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A driving game where you drive a taxi cab, picking up passengers and dropping them off at random destinations.

Crazy Taxi was produced by Sega in 1999.

Sega released 594 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1936. Sega was based in United States.

Other machines made by Sega during the time period Crazy Taxi was produced include: Dynamite Baseball, Sega Tetris, Ski Champ, Lost in Space, Viper Night Drivin', Dynamite Deka 2, Airline Pilots, Brave Firefighters, Daytona USA 2: Power Edition, and Emergency Call Ambulance


Name Crazy Taxi
Developer Sega (United States)
Year 1999
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 7433
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Conversion Class Sega Naomi Original
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
  • Steering: Wheel
  • Shifter: 2-position (forward, reverse)
  • Pedals: 2 - Brake|Accelerator
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
  • Environmental/Cockpit

Game Introduction

The game allows you to choose one of four drivers to drive the taxi cab: Axel, B.D. Joe, Gena and Gus.

Game Play

At the beginning of the game, you select a driver for the taxi cab. Next, you drive the cab around the city and when you see a person standing in a red, yellow or green circle, use your brake to stop and the person will get into the cab. Then, you earn money by driving that person to wherever he or she wants to go before he or she grows impatient and gets out of the cab.

Whenever you make it to an area indicated entirely by green, use the brake to drop off your customer. You must try to get as many customers as you can before time runs out. The faster you get a passenger to the desired destination, the more money (and bonus time) you will earn.

While taking a customer to the requested destination, you must follow the green arrow while avoiding on-coming traffic and various other obstacles. When time expires, you will be rated on how well you did based upon how many customers you delivered and much money you earned. The game ends afterwards, regardless of the results.

Additional money can be earned by driving like a maniac - weaving through traffic, jumping off of strategically placed ramps, or the infamous downhill jumps (where you can catch some serious air, San Francisco Rush style), among other stunts. At the end of the game, your score is tallied up and you are awarded a license according to how much money you earned during the game:

  • $0 - $999 = Class E License
  • $1000 - $1999 = Class D License
  • $2000 - $2999 = Class C License
  • $3000 - $3999 = Class B License
  • $4000 - $4999 = Class A License
  • $5000 - $9999 = Class S License (allows you to view the ending, and watch some of your best dropoffs!)
  • $10000 - $20000 = AWESOME! License
  • 20000+ = CRAZY! License

Crazy Taxi KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.96 (16 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.93

Overall Like 4.27
Fun (Social) 3.43
Fun (Solo) 4.27
Collector Desire 3.40

Technical Rating: 4.17

Gameplay 4.53
Graphics 4.25
Originality 4.40
Sound/Music 4.13

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cheats, Tricks, Bugs, and Easter Eggs

You can perform a Crazy Dash after comming to a dead stop by shifting into drive and flooring the gas, in one quick motion. You will take off at full speed However this is a tricky maneuver so you will have to practice it until you perfect itPCourtesy of SegaArcade.comBLOCKQUOTEReverse the Game PlayBRNormally when you begin playing the game, your taxi is already headed forward, and your first available fairs generally want to go to the Street Car stop. If you HOLD the gear selector in REVERSE while HOLDING the BRAKE AND ACCELERATOR before you press start to begin the game, when you start, your taxi will be facing the opposite direction, and a whole new route of fairs begins.BLOCKQUOTE

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The soundtrack was done by IThe OffspringI and IBad ReligionI.


Part of Segas Professional Series overthetop job simulations much like Midways sports games.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Crazy Taxi Census

There are 14,898 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,529 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,153 machines (6,928 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 119 known instances of this machine owned by Crazy Taxi collectors who are active members. Of these, 108 of them are original dedicated machines. One is a conversion in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 7 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 5 active VAPS members with a Crazy Taxi machines for sale. There is one active VAPS member with an extra Crazy Taxi circuit board for sale.

Wanted - There are 9 active VAPS members currently looking for Crazy Taxi.

This game ranks a 5 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 10 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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  1. 3D Model (External): Sit-down

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This game is available at the following public arcades, bars or museums:

Name Location State Country Details Check-ins
8-Bit Beans 100 Brock St South, Whitby Ontario Canada 0
Bartari 101 Adams Ave, Scranton Pennsylvania United States Arcade Bar (Classic Videogame and Pinball)
Children: Only in daytime
Focus: Classic & Modern Games
Food: Yes
Alcohol: Yes
Payment Method: Coins
Bit Bar 278 Derby St, Salem Massachusetts United States 1

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Auctions Recap

Year Count Median $ Average $
2015 19 402.50 379.80
2016 21 431.25 377.86
2017 24 276.50 279.06
2018 19 177.00 345.31
All Years 83 287.50 342.28


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