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                                Crazy Taxi 
                           Platform: Dreamcast
                              Version: Final
                         Brett "Nemesis" Franklin
                       E-Mail: nemesis@flipmode.com





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                       T A B L E  O F  C O N T E N T S
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                       1. Introduction
                       2. Legal Stuff
                       3. Updates/Revision History
                       4. Game Options
                       5. Game Controls
                       6. How to Play This Crazy Game
                       7. Cabbies
                       8. Game Modes: Arcade and Original Cities
                       9. Driving Techniques
                      10. City Locations: Arcade and Original
                      11. Crazy Box Guide
                      12. General Tips: Get "Crazy" Cash
                      13. Secrets / Codes
                      14. FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)
                      15. Credits
                      16. Contact Info




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1. INTRODUCTION

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Hi, and welcome to my Crazy Taxi FAQ for the Dreamcast. Crazy Taxi is an 
addicting game brought from the Arcade straight to your home, onto the 
Dreamcast. This game is wonderfully addictive game, and has that "arcade-like" 
feel to it, which is a GOOD thing. This FAQ will cover the basics of Crazy Taxi, 
and how to play it. It will also give you some tips to help you get fast cash, 
which is VERY hard to do, depending on which setting you play on. Since Crazy 
Taxi is a pretty straight-forward game to play, so don't expect a walkthrough 
here. It's just a basic guide for all you "crazy" drivers out there. :p

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Here's my review of Crazy Taxi:
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Now, I've never played the arcade version of Crazy Taxi, so I can't compare the 
Dreamcast one with it, but I'd have to say that Crazy Taxi for the Dreamcast is 
definatly arcade-perfect. It just has that "arcade-feel" to it, and I love that. 
I used to go to the arcades every other day, and I loved every minute of it. 
Crazy Taxi is one of the best and most addictive games available for the 
Dreamcast.

GRAPHICS- 9/10:
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The visuals in Crazy Taxi are very well done, and look like it was an arcade 
game. The games runs at a almost constant 60 fps, and are very sharp and 
beautiful to look at. The cities are remarkably well done, and look like real 
cities. All of the cars on screen look awesome too. The only drawback to the 
graphics are that there is some slight slowdown when you get onto some grass or 
sticky situations. 

SOUND- 10/10:
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The sound effects in Crazy Taxi are wonderful, and very clear to the ears. All 
of the sound effects are different from each other, and sound realistic. The 
music is also very well done. The tracks from The Offspring and Bad Religion are 
very catchy, and fit this sort of game. I loved the sound and music in Crazy 
Taxi.

CONTROL- 10/10:
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Controlling your taxi cab is so simple, one has to wonder if ANYONE can have 
trouble with the control layout. The cars handle wonderfully and turn on a dime. 
Performing the driving techniques are simple to do, and are very easy to learn. 
The cabs are accessable to novices and veterans alike.

GAMEPLAY- 10/10:
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The gameplay department in Crazy Taxi is where the game really shines. Even 
though the game is rediculously simple, it's REALLY addictive and fun to play. 
And, although it is easy to play, it takes lots of skill to really master the 
game. It might be one of the best arcade-to-home conversions. The basic premise 
of Crazy Taxi is to get the highest scores. This will keep you playing for 
weeks, possibly even months.

REPLAY- 10/10:
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The replay value for Crazy Taxi is nearly limitless. Trying to beat your high 
scores will be very addictive, and you won't stop until you get the Crazy 
License...which will take forever to do. Trying to memorize the cities and 
finding the shortcuts of the cities will be challenging, yet insanely fun to do. 
Although Crazy Taxi is just a one-player game, you can still try to beat your 
friend's high score over and over again, which makes it just like a two-player 
game. 

OVERALL- 10/10:
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Crazy Taxi is one of the best games so far on the Dreamcast, and one of the best 
driving games for ANY system. It is definatly the coolest game this year for the 
Dreamcast, and is a must-buy. If you have ANY interest in having fun, you should 
go out and pick up a copy of Crazy Taxi right now.



