Whacksy Taxi Review
- Publisher: Mindstorm Studios
- Genre: Entertainment
- Released: 28 Jun, 2010
- Size: 58.4 MB
- Price: FREE!
- Fast-paced endless racer with belligerent drivers.
- Seven different areas to recklessly drive in.
- Bonus modes that turn up the heat.
- No alternate control scheme.
- Straining at incoming cars can be difficult over longer sessions.
Whacksy Taxi is a surprisingly simple endless style of racer that will challenge your timing skills in new ways while giving you release to your inner road-rager.
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Whacksy Taxi by Mindstorm Studios is a bogglingly fun title for one simple reason: Who'd have thought that Outrun could become MORE of an Arcade game? In this endless-style racer you'll dodge, jump and fly over traffic on your whirlwind tour of the US, just try not to blow up while nudging cars from the rear.
Your Taxi has free reign of three lanes on its high-speed rampage, with various cars, SUVs and trucks blocking your way. Tapping the controls on either side of the screen will jump your vehicle in to the next lane and players will need to master their timing to squeeze their way through impossibly small gaps to rack up the bonus points. Vehicles can also be jumped, however this ability is in limited supply and when all else fails you can brake to wait for that much needed gap.
Whacksy Taxi looks like a modern Outrun-inspired racer, with 2D sprites slowly fading in from a distant horizon, however there are no long-turns to speak of to visually break-up longer runs. In lieu of this, each leg of your 35 part journey in the basic mode is punctuated with challenge zones to change things up.
There are also power-ups to collect to boost things along and it's great to see attention to detail in the small things like adding invincibility at the end to ease players back in to the flow. Whacksy Taxi is a great arcade racer that will keep you glued to your screen and is definitely worth checking out.
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"Whacksy Taxi is a great arcade racer that will keep you glued to your screen and is definitely worth checking out." - appspy.com
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Sit in your taxi and experience an adrenaline rush with this unique racing game.Rock to the music as you dodge, jump and fly over high speed traffic on a whirlwind tour of the US and Japan in search of world domination. Pick up super cool powerups along the way to boost your cab to ultra high speeds! But beware,don't crash out!
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Rock to the music and get your heart pumping:
-NITROS, SPEED BOOSTS, TIME BONUSES and other multiple powerups to push your driving to the limits!
-Dodge cars at breakneck speeds to collect bonus points
-When there's no way out, jump over cars! Yes, that's right, jump over cars!
-Switch cabs in Japan and shoot missiles at your opponents when there's no way out!
-Witty comments from motorists will give you a laugh if you crash into them!
-35 action packed levels with a never-ending mode for hardcore gamers!
-2 complete map packs and countries to appease your racing appetite!
-Beautiful cityscapes taking you through 7 cities across the US and Japan maps
-Multi-lane madness with cars, trucks, jeeps, coupes, and trailers coming at you in 3 lanes at varying speeds! Dodge or risk crashing out!
-14 rocking background tracks to keep the music fresh and the energy levels high
-BONUS ZONES, TRUCK ZONES, SPEED ZONES, SWITCH ZONES, MISSILE ZONES, at the end of each city to give you that extra challenge!
-Complete OpenFeint integration with local and global leaderboards
-Up to 24 unlockable OpenFeint achievements!
HOW TO PLAY:
-Tap left and right to dodge cars
-Hit the brake to slow down and avoid collisions
-Hit the jump button to jump over cars or the shoot button to shoot them when you can't dodge them
-Challenge your friends on Twitter and Facebook from within the game!
-Customize your cab the way you like it. Want a hot pink taxi? No problem!
-In-game races are on their way, with weekly races and global prizes!!
-New rides, new cities, and new zones coming your way as we keep updating!
Put on your driving cap and give the cab a run! Download today!