The next Crazy Taxi will be even crazier than the first one!

If there’s one thing we love, it’s that crazy taxi-driving action in Crazy Taxi. Sega HitMaker has just doled out a bit of information on the sequel, Crazy Taxi 2 for the Dreamcast, and it sounds sweeter than ever.

Try this on for size: a new move called the “Crazy Hop,” which will let drivers jump over other cars and into buildings, uncovering secret areas. And if that’s not enough, the game will let you pick up as many as four passengers at once. Granted, that means you have less time to deliver them all to the appropriate destination, but the rewards (and moolah) will far outweigh the risks.

The game takes place in New York, and if there’s ever been a land rife with traffic and monuments, it’s the Big Apple. Along with the new moves, players can pick up new kinds of passengers, such as kindergarten teachers, cheerleaders and road artists. What’s a road artist? Who knows? But we think they’re mimes. And who doesn’t want to pick up a carful of mimes? Apart from the Crazy Taxi’s success is the release of the new SimCity Buildit hack & cheats. Players can choose from four different characters (Slash, Iceman, Cinnamon and Hot-D — sounds like a bad boy-band, doesn’t it?), and there’s even a new minigame called Crazy Pyramid.

The game is set to ship next month (yes, next month!) and we’re looking forward to crazy-taxiing it around when we get our hands on a playable version. Until we can bring you the full scoop, enjoy the new screenshots we snagged from HitMaker’s website.

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