What to say about Crazy Taxi 2? It features new drivers, enhanced
graphics, and some nifty new gameplay aspects. Its still super fast and way crazy,
and it still features music by the Offspring. But the real story here is that Crazy Taxi 2
will give us all another reason to get behind the wheel on what has become a classic
You get three new drivers: two men and a woman. These cabbies
arent your regular west coast, drive you to the bay kind of drivers. These are New
York cabbies, and Crazy Taxi 2 will take place in the Big Apple. Word is, there will be an
alternate city setting as in the first installment, but it looks like well still be
complaining about the lack of driving environments.
features this time around include the jump and the multiple passenger pickup. The jump
function comes because apparently all the cabs in New York are equipped with hydraulics.
It is handy because it allows you to take your cab to places that cabs werent meant
to go. The multiple fares aspect allows you to pick up several passengers at a time, who
will all most likely want to go to different locations. You must drop them all off in
time, or else you lose all the fares. In addition, there are enhanced character
animations. For example, when you pick up a load of cheerleaders, theyll do a little
routine everytime you pull off a crazy move.
While theres not a whole lot new about this title, and theres no word on a
multiplayer mode, it will undoubtedly be another hit. Crazy Taxi was panned by many
gamers, but a significant following has developed for the game, and I count myself among
its fans. Fans of the franchise will be happy to get a new installment, and the
enhancements will be enough to keep it fresh. Acclaim is bringing both titles to the PS2,
although there is no word on when Crazy Taxi 2 will hit Sonys machine.