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MacRumors
Oct 8, 2012, 02:33 PM
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SEGA announced today (http://toucharcade.com/2012/10/08/crazy-taxi-announced-for-iphone-and-ipad/) that classic video game Crazy Taxi is coming to the iPhone and iPad and posted a very short teaser trailer to promote it. The game is expected to be released sometime in October.

Our sister-site Touch Arcade wonders (http://toucharcade.com/2012/10/08/crazy-taxi-announced-for-iphone-and-ipad/) about how the controls will work on iOS:
It'll be interesting to see how Sega is going to tackle the controls for this version. Crazy Taxi is a game about driving and sliding wildly through a city while delivering people to a destination in increasingly short time frames. Precision seems like a must-have.X_8f_eeYPa0
Update: Our sister site TouchArcade just posted this hands on video (http://toucharcade.com/2012/10/09/ta-plays-crazy-taxi-segas-classic-arcade-game-makes-its-way-to-ios/) of the new Crazy Taxi for iOS:

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Article Link: Crazy Taxi Coming to iPhone and iPad This Month [Updated With Hands-On Video] (http://www.macrumors.com/2012/10/08/crazy-taxi-coming-to-iphone-and-ipad-this-month/)



uttamo
Oct 8, 2012, 02:34 PM
Looking forward to it!

jumpmandds
Oct 8, 2012, 02:36 PM
I saw this earlier I will be buying, I'm behind I still need fifa 13 lol

felipemac78
Oct 8, 2012, 02:44 PM
Ya ya ya ya ya!!

Icaras
Oct 8, 2012, 02:48 PM
Great news, but I'm still waiting for Sega's promised port of Jet Set Radio for iOS. They said summer and we're kind of past that...

NutsNGum
Oct 8, 2012, 02:56 PM
Amazing. I've been wanting this ported to iOS since I bought an iPad. The trailer suggests the original soundtrack is back also! Hooray!!

adztaylor
Oct 8, 2012, 02:57 PM
Oh wow! I used to love this game.

ugahairydawgs
Oct 8, 2012, 03:00 PM
Awesome news. Never was one for playing video games too much, but I bought a Dreamcast back in the day solely for this game.

Pechente
Oct 8, 2012, 03:03 PM
This is the shortest Trailer I've ever seen.

Technarchy
Oct 8, 2012, 03:04 PM
Sega should have the their entire Dreamcast library on iOS.

Fishticks
Oct 8, 2012, 03:18 PM
Great, a 20 years old game!

Crazy Taxi feels snappier!

dazed
Oct 8, 2012, 03:22 PM
This is the shortest Trailer I've ever seen.

And the worst.

coder12
Oct 8, 2012, 03:32 PM
And the worst.

Agreed, what was up with the epileptic-seizure-causing-flashing-zooming-car thing in there? I'm a fan of this game and all, but this trailer didn't tell me anything.

Carl Sagan
Oct 8, 2012, 03:47 PM
Sega should have the their entire Dreamcast library on iOS.

Totally!

ajcadoo
Oct 8, 2012, 03:48 PM
About 3 seconds of the Sega logo and black screen. About 2 seconds of gameplay. And then 6 seconds of game logo and boring text.

Sega's marketing department must be so proud.

ProVideo
Oct 8, 2012, 03:50 PM
I'd rather see them port "Hell Cab". That game was a trip back in the day.

APlotdevice
Oct 8, 2012, 03:56 PM
Ah yeah! Crazy Taxi is one of my all time favorite games. :D

Prof.
Oct 8, 2012, 03:58 PM
YES! I was obsessed with this game when it first came out! :D

bdkennedy1
Oct 8, 2012, 04:05 PM
WTF was that "trailer"?

APlotdevice
Oct 8, 2012, 04:09 PM
WTF was that "trailer"?

My guess is that it was a "we don't want to pay song royalties for this" trailer.

jclardy
Oct 8, 2012, 04:17 PM
Sega must have made bank off this game. I'm pretty sure it has been ported to nearly every game console since its arcade debut. And now it stands to make even more off of mobile.

Just think what Nintendo could do simply porting Pokemon Red & Blue and charging $19.99 or so.

APlotdevice
Oct 8, 2012, 04:21 PM
Just think what Nintendo could do simply porting Pokemon Red & Blue and charging $19.99 or so.

