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                        C A Z Y  T A X I  2  F A Q 
                            For Sega Dreamcast
                               Version 2.02

                              By Adam Copper
                         E-mail: adam3k3@gmail.com
 
              This FAQ is Copyright (c) 2004-2005 Adam Copper      
                                        
                           Adam3k3 FAQer Profile
       http://homepages.tesco.net/vicky.reynolds1/profiles/adam3k3.htm   

                         Last Revision May 19, 2005




Table of Contents

1.Introduction..........................................[INT]
2.Version History.......................................[VHS]
3.Game Basics 
3-1.New Things..........................................[BS1]
3-2.Options.............................................[BS2] 
3-3.Controls............................................[BS3] 
3-4.Cabbies.............................................[BS4]
4.Playing Basics
4-1.Customers...........................................[PB1]  
4-2.Picking-up..........................................[PB2]
4-3.Driving.............................................[PB3]
4-4.Droping.............................................[PB4] 
4-5.License.............................................[PB5]
4-6.Crazy Maneuvers.....................................[PB6]
5.Game Modes
5-1.Around Apple........................................[GM1]
5-2.Small Apple.........................................[GM2]
5-3.Replay..............................................[GM3]
5-4.Internet............................................[GM4]
6.Crazy Pyramid Guide...................................[CRP]
7.Tips/Strategies.......................................[TPS]
8.Secrets/Cheats........................................[SCT]
9.FAQs..................................................[FAQ]
10.Legal Disclaimer.....................................[LDR]

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1. Introduction                                                           [INT]
===============================================================================
Hi, and welcome to my Crazy Taxi 2 FAQ. This game is awesome, all the craziness
is back with allot of new cool features. Put it this way, Crazy taxi 1 with new
cities, cabbies, and more. Hitmaker did great job again!  

In Crazy Taxi you're a Cabbie who must end his day with cash, easy you think? 
Think again. You must know every thing about this game to get to the top, and 
this FAQ wont let you down (hope so). I've been playing Crazy Taxi for a long 
time now so I made sure that what I have put in this FAQ make sense. 

If any thing is wrong or you may want to add something, just e-mail me and I 
will put it in the FAQ and credit you if you're information is correct.

Email: adam3k3@hotmail.com 



2. Version History                                                        [VHS]
===============================================================================
Version 2.02 July 1, 2005
Made Grammar/Spelling corrections.

Version 2.01 May 15th, 2005
Edited the format and made some corrections.



3. Game Basics 
===============================================================================
In this section you will find basic information on the game
like New Things, Option, Controls....

                      

                          3-1.New Things                                  [BS1]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Jumping:
One of the cool new features is jumping; you can now jump at any
time adding Bonus tips from the customers getting more cash!

To jump simply press the Y button (original controller sittings).

Jumping tips:

+Try jumping allot when driving a customer, this way you will get
 allot of tips especially when driving more than one customer.

+Always jump from high places to low roads, you will get more tips.

+Jump the buildings and shops for shortcuts.

-Never jump under low roof, you will only lose speed and may
 crash into other cars.

-Don't jump if you're on low speed, you will not get anything.

-Jump on time; don’t jump too soon or too late specially 
 when jumping to buildings, shops, or high places. 
   

Multi-Customers:
Another cool new feature is that you can now pickup more than one
Customer. You will see 2 to 4 customers standing in one fare.
You must get every one of them to where he wants to go or you will
not get anything, but don't worry most of them are near etch other.

Note: You can't pickup multi customers from different fares. 

    

                               3-2.Options                                [BS2]
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Audio:
Set the sound output to either MONO or STEREO.

Music Volume:
Set the volume for the game music.

SE Volume:
Set the volume for the game's sound effects.

Controller Settings:
Press A to display the controller settings screen and then select a controller
setting type for the Dreamcast Controller or the Rally Wheel.

Vibration:
Set to "ON" when using a Jump Pack while playing.
This setting is only activated when a Jump Pack is inserted into Expansion
Socket 2 of the Dreamcast Controller.

