Mr. Burns has bought all transport systems in the city and has begun to overcharge everyone for the transportation services. The citizens of the city (managed by the game player) must earn money by driving taxis around town in order to regain control of the transport systems. The game contains 17 different drivable/collectible vehicles, 6 levels (5 are unlockable), and 10 different missions. In order to collect the vehicles and unlock levels, players must earn one hundred thousand dollars for each car or level they want to get. In order to complete missions, players must do certain things (such as knocking down 12 baseball team mascots in 45 seconds or running into Gils within a time limit).
To earn money, players must drive around a taxi for a given amount of time, picking up passengers and taking them to their destinations. Any of the vehicles that the player has collected can be used as taxis. Players have to avoid certain hurdles, such as other vehicles that spin out of control, rocks, flying street objects, Mr. Burns's car, Burns transit buses, and houses on difficult curves.
|Character||Vehicle 1||Vehicle 2|
|Homer||Family Sedan||"The car built for Homer"|
|Bart||Honor roller||Halloween Car|
|Krusty the Klown||Klown Kar||New Years Car|
|Apu||Sports Car||Christmas Car|
|Chief Wiggum||Cop Car|
|Homer: Mr. Plow||Mr. Plow|
|Professor Frink||Flying Car|
|Ned Flanders||Station Wagon|
|Reverend Lovejoy||Book Burning Mobile|
|Smithers*||Mr. Burns' Limo|
Gamespot gives the GameCube version 6.2 citing "While it's better than the poor GameCube port of the original Crazy Taxi, ultimately, the only saving grace Road Rage has is that it's a Simpsons game."