RE-CAP:
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Graphics- 9/10
Sound- 10/10
Controls- 10/10
Gameplay- 10/10
Replay- 10/10
Overall- 10/10 





Game Info:
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Game: Crazy Taxi
Platform: Dreamcast
Developer: Sega
Publisher: Sega
Available: Now
Price: $49.99 MSRP
Players: 1
VMU space: 23 Blocks
Compatibilities: VMU, Jump Pack, Racing Controller, VGA
Cabbies: 4
Taxi Cabs: 4 + 1 hidden
Rating: T for Animated Violence and Strong Language
Website: www.crazytaxi.com
Addictivness rating: ******/***** (that's right, 6 out of 5!)



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2. LEGAL STUFF

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This FAQ can only appear on the following sites:

-GameFAQS 
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-GameSages 
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If anyone finds it on any other site, please inform me ASAP.

E-Mail Address: nemesis@flipmode.com

Copyright:
© Copyright 1999-2000 Brett "Nemesis" Franklin. It may not be stolen, altered, 
or used for any type of profit. It may be reproduced electronically, and printed 
for PRIVATE, PERSONAL use. It may not be placed on a CD, printed in a magazine 
or any type of publication. If you would like to contribute to this FAQ (you 
will be credited,) please e-mail me, as well as any questions, comments, or 
corrections, to the address above.



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3. UPDATES/REVISION HISTORY

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Version 0.2 (02/10/00)
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* First version


Version 0.3 (02/12/00)
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* Updated the Crazy Box Guide section


Version 0.4 (02/20/00)
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* Updated the Crazy Box Guide section again. This section is finished.


Version 1.0 (04/29/00)
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* Added some new ASCII art at the top of the FAQ




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4. Game Options 

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TIME SETTING:
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Adjust the game time limit setting of the Arcade and Original modes for "Play By 
Arcade Rules" mode play. 


TIME DIFFICULTY:
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Adjust the difficulty of the game time setting of the Arcade and Original modes 
for "Play By Arcade Rules" mode play.


TRAFFIC DIFFICULTY:
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Adjust the level of the traffic setting of the Arcade and Original modes for 
"Play By Arcade Rules" mode play.


AUDIO:
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Set the preferred sound output to either MONO or STEREO.


MUSIC VOLUME:
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Adjust the volume setting for the background music.


SE VOLUME:
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Adjust the volume setting for the sound effects.


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


VIBRATION:
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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.



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5. Game Controls

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*COMMAND*                 *DC CONTROLLER*            *RALLY WHEEL*

Moving the Cursor         Analog Pad/D-Pad           +/- Button
Enter                     A Button                   A Button
Cancel/Return a screen    B Button                   B Button
Item Selection            Left and Right             Steering Wheel

Game Start                Start Button               Start Button
Character Selection       Analog Pad/D-Pad           Steering Wheel
Steering                  Analog Pad                 Steering Wheel
Accelerating              R Trigger                  R Trigger
Braking                   L Trigger                  L Trigger
Drive Gear                B Button                   + Button
Reverse Gear              A Button                   - Button
Destination Reminder      X Button                   B Button



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6. How to Play This Crazy Game

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Basically, Crazy Taxi requires you to pick up any customer of your choice, then 
drive them to their destination within the allotted time limit, and collect 
enough money from customers to receive a certain License. 

Here are the Licenses you can receive:
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$0.00             No License
$0.01-$999.99     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 and up    CRAZY License



You also have to pick up many different customers, depending on where you are 
located in the city. They all want to go somewhere different, but most of the 
same ones like to go to the same places everytime. 


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Here are what the colored circles around each customer means:
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*COLOR*          *FARE SIZE*       *LENGTH OF DESTINATION*

Green            Biggest fare      Farthest destination
Greenish Yellow  Bigger fare       Farther away destination
Yellow           Big fare          Far away destination
Orange           Medium fare       Little farther destination
Red              Small fare        Closest destination


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Here are the customers you'll encounter:
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CINDY:
      This young pretty college student is a psychology major who just 
      loves junk food!

KIM: 
      This tourist is always running from one famous landmark to 
      another with a video camera in hand. Smile!

RACHEL:
      Currently working as a hospital volunteer, this young women
      dreams of becoming a doctor someday.

GRANDMA J:
      Keep your eyes peeled for this feisty ol' lady! Those loud and 
      colorful pajamas on Ms. Jessica are sure hard to miss.

BUZZ: 
      A hard-core loving punk who had a habit of suddenly appearing in
      the most unexpected places!

PIERRE: 
      A hopelessly romantic young man who spends all his time and
      money chasing women...another day another date.

