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Some of these test the player's handling of a taxi, while others are more exaggerated, such as taxi bowling or pool.Some mini-games require the completion of others before they can be accessed.Passengers looking for rides are indicated by an overhead marker that is colored to represent the distance to their intended destination.The color marker ranges from red indicating short trips, to yellow for intermediate distances, and to green indicating long ones.The image of the passenger's destination is shown to the left, while another potential passenger is shown in the background (with a "$" symbol over his/her head) The player follows the on-screen arrow to deliver the passenger to his/her destination before the main time (upper left) and the passenger timer (green number in center) runs out.The player can earn extra tips by pulling off stunts Crazy Taxi and its sequels are score attack games that all employ the same fundamental rules and mechanics.Mini-games were developed for this version as to "let the player play longer if he improve[d] skill" by offering challenges that were both fun and educational.
Furthermore, a second countdown timer is started, representing how quickly the passenger needs to be at their destination.
Each game has the player assume the role of a taxi driver who must accumulate money by delivering passengers to their destinations in the fastest time possible, earning tips by performing "crazy stunts" before the time runs out.
The franchise has been recognized for its innovative gameplay design which is easy to learn but difficult to master, The player picks up a passenger in Crazy Taxi.
Starting with Crazy Taxi 2, the gameplay included the ability to pick up a party of passengers, each having a different destination.
The number of passengers in the car multiplies the tip bonuses earned from stunt driving, while the total fare can only be earned once the last passenger is dropped off in time.If the destination is reached in time, the player is paid based on distance driven with a possible time bonus based on how quickly the destination was reached.