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Crazy Taxi: Catch a Ride

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Crazy Taxi: Catch a Ride
Publisher: Sega (EU), THQ (US)
Developer:
Distributor: Infogrames (EU)
System(s): Game Boy Advance
Genre: Racing































Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
US
$? AGB-P-A3CE
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
UK
£? AGB-A3CP
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
FR
€? AGB-A3CP
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
DE
€? AGB-A3CP
Nintendo Game Boy Advance
ES
€? AGB-A3CP



Crazy Taxi: Catch a Ride is an entry in the Crazy Taxi series, and was released for the Game Boy Advance in 2003. Despite using one of Sega's intellectual properties, the game was developed by Graphic State Limited and published by THQ in the US and Infogrames in Europe.

Despite running on inferior hardware, Catch a Ride attempts to mimic the first Crazy Taxi game, running in 3D and using a similar street layout. Hardware restrictions mean the graphics are far blockier and less detailed, and there are less objects and detail on the roads, but it is still seen as something quite remarkable as most GBA games are 2D.

Production credits

THQ Product Development
  • VP - Product Development: Phillip Holt
  • Executive Producer: Jim Flaharty
  • Producer: Kevin Elrod
  • Assistant Producer: Razmig Pulurian
THQ Quality Assurance
  • Lead Tester: Mark Vance
  • Testers: Christopher Goo, Shirley Alovera, David Langeliers
  • QA Technician: Mario Waibel
  • QA Database Administrator: Jason Roberts
  • QA Manager: Monica Vallejo
  • Director of Quality Assurance: Jeremy S. Barnes
  • Special Thanks to: Brian Farrell, Jeff Lapin, Alison Locke, Robert Riley, Richardo Fischer, Jack Suzuki, Cordon Madison, Christian Kenney, Paul Rivas, Stacey Mendoza
  • Extra Special Thanks to: Shinobu Toyoda, Kathy Schoback, Judy Jette-Hansen
Developed by: Graphic State Ltd.
  • For Graphic State
    • Managing Director: Claire Hill
    • Project Director: Richard Whittall
  • Development Team
    • Lead Programmer: Francis Lillie
    • Programmers: Gavin Harwood, Martin Cook
    • Support Programmer: Adrian Brown
    • Lead Artist: Andy Evans
    • Artists: Richard Whittall, Gary Simpson
    • Music: Paragon 5


Phillip HoltJim FlahartyKevin ElrodRazmig PulurianMark VanceChristopher Goo, Shirley Alovera, David LangeliersMario WaibelJason RobertsMonica VallejoJeremy S. BarnesBrian Farrell, Jeff Lapin, Alison Locke, Robert Riley, Richardo Fischer, Jack Suzuki, Cordon Madison, Christian Kenney, Paul Rivas, Stacey MendozaShinobu Toyoda, Kathy Schoback, Judy Jette-HansenKenji KannoThe Crazy Taxi TeamClaire HillRichard WhittallFrancis LillieGavin Harwood, Martin CookAdrian BrownAndy EvansRichard Whittall, Gary SimpsonParagon 5

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Magazine articles

Main article: Crazy Taxi: Catch a Ride/Magazine articles.

Physical scans

Game Boy Advance, US
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Game Boy Advance, EU
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References


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) | Crazy Taxi Gazillionaire (2017)
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)