Get ready to make some CRAZY money, Android users! Crazy Taxi has finally peeled rubber onto the Google Play store. Out on iTunes 8 months ago, Sega took its time to port the mobile version of the game. But it’s worth the wait. Sega’s gonzo taxi cab classic will bring you right back to the arcade (or your Dreamcast), circa 1999.
Crazy Taxi puts you behind the wheel of one of 5 tricked out taxis -each with their accompanying goofy “baddass” drivers- rushing around a hilly cityscape loosely based on San Francisco. As the driver of one of the Crazy Taxis, you’re tasked with seeking out fares and getting them to their destination by any means necessary. You’ll need to drive like a maniac to get your passengers to their point B in time, and you’ll get extra points for remaining time and for tricks and stunts you pull off.
The end result lives up to its name, it’s certainly a Crazy experience. The pace is frenetic and the 90’s pop punk soundtrack drives you through the stylized, cel shaded landscape. This is one of the great Sega games from the company’s Naomi Arcade System/Dreamcast golden age. Android users can grab a copy for $4.99 today.
Here’s the description from the Google Play Store:
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
-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!
[Via: Google Play]