Taxi Driving School

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Taxi Driving School Instructions

Accelerate using the up arrow key. Reverse using the down arrow key. Turn the tires right using the right arrow key. Turn the tires left using the left arrow key. Brake using 'space'.

Taxi Driving School Walkthrough

In the addictive parking game, Taxi Driving School, you play the role of Abu; the last branch on your family tree and it is up to you to ensure your family's hard earned legacy lives on. That legacy? Legendary taxi drivers. In order to ensure the survival of that legacy you've moved to New York City, a Mecca of taxis and taxi drivers. It's now up to you to join the ranks and do your family proud. If you want to do that though, you'll need to get your taxi license by passing the exam and that's going to take the finest demonstration of your skills that you can muster. It won't be easy but the honor of your family depends on your success. Don't let them down.

In order to pass the driver's exam in Taxi Driving School, you must complete fourteen maneuvers without failing. Your success depends on three things; how accurate you are, how fast you are and how safe you are. If you crash, you lose. If you run out of time, you lose. If you make too many errors, you lose. It's as simple as that. In truth, aside from the entertaining story and the relative difficulty, this one really isn't all that different from most of the other parking games online. You have a time limit, you have a limited number of chances for success and you have to follow the basic rules of the road. To pass all fourteen challenges, you need to be quick but careful. Rushing to beat the timer is only going to cause mistakes and in this game, mistakes absolutely need to be avoided.

At the very top of the Taxi Driving School screen, you'll see a bar. This bar decreases in size as time passes. You need to complete your challenge before that bar runs out. While a time limit isn't really all that unique in the world of online parking games, most of the competition uses a clock that counts down or something similar. For experienced parking game players, the bar might present a challenge. It's relatively small and unobtrusive which makes it easy to miss. Don't forget it's there. You need to be aware of how much time you have when you start so you can do everything you can to complete your task before time runs out. At the same time, you must be careful not to push yourself too quickly because right below your time bar, you have your demerits.

When you start out in Taxi Driving School, demerits are marked with green checkmarks. As you make mistakes though, those green checkmarks turn to red x's. Each mistake costs you a checkmark. Run out of checkmarks and your game is over. Anything you are not instructed to do that breaks a rule of the road counts as a mistake. It can be something simple like crossing over into the oncoming traffic lane or driving even slightly onto the sidewalk. For that reason, caution and control are both extremely important in this game - just as important as completing tasks quickly. You need to learn how to stay in control of your car. Use the brake. It's there for a reason. This is really where this game differs from many of the driving games online. You will need to use the brake in several of the missions. If you don't, you'll likely fail.

Crashes are your biggest enemy in Taxi Driving School. Damage does not slowly accumulate in this game until your car is destroyed as it does in some of the other parking games online. Bumping into another car or an object on the road or on the side of the road does not simply cost you a checkmark or subtract points from your total score. Hitting a car or an object will cause a crash and a crash will end your game. You need to be incredibly careful when navigating around things in this game. You need to be in complete control of your car at all times. Finding the balance between speed and caution is absolutely vital in this game. It can be done though. It just might take a little practice and a lot of patience.

If you want to do well in Taxi Driving School, take the help that's offered in the game. This one is far more difficult than many of the other parking games online but it also offers a lot of little things to help you perform better. First off, I would recommend playing through the practice lessons a time or two before you attempt the exam. The practice lessons give you an idea of what you'll be asked to do and they'll also help you learn how to control your car. There is always a temptation to skip over the practice levels and head straight into the game but in this case, the practice is just as much fun as the game itself and the experience you gain will really help you perform better when it comes time to take the exam. In addition, it's important to pay attention to the marks on the road. Those green arrows and the stop signs are there to help you do what you need to do. They'll guide you and while following them exactly can be hard, they'll at least give you an idea of what your plan should look like.

Overall, Taxi Driving School is the kind of parking game that fans of the genre are absolutely going to love. It's definitely challenging but that challenge is what makes the game so much fun. While it may seem like it at times, no challenge put before you in this game is impossible. It's a lot like other parking games in that control over your car is the most important thing you need to have. That's why the practice levels are so valuable. They give you the chance to familiarize yourself with how the car moves without the added pressure of demerits and a time limit. This is an excellent parking game any fan of the genre should check out.