Press release: 2001-04-06: Acclaim Acquires Rights to Crazy Taxi for Playstation2 Computer Entertainment System

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GLEN COVE, N.Y.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--April 6, 2001

Building on the success of its recent quarter, Acclaim Entertainment, Inc. (NASDAQ.SC: AKLM) a worldwide interactive entertainment company, today announced that it has acquired the rights to Crazy Taxi(TM) for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system.

Already a tremendous success on the Sega Dreamcast where it has achieved sales in excess of $30 million dollars, Crazy Taxi for the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system is scheduled to ship worldwide next month.

"Crazy Taxi exemplifies our continued focus towards publishing captivating interactive content that appeals to a wide audience," said Evan Stein, vice president of Brand/Marketing. "As such, we are excited to be bringing such a high-caliber game as Crazy Taxi to the PlayStation(R)2 computer entertainment system."

Crazy Taxi is a mad race against the clock -- and traffic. As any of four fearless cabbies, players are driven by a single goal: to rack up the mega-bucks in fares and tips before their shift ends. Drivers pick up passengers and take them to their destination by any way possible. It's a comic cab opera of collisions and decisions where courtesy takes a back seat to coin.

Crazy Taxi will retain all the enthralling features that made it a must-play game, including:

- Four different cabs and drivers, each with their own style and attitude;

- Two expansive, interactive courses for extensive game play;

- Nine mini-games to challenge various driving skills;

- True driving dynamics;

- Wild, mission-based game play infused with humor;

- Rockin' soundtrack by hit bands Offspring and Bad Religion.

Optimized by Acclaim Studios Cheltenham, Crazy Taxi is shipping this month at an expected retail price of $49.99 For more information about Crazy Taxi, as well as Acclaim's complete lineup of products, visit on the Web.

About Acclaim Entertainment

Based in Glen Cove, N.Y., Acclaim Entertainment, Inc., is a leading worldwide developer, publisher and mass marketer of software for use with interactive entertainment gaming-consoles including those manufactured by Nintendo, Sony Computer Entertainment and Sega as well as personal computer hardware systems. Acclaim owns and operates four studios located in the United States and the United Kingdom, and publishes and distributes its software directly in North America, the United Kingdom, Germany, France, Spain, Australia and the Pacific Rim. Acclaim also distributes entertainment software for other publishers worldwide, publishes software gaming strategy guides and issues "special edition" comic magazines from time to time to support its time valued brands, Turok and Shadow Man. Acclaim's corporate headquarters are in Glen Cove, New York and Acclaim's common stock is publicly traded on NASDAQ under the symbol AKLM. For more information please visit our website at

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