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SEGA’s Crazy Taxi City Rush Hits Android, Free to Download

Crazy Taxi

A new game from SEGA hit Google Play this morning, Crazy Taxi City Rush. Hoping it was a well developed sequel of sorts to the first Crazy Taxi, I downloaded the game quickly. Unfortunately, after opening up the game and playing a few rounds, I can see that SEGA is taking a much different route with City Rush.

Think of City Rush like Temple Run, but with missions and stops between objectives. Your car drives down a predetermined path, taking away the open world feel that the original Crazy Taxi had. In this game, you must stay along the path, avoiding objects – or plow through objects – that are in your way.

In City Rush, you start with a single driver, with additional drivers and vehicles available through the long process of ranking up and building cash or easily via IAP. Overall, the graphics are good, the music is sweet, and the controls are great, but this game isn’t the Crazy Taxi I grew up with.

The game is free to download, but beware, there are plenty of in-app purchases to be seen.

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  • Jared Tau

    COOOOOOOOME ON OVER, LET’S HAVE SOME FUN, WITH CRRRRRAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAZZZZZZYYYYYYYYYY TAXIIIIIIIIII! That sound used to call my name every time I stepped into the arcade.

    …but this?…no

  • EvanTheGamer

    Ahh…it really is too bad that we live in a world where developers thinks it’s OK to send us running for the hills because of their ridiculous amount of “bonus” content (In-App Purchase horse manure) they try to make us buy.

    I miss the 90s.

  • BoFiS

    SO MANY IAPs, this game is TERRIBLE compared to the original, which was given away for free, and is now just a one-time-paid app on the Play Store (and ios) and I totally recommend you pick up the original if you’re craving some Crazy Taxi, the tilt controls (or external controller) are far superior to the endless rail-runner that the new title has turned into.
    https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.CrazyTaxi

  • http://www.deathbycone.com Jared Kotoff

    When i saw the picture I was like. “Wow crazy taxi would be pretty fun on my SHIELD”
    Temple Run would not.

  • LOLWUT

    Wow, did SEGA apply the Spongebob formula to themselves? Ruining a good franchise, I see.

  • Jeff C

    the original crazy taxi didnt have the option to turn off vibrate (which could get loud) and now this one just…isnt.

    • JSo

      And that got very annoying because it vibrated all the time.

  • Shane Redman

    “Free to Download” = Free to skip over