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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 Glider allows you to float slowly to the ground.
Smashing Drive GameCube Where the heck am I?
Smashing Drive GameCube Rather strange looking people
Smashing Drive GameCube The other car is your "enemy."

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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
GamePro (US) Mar 06, 2002 2.5 out of 5 50
Gaming Age Apr 12, 2002 C 50
Game Vortex 2002 50 out of 100 50
NintendoWorldReport Apr 10, 2002 4 out of 10 40
GameSpy 2002 35 out of 100 35
GameSpot Feb 20, 2002 3.5 out of 10 35
IGN Feb 14, 2002 3.4 out of 10 34 Jan 02, 2004 2.5 out of 10 25


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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 (21745) added Smashing Drive (GameCube) on Aug 12, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Lance Boyle (1419), chirinea (42790) and Ace of Sevens (4475)