Crazy Taxi was one of those amazing games that existed for the SEGA Dreamcast which my friends and I were obsessed about in college. For like, a month. Maybe less. Then it came to iPhone last year, and we got all nostalgic and downloaded it and played it again for another few days straight.
This equals big money to SEGA. People with short attention spans, who would have more fun in an arcade if they existed anymore, but they don’t, so let’s make this a mobile game and see thousands, of hundreds, of tens of people feeling nostalgic for Crazy Taxi. Hence, we’re getting Crazy Taxi: City Rush. Check out the press release and some footage below.
From Kenji Kanno, the creator of the original Crazy Taxi arcade smash hit and Hardlight Studios, one of SEGA’s top mobile developers comes a game reimagined for a new generation of mobile gamers. Crazy Taxi™: City Rush captures the spirit of the beloved Crazy Taxi series with one-touch, intuitive controls that make for a fun and frantic ride everyone can enjoy.In Crazy Taxi™: City Rush, there’s no mission too insane, no stunt too dangerous and no passenger too outrageous…nothing is safe!
Free to download and play for iPhone, iPad, iPod touch and Android devices, Crazy Taxi™: City Rush was designed exclusively for mobile and will release globally later this year.
“I’m very excited to finally be able to share with you the first news of Crazy Taxi™: City Rush,” said Executive Producer and creator of the arcade original, Kenji Kanno. “We are delivering a truly fun game that captures everything our fans love about the original and infusing it with several new features to create an even more fantastic and memorable experience.”
Swipe to quickly change lanes, whip around corners, onto sidewalks and ramps to send your cab soaring through the air. Drive crazy through an all-new big city setting.
Crazy Taxi™: City Rush will launch with a wide variety of adrenaline-fueled missions, wild challenges – and unique areas to unlock, explore, and master as you progress through the campaign. Customize your cab to increase its power and visual appeal with a wide variety of over-the-top upgrades. Take your friends for a ride and blaze a trail through the city, sidewalks, and alleyways for special rewards.
Here’s the teaser:
Here’s some gameplay footage:
Crazy Taxi™: City Rush is due out late this year. I’ll download it, and hope they keep the same song from The Offspring in it.