Not since Crazy Taxi has an open-world, non-shooter driving game received worldwide attention. The city design, silky-smooth controls (in the arcade and on Dreamcast), and urgent challenges were far from crazy – they were brilliant.
Emergency Mayhem, a new arcade driving game from Codemasters, aims to create that kind of excitement on Nintendo Wii. "When you're making a fun, arcade driving game in an open-world city, Crazy Taxi is obviously an essential reference point – no question," said Producer Melissa Scrivin. "We're certainly influenced by the bright and breezy, blue-sky aspects of that game.