An amazingly addictive game is Crazy Taxi for Sega Dreamcast. This game was taken from an actual arcade game, however the graphics maintain an arcade game look.
The object of Crazy Taxi is to drive around as a reckless taxi-cab driver, pick up smart-mouthed pedestrians, and then take them to their destination for a certain amount of money. After each round the player will be shown how much they made, and given a “class” license. (Each license depends on how much money you get, the more money you make, the better license you receive)
When you first open up to the game you are given a list of “types” of ways to play Crazy Taxi. (It would be best for a first-time player to choose either the Arcade Mode or Original) If the player chooses Original or Arcade mode, they can then go and choose weather to play by the arcade rules, which allows the player to chose his/her own traffic setting, time setting, and time difficulty, or they may choose a time limit, which allows the player to pick up as many customers as possible within that time frame.
Next the player gets to choose out of four taxi drivers. Each taxi driver has there own personality, and comes with a their own unique taxi cab.
After choosing a driver the player is taken out onto the rode. The people that want to be take somewhere will be surrounded by a certain colored circle ( listed at the bottom), stop in this circle to pick the person up. Then drive them in the direction the arrow is pointing, but try to avoid other cars, and pedestrians because this will only slow the player down, and that is how one loses money.
Once the player’s time is up he/she will see what license they earned and then the whole process is redone.
Crazy Taxi for Sega Dreamcast is one of the best video games I have ever played. It is simple enough that one will not be easily frustrated, but just tough enough to keep the player’s attention. The smart-mouth comments that the pedestrians and the taxi-driver make are hilarious. (I found myself talking back to the characters.) I recommend that every person who has access to a Sega Dreamcast experience the magic that is Crazy Taxi.
My score: 9.3/10