Note: You need 20 blocks space on you're VMU if you want to save.

                               3-3.Controls                               [BS3]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
There are tow type of controls sittings:

Type 1:
                            _______________________
                          /                        \
          Braking....L   /        Dreamcast         \   R....Accelerating
                     ___/                            \___
                   /              ---------               \
                  /  OO          |         |       (Y).....\....Jump
    Steering.... /..OOOO         |         |                \
                /    OO           ---------     (X)   (B)....\....Drive Gear
               |        H                       .             |
               |       HHH                      .  (A)........|....Reverse Gear
    Steering....\.......H                       .            /
                 \        _______     /\     _______        / 
                  \      /       \   /__\   /   .   \      /
                   \    /         \____.___/    .    \    /
                    \  /               .        .     \  /
                     \/              Pause       .      \/
                                            Destination


Type 2:
                            _______________________
                          /                        \
     Reverse Gear....L   /        Dreamcast         \   R....Drive Gear
                     ___/                            \___
                   /              ---------               \
                  /  OO          |         |       (Y).....\....Jump
    Steering.... /..OOOO         |         |                \
                /    OO           ---------     (X)   (B)....\....Braking
               |        H                       .             |
               |       HHH                      .  (A)........|....Accelerating
    Steering....\.......H                       .            /
                 \        _______     /\     _______        / 
                  \      /       \   /__\   /   .   \      /
                   \    /         \____.___/    .    \    /
                    \  /               .        .     \  /
                     \/               Pause      .      \/
                                            Destination


Note: You may also use the RALLY WHEEL.
                            _____________
                           / RALLY WHEEL \
                 --------------------------------------
                |Steering................Steering Wheel|
                |Accelerating............R Trigger     |
                |Braking.................L Trigger     |
                |Drive Gear..............+ Button      |
                |Reverse Gear............- Button      |
                |Destination.............B Button      |
                |Jump....................Y Button      |
                 -------------------------------------- 



                              3-4.Cabbies                                 [BS4]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
SLASH:
Age: 25
Sex: Male
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 152.3


ICEMAN:
Age: 28
Sex: Male
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 183.2


CINNAMON:
Age: 18
Sex: Female
Height: 5'5"
Weight: 114.8


HOT-D:
Age: 78
Sex: Male
Height: 5'3"
Weight: 106.o


AXEL: 
Age: 21
Sex: Male
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 158 

License
Plate #: 1NOM155 = "I no miss"
Meaning: "I don't make mistakes”


GENA: 
Age: 23
Sex: Female
Height: 5'7"
Weight:???

License
Plate #: 5EXY515 = "Sexy Sis"
Meaning: You know what it means!


B.D. JOE: 
Age: 25
Sex: Male
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 165
 
License
Plate #: 2HOP260 = “To hop to go”
Meaning: “Always ready to get crazy”


GUS: 
Age: 42
Sex: Male
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 187

License
Plate #: ONLY777 = "Only 777"
Meaning: "Only aim for the big jackpot”





4. Playing Basics
===============================================================================
Here you will find information about haw the game plays.



                             4-1.Customers                                [PB1]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
You're mission is to get as much cash as you can, the only way to get
cash is by picking and driving the customers to where they want under
the time limit. Get the customer to his destination and you will get
cash. Fail to get him to his destination and you will get nothing.
The sooner you get you're customers to there destination the better.
 
There are many type of customers, here are all the types:

 --------------------------------------------------------------------------
| -COLOR-  CUSTOMERs     -CIRCLE-        -DESTINATION-         -DROP ZONE- |
|--------|----------|--------------|-----------------------|---------------|
|Green        1       Biggest one    Farthest destination     Biggest Zone |
|GreenYellow  1       bigger one     Vary far destination     +Bigger Zone | 
|Yellow       1       Big one        More far destination     Vary Big Zone|
|Orange       1       Medium one     Farther destination      Bigger Zone  |
|Red          1       Small one      Vary close destination   Small Zone   |
|Drak Blue    2          //                  //                    //      |
|Black-Blue   3          //                  //                    //      |
|Light Blue   4          //                  //                    //      | 
---------------------------------------------------------------------------



                            4-2.Picking-up                                [PB2]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Customers are everywhere; you will see the fare icon. They will be standing
in a circle, stop in it and the customer will jump in and a timer will show.
Here are some tips:

+When stopping to pick a customer try facing where he want to go.

