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Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller
Publisher: Sega,
Windows PC
Empire Interactive
Developer:
System(s): Sega Chihiro, Xbox, PC
Genre: Action































Release Date RRP Code
Arcade
JP
2003 ¥?  ?
Arcade
US
2003 $?  ?
Arcade
UK
2003 £?  ?



Windows PC
JP
¥6,800 (7,140) HCJ-0353
Windows PC
EU
€? ? EI-1705
Windows PC
UK (Xplosiv)
£? ?
Windows PC
RU
?RUB ?



Xbox
JP
¥6,800 (7,140) L48-00001
Xbox
JP (Platinum)
¥2,800 (2,940) Y61-00001
Xbox
US
$49.95[1] 64002
Xbox
EU
€? ? ?



Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller (クレイジータクシー 3 ハイローラー), known simply as Crazy Taxi: High Roller in the arcades due to Crazy Taxi 2 being a Dreamcast exclusive, is a Sega Chihiro arcade game released in 2003. It has since been ported to the Xbox and Windows PCs.

The game was originally announced as Crazy Taxi Next, and was meant to have online multiplayer and an in-game day/night cycle. These elements were then dropped project was re-worked into Crazy Taxi 3.

Gameplay

Crazy Taxi 3 is similar to its predecessors, so much so that some levels are identical (though have received a slight graphical update). The main part of the game takes place in "Glitter Oasis", modelled loosely on Las Vegas, and contains four new drivers not seen in previous installments.

Magazine articles

Main article: Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller/Magazine articles.

Production credits

PC version

Staff
Performed by Pivit
Written by Chris Lewis, Chris Moore, Micah Alboa, Adam Rapps and James Bannister
From the album "Thanks for Coming Back"
Courtesy of Pivit
By arrangement with Media Creature Music
www.pivit.com
    • "Drive All Night"
Performed by The Kings of Nuthinn
Written by Zack Brines
From the album "Fight Songs"
Courtesy of Disaster Records
By exclusive arrangement with Media Creature Music
www.disasterrecords.com
    • "Face Off"
Performed by The Briggs
Written by Jason LaRocca and Joey LaRocca
From the album "Numbers"
Courtesy of Disaster Records
By exclusive arrangement with Media Creature Music
www.disasterrecords.com
    • "Fingercuffs"
Performed by Pivit
Written by Chris Lewis, Chris Moore, Micah Alboa, Adam Rapps and James Bannister
From the album "Thanks for Coming Back"
Courtesy of Pivit
By arrangement with Media Creature Music
    • "Jungle Man Robot Girl"
Performed by 13 Cats
Written by Danny B. Harvey, Tim Worman and Slim Jim Phantom
From the album "13 Tracks"
Courtesy of Cleopatra Records
By arrangement with Media Creature Music
    • "Keeps you Running"
Performed by Psychotic Youth
Written by Jorgen Westman
From the album "Stereoids"
Courtesy of Bomp Records
By exclusive arrangement with Media Creature Music
www.bomp.com
    • "La Chupacabra"
Performed by The Kings of Nuthinn
Written by Justin Chubbard (The Kings of Nuthinn)
From the album "Fight Songs"
Courtesy of Disaster Records
By exclusive arrangement with Media Creature Music
    • "Let it Roll"
Performed by Total Chaos
Written by Robert Clawson and Shawn Bodden
From the album "In God We Kill"
Courtesy of Cleopatra Records
By arrangement with Media Creature Music
    • "Middle Children"
Performed by Pivit
Written by Chris Lewis, Chris Moore, Micah Alboa, Adam Rapps and James Bannister
Courtesy of Pivit
By arrangement with Media Creature Music
    • "Ordinary" [Instrumental]
Performed by Dunamus
Written and produced by Nathanael Lew
Courtesy of Media Creature Music
www.dunamusrock.com
    • "Pity"
Performed by SX‑10
Written by Senen Reyes, Jeremy Fleener, Andy Zambrano and Sean McCormick
Courtesy of Latin Thug Records
By arrangement with Media Creature Music
www.sx10.com / www.srh.com
    • "Redo"
Performed by Pivit
Written by Chris Lewis, Chris Moore, Micah Alboa, Adam Rapps and James Bannister
From the album "Thanks for Coming Back"
Courtesy of Pivit
By arrangement with Media Creature Music
    • "What You Gonna Do"
Performed by Total Chaos
Written by Robert Clawson and Shawn Bodden
From the album "In God We Kill"
Courtesy of Cleopatra Records
By arrangement with Media Creature Music
    • "Where Do We Go?"
Performed by The Kings of Nuthinn
Written by Justin Chubbard (The Kings of Nuthinn)
From the album "Fight Songs"
Courtesy of Disaster Records
By exclusive arrangement with Media Creature Music
  • voice
    • Angel: Kevin Miller
    • Bixbite: David Nowlin
    • Mrs. Venus: Marci Henderson
    • Zax: Kevin Blackton
    • Slash/customer: Alan‑J
    • Iceman/customer: Dave Fromm
    • Cinnamon/customer: Mibu Minami
    • Hot‑D/customer: Marvin Dangerfield
    • Axel/system: Bryan Burton-Lewis
    • B.D. Joe: Darrell Harris
    • Gena/customer: Marie Cochrane
    • Gus: Chris Peppler
    • customer: Casey Robertson
    • customer: Justin Worsham
    • customer: Gianna Guista
    • customer: Rashida C
    • customer: Lisle Wilkerson
    • customer: Tony Cloud
  • public relations: Taku Sasahara, Nobutaka Arii
  • director: Satoshi Horie
  • producer: Kenji Kanno
  • executive producer: Hisao Oguchi
  • special thanks to: Burger King Brands Inc., FAO Schwarz, Gap Inc., Hard Rock Cafe International Inc., Kentucky Fried Chicken, Levi Strauss & Co., Pizza Hut, Tower Records (MTS Inc.)
Webtone Productions - Greg Weber
Chris Peppler's Office - Yoichiro Maekawa
Kim studio
Wave Master - Fumitaka Shibata
Sega Corporation - Kazuhiko Yoshida, Masaru Igarashi, Yasusi Yamashita, Shinobu Shindo, Kyoichi Hashimoto, Takashi Nishimura, Tetsuya Honda, Satoru Ishigami
Sega of America - Rich Briggs, Jason Kuo, Klayton Vorlick, Takuma Hatori
Sega Europe - Kats Sato, Pete O'Brien, Mark Fisher, Elliott Martin
& of course, you

