Crazy Taxi for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad review

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Category: Games
Seller: Sega
Requirements: iOS 4.3 or later
Compatibility: iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
File Size: 125 MB
Price: $4.99
Age Rating: 9+

Honestly, I’ve never played Crazy Taxi in any of the platforms for which it was made available (yes, that’s how boring my gaming history is). But for those of you who have enjoyed this game before, how about taking it for another spin…this time in the comforts of your iPad (or iPhone and iPod Touch)? I’m pretty sure you’ll have a blast. It’s entertaining and wacky at the same time.

Crazy Taxy is a solid game not because of its graphics or animation, but because of its simple gameplay combined with simple controls. You take the role of any of the four taxi drivers, and your goal is to bring your passenger to specific location on the map. Sound boring? Actually, it’s the other way around; driving these passengers is plenty of fun, especially since you’ll be driving your taxi like a lunatic evading cars and buses and avoiding obstacles and pedestrians. And the clincher? It’s a timed game.

There are three game modes: arcade, original and crazy box. The first two are your standard Crazy Taxi fare. You can opt to play by the game rules wherein you start with one minute timer and it decreases as you do your work, then increases depending on how fast you get a passenger to his/her destination. You can also choose to work for three minutes, work for five minutes or work for ten minutes. The time does not reset in those three game scenarios, you just have to bring as many passengers to their destinations as possible.

Crazy box is a mission-based driving mode where you must pass certain conditions, eventually ending up shuttling your passenger to designated places. However, there are pitfalls and obstacles along the way. Some of the missions are too easy, while some are very hard.

Whether you are playing the original, arcade or crazy box game mode, the objective remains the same—get the highest license possible (from E to S). Getting an S-License will give you the game credits and a replay of all your work.

Another good feature of the game which is that the soundtrack is provided by Offspring and Bad Religion. The msuic contributed to the fun factor and adrenaline rush of the game.

The rest of the features are pretty much standard, including Game Center support and the likes.

What else is there to say about this game? Nothing. It’s simply a solid and entertaining game worthy of your hard-earned bucks. Now excuse me, as I still have some missions to complete in Crazy Box. As for you, grab this game from the App Store now. You won’t regret it.

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