Day 8 – Best Soundtrack
“Hey, hey, c’mon on over and have some fun with Crazy Taxi”
“Ya ya ya ya ya”
And then The Offspring’s “All I Want” belts out as you drive around in a colourful and “Keerazy” city and I am in pure gaming heaven.
I love The Offspring, so any game which heavily features their music was always going to be a winner for me. The inclusion of another excellent punk band, Bad Religion, was just the icing on an already rich and very rewarding cake.
The game itself is simple and a lot of fun as you pick up passengers in a time limit and try to earn as much money as possible, (and believe me, you want to better that total again and again!).
I could equally have put Crazy Taxi 2 here instead as it’s purely The Offspring’s soundtrack, but the original just shades it for me.
Honourable mentions would include WipEout 2097 with Prodigy’s Firestarter, which just fitted in so well with the game; pretty much anything in Forza Horizon 2 and the wonderful squelchy synth of Space Harrier 2, which to me has so many happy memories but unfortunately included hearing ‘Arrrrrgggggghhhhh! Get ready!’ a lot, but that’s a story for another blog…..