BIFF: 
      A baseball fanatic who never misses a game, Biff travels by
      helicopter to watch his favorite baseball team in action
      whenever they are playing away games.

DAN:
      A graduate student of economics, Dan is in the process of
      writing his thesis on the economical impact of the fashon  
      industry on world markets.


Plus many more!


You also receive tips from the customers depending of how "crazy" you drive. 
This includes performing Crazy Throughs and Crazy Drifts, as well as driving in 
between traffic WITHOUT getting hit. If you don't get hit, you'll get to keep 
all of the tip money once you drop the customer off, but if you DO get hit by 
other cars while attempting to get tips, you will lose all of the tip money from 
that particular customer. 

Here are what each coin the customer gives you is worth:
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BRONZE COIN         $0.25
SILVER COIN         $0.50
GOLD COIN           $0.75-$1.00


You can also receive Bonus Fares. These are earned by getting to the customer to 
their destination fast enough.

Here are the Time Bonuses:
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SPEEDY            +5 seconds (Green)
NORMAL            +2 seconds (Yellow)
SLOW              No Bonus (Red)
BAD               Appears when you run out of time, and the customer
                  jumps out of the taxi. Weird...


Here is the basic order you will want to go in:
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1) Pick up a Customer: Just pick up a human customer who is waiting for a taxi 
cab to go to a location. You'll know when you see one if you hear someone scream 
"Taxi!", or if they are inside of a colored circle, and with a $ sign floating 
over them.

2) Take them to their Destination: After you have picked up a customer, you must 
take them to their desired destination within the city. Follow the green arrow 
to reach your destination. Just get there within the time limit, and you'll get 
paid.

3) Drop them off: Once you get to the destination, you must properly drop them 
off. You'll find a spot with bright green lines, or a "green zones." To drop 
them off, just stop completely within this green zone, and you should get paid.


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AXEL: 
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Age: 21
Sex: Male
Height: 6'0"
Weight: 158 
License Plate: 1NOMI55 ("I no miss")

This wild guy is known to have a hot head and quick temper. His only reason for 
becoming a taxi cab driver is that be considers being a cabbie the "coolest" 
profession. Axel always shows his customers a good time while driving his 60's 
era classic cab, earning bug tips in the process! For him, cab driving is the 
ultimate career. When he isn't working, Axel is usually trying to pick-up women, 
jamming with his punk band, or participating in board sports like surfing or 
snowboarding. That said, however, Axel's overly freewhelming nature causes his 
band members to come and go on a regular basis and prevents him from maintaining 
decent relationships with women. :(

Rating: ****/*****


GENA:
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Age: 23
Sex: Female
Height: 5'7"
Weight: ???
License Plate: 5EXY515 ("Sexy Sis")

If Gena could be described in two words, without a doubt those words would be 
"cool & sexy". With a strong passion for cars, her reason for becoming a cab 
driver is simply "Because I get to race in my car all day!" While she's not so 
concerned with amusing her customers per se, she sure is timely. When asked if 
she'd be happier as a race car driver she just laughs and replies, "But it is 
such as rush to race through the traffic-laden streets...I could never give this 
up!"

Rating: ***/*****


B.D. JOE:
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Age: 25
Sex: Male
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 165
License Plate: 2HOP260 ("To hop to go")

Always friendly and cheerful...that's B.D. Joe. For him, driving a cab is a line 
of work in which he can "make people happey." Happiest when he can bring 
customers, B.D. Joe is a master of both driving and conversational techniques. 
Even when not driving his cab B.D Joe is well known as an accomplished 
performance artist. He can throw together some lids and drum cans, and using a 
pair of drumsticks, can blow you away with his musical prowess. 

Rating: *****/*****



GUS:
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Age: 42
Sex: Male
Height: 5'8"
Weight: 187
License Plate: ONLY777 ("Only 777")

Gus is a handsome (in a melancholy sort of way) drifter who typifies the term 
"cool!" He holds the unique distinction of being the originator of the "crazy" 
style. In his youth, Gus was a wild and uncontrollable hooligan, selfish to a 
fault. He hated to lose and always had to ne #1 at any and all cost. With a 
strong fascination for all things new, Gus was naturally drawn to that one 
unique trend that was totally cool. With a knack for getting into something 
before it became popular, in the days when he didn't even own a car he was 
riding in a normal taxi when he had a flash of inspiration and bought an old 
junked out 1955 jalopy. Thus began the crazy taxi trend.

