In a much-too breezy blog post this morning, Sega of America revealed that Crazy Taxi is hitting iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch at some point this month. It also dished out a neat teaser for this version of the game that features the original game's Offspring track -- a track that Crazy Taxi's other digital re-releases didn't include for whatever reason. It remains to be seen if licensed locations are in or out, but our guess is the latter.

It'll be interesting to see how Sega is going to tackle the controls for this version. Crazy Taxi is a game about driving and sliding wildly through a city while delivering people to a destination in increasingly short time frames. Precision seems like a must-have. Anyway, here's that trailer:

We'll get more on this as soon as we can, so stay tuned.

  • drelbs

    Can't be any worse than the GBA version! 😉

    Actually that one was pretty impressive for the hardware, but the fact that you could only turn in set increments really ruined the feel of the game...

    • rotopenguin

      At least your platform has the excuse of only having buttons to start with. On the PC Version, you can use the rather nice XBox 360 controller, which provides everything necessary with an analog stick PLUS analog gas and brake buttons. What does SEGA do? Convert all those Analog inputs into synthetic keyboard presses, and then you can only steer the car in increments of LOCK to LOCK. Which direction would you like to rollover and explode to today?

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  • xXHardKoreXx

    I was JUST thinking about this port!

  • xepiczx

    Really sega really

    Copyright of ksiolajidebt productions

    • xepiczx

      Haha lol your funny

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  • Adams Immersive

    For those who don’t want to watch the whole video, the gameplay footage is the middle third.

    • Ryan Vesely

      Haha. I was thinking the same thing. They spared no expense making this trailer...

  • Mike

    Ca-raaaaaaaaazy taxiiiiiiiii

  • RhythmMan

    Quick check, how many versions of this game have I bought already?

    -playstation 2
    -Xbox arcade

    I have to pass, sega has all my $$$

    • Laszlo Tuss

      Its okay, i was a kid when i have the game, and it was just a copy version.
      But now, i have income, so i will pay for it, because it worth to pay.

  • AlexsIpad

    That was the worst trailer ever

    • mudd

      I hit play, then sneezed and missed it.

      • twittedapps

        Only 2 seconds of gameplay... but I glanced blurry low res compression artifacted textures on buildings 🙁

  • RhythmMan

    @Adams, hahaha

  • Laszlo Tuss

    You make the game universal and add achievemants with gamecenter support, and i will buy the game as soon as it reaches the store.

  • Jay G

    What's next, Daytona USA?  Sega Rally?  Hydro Thunder?

    • DotComCTO

      Actually, I'd really like to have Hydro Thunder and Arctic Thunder on my iPad!  🙂

    • twittedapps

      Sega Rally 2 please. I would buy that ( good conversion is a must)

      • chinito77

        Waiting for Sega GT to hit a console.  That game had a good music soundtrack.

      • twittedapps

        I would say, like most Sega games. Awesome OSTs.

  • DotComCTO

    Still waiting for Sega to finally release Jet Set Radio for iOS. That said, Crazy Taxi could be great fun *IF* the controls are up to snuff. Frankly, given some of the things quick twitch movements you had to make on the DC controller, I'm dubious this will translate well, but I'm hoping for the best!

  • Sam Crown

    I've been waiting and hoping for this, so long!

    I'll no longer have to set up my PS2 to re-visit it!

    Here's hoping for bonus games as well.

  • zergslayer69

    You know what would work perfectly on iOS? Space channel 5.

  • Jack Wong

    I can't wait for the 18-wheeler!!!!!!!!

  • Sebastian Paul

    Didn't they remove the original soundtrack from the game a few years/rereleases ago due to licensing issues?

    Hearing The Offspring in this trailer was unexpected.

  • coelers

    Instant buy for me!!

  • Gregz0r

    About freaking time!
    I just need arcade-perfect OutRun, Afterburner, Power Drift, Super Monaco GP, Daytona USA, Virtual Racing, Sega Rally, etc please!!

  • nizy

    I've been asking for this game in the forums since the App Store launched and finally Sega's going to release it. It only took them 4 years. Better late then never though I guess.

  • dogface

    Ya ya ya ya ya

  • korkidog

    If they don't F it up like they did Zaxxon!!

  • xepiczx

    What an amazing trailer I enjoyed the 2 sec video of many taxis flying through the sky.

    Yarh yarh yarh

  • swarmster

    Crazy Taxi is one of the best games of all time, without a doubt. But all the ports other than the Dreamcast one have been pretty bad.

    So, low expectations, but I'll certainly pick it up. Awesome news regardless.

  • Gamer_Kev

    This was one of the first games I got for the Dreamcast, and it was a lot of fun. Personally, I wasn't a huge fan of the included music, but I used to turn it down and play music on my stereo. It would be cool if they provided to option to use your own music in this version, but I doubt they will. I hope they add iCade controls as an option, this would be nice, since this game originated in the arcade. Even though the iCade doesn't have a wheel, I think it would still be one of the best options for controlling this game on the iPad.

  • extol4000

    This game must have been SUPER top secret!

    *This trailer will self destruct in 2 seconds.....*

  • Ken Chan

    As someone commented on the video

    "I think this ad is genius. It gives you exactly what you need to know in less than 10 seconds."

  • Benjamin Rodriguez


    omg come on start porting every ps2 game you can into these idevices and I will never put them down.

  • Colin Mulholland

    this actually has potential because the game is all about swerving fluidly.  if they can get the controls right then this could be a blast.

  • ConceptNormal

    That 8 second trailer is absolutely breath taking. I'm still trying to take it all in. Overwhelming. Jesus. OMG!