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Review: Pinballreviews.com on ??/??/????

taxi
  • 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
                                                       8.25

9ball


Positives:
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.

Minuses:
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 is balanced.

Drac


Positives:
Humorous characters and sound bytes plus a very fun theme. Nice tight shots for Joyride and to collect the Jackpot (and Gorby)

Minuses:
None (unless you are in a tournament and the player before you just collected a 4M point jackpot) Damn taxi never stops for me!

Buzz


Positives:
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!"

Minuses:
Lola is butt-ugly! Million shot takes precidence over jackpot.

Doc


Positives:
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 off of the plunger ala Pinbot, to the flow on the loops. Kudo's for having Pinbot as one of the passenger's you could pick up.

Positives include:
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 consistently 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).

Minuses:
Hard to find a nice one, since they were played so much on location.