Rating: ****/*****


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8. Game Modes: Arcade and Original Cities

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Arcade Mode:
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This mode had the city that was in the Arcade version of the game. If you have 
played the Arcade version, then you should know this city pretty well by now. If 
not, then get used to it. I think it's the better city of the two, since it's 
more polished.


PLAY BY ARCADE RULES: Select this item to play according to the same rules that 
are used in the Arcade version of Crazy Taxi. Basically, you start off with a 
set amount of time, then you have to pick up and take customers to a location 
before time runs out. After you drop off a customer, you'll get a Time Bonus 
that will be added to your overall time left.

Here are the Time Bonuses:
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SPEEDY            +5 seconds (Green)
NORMAL            +2 seconds (Yellow)
SLOW              No Bonus (Red)
BAD               Appears when you run out of time, and the customer
                  jumps out of the taxi. Weird...



WORK FOR 3 MINUTES: Play freely for three minutes. There are no Time Bonuses in 
this mode.

WORK FOR 5 MINUTES: Play freely for five minutes. There are no Time Bonuses in 
this mode.

WORK FOR 10 MINUTES: Play freely for ten minutes. There are no Time Bonuses in 
this mode.



Original Mode:
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This mode has a different city than the Arcade Mode. This city is a Dreamcast 
only city, and IS NOT in the Arcade version of the game. Pretty cool if you ask 
me.


PLAY BY ARCADE RULES: Select this item to play according to the same rules that 
are used in the Arcade version of Crazy Taxi. Basically, you start off with a 
set amount of time, then you have to pick up and take customers to a location 
before time runs out. After you drop off a customer, you'll get a Time Bonus 
that will be added to your overall time left.

Here are the Time Bonuses:
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SPEEDY            +5 seconds (Green)
NORMAL            +2 seconds (Yellow)
SLOW              No Bonus (Red)
BAD               Appears when you run out of time, and the customer
                  jumps out of the taxi. Weird...



WORK FOR 3 MINUTES: Play freely for three minutes. There are no Time Bonuses in 
this mode.

WORK FOR 5 MINUTES: Play freely for five minutes. There are no Time Bonuses in 
this mode.

WORK FOR 10 MINUTES: Play freely for ten minutes. There are no Time Bonuses in 
this mode.



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9. Driving Techniques

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CRAZY DRIFT:
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The Crazy Drift is a powerslide manuver that works very well once you know how 
to do it, and do it well. To do this, hit A to change into REVERSE, then hitting 
B while turning into a direction. Another way that works well is to just slide 
your finger across the B and A keys in order. It works well, and is very easy to 
do. You'll need this manuver for some of the Crazy Box Mini-Games.


CRAZY DASH:
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The Crazy Dash is a manuver that gives you a full power boost, and some great 
acceleration for a brief moment. It is critical if you want to squeeze every bit 
of time off the clock and to get the higher licenses in the game. It is also ver 
useful for some of the Crazy Box Mini-Games. To perform the Crazy Dash, just hit 
the B button (Drive gear), and the accelerate button (R Trigger) at the same 
time. If this doesn't work, you might have to hit the B button a second earlier.


CRAZY BACK DASH:
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The Crazy Back Dash is just primarily a Crazy Dash, but in reverse. Just perform 
a Crazy Dash, then hit the A button while holding Accelerate. It's not all that 
useful.


CRAZY BACK DRIFT:
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Again, the Crazy Back Drift is just like th Crazy Drift, only in reverse. Just 
perform a Crazy Drift, but then hit B then A to switch into reverse, then turn 
into the direction you want to go.




