It's time to spend some Crazy Money!

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?!

12 comments:

gnome said...

Don't worry about the coffee, I've just prepared my fifth cup of the day, and am feeling quite alright... No Alienoid tendencies here...

Tomleecee said...

I've just made another and it's nearly bedtime! Living life on the edge!!

The GagaMan(n) said...

Yeah, I agree that Crazy Taxi 1 has something over 2. think it had something to do with CT2 having too many tall buildings, and the arrow would always point you staight into them rather than around the roads. That and the 4 people at a time time was pretty much something to avoid, as it normally takes most of your time limit to get them where they all want, and not getting all 4 sorted menat losing the money for all 4 of them. Ugh.

Tomleecee said...

You're dead right Gagaman. Cheers for the comments

gnome said...

The final coffee before sleep should include alcohol...Never forget that!

The Elderly said...

£2.........speechless, cafetiere priceless.

Tomleecee said...

Gnome - thanks for the invaluable tip...I shall ment my ways poste haste! Elderly - great minds and all that...! :-)

Ross said...

I preffered the original to the sequel as well. I thought it was a better designed game and preferred the West Coast Setting (San Francisco) versus East Coast (New York) for this type of game.

The Xbox version of Crazy Taxi 3 because not only does it have a whole new city, but it includes the two from the original as well. Not to meantion it has fresh kick ass minigames as well...

Tomleecee said...

Iwasnt a massive fan of Crazy Taxi 3 - I thought they could have done so much more with the graphics - I mean, it looks practically identical to the dc version, apart from the night time setting in the new city.

Ross said...

Yes, it was a pretty poor looking Xbox game, and the new city wasent as good as the first two, but having it all in one package its pretty sweet. Plus, it usually goes for around $10. But I'm pretty sick of the Crazy Taxi games at this point...

Tomleecee said...

ha ha - yeh, they do get a bit monotonous after a while don't they! especially after the tenth "ya ya ya ya yaaaa!" or "take me to the HMV store"

Diogo said...

Crazy Taxi never really got into it mainly because Im more with the RPG and adventure games :).

Good story with the coffeee though you made me laugh after the comparison to that alien that crawls walls.

Congrats on finding it for £2 and your right some shops charge a lot of money for stuff specially those dodgy indian corner shops!