Crazy Taxi was released for Dreamcast and as an arcade cabinet at a time when Sega was really hitting its stride. The simple ‘time attack’ gameplay, which involved racing down San Francisco-inspired hills, with pedestrians in the back shouting at you for not getting them safely to the nearest Kentucky Fried Chicken fast enough, was pretty close to video game heaven.
Now, the game is heading to iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch later this month. Sega revealed the announcement over on its official blog, along with this annoyingly short trailer shown below (but hey, at least you can hear The Offspring and that crazy announcer in the background, right?!)
For those who don’t know, in Crazy Taxi, players take control of a pretty haphazard cabbie, trying to pickup and drop off as many customers as possible before the clock runs down. As time goes on the shops and restaurants stretch further apart, eating at the crucial seconds left on the timer.
If you managed to rack up enough cash via the various fares that customers gave you, however, there was a pretty good chance that you would make it onto the leaderboard for the rest of the day. That feeling alone made the game pretty special.
The trailer simply gives an ‘October 2012′ release date, but we’ll update this post once we know for sure when this gem will be screeching onto the App Store.