Crazy Taxi is fast, fun and, for a limited time, free
Crazy Taxi is one of those games that almost every gamer has taken for a spin at one point in their lives, be it on the Dreamcast, PlayStation 2, or even the arcade original. The game sped onto iOS in 2012 and although I've always been meaning to give it a joy ride, I just never got around to it. Until now, that is.
If you're not familiar, Crazy Taxi puts you behind the wheel of one of a handful of stylish taxi cabs on the roads of a bustling city. It's up to you to find fares, deliver the passengers to their destination, and do it all in the quickest manner possible -- and you needn't worry about the law too much, as driving on the wrong side of the road, cruising on the sidewalk, and taking shortcuts through pedestrian parks is encouraged.
You can play the game in a variety of modes including the original arcade mode where you race against the clock and gain time for completing fares. You can also play more leisurely, by picking a set time limit and doing your best to collect as much cash as possible before the bell rings.
Fans of the console versions of Crazy Taxi will be happy to hear that the original Offspring-heavy soundtrack remains intact on iOS, but for those who aren't fans, you can also use a custom playlist from your iOS music library.
Unfortunately, no MFi controller support has been added yet, but thankfully the on-screen touch controls (with optional tilt steering) works fine on its own.
Crazy Taxi is free for a limited time, while a new title in the series, Crazy Taxi: City Rush, makes its way to the App Store where it will debut in the coming days.
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