Crazy Taxi is a 3D, open-world, arcade racing game, where players race across an open-world map, delivering passengers to their destinations as fast as they can.
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Pro Android port retains the original music, which may brings back nostalgia for those familiar with the original title
For a port to hold onto it's music licenses is pretty much unseen now a days but luckily Crazy Taxi still has all of the original tracks found in the Dreamcast version (featuring music from Bad Religion and Offspring).
Pro Simple and intuitive touchscreen controls allows the game to be easy to pick up and play
For a ported game, the controls are very simple. There are 4 buttons - one for drive, one for reverse, and one each for left/right steering. Double tapping on the drive button launches you off with very high acceleration, and double tapping the left/right buttons starts a drift. These controls are simple, and very easy to get used to.
Pro Pretty easy to find a controller to control the game with as the title has very solid controller support
Crazy Taxi supports all HID controllers, such as the PS3 and Xbox 360 controllers, as well as SHIELD and MOGA controllers. This way there should be little issue with finding a controller to work with this title.
Pro Mini-games extend the content to the game and give the player something to do when they are tired of the main quests
Mini games, such as taxi bowling adds more to the game, and helps justify the $5 price for an old Dreamcast port. In total, there are 16 of these mini games. Having a good number of mini games to pick from, allows the player something extra to do, if they ever get tired or bored of the mainline missions.
Con Graphics look dated
Considering that the game is fifteen years old (as of 2014), the graphics do look a bit dated when compared to other high end games on Android. These graphics are untouched direct ports from the Dreamcast.
Con Very touchy controls
Tapping on the steering buttons is a janky affair. One quick tap turns your taxi a lot, and it can be very hard to control your driving using the touchscreen controls. Thankfully, there are other options - in the settings you can change the controls to tilt which is a bit better although sometimes not sensitive enough - or if you have a MOGA controller you should probably use that as it's closest to the original joystick controls.