Crazy Taxi

Game review by
Michael Ryan, Common Sense Media
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Chaotic driving thrills for older kids.

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Kids say

age 9+
Based on 10 reviews

A lot or a little?

The parents' guide to what's in this game.

Positive Messages

The African-American character (B.D. Joe) has huge red lips that some families may find offensive. Good taste takes a back seat to entertainment.

Violence

Players are free to drive through, over, and around anything they like, smacking into buildings, cars, and other obstacles.

Sex
Language

Some off-color language.

Consumerism

You can drive to the Levi's Store, Pizza Hut, Tower Records, etc.

Drinking, Drugs & Smoking

What parents need to know

Parents need to know that some passengers cry "Damn it!" when the cabbie rams too many obstacles. And while each of the four cab drivers is stereotyped to some degree, the African-American character is over the top --especially his oversize lips.

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User Reviews

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Adult Written byHaloFreak123 April 9, 2008
Teen, 17 years old Written byJ.C. Aldridge March 25, 2020

Rated 7 (frequent comic mayhem and mischief).

SEX/NUDITY - None. VIOLENCE/GORE - Nothing overtly violent, although players have the ability to drive on the wrong side of the road, crash into cars, drive on... Continue reading
Teen, 14 years old Written byTommy Platt February 10, 2019

Great Game for Teens.

I think this is a great game! The gameplay is spot on and the funny glitches I come across are hilarious. I have the Dreamcast version which is the original ver... Continue reading

What's it about?

In CRAZY TAXI, players, in the role of cab drivers, pick up and drop off as many passengers as they can before the clock runs out. When the timer expires, drivers are scored for the fares they collected and rated on their overall performance.

Players career around a 3-D cityscape, stopping near color-coded passengers. Those in red circles have short, easy trips; those in yellow circles require longer trips, offering more money and more time off the clock.

Is it any good?

Crazy Taxi is aptly named, serving up chaotic driving thrills. The joyride begins almost immediately; kids will have no trouble getting up to speed without even cracking the manual. And no police uphold the rule of law in this city, so players are free to drive through, over, and around anything they like, smacking into buildings, cars, and other obstacles. Some passengers give larger tips for a more exciting ride, while others jump out of the cab when they're too scared. It doesn't exactly teach safe driving habits, but it can be a decent amount of fun.

Talk to your kids about ...

  • Families can talk about safe driving. Have you ever ridden in a real taxi and felt like one of the passengers in the game? Families can also talk about the stereotyped characters. Are stereotypes ever OK?

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