created by: Hitmaker
Original Game ©Sega
©Hitmaker/Sega, 2002

PC version
Strangelite
  • Lead Programmer: Andy Morton
  • Programming: Doug Binks, Chris Whitworth, Mike Brown
  • Art: Richard Jones, Andrew McCann
  • Head of Studio: Mike Brown
Empire Interactive
  • Producer: Danny Rawles
  • QA Manager: David Cleaveley
  • Assistant QA Manager: Steve Fraser
  • Lead Tester: Phil Octave
  • Testers: Chris Matlub, Darren T. Bennett, Gareth West, Mark Jones, Olivier Banal, Ryan Kalis, Vernon Richards
  • Marketing: Chris East
  • Product Manager: Adrian Arnese
  • Production: A J Bond
  • Packaging: Artwork & Design: Jayshree Mistry, Tom Hodge, Paul King
  • Special Thanks: Joe Okabe - Sega of Japan
  • presented by: Sega

Digital manuals

Promotional material

MAN!AC DE 2002-10.pdf

Xbox print advert in














MAN!AC (DE) #10/2002 (2002-09-04)

Photo gallery

Artwork

Physical scans

Chihiro version

Chihiro, US
Chihiro, EU

Xbox version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
86 №128, p118/119
Xbox
86
Based on
1 review

Xbox, US
CT3 Xbox US Box.jpg
Cover
CrazyTaxi3 Xbox US Disc.jpg
Disc
Xbox, JP
CT3 Xbox JP Box.jpg
Cover
Crazytaxy3 XBOX JP disc.jpg
Disc
Xbox, JP (Platinum)
CT3 Xbox JP Platinum Box.jpg
Cover
CT3 XBOX JP disc Platinum.jpg
Disc
Xbox, UK
CrazyTaxi3 Xbox EU Box.jpg
Cover
Xbox, FR/NL
CrazyTaxi3 Xbox FR Box.jpg
Cover
Xbox, DE

Xbox, ES

PC version

PC, JP
CrazyTaxi3 PC JP Box.jpg
Cover
PC, UK
CrazyTaxi3 PC UK Box.jpg
Cover
CrazyTaxi3 PC UK Disc.jpg
Disc
CrazyTaxi3 PC UK Manual.pdf
Manual
PC, UK (Xplosiv)
CrazyTaxi3 PC UK Box Xplosiv.jpg
Cover
PC, FR

PC, FR (Xplay)
CrazyTaxi3 PC FR Box Front XPlay.jpg
Cover
PC, DE
CT3 PC DE Box.jpg
Cover
PC, DE (Xplosiv)
CrazyTaxi3 PC DE Box Xplosiv.jpg
Cover
PC, DE (Screen Fun)

CrazyTaxi3 PC DE Disc ScreenFun.jpg
Disc
PC, ES
CT3 PC ES Box.jpg
Cover
CT3 PC ES Disc.jpg
Disc
PC, ES (FX)
CrazyTaxi3 PC ES Box FX.jpg
Cover
PC, RU
CT3 PC RU Box Back.jpgCT3 PC RU Box Front.jpg
Cover
CT3 PC RU Disc.jpg
Disc
PC, RU (Alt)
CT3 PC RU Box Alt Back.jpgCT3 PC RU Box Alt Front.jpg
Cover

External links

  • Sega of Japan catalogue pages (Japanese): Xbox, PC

References

  1. Press release: 2002-07-23: SEGA Ups The Ante With Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller Exclusively for Xbox


Games in the Crazy Taxi Series
Arcade
Crazy Taxi (1999) | Crazy Taxi: High Roller (2003)
Sega Dreamcast
Crazy Taxi (2000) | Crazy Taxi 2 (2001)
Sony PlayStation 2
Nintendo GameCube
Crazy Taxi (2001)
Xbox
Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller (2002)
Windows PC
Crazy Taxi (2002) | Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller (2004)
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
Crazy Taxi: Catch a Ride (2003)
Sony PlayStation Portable
Crazy Taxi: Fare Wars (2007)
PlayStation 3 PlayStation Network
Xbox Live Arcade
Crazy Taxi (2010)
iOS
Crazy Taxi (2012) | Crazy Taxi: City Rush (2014)
Google Android OS
Crazy Taxi (2013) | Crazy Taxi: City Rush (2014) | Crazy Taxi Gazillionaire (2017)
Sampler Discs
Xbox
Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller Taikenban (2002)
Crazy Taxi related media
Book
Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Crazy Taxi (2000) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Crazy Taxi 2 (2001) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Crazy Taxi for PlayStation 2 (2001) | Crazy Taxi 2 Driver's Manual (2001) | Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller Perfect Guide (2002) | Prima's Official Strategy Guide: Crazy Taxi 3: High Roller (2002)