Crazy Taxi originally released in 1999 as an arcade game. It later got ported to the consoles, the first one being Dreamcast. Every port after Dreamcast got a lot of mixed reviews. I am reviewing the GCN version of the game.
The main objective in Crazy Taxi is to pick up customers and send them to their designated area. Doing this lets you earn money, as well as passing cars and jumping off of ramps. The final grade is determined by how many customers you dropped off and how much money you gained doing the various objectives. There are three modes: Arcade, Original and Crazy Box. For Arcade and Original, you can set the rules to Arcade rules, 3 minutes, 5 minutes and 10 minutes. In Crazy Box, you can go through random missions. There are 4 people you can choose from: Axel, BD Joe, Gus and Gena.
There is a lot of fun to be had in Crazy Taxi as you can create carnage by wrecking cars while driving through the city, which increases replayability as well. The soundtrack is also awesome as well. This game is an addictive game that can be replayed a number of times and you can never get bored of it.
However, this port of the game has problems. The poor controls, the bad physics, the dated graphics and the poor draw distance of the game lets this game down quite a bit. This is not a surprise to me as Sega were not very good at porting games in the first place. If you want to play this game, I suggest you find the Dreamcast version, as it is the better port of this game. If you do not mind these issues however or you cannot get the DC version for whatever reason, you can get the other versions of this game.