Crazy Taxi Mod restores many features of the original game
Crazy Taxi is one of those timeless games from the 90s that will not escape your memory. There was the specific music at the time, the lingo that now makes kids cringe in the ’90s and, of course, real-world brand placements. Later PC ports from the original game had to remove a lot of the music and brand placement due to license expiration. However, some modders have come together to restore the game to its original launch version.
As spotted by PC Gamer, Crazy Taxi Dreamcast Restoration 2.0 brings back a number of features that were removed from the game’s launch edition, including the original soundtrack and logos from Pizza Hut, KFC, Levi and Tower Records to their respective destinations. . While FILA was also restored, it was deleted as a destination.
Additionally, the SilentPatch mod for the game fixes analog control, as that was one of the biggest complaints from gamers. It also brings back the cheats that let you change camera angles, enable a speedometer on the HUD, and most importantly, add steering wheel support. These mods are courtesy of Silent and Alexvgz, who also worked on other notable restorations like the piss filter from Deus Ex: Human Revolution.
It is clear that Crazy Taxi is still revered as we have seen a number of tributes or spiritual successors. Last year, Fortnite added a Crazy Taxi-inspired limited-time mode called Tilted Taxis to the game. While not mirroring the gameplay of the original, the Epic Games version involved you and your team getting into a cab and wreaking havoc all over the map. It was essentially a battle royale with taxis. It turns out that Sega actually filed a patent for the Crazy Taxi gameplay loop.
Earlier this year, we also reviewed a Crazy Taxi clone called Taxi Chaos. This didn’t seem to impress our reviewer as they gave it two out of five stars and said, “For anyone who has never heard of Crazy Taxi, Taxi Chaos will be a pretty good racing title that is suitable for a Quick pickup and -game experience. For everyone else, that nearly double the ride probably won’t be worth the cab fare.
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