Crazy Taxi going mobile

Sega bringing open-world racing game to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch later this month.

Crazy Taxi will pick up its next fare on iOS devices. Sega recently announced via a teaser video that the open-world racing game is headed to iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch later this month.

Crazy Taxi coming to iOS. Is that so crazy?

Sega did not specify a price for the game, and the company was not immediately available for comment.

Crazy Taxi originally released in arcades in 1999, with a subsequent launch for Sega's own Dreamcast game console.

A high-definition version of the game is available today on Xbox Live and PlayStation Network for $10 and also through the Dreamcast Collection.

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42 comments
Hvac0120
Hvac0120

One of my favorite arcade games. Great for mobile. Interested to see how they address the controls. Might make it easier to play. $3-5 and I might get it. Already bought on ps3.

cheamo
cheamo

No Android? That just seems dumb.

farcorners
farcorners

I like the game but cannot see how it can work well on the platform, other that by gyroscope.

theKSMM
theKSMM

I love to see these classic games get a second lease on life, but these companies (Sony, Sega, Square Enix) always price these games way outside the reasonable range.  I'm not paying you $10 for a 17-year-old game that you converted into an app that has about 90 minutes worth of good gameplay in it.Your remade apps should be only three or four dollars.

StSk8ter29
StSk8ter29

Bring it with The Offspring, or don't bring it at all...

mtait01
mtait01

i always found this game a pain to control on the consoles... God knows how hard it will be on a touch screen

smghottie
smghottie

I'll take it! Haven't played this game in years. I wasn't the biggest fan, but it's a fun game that would translate well to he mobile platform.

fowler84
fowler84

unless it really has offspring and original sounds i dont want!!

killlo
killlo

theres so many ports of this game

cf_Kage
cf_Kage

Gah, and Android gets left out once again

LindBergh2007
LindBergh2007

I can confirm that the original soundtrack will be included.

DESTROYRS_F8
DESTROYRS_F8

If it doesn't have the Offspring songs on the game, I'm not buying it.

SolidTy
SolidTy

I still have my Dreamcast and PS2 copies. :P

burgeg
burgeg

This would be so cool to play on a handheld that has buttons. Never mind.

DrKill09
DrKill09

It already did on the GBA and PSP.

cejay0813
cejay0813

:"Tuuuuurnnning tweeennty TURRRRRRNSSSS!"

Megawizard
Megawizard

HEY HEY! COME ON OVER AND HAVE SOME FUN WITH CR-A-ZY TAXI!

*clicks*

Let's go make some crazy money!

 

Makes me wonder if they're putting the original soundtrack back in.

wuushew
wuushew

great game for mobile but I predict the control scheme will lead to fail.  Also the game is availble via PC Dreamcast emulation(in HD) for $0.  Consoles can suck it.

NettoSaito
NettoSaito

 @burgeg Then get fair wars for the PSP. It includes Crazy Taxi 1, Crazy Taxi 2, it has a custom soundtrack feature so you can add the old songs in, and it has a few new features such as the ability to knock people out of their cars then give them a ride.

cejay0813
cejay0813

Whoops apparently that's "10 in 2010"

 

lol

Lhomity
Lhomity

 @wuushew Its not $0 if you've downloaded a ROM. Its piracy.

DESTROYRS_F8
DESTROYRS_F8

 @wuushew Yeah, you got the emulation, you pirated the roms, but you are still playing a consol(ed) game. 

TheArcade
TheArcade

Except emulation isn't perfect and nothing quite compares to the original. Even when it's HD all you're doing is stretching the screen out.

DrKill09
DrKill09

 @wuushew

 

Agreed.  Dreamcast version @1080p  destroys all those crappy ports with removed brand names and redone soundtracks.

rarson
rarson

 @LindBergh2007 

 

Yeah, I'm totally exaggerating the fact that I own a Dreamcast. It's actually broken and I don't have any games for it. And the VGA box? I made that up.

 

You are such a dumbass. Why don't you go back to 2007 and post about how the Dreamcast 2 is coming out in 2012? RING EDGE IS COMING AS A HOME CONSOLE! DUR!

burgeg
burgeg

 @NettoSaito Thank you for letting me know this. I was unaware. If it's a reasonable price on the PS Store I'll download it on my Vita.

theKSMM
theKSMM

 @DrKill09  @wuushew  @1080p  Who in the world wants to see a Dreamcast's VGA graphics stretched to 1080p?  Sounds pixelicious...

DrKill09
DrKill09

 @cejay0813  @wuushew

 

Dear stupid, saying that playing it on pc is better does not make you an elitist.  You're just pissed that you can't afford a decent pc.

LindBergh2007
LindBergh2007

 @rarson  http://trademarks.justia.com/855/17/orbi-85517210.html

 

 

"hand held electronic games, namely, handheld electronic games adapted for use with television receivers; handheld game apparatus with liquid crystal displays; electronic hand-held game units for use with an external display screen;"

 

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"electronic games other than those adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor; apparatus for electronic games adapted for use with an external display screen or monitor;" 

 

 

They are coming back.

 

FAIL.

burgeg
burgeg

 @parabolee  @burgeg Are you certain? It says on the description it's only compatible with PSP. I'm from the UK. You're sure it's compatible with Vita for Europeans and not just the US? I don't want to buy it and find out I've wasted my money.

parabolee
parabolee

@burgeg Actualy it is compatible if you download it via your PS3 and transfer it to your Vita. Weird and stupid I know, but there you go.

burgeg
burgeg

And it turns out it's not compatible with Vita. Ugh.

cejay0813
cejay0813

 @DrKill09

 adding the consoles can suck it bit was just icing on the cake. Either you're delusional or an elitist... or just plain dumb for commenting without reading. Either way, that hang yourself comment still stands... I have shoe string...

cejay0813
cejay0813

 @DrKill09  Dear moron, saying that "playing it on PC is better" is doing just that. And my PC is more than decent my ignorant and illiterate friend. Just despise elitist... and people who have no clue what they're talking about... which means I really would like you to hang yourself soon.