Nintendo games exist to sell Nintendo hardware. Nintendo hardware exists to sell Nintendo games. Both are very profitable. (even the GameCube was)

Icaras
Oct 8, 2012, 04:26 PM
Nintendo games exist to sell Nintendo hardware. Nintendo hardware exists to sell Nintendo games. Both are very profitable. (even the GameCube was)

Their current stock prices beg to differ.

falkedup
Oct 8, 2012, 04:36 PM
powerstone ios!!!

The Economist
Oct 8, 2012, 04:57 PM
What about pricing? It the price is right I'll buy this one on day one. I was a huge fan of the game back when it was available on the Sega Dreamcast.

palmerc2
Oct 8, 2012, 05:02 PM
Cool! One of my favorite games on dreamcast.

Mr Kram
Oct 8, 2012, 05:08 PM
awesome. love this game.

janderson0719
Oct 8, 2012, 06:18 PM
And the worst.

Damn. You beat me to it.

Love the game back on Dreamcast, but damn that had to be the most pathetic trailer ever made.

Westside guy
Oct 8, 2012, 06:27 PM
Their current stock prices beg to differ.

Stock price has very little to do with current profitability.

Some would argue it has very little to do with reality.

skate71290
Oct 8, 2012, 06:27 PM
Hey Sega, maybe you fix Sonic The Hedgehog 1 and 2 first, include Retina Icon support, iPhone 5 support.... and you know iOS 6 support so it actually works ;)

Westside guy
Oct 8, 2012, 06:28 PM
This is the shortest Trailer I've ever seen.

Wait until the BlipVert version is released.

Icaras
Oct 8, 2012, 06:39 PM
Stock price has very little to do with current profitability.

Some would argue it has very little to do with reality.

True, but in this case it has a lot to do with reality.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/10/27/us-nintendo-earnings-idUSTRE79Q1GC20111027

http://online.wsj.com/article/SB10001424052970204661604577184152088351874.html

GoCubsGo
Oct 8, 2012, 07:50 PM
I used to love this game so much. I'm down for buying it.

The Economist
Oct 8, 2012, 08:09 PM
Stock price has very little to do with current profitability.

Some would argue it has very little to do with reality.

Stock prices also reflect the market's expectations on that company; which, of course, has a lot to do with past, present and future revenue, e.g., RIM's stock behavior. (http://www.bloomberg.com/quote/RIMM:US)

Technarchy
Oct 8, 2012, 08:38 PM
Totally!

Kinda cool that the notion is entirely feasible. The iPhone5 and iPad3 are capable of producing graphics on the level with Dreamcast and Playstation2. Proof being Soul Caliber.

For someone like myself, who owned a spinach screen Gameboy back in 1989, that absolutely blows my mind.

Navdakilla
Oct 8, 2012, 08:41 PM
Awesome news. Never was one for playing video games too much, but I bought a Dreamcast back in the day solely for this game.

I got this on dreamcast as well. Loved it, easy purchase for me

iBaloney
Oct 8, 2012, 08:42 PM
the REAL question is...will it have the original soundtrack?

JS82712
Oct 8, 2012, 11:40 PM
I pressed play, sneezed and missed it.

justjohn025
Oct 8, 2012, 11:50 PM
Do you really need a trailer? The game's been out 10 years.

tmagman
Oct 9, 2012, 12:18 AM
guess i dont have to reinstall my PC copy anymore!

K0P Bacon
Oct 9, 2012, 12:35 AM
Just want to say I enjoyed way more the Simpsons version of Crazy Taxi for the game cube. It was so much fun. Those were the days.

WeegieMac
Oct 9, 2012, 02:35 AM
great, a 20 years old game!

Crazy taxi feels snappier!

13 ...

curmi
Oct 9, 2012, 04:13 AM
If it has the original soundtrack, this is an easy purchase. Even though I have all of The Offsprings stuff on iTunes, it isn't the same as having bits and pieces of them playing in the game at the right moments.

However, I'm not hopeful given other ports have had the original soundtrack missing...

Parkin Pig
Oct 9, 2012, 05:14 AM
Do you really need a trailer? The game's been out 10 years.

If the game's coming out this month, you'd expect they'd have more than 2 seconds of available footage, and maybe more than just one car and no pedestrians or street 'furniture' in the scene.

Having said that, I'd welcome many of the classic Dreamcast titles onto my iPad/iPhone.

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This is more like it - 3 minutes of iOS gameplay.


