New Crazy Taxi Designed By Series Creator Now Available -- What's Your Favorite Crazy Taxi Memory?

Crazy Taxi: City Rush available now for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.

Crazy Taxi: City Rush, the all-new Crazy Taxi game designed by the creator of the zany series, Kenji Kanno, is now available to download for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. You can download the game right now through iTunes.

Developed by Hardlight Studios, the Sega-owned developer that previously made Sonic Dash, Sonic Jump, and Sonic Jump Fever, Crazy Taxi: City Rush is a free-to-play game supported by in-app purchases.

According to Sega, Crazy Taxi: City Rush was "designed from the wheels up for mobile and tablet devices featuring intuitive touchscreen driving controls, dozens of customizable cars, adrenaline-fueled missions, and a sprawling concrete jungle to unlock, explore, and master throughout the game campaign."

Though the game is currently only available for iOS devices, Sega tells Eurogamer that the game is coming to Android soon.

What are your favorite Crazy Taxi memories? Are you planning to pick up the new one? Let us know in the comments below!

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Discussion

38 comments
Ripper_TV
Ripper_TV

I see they're afraid to show their game off. 

jark888
jark888

My memory about the game is when I realize I wouldn't get anywhere if I did not continue adding coins to arcade machine.

DrKill09
DrKill09

My favorite memory is when Crazy Taxi was on actual gaming hardware like the Sega Naomi arcade board and the Sega Dreamcast, instead of wussy iPhones, iPads, and iDildos.

imajinn
imajinn

My favorite memory is when it wasn't a mobile game.

xcollector
xcollector

If mobile games didn't exist we would have got a proper sequel instead.

OJ99
OJ99

My favorite, alright my only memory of Crazy Taxi was being able to eject the disc on the PS2 version and keep the game playing, but with no new textures loading, just driving around on and crashing into invisible geometry. Now that's crazy lol.

PETERAKO
PETERAKO

my favourite memory is that it wasn't a freemium for mobile stripped of any actuall gameplay elements :/

gajbutler
gajbutler

I would be excited for mobile games since they're getting to be as powerful as last gen consoles. Just a shame I'm put off them thanx to the business models...

xantufrog
xantufrog

My Dreamcast kicks your iPad's @ss

bmart970
bmart970

I would have been happier had it been a console/PC release.

sladakrobot
sladakrobot

My memory of Crazy Taxi?

Crazy Taxi(1+2) played on the Dreamcast is the best experience for me.

And that cool Offspring soundtrack...yay.

C-THREE
C-THREE

yeah yeah yeah yeah yeah! I loved that offspring opening of the original.

PixelAddict
PixelAddict

I'll give this one a try, but my expectations are not very high.

The first Crazy Taxi was my favorite game on the Dreamcast for quite awhile. It dominated my time for a few months, in fact.

AnimeNutJill
AnimeNutJill

Sooo sick of all these mobile games. -_-

MHzBurglar
MHzBurglar

"New Crazy Taxi designed by series creator now available" - The announcement brings some initial excitement.

"For iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch" - excitement turns to disappointment, interest lost.

"free-to-play game supported by in-app purchases" - disappointment and apathy turn to anger with the direction the series (and gaming in general) is going.


Nothing like an announcement of another beloved series being turned into mobile IAP trash to start my day.

Thanatos2k
Thanatos2k

It's more mobile garbage.  What a waste.

eat_game_poop
eat_game_poop

I just want a new console Crazy Taxi game because I have too many fun memories of the first two games.

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

Too bad you don't actually drive in this game... you just pick left, right, or straight and the game does the rest... LAME!


I've had a lot of fun with the actual, good, Crazy Taxi games though.

Metalnoid
Metalnoid

All i can remember is SEGA ruling the console world with Dreamcast, a giant memory card and the song "Ya, Ya, Ya, Ya, Ya!" from Offspring. Crazy game

travis1987
travis1987

Nostalgia?, is that you?, what about a Jet Set Radio Future remake, for Xbox One and PS4 and maybe the Wii U

EasyComeEasyGo
EasyComeEasyGo

My favorite moment was that Crazy Taxi made me discover the Offspring back when the Dreamcast was da bomb. It's all I want, all I want, all I want, all I want.

Whenever I hear that song, I go silly.

DrKill09
DrKill09

@xcollector I hope mobile dies.  All we need is the next big fad to attract the casuals.  First they played flash games, then the Wii, now the iPhone.  I'm sure they'll move on to something else in the next few years.

DrKill09
DrKill09

@xantufrog Hell yeah!  For one, the Dreamcast didn't constantly spam you with ads.

DrKill09
DrKill09

@daikkenaurora12 I know.  LOTS of articles like that.  This is called GAMESPOT.  They should be covering GAMES.  These aren't games, they are distractions for casuals.

DrKill09
DrKill09

@sladakrobot Yeah, damn shame about the Offspring.  Their first four albums were great, then they turned to fratboy garbage, especially after Americana (which was mediocre at best)

hystavito
hystavito

@sladakrobot I was never an Offspring fan but I gotta admit the music was perfect for the game.

normanislost
normanislost

All I want by the offspring and that's pretty much the same answer me and all my friends would give love that band

DrKill09
DrKill09

@travis1987 No no, Sega only want to make "mobile" games now.  And not even REAL mobile games like for PS Vita and 3DS.

cvantu
cvantu

@EasyComeEasyGo  Crazy Taxi made me discover Bad Religion. The demise of Dreamcast made me discover Xbox. The Xbox 360 port of Crazy Taxi made me discover how much I missed Offspring and Bad Religion.

DrKill09
DrKill09

@Random_Matt Crazy Taxi 1, Virtua Fighter 3, 4 Wheel Thunder, and Propeller Arena are my favorites.

DrKill09
DrKill09

@normanislost Yeah, Ixnay on the Hombre was a great album.  Their last great album in fact.  I still have my cassette, and picked up the vinyl.  Love it!  They found the perfect blend of punk, ska, and polish without making it complete commercial garbage.

normanislost
normanislost

God yeah the port wasn't the same without the original sound track