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Smashing Drive puts you in the driver's seat of an insane, outrageous taxi on the busy streets of New York City. Your job is to simply race from point to point in the fastest time possible.

The key to success in Smashing Drive lies in two features: crazy power-ups and hidden shortcuts. Almost all of the power-ups transform your taxi in some way that allows you to smash your way through traffic with ease. And the shortcuts usually involve crashing through the insides of buildings, like movie theaters and sports arenas.


Smashing Drive GameCube Rather strange looking people
Smashing Drive GameCube Turbo Boost
Smashing Drive GameCube Title Screen
Smashing Drive GameCube Sonic Blast Horn

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Alternate Titles

  • "Smashing Drive NYC - II x M" -- Original arcade title
  • "Crazy Taxi" -- Working title

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User Reviews

Crazy Taxi with much more smash and crash and racing. gametrader (233) 3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars3.25 Stars

Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine Apr, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Gaming Target Apr 05, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Game Vortex 2002 50 out of 100 50
GamePro (US) Mar 06, 2002 2.5 out of 5 50
NintendoWorldReport Apr 10, 2002 4 out of 10 40
All Game Guide 2002 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
ZTGameDomain 2002 3.5 out of 10 35
GameSpot Feb 20, 2002 3.5 out of 10 35 Jan 02, 2004 2.5 out of 10 25
Game Critics Jun 26, 2002 2 out of 10 20


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Opinions can change 1 Lance Boyle (1419)
Dec 07, 2010


According to the description of a video of the original arcade version uploaded to YouTube (Ed. note: Now removed alongside the channel's other videos) by Javier Arrebola, the game's designer, Smashing Drive was going to be called Crazy Taxi, but a game with the same name was released by Sega, so they changed the name.
quizzley7 (21743) added Smashing Drive (GameCube) on Aug 12, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Lance Boyle (1419), chirinea (43120) and Ace of Sevens (4474)