well as the locations and the characters, it's best played in small doses. Otherwise it could drive you crazy.
65
Jeuxvideo.com (Oct 02, 2007)
Voilà une compilation qu'on aurait bien aimé découvrir plus tôt, la réunion des deux premiers Crazy Taxi et l'ajout tant attendu du mode multijoueur étant sans doute les meilleurs arguments de cette version PSP. Si le principe est toujours aussi bon, la réalisation accuse le coup et les sensations tiennent difficilement la route à côté d'une série comme Burnout, même si cette dernière ne serait sans doute pas ce qu'elle est sans l'inspiration du jeu de Sega. Un titre à placer dans sa collection à côté des épisodes originaux, mais auquel on ne jouera probablement qu'à de rares occasions.
61
VicioJuegos.com (Oct 10, 2007)
Concluyendo ya el análisis debemos lamentar que no se haya optado por renovar la franquicia, como sí se hizo con Afterburner, lo que acaba resultando en un juego algo gris, avejentado, y reservado prácticamente para fanáticos de la serie que quieran disfrutarlo en cualquier sitio. Además, los mencionados e importantes defectos, tienen su peso en la valoración final, lo que finalmente acaba con el hipotético debate planteado al inicio del análisis.
60
Meristation (Sep 17, 2007)
Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars ofrece básicamente lo mismo que ofrecieron en su momento Crazy Taxi y Crazy Taxi 2. Teniendo en cuenta que de la primera entrega hasta ahora han pasado siete años, lo que ofrece este port de PSP sabe a poco. El juego es adictivo y entretenido como lo fue en su día, aunque en pleno 2007 y después de ver de lo que es capaz la portátil de Sony, técnicamente hay errores que no deberían estar presentes. Sin ningún tipo de dudas, el sistema Crazy Taxi está actualmente exprimido al máximo, y bien haría Sega de replantearse con novedades jugables importantes, ya que el impacto del año 2000 se queda en un juego justito para los tiempos que corren y su desarrollo acaba por hacerse monótono a las pocas horas de juego. Una opción interesante para los que, aunque suene raro, no hayan probado nunca Crazy Taxi pero poco suculenta para los que disfrutaron en su momento de alguna de las versiones que Sega hizo para casi todas las consolas.
60
UOL Jogos (Aug 16, 2007)
"Crazy Taxi" é um game descompromissado, ideal para a agilidade de um portátil. A fórmula de "vale-tudo" nas ruas e certa profundidade de estratégias formam a base de sustentação da diversão. Mas, também é inegável que se trata de um título curto, com apenas alguns mapas. Há minigames e modalidades multiplayer para tentar estender sua vida útil, mas ainda assim não é o suficiente para compensar o investimento.
60
GotNext (Sep 24, 2007)
Ultimately, Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars is mostly a fan service to devotees of the series. While it can be great fun in multiplayer, single player experiences are short-lived bursts at best, and after a few jaunts around the city you'll likely be done playing on your own. Even without some of the visual issues, I'd be hard-pressed to recommend it to someone who's not a longtime fan of the series, especially since you can get this game and about a zillion percent more in either of the Grand Theft Auto PSP titles. Sega hardcore followers should check it out; the rest should just take the bus.
60
GameSpot (Aug 22, 2007)
Even though you can't call Crazy Taxi or Crazy Taxi 2 great games anymore, these games could still have made for a decent little handheld release if it weren't for Fare Wars' sluggishness and control issues. Fiends for Sega-brand nostalgia might still be able to take away a bit of enjoyment from simply being able to play Crazy Taxi and Crazy Taxi 2 on the go. Anybody who experiences the series for the first time playing Fare Wars will probably just wonder why this series was so popular in the first place.
59
Worth Playing (Nov 08, 2007)
Fans of the series who absolutely must own every Crazy Taxi game will find several new ways to play on this UMD, and the music substitution feature is a welcome usage of the hardware's abilities. This does not redeem the game's flaws; no matter how shiny the car's wheels, no matter how diligently you clean out the ashtray and how often you wash the exterior, it's just a big lump of metal unless you've got the engine running smoothly, and Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars fails in that regard. I had such high hopes for this title, but it just ran out of gas.
58
Fare Wars packs the original Crazy Taxi and Crazy Taxi 2 games onto one nostalgia-filled disc. Add the ability to record your amazing cabbie runs and use a customized soundtrack of songs stored on your PSP and you would think this is a cab to be hailed, right? Unfortunately, these new features don’t overcome the horrible driving controls, laughable braking, poor draw distances, and the complementary pop up. Only die hard fans of the Dreamcast series should give this game a look. The rest of us are better off walking.
55
1UP (Dec 04, 2007)
Fare Wars would be a respectable conversion of the arcade and Dreamcast classics had the developers managed to keep the speed -- and thus, the excitement -- in the game. Now Crazy Taxi just feels slow and clunky, and all the minigames and extra cities to explore in the world can't fix that.
51
GameAlmighty.com (Aug 09, 2007)
That's pretty much it. If you've played Crazy Taxi and its sequels, then you've played this new version. It controls well, looks fine, sounds good...but it's Crazy Taxi, a game that is better off remembered instead of regurgitated.
50
videogamer.com (Oct 10, 2007)
If you don't fondly remember the first wave of Crazy Taxi games, steer well clear of this. However, if you fancy a taste of some retro driving action, this may be worth a purchase, but approach with caution and low expectations or prepare for a shock.
40
Eurogamer.net (UK) (Sep 29, 2007)
Even huge fans of the originals are likely to be disappointed by Fare Wars. You can pick up both Dreamcast games on eBay for less than half the price, and you'd be better off doing so. Maybe Crazy Taxi simply isn't as good as we remember, maybe we've just played better games since, maybe this is a bad conversion. Probably all three. In any case, don't bother.