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10. City Locations: Arcade and Original

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Basic City Locations: ARCADE MODE
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* Big Hills Park
* Cafeteria
* Camping Village
* City Library
* FILA Store
* Japanese Restaurant
* Kentucky Fried Chicken
* Landing Pier
* Original Levi's Store
* Lighthouse
* Marine Museum
* Marine Plaza
* Millennium Tower
* Parthenon Museum
* Pizza Hut
* Pizza Hut
* Smith Club
* South Parking Lot
* Square Bank
* Tower Records
* Used Car Shop
* Wave and Beach Shop
* West Central Station




Basic City Locations: ORIGINAL MODE
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* Bank
* Baseball Stadium
* Beach
* Church
* FILA Store
* Heliport
* Hospital
* Hotel
* Kentucky Fried Chicken
* Mall (North and West Gate)
* Original Levi's Store
* Pizza Hut
* Police Station
* R.B. Station
* Tower Records
* Yacht Port






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11. Crazy Box Guide

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Normal Mini-Games:
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1-1/CRAZY JUMP: Use the cab to jump off the giant ramp to land past
     the 150 m. mark. To do this, just perform a Crazy Dash at the 
     beginning of the game, then perform one before you jump off the 
     ramp. You should use B.D. Joe because he seems to have the
     fastest top speed.


1-2/CRAZY FLAG: The object of this Mini-Game is to make a complete 180
    degree turn in the sand, then hit the flag on the other side of
    the beach within the allotted time. Easy.


1-3/CRAZY BALLOONS: The object of this game is to pop all of the giant 
    balloons within the allotted time. Just start in the middle by 
    popping the bunches of balloons, then moving towards the outside.


2-1/CRAZY DRIFT: You need to perform 15 Crazy Drift combos within the 
    allotted time limit. You should start with a Crazy Dash, then make   
    your way towards the middle of the grassy knoll. Use B.D. Joe, 
    since it's easier to drift with him. 


2-2/CRAZY TURN: The object of this game is to take the customer to the
    the designated location within the allotted time limit. Use the 
    Crazy Dash for every turn, since it's what this game is for. Use
    B.D. Joe or Axel for the best results.


2-3/CRAZY BOUND: This game is kinda hard, but after a few tries,
    you'll get it in no time. To successfully pull this off, you'll
    need to perform a Crazy Drift while on the ramp, towards the
    direction you want to go. Use either B.D. Joe or Gena for this   
    game. 


3-1/CRAZY RUSH: The object of this game is to take the customers to
    their locations. This game is pretty hard to do, but it gets 
    easy if you know where to take them. Basically, you'll have to
    take them to the spot that's right behind the person. So find 
    someone, then position yourself so that you can drive straight 
    towards the destination. Use B.D. Joe, because he's the fastest 
    one.


3-2/CRAZY JAM: This Mini-Game is one of the hardest ones to 
    complete in the game. You'll have to pick up three customers and
    take them to their destinations. You'll have very little time, so 
    you can't waste any time. Use plenty of Crazy Dashes to keep up
    your speed. To accomplish this game, you'll need to perform a 
    Crazy Drift towards teh direction you want to go next, all while
    stopping near the customer. Be careful on the last run towards
    the goal spot.


3-3/CRAZY POLE: This one is a bit easier than the Crazy Jam, oddly.
    You have to pick up all the customers and take them to the next
    pole and destination. The easiest way to to this is to ram into 
    the poles, then performing a Crazy Dash to get out of there fast.
    It took me about two tries to complete this game.


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"S" Mini-Games:
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1-S/CRAZY BOWLING: This game is kinda hard to first couple of tries, 
    but it DOES get easier after a while. What you have to do is 
    knock down all of the pins within the time limit. In order to do 
    this, you'll have to get a strike every time you reach a set of
    pins, or else you won't have time to get the remaining ones. The
    easiest way to do this is to hit the head pin with the front of 
    your car, then perform a Crazy Drift immediatley towards your next 
    direction.


2-S/CRAZY ZIGZAG: This mini-game is one of the most FRUSTRATING games 
    in the entire game, and will cause you plenty of pain. This game 
    is incredibly hard to complete, and don't be surprised if it takes
    you forever to complete it. All you have to do is follow the narrow 
    path, which incidnetally zigzags. :) You might want to use either 
    Gena or Axel, since they have the best traction of all the drivers.
    You'll need to pull off a Crazy Drift slighty before each turn. 
    Watch out for both the fourth and fifth turns, cause they're brutal.


3-S/CRAZY ZIGZAG 2: Crazy Zigzag 2 is also one of the most difficult 
    mini-games in Crazt Taxi. It's sort of like the first Crazy Zigzag,
    only tougher, since you have to actually stop in a tiny Green Zone  
    and drop off the customer. Oh yeah, and the Green Zones are at the 
    very edge of the road, which makes stopping on a dime HARD. What you
    have to do is lay on the brakes before you get to the green zone, 
    then do a Crazy Drift WITH your brakes on. This makes it easier to 
    stop where you want to. Just drop off all seven grandmas within the
    time limit.


