This page contains aspects of the game that didn't fit in the other sections of the site.
Wall-stick typically occurs when your cab skids sideways into a wall at high speed. Your cab will get "sucked" onto the side of the wall instead of remaining on the pavement. Sometimes your cab will be stationary during wall-stick (when it occurs after a Braking Crazy Drift, for instance), but it can also occur while your cab is traveling at high speeds. While you are in this wall-stuck state, you will earn money via the Tip Multiplier as if you were executing a Crazy Drift.
Wall-stick can be good or bad depending on your situation. If you've built up a lot of money via the Tip Multiplier, you may choose to Braking Crazy Drift into a wall at the destination in the hopes of achieving wall-stick. If successful, you'll increase your fare even more via tip money as your cab hangs on the side of the wall. However, the one big negative about wall-stick is that there's no sure way to end it. Things may be fine as long as you have enough time to earn that extra tip money, but ideally you'd also like to get your +5 second bonus too. The game may not allow your cab to drop when you want it to, and you may miss out on those critical Speedy customer ratings.
The good news is that there is a way to prevent wall-stick. You just need to make sure your cab rotates enough so that one of its rear corners strikes the wall instead of its side. During a Braking Crazy Drift, if you strike the wall you're skidding toward with a rear corner of your cab, you will stop instantly. This comes in very handy when your game time gets low and you can't afford to waste any seconds. You'll also dodge wall-stick if a rear corner of your cab is the first part to strike a wall when you're driving at high speeds. The cab will just scrape the wall for a split-second. This is important to know when you're going for high Tip Multiplier Bonuses, since being stuck to a wall while speeding along often results in hitting a vehicle parked on the side of the road.
Impact bounce is the opposite of wall-stick. Instead of your cab being sucked onto a wall, it is repelled off of it at high speed. This most often occurs when you initiate a Crazy Drift too close to a wall you were hoping to stick to.
You can only try to avoid impact bounce; by the time you realize it occurred, it's already too late. The best way to prevent it is to initiate your Crazy Drifts early enough so you start earning tips from them before striking anything. (Though, if you're driving really fast even this may not be enough...)
The exact circumstances required to cause the teleport bug remain a mystery, but there are two factors that are always present: very high speeds combined with the impact of another vehicle (usually a heavy one traveling in the opposite direction). Most often, you'll fall victim to the teleport bug when you're repeatedly Limiter Cutting on the highway between the Baseball Stadium and the Police Station. You'll just be zipping along then accidentally strike another vehicle. Then one of two things may happen:
Avoiding the teleport bug is like avoiding impact bounce; the most you can do is take preventative measures, but there's still no way to guarantee it won't happen. If your cab is experiencing wall-stick, go easy on the Limiter Cuts, especially when you're driving on the highway. When you're driving very fast, take extra care to avoid hitting heavy vehicles like limosines, SUVs, and especially U-hauls, buses, and 18-wheelers (actually, this is good advice all the time anyway).
Just two tales of personal experience...
The Gas Pedal has a maximum value that should be triggered when you push it all the way to the floor. However, wear-and-tear on some machines can take its toll and you may not be able to access this maximum value. If this is the case, no matter how hard you try you'll never be able to execute Crazy Dashes or Limiter Cuts. It's pretty annoying when you come across one of these "lame" machines, since you can't play the game the way you're supposed to.
The only solution is to ask a game technician to adjust some important settings for you. Detailed instructions describing this 10-minute process can be found below. Print them out and present them to your arcade's game technician.
These instructions walk through the process of adjusting the Max and Min values of the Gas and Brake Pedals on a Crazy Taxi arcade machine so players will be able to execute the extremely important "speed boost" moves.
When you're all done and reset the machine, the Gas Pedal will trigger the Max value (essential to getting Crazy Dashes and Limiter Cuts to work) when it is pushed down to (or beyond) the angle you've set.
When Crazy Dashes and Limiter Cuts work sporadically, or not at all, it's often because the Accelerator Max value has been set with the Gas Pedal pushed completely to the floor. When this is the case, the only way to ensure these critical moves will work is by pushing the very top edge of the Gas Pedal all the way down to the floor every time you execute them. That's tough enough, but once you factor in physical wear-and-tear on the machine itself, consistently getting the Max value to trigger becomes that much more difficult or even impossible.
To prevent this from happening, you set the Max and Min values for the Accelerator and Brake Pedals to include a "buffer."
Players should have no problem getting their Crazy Dashes and Limiter Cuts to work now. They may also notice they're able to stop their cab in shorter distances if the Brake Pedal needed adjusting. Overall cab control should also feel substantially crisper (to experienced players). Best of all (for you), the machine shouldn't require additional wear-and-tear adjustments again due to the buffers you've added.