Crazy Box Mini-Guide Dreamcast

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                       Crazy Taxi: Crazy Box Mini-Guide
                             Platform: Dreamcast
                                Version 1.0
                          Brett "Nemesis" Franklin
                     E-mail: [email protected]






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                            TABLE OF CONTENTS
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                            1. INTRODUCTION
                            2. LEGAL STUFF
                            3. Updates/Revision History
                            4. Crazy Box Guide
                            5. FAQ 
                            6. Credits
                            7. Contact Info


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1. INTRODUCTION
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Hello, and welcome to my Crazy Taxi Mini-Crazy Box Guide for the Dreamcast. I 
made this tiny guide for all those people out there who are having trouble with 
any of the Mini-Games in the Crazy Box mode. These games can be VERY hard to 
complete, and can be frustrating as well. And I know how people get when they 
get frustrated...


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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 




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2. LEGAL STUFF
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E-Mail Address: [email protected]

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 
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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 0.1 (02/12/00)
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* First Version





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4. 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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5. 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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6. CREDITS
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CJayC- For accepting all of my FAQS, and for creating the best web site on the 
net!

Me- For writing this FAQ! :P




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7. CONTACT INFO
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