S-1/CRAZY THROUGH: This game was sort of difficult at first for me,
    but after a while, it got easier, and less intimidating. You have
    to get 30 Crazy Throughs WITHOUT hitting another car. The easiest
    way to do this is to just stay to the side of the road to pass by
    cars closely, and then go in between cars whenever you feel the
    need to. 


S-2/CRAZY PARKING: Crazy Parking is TOUGH, as are all the S-Mini-Games.
    You have to make your way through the parking garage within the time
    allotted. Use either Gus or B.D. Joe, cause they both handle well,
    and don't crash much or take as much damage. Just drive right through
    the middle of each garage, then perform a Crazy Drift towards the 
    RIGHT, then hit the brakes at the end. Good luck. ;)


S-3/CRAZY PARTY: Crazy Party can be hard at first, but will become A LOT
    easier once you know a certain order to pick up the customers. 
    Here's the order to pick up the Customers:

    1) Go left right when you start to pick up the guy near the phone-
       booth.

    2) After picking up customer # 1, go ahead and get the guy across from
       where you are.

    3) Once you've picked up customer # 2, head over to the winding hill 
       with the bowling pins. Pick up the guy on top.

    4) After getting customer # 3, immediatly drive off the edge of the
       hill-top, but TOWARDS the aread with the cars parked everywhere. 
       Pick up the guy in the middle of the cars.
  
    5) Now after picking up customer # 4 (the one near the cars), head 
       over to the other concrete winding hill. Pick up the guy on top, 
       then head over to the ramp at full speed.
 
    6) Hit the ramp at FULL SPEED by using plenty of Crazy Dashes, and 
       jump up to the ledge inside of the building. Pick up the guy on 
       the left first, that way you can get to the other customer quicker.

    7) After picking up customer # 6, pick up the customer that's right 
       across from him, then perform a Crazy Drift as you stop to pick
       him up. Make sure you are FACING the grassy path when you pick him
       up. After picking him up, do a Crazy Dash towards the narrow path,
       then speed towards the goal. You should have about 8-10 seconds left
       over if you went fast enough.


S-S/CRAZY ATTACK: Okay, this Mini-Game isn't as hard as you might think.
                  The object of Crazy Attack is to complete one lap 
                  around the city within 4:00. A lot of people think
                  that you have to actually GO somewhere. Well, you
                  don't. All you have to do is drive through the city
                  ONE time. Here's the best route to go: 

                  Once you've started the game, and you've just passed
                  the beach, you should spot a ramp. Perform a Crazy 
                  Dash right before hitting the ramp, and as you fly 
                  off it to fly over any traffic. Once you've jumped 
                  off of the ramp, turn left and do another Crazy
                  Dash of ANOTHER ramp to get across the traffic. 
                  
                  Once you get past the beach, just cut through the 
                  middle of the road, then turn left at the end to face
                  the right direction.

                  When you get to the area past Pizza Hut and near the
                  Fila store, just cut through the grass to save time.
           
                  Once you get to the Parking Garage, just go through 
                  the middle of the garage until you get to the end,
                  then turn left to launch yourself out of the parking 
                  garage, and back onto the street. 

                  After going past the KFC and past the church, just cut
                  right through the grass, and avoid the streets until 
                  you get to the heliport.
 
                  After going past the heliport, you should see a large 
                  pavilion. Drive up the path to the pavilion, then do
                  a Crazy Dash off it to fly over the street.

                  After flying off the pavilion, do a Crazy Drift once
                  you get to the street, and do a 180 degree turn to 
                  fly off the street, and into a nearby parking lot,    
                  right by the baseball stadium. Now cut through the 
                  parking lot to save time. Now go past Pioz Stadium,
                  and onto the freeway.
 
                  Once you've gotton onto the freeway, try to stay in
                  the middle of the road, avoiding trucks and cars at 
                  ALL costs.
 
                  When you reach the Police Department, cut through the
                  middle of the street that's around it, then make a 
                  left to reach the mall entrance. 
 
                  Once you get near the mall, DO NOT go through the 
                  mall. The mall may LOOK like a good shortcut, but 
                  it's actually LONGER than the normal route. Just
                  stick to the normal road for best results.

