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Taxi™ Wizard Goals. in Williams Pinball Classics

Taxi™ Wizard Goals.146 (50)

Complete all Wizard Goals for Taxi™.

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Achievement Guide for Taxi™ Wizard Goals.

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Achievement won on 15 Sep 11
TA Score for this game: 2,563
Posted on 16 September 11 at 08:35, Edited on 16 September 11 at 09:22
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Here are the wizard goals for Taxi:

Wizard Goals
1. Earn the Million point shot
2. During Multi-ball, relock both balls in the Express Lanes
3. Earn 500,000 points on the skill shot
4. Earn a Special
5. Score at least 4,500,000 points

As usual I'll give my advices for the goal that is hardest to accomplish (even though this can be obtained quite quick with a bit of luck):

4. Earn a Special

The quick way to earn the special is to receive the ball through the right inlane and hit the red flashing target at Santa's (Joyride) while it's lit.
This works only from Santa's direction. If you hit the target from Gorbie's direction it won't count for Joyride.
One of five random awards will be give to you, one of it being the special (as far as I know there's only a 2%-chance to recieve it through Joyride).

I've tried to do this on the normal way first, changed to trying it with Joyride without any luck and changed back to the "hard" way again.

I've read on internet pinball rule sheets that you need to pick up all passengers, which will lite the Jackpot (Gorbie-target) for 15 secs. If you don't hit the Jackpot in time, Lola will jump out of your cab and you have to pick her up once more (center drop targets) to re-lite the Jackpot.
After collecting the Jackpot, you have to drop off alll passengers again (difference to pick-up's: only one passenger at a time will be lit for drop off).
After dropping off all five passengers the Jackpot will be lit again, so collect it again.
When collected the second time, the special will be lit in one of the outlanes. You can switch the lit outlane with your flippers, so all you have left to do is to lose your ball through the lit outlane.

As I said I found the rule sheet that says pick up and drop off all passengers and collect the Jackpots referred to them.
Other sites said to pick up and drop off all passengers twice to lite the special.

I collected and droped them off once three different times (in three different games) without any Special lit after my second Jackpot.
But yesterday the special lit.

Here's what seems to be the only difference to me:

Yesterday, I didn't use the "Carry Passengers"-function - instead I picked up and dropped off all five passengers and hit both Jackpots with one and the same ball.
During my previous attempts I lost a ball in the middle of the progress, but continued there with my next ball, because I hit the lit Carry Passengers target next to Santa (which saves your pick-up/drop-off-progress to the next ball).

So, if you want to go for the Special the hard way and you don't want to rely on the luck-based Joyride-method, you have to pick up all passengers, collect the Jackpot once, drop off all passengers, collect the Jackpot again and pray that you don't lose your ball through the middle or the wrong outlane then.
I had the impression that the lit special was switchable, but it's better you check this (by sending the ball on a ramp and pulling your flippers a few times for instance - if you do, I'd be thankful if you could let me know your experiences with that in a comment).

So, this is quite it. Best of luck.
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