Crazy Taxi Released On Console 20 Years Ago Today

If you wanted to feel old AF today then don’t worry, I got you covered, as Crazy Taxi is today celebrating its 20th birthday! (And no, I’m not kidding. Sorry).

The 1999 arcade classic came to its first console, the SEGA Dreamcast, on Jan 24, 2000, making the iconic title 20 years old today. Happy birthday, Crazy Taxi!

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In recognition of Crazy Taxi’s anniversary, players have been reminiscing about the game on Twitter, swapping stories of what’s one of the most iconic titles in video games history.

One gamer raved: “Crazy Taxi is one of my all-time favourites! Loved it in the arcades and was thrilled when it got ported so well to the Dreamcast. Every version is good, but the original with the full soundtrack and licenses remains the best.”

Another said: “I remeber [sic] playing this the first time 20 years ago. Blew my mind. One of my favorite new game experiences.”

When Crazy Taxi launched on Dreamcast, it sold over a million copies and became one of the best-selling games on the console, coming in just behind Sonic Adventure.

The game’s iconic soundtrack is still fondly remembered to this day, and Crazy Taxi will always be one of the daftest and most unique video game experiences of its time.

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Crazy Taxi’s influences can be seen throughout the industry to this day, and though its many sequels and spin-offs failed to reach the lofty heights of the original, it’s still one of the best games of your childhood.

If you never played it, the game’s official description reads as follows: “Barrel through traffic packed streets, hurdle off parking garages, and Crazy Combo your way to Crazy Money in a wild frantic race to scare up the most fares. In Crazy Taxi, time is money, and only the Craziest Cabbies come out victorious.”

Celebrate the occasion with a trip down memory lane, courtesy of Steam, where Crazy Taxi is currently on sale. Just don’t expect the original soundtrack. Check it out here.

Featured Image Credit: SEGA