                  After going past the mall, take the left-most
                  route, and drive on the sidewalk to avoid any  
                  cars that may slow you down. 
 
                  Now go straight over the fountain, then make 
                  a left to speed towards the finish line.
                  

 
                  


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12. General Tips: Get "Crazy" Cash

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- Follow the Basic Directions:

1) Pick up a Customer: Just pick up a human customer who is waiting for a taxi 
cab to go to a location. You'll know when you see one if you hear someone scream 
"Taxi!", or if they are inside of a colored circle, and with a $ sign floating 
over them.

2) Take them to their Destination: After you have picked up a customer, you must 
take them to their desired destination within the city. Follow the green arrow 
to reach your destination. Just get there within the time limit, and you'll get 
paid.

3) Drop them off: Once you get to the destination, you must properly drop them 
off. You'll find a spot with bright green lines, or a "green zones." To drop 
them off, just stop completely within this green zone, and you should get paid.


- Get the "Green" people first and always. The "Green" people are the ones that 
have to go the furthest distance, and therefore will give you more money if you 
get them there in one piece.

- Know where you have to go, and memorize the cities. If you do this, going to 
the destinations will be that much easier. 

- Use the Crazy Techniques. These techniques are ESSENTIAL to getting the 
customers and avoiding oncoming cars and to get the higher tips from customers. 
These will also shorten the amount of time it takes to get to most places.

- Follow the green arrow. This one is self-explainitory. Just follow the green 
arrow to get to your destination.

- Find the shortcuts. Once you've memorized the cities, you'll find the 
shortcuts like the subway tunnel, the mall, and the ramps that lead you over the 
buildings. These shortcuts can both help you AND kill you if you don't know 
where you are going.

- Always watch the game clock. Watching the game clock will keep you in the 
"know", and will let you know how much time you have left.

- Use the Crazy Through to increase your tips. Weaving in and out of cars 
without hitting cars will cause your customer to give you plenty of tips that 
will increase your overall fare. Practice and you will get great at it. 




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13. Secrets / Codes

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?  Disable arrow indicators 
Before the character selection screen appears, hold R + Start. If you entered 
the code correctly, the message "No Arrows" will appear in the lower left 
corner.

?  Disable destination indicator 
Before the character selection screen appears, hold L + Start. If you entered 
the code correctly, the message "No Destination Mark" will appear in the lower 
left corner.

?  Expert mode 
Before the character selection screen appears, hold L + R + Start. If you 
entered the code correctly, the word "Expert" will appear in the lower left 
corner. No stop or arrow indicators will appear in this mode.

?  Special Taxi 
At the character selection screen, quickly press L, R, L, R, L, R or L + R, L + 
R, L + R. Then, select a character to drive a bike instead of a taxi. 
Alternatively, complete all sixteen Crazy Box levels to unlock the Special Taxi 
for each character, which is selectable in crazy box, arcade, or original modes. 
To select the bike in crazy box mode, scroll to the right of Gus at the 
character selection screen. To select the bike in arcade or original mode, press 
Up at the character selection screen.

?  Another Day mode 
At the character selection screen, press R, then hold R while choosing a driver. 
If you entered the code correctly, the message "Another Day" will appear. This 
mode modifies various positions in the game.

?  Alternate display 
Begin a game in arcade or original mode. Then, press B on controller three to 
switch the display to a first person perspective. Press Y on controller three to 
change to another camera angle. Press X(5) on controller three to view a 
speedometer. Press A on controller three to reset the display.





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14. FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)

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1) Q: How many taxi cabs are there in Crazy Taxi?

   A: There are 4 of them, and one hidden one.


2) Q: How many characters are there in Crazy Taxi?

   A: 4 cabbies are in this game.


3) Q: What is the "secret cab?"

   A: It's a taxi-bike. It's cool to play as. :)


4) Q: How many different Licenses can you get?

   A: There are 8 different Licenses that you can get.


5) Q: Do the Licenses do anything?
 
   A: No, they are just for showing off to your friends.


6) Q: What is the purpose of the Crazy Box Mini-Games?

   A: There are two purposes for these. 1) Once you beat all of them
      you open up the secret taxi-bike, and 2) They are just there for
      fun, and as a additional mode just for fun.


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