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- Playfield: Mark Ritchie
- Software: Ed Boon
- Art: Python
- Music: Chris Granner
Reviewer Rudy 9Ball Drac Buzz Doc Jimbo Total
Art: Backglass - 7 8.5 7 8 - 7.75
Art: Playfield - 7 7.5 7 7.5 - 7.25
Sound - 8.5 9 9 9 - 9
Playfield Design - 8.5 9 8.5 8.5 - 8.5
Rules - 8 8.5 8.5 - - 8.5
Longevity - 8 9 9 8 - 8.5
1st Williams pin with 16 digit alhanumeric displays! Spin-out
skill shot is cool as long as the shooter spring isn't weak or the
rubber tip broken off! Nice flow with good shot selection. Gorby/JP
shot is a cool long shot. "Carry Passengers" target is a tough but
essential target to hit. Express Lane MB sequence can turn into
an "Express Drain" if you flail trying to make it before the timer
runs out (which is good!). Sounds are very good.
Many Taxi's had a problem where the ball would jump over the
left in-lane rail and drain when returning from a left ramp shot.
Jackpot not worth the effort a second time due to it camping back to
only 500K and building very slowly. Shooting for the million point
Airport Ride ramp sequence is much easier and points are higher. It
would have been nice if factory settings had the JP return back to a
Million after collected and build at a faster rate, otherwise scoring
Humorous characters and sound bytes plus a very fun theme. Nice tight
shots for Joyride and to collect the Jackpot (and Gorby)
None (unless you are in a tournament and the player before you just
collected a 4M point jackpot) Damn taxi never stops for me!
Great game for its time. Cool skill shot and nice flowing ramp shots.
Airport value builds as long as you keep it going. Gorby is a satisfying
shot. Music during expressway hurry up builds excitement. "Yo! Taxi!"
Lola is butt-ugly! Million shot takes precidence over jackpot.
Taxi is a good game, in an era where pinball was just starting to grow in
popularity again. A solid playfield from Mark Ritchie, from the skill shot
of the plunger ala Pinbot, to the flow on the loops. Kudo's for having
one of the passenger's you could pick up.
Pretty decent sounds, including the mock Russian accent of Gorby and the
background humm of the Taxi. "Hey Comrade!"
Increasing jackpot shot, hope for a lot of bad players before you.
plunger skill shot, I once found a game on location that I could
hit the 500K on, it made getting the 3 million replay very easy.
Marilyn..... (well at least on the first run games)
Increasing jackpot shot (well at least in tournament settings).
Hard to find a nice one, since they were played so much on location.