+Know who to pick, when you're short on time pick the far destination 
 customer, otherwise mix.

-Don't stop to far from the customer, this will lose you some time,
 as the customer is running to your cab.

-Don't try to hit you're customer, this will make him run away and will
 lose you time as the customer is running back to your cab. 



                             4-3.Driving                                  [PB3]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
After you pickup the customer you must drive him/her to the destination.
Some tips on driving the customer:

+Use crazy stunts (See 4-6.Crazy Maneuvers), especially Crazy Through,
 this way you will get more tips.

+Jump allot, this will get you more tips, especially when driving
 4 customers.


There are three types of a tip: Bronze, Silver, and Gold.
They can get you starting from $0.25 and up to 15.00.




                              4-4.Droping                                 [PB4]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Finally it's time to drop you're customer in his drop zone.
The fastest you get you're customer to his drop zone the better.
You will be given a rating on haw well you did you're job, here they are:

 ----------------------------------------------------------------
| SPEEDY...........+5 seconds........If the time color is Green  |  
| NORMAL...........+2 seconds........If the time color is Yellow |
| SLOW..............No Bonus.........If the time color is Red    |          
| BAD...............No Bonus.........If the time color is Purple |  
 ----------------------------------------------------------------
 
Get you're customer to his drop zone fast and get SPEEDY, you will
need it to get high rankings.



                              4-5.License                                 [PB5]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
After the game is over, you will get a license depending on haw good 
you were. Here are the licenses you can get:


   Fare             License             
  $0.000           No License  
  $0.001-0.999     E Class License
  $1.000-1.999     D Class License
  $2.000-2.999     C Class License
  $3.000-3.999     B Class License
  $4.000-4.999     A Class License
  $5.000-9.999     S Class License
  $10.000-19.999   Awesome License
  $20.000-99.999   CRAZY   License



                           4-6.Crazy Maneuvers                            [PB6]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Crazy Maneuvers are the moves that will get you combos that will add more
cash. You can use them any time, but to get more cash you must use them
when you're driving the customer. Same as the old Crazy Taxi.


1-Crazy Dash: Release accelerates, push B and accelerate.
This move will speed you up a little, use it to get more speed. 

2-Crazy Drift: Release accelerate, push A, shift back into drive and 
keep holding B while accelerating and turning sharply for 
power slide turn.
Use this to get a fast turn; this will get you some combos.
 
3-Crazy Through: Drive through traffic without hitting any thing.
This is hard if you're driving like crazy, but it will get you the most
combos and that will get you more cash. Use it carefully because if you
hit another car you will lose all combos and start from zero again.
  
4-Crazy stop: Crazy dash, then hold reverse and brake. 
Vary useful for fast stop; use it all the time when stopping. 

5-Limit Cut: Crazy dash, crazy drift, and then crazy dash again.
A must use all the time; this will get you to the top speed.





5. Game Modes
===============================================================================
Here are all the modes in Crazy Taxi 2.



                            5-1.Around Apple                              [GM1]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
This city is big, connected via 3 highways. It got many buildings, bridges,
shops, etc....

You can play this mode with:

WORK FOR 3 MINUTES: Play for three minutes. No Time Bonuses add. 

WORK FOR 5 MINUTES: Play for five minutes. No Time Bonuses add.

WORK FOR 10 MINUTES: Play for ten minutes. No Time Bonuses add.

                       D R O P O F F  P O I N E T S                          


                             5-2.Small Apple                              [GM2]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
This city is smaller than Around Apple, but it has more buildings, shops and 
a big park in the middle.   