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APlotdevice
Oct 9, 2012, 05:51 AM
If the game's coming out this month, you'd expect they'd have more than 2 seconds of available footage, and maybe more than just one car and no pedestrians or street 'furniture' in the scene.

Having said that, I'd welcome many of the classic Dreamcast titles onto my iPad/iPhone.

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This is more like it - 3 minutes of iOS gameplay.


YouTube: video (http://youtube.com/watch?v=ZASeRKCE6TQ)

Auto-gas? ****! That means no crazy dash.

Chupa Chupa
Oct 9, 2012, 07:14 AM
I loved this game on dreamcast, but I think and iOS version is going to suck more than some of the ladies on Sunset Blvd back in the day. It's just one of those games that demands a physical controller. I wish companies would stop digging up classic games from another era and create something designed for iOS. Far too little of this going on.

Also - how come there is yet to be one decent baseball game? Every other major sport is covered, but all we have from baseball are home run derbys and such. Nothing like MLB '12.

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Stock price has very little to do with current profitability.

Some would argue it has very little to do with reality.


True. Especially in this era of quantitative easing.

Drunken Master
Oct 9, 2012, 07:15 AM
Great news, but I'm still waiting for Sega's promised port of Jet Set Radio for iOS. They said summer and we're kind of past that...

Truth!

I still listen to the soundtrack.

Granted a physical controller is usually better but Jet Grind Radio would work great on iOS because of the way you create graffiti (unlike Jet Set Radio Future which really ruined the graffiti).

My Dreamcast eventually died so it's been a while since I fired up that, Shenmue, Crazy Taxi, Soul Calibur (thankfully my PS2 still worked for Street Fighter III and Marvel vs. Capcom 2).

mistertomlinson
Oct 9, 2012, 08:33 AM
I can't wait for this, but hugely disappointed it isn't in iPhone 5 resolution.

Still, assuming the price isn't too high, I can guarantee this makes it to the #1 spot in the App Store.

WeegieMac
Oct 9, 2012, 02:59 PM
My only worry is whether SEGA will be good enough to make the game run at full resolution on the new iPad. I don't want to play a pixelated piece of crud.

To think though, I once paid 70 for the Japanese copy of this game.

How times change.

jlgolson
Oct 9, 2012, 06:17 PM
Just updated the post with hands-on video from TouchArcade.

davidsdiego
Oct 9, 2012, 08:17 PM
This could be the worst port in the world and I would still buy it since I love Crazy Taxi! If it wasn't for Crazy Taxi, I would have never bought my first Dreamcast in 2012. Thanks Sega!

Want300
Oct 10, 2012, 09:58 AM
Crazy Taxi FTW

http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma6lafc5ko1qdwqkeo3_500.jpg

davidsdiego
Oct 10, 2012, 12:27 PM
Crazy Taxi FTW

Image (http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_ma6lafc5ko1qdwqkeo3_500.jpg)

OMG, that was hilarious! :D I thought it should have been out by now...

davidsdiego
Oct 11, 2012, 02:37 AM
Sega, shut up and take my money! Lol! The game is unlisted in the US App Store, although I found a link, from a website, just to download it.

It doesn't have the name brand places, you have the option to play your own music, and it vibrates (iPhone only) like the Dreamcast Jump Pack. I believe the biggest selling points, for most people, are the original soundtrack and the NOSTALGIA!

Worth every penny! :D


https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/crazy-taxi/id553921725?mt=8

Bishwasher
Oct 11, 2012, 02:46 AM
Just found THIS (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/crazy-taxi/id553921725?mt=8) link to the game in the UK APP Store

davidsdiego
Oct 11, 2012, 02:54 AM
Just found THIS (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/crazy-taxi/id553921725?mt=8) link to the game in the UK APP Store

Great game, right?

mistertomlinson
Oct 11, 2012, 06:05 AM
I can't remember the last time I paid $5 for an app. Downloading now. I just wish it supported i5 resolution.

DocNYz
Oct 22, 2012, 09:09 AM
My guess is that it was a "we don't want to pay song royalties for this" trailer.

Yes I can't wait!!!

But yeah that's what they did for the XBOX version, took out all of the Offspring etc. songs that made the original what it was ...

EDIT: I just downloaded it, and as said above, the non-iPhone 5 support is irritating but other than that it does have the original songs and the gameplay feels great and it's really sharp looking and worth it, in my opinion, if you're a fan of the original.