Today two new items have been added to the 'Yard. One of them is a Dreamcast game...the other is a coffee cafetiere cup. You put the ground coffee in the cup, add hot water then push the plunger thing down. Why am I telling you this? Because I've already had two cups out of it and feel like crawling across the ceiling like the xenomorph in Alien 3.
Oh yes...the game? THE GAME!!! Er...wait, er...what? Oh yeah - the game! Crazy Taxi! Saw it for £2 in a second hand shop this lunchtime so snapped it up no questions asked. Some people reckon it's actually superior to the sequel and in some ways I'd be inclined to agree. The cities in the first game are a lot more inventive with more open spaces to blaze across. The pop-up can be pretty horrific in places and some of the city's locations are plagued by mysterious bouts of slow-down, but the sound track is superior (even if The Offspring ain't your cup of tea...or freshly brewed arabica) and it just feels more...original. I know that's a set of fairly vague reasons for preferring the original, but I think anyone else who also owns both games would tend to agree that the first Crazy Taxi has a certain something that the sequel doesn't. Quite possibly a soul. Hmmm...
Anyway, if you ever happen to be on Fountain Street in Manchester here's a word of advice - don't go into the newsagents next door to 'Great American Sandwich,' because the thieving twats have the cheek to charge 95p for a bottle of Lucozade. And me writing that ain't scandalous - it's the fucking truth. Peace.
And before I forget AGAIN...here's my views on the fabulous Metropolis Street Racer (pictured below).Found these other DC mock up's while browsing the net...they're pretty good eh?!