You can play this mode with:

WORK FOR 3 MINUTES: Play for three minutes. No Time Bonuses add. 

WORK FOR 5 MINUTES: Play for five minutes. No Time Bonuses add.

WORK FOR 10 MINUTES: Play for ten minutes. No Time Bonuses add.

                       D R O P O F F  P O I N E T S 



                               5-3.Replay                                 [GM3]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
This is anew mode to crazy taxi. It let's you record you're driving than watch 
it and save it to a VMU. Here is haw it looks:

CRAZY DRIVIN":

Start Point: Select where you want to start.
Cabbie: Select you're cabbie.
Music: Select what music will play when you start.
REC: Start the mode.

PLAY:
Select and play you're saved recorded dryings.

DELETE:
Select and delete any of you're saved recorded dryings.
    


                              5-4.Internet                                [GM4]
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------
You can't log-in to the site any more, Sega pulled the plug.
It was a website that got some information about the game and got the
high scores.  





6. Crazy Pyramid Guide                                                    [CRP]
===============================================================================
This just like the old Crazy Box, mini-games shaped like a pyramid.
Complete a row and you will get a surprise. Here is a guide on haw to 
finish them:

5-1.CRAZY JUMP 2:
    GOAL: Jump 250M
    TIME: 30 sec
    TIPS: From the start point, start boosting and jump at the vary end.

5-2.CRAZY GOLF:
    GOAL: Attack the ball and make it fly at least 100 yards.
    TIME: 30 sec
    TIPS: Just reverse to the edge, than boost, and right before the ball jump.

5-3.CRAZY HURDLE:
    GOAL: Reach the goal within the time limit.
    TIME: 40 sec
    TIPS: Jump the hurdles, its ok if you miss one or two. Boost as you land.

5-4.CRAZY 3-JUMP:
    GOAL: Hop, step, and jump over 200 meters.
    TIME: 100 sec
    TIPS: Boost as you start, right before the line jump. Now wait until the 
counter go down, but not at zero, than jump again. Now repeat the 
          1st step again and you're done.

5-5.CRAZY BALLONS 2:
    GOAL: Pop all the balloons within the time limit.
    TIME: 90 sec
    TIPS: Hit all the balloons. You have to jump to hit some.





7. Tips/Strategies                                                        [TPS]
===============================================================================
Some useful tips that will help you be better: 


+Use Crazy Moves to get Crazy Combos, which will get you more money.

+Use Crazy Stop every time for a fast stop.

+Mix long runs with short runs, this will help you get more time.

+Remember the shortcuts; this will help you save some time.

+When you feel that you don't have time to drop a customer don't 
 go to his drop-off, just go to another customer and wait till the 
 time of the old customer runs of so you can pick the new customer.

+Know who to pick in the right time, when don't have much time try
 picking long run customers.

-Don't pick 2-4 customers allot, you may not get the time to drop them. 





8. Secrets/Cheats                                                         [SCT]
===============================================================================
 Secret Cabbies:
 
 Complete Crazy Box S-S to play as the original Cabbies from Crazy Taxi.
 
 Crazy Pyramid Prizes:
 Win all the mini-games and get a prize. 

  First Row........Around Apple Map
  Second Row.......Small Apple Map
  Third Row........Bike
  Fourth Row.......Stroller
  Fifth Row........Nothing
  Sixth Row........Play as Original Cabbies

 Exact Location:
 
 Plug in the third controller, press the L button and 
 the arrow will show the exact location of the next stop.

 Expert mode:
 
 Hold start + Y at character select screen, then A.

 No arrows:

 Hold start at character select screen, then A.

 No destination marker:

 Hold Y at character select screen, then A.





9. FAQs                                                                   [FAQ]
===============================================================================
Q: Can you play as the original characters?

A: Yes, beat all the mini-games in Crazy  


Q: What is faster, the Bike or the Car?

A: The Bike.


Q: Who is the fastest cabbie?

A: Not sure, but I think CINNAMON.




10. Legal Disclaimer                                                      [LDR]
===============================================================================
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