Crazy Taxi: City Rush Speeds To iOS Devices On July 31st

By Ishaan . July 29, 2014 . 9:00am


Crazy Taxi: City Rush is a new, free-to-play Crazy Taxi game for smartphones, and it’s launching worldwide in two days. Sega have announced that it will be available for iOS devices on July 31st. An Android release is planned for later as well.


Crazy Taxi: City Rush is designed by Kenji Kanno, creator of the original Crazy Taxi arcade phenomenon, in collaboration with Sega’s Hardlight Studios (developer of Sonic Dash, Sonic Jump and Sonic Jump Fever).


You can view a developer diary for Crazy Taxi: City Rush above.

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  • malek86

    Hoping the Android port won’t take too long. The whole fragmented ecosystem really is a mess, doesn’t surprise me that devs launch stuff on iOS first.

    • Updates for Android tend to be released later as well, in a lot of cases. Ridge Racer Slipstream is one major update ahead on iOS, to my knowledge.

      • malek86

        Oh, talking about Slipstream, looks like they just added support for the Nexus 4 (yeah, another problem with Android…). I’ll have to try it out.

  • Jadfish

    oh it’s a runner…. ok then

    • Kaitou21

      lol come on it doesn’t look THAT bad.

      • Jadfish

        not saying it looks bad, I’m just a little dissapointed that it is a runner, that’s all…

  • Niyari

    ya ya ya yaaaaaaaaa

  • xPhoenixMoon

    Amazingly this looks worse than the original. How they achieved that is beyond me but I guess it is no surprise, Sega is not at all what they used to be.

    Such a shame they even wasted their time and energy on this. I seriously think Sega will close down one day or resort to just arcades because the decisions they keep making are insanely stupid.

    All the cash cows they could milk, they do nothing with, instead they make this crap or publish games like Sonic Boom.

    • Sonic’s like, the only internally made cash cow they have.
      There are beloved franchises, which I’m sure you meant.

  • Kintaro

    Sega what are you doing? instead of this mobile crap we could have crazy taxi 4 on consoles made by japanese developers with amazing graphics and an awesome soundtrack like in the past games, but you continue to ignore what people really want because this is the easy way to make some quick cash…what a shame

    • I would love to see a CT4. If only more people bought Crazy Taxi 3 on XBOX. I feel like we would get more of these games we want but hardly anything sold well back then and it lead to Sega West’s depressing “pillar” strategy.

      • Kintaro

        well crazy taxi started as an arcade game, sega are the kings of arcade in japan, they could just make the game for that market and see the response they get, they have done this with other titles such the house of the dead and daytona..

  • On the one hand, simpler arcadey gameplay is a perfect fit for input-challenged touch devices. And Hardlight is clearly putting a lot of effort into this – as far as iOS games go, this is a little more ambitious than your typical endless runner and looks pretty great.

    On the other hand, this is Crazy Taxi and eff y’all for not making a new one for digital platforms on PC & Consoles. New-school arcade games SHOULD head to digital platforms. You think I don’t wanna pay $10 for a new (proper) Crazy Taxi on the PSN? You’re crazy, Sega.

    And increasingly frustrating to watch.

    I mean, I appreciate you guys bailing Atlus out of their stupid Index Corporation situation. And I love that you brought over Hatsune Miku. That’s all great. But the stuff you DON’T bring over far outweigh the stuff you do; Yakuza? Phantasy Star Online? Shining Resonance?

    Your 2015 release calendar better be amazing.

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