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Smashing Drive

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Game Boy Advance
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GameCube
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Description

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.

Screenshots

Smashing Drive GameCube Game Modes
Smashing Drive GameCube 4x4 Mode
Smashing Drive Game Boy Advance No... it ain't a glitch: it's the power of the SONIC POWER-UP. Sorta like the one on Rush 2049's battle mode
Smashing Drive GameCube This shot reminds of the movie "The Car"

Alternate Titles

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

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User Reviews

Crazy Taxi with much more smash and crash and racing. GameCube gametrader (229)

The Press Says

GameZone GameCube Feb 25, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65
XboxAddict Xbox Jun 12, 2002 5 out of 10 50
Game Vortex GameCube 2002 50 out of 100 50
All Game Guide GameCube 2002 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
GameSpot GameCube Feb 20, 2002 3.5 out of 10 35
ZTGameDomain GameCube 2002 3.5 out of 10 35
GameSpot Xbox May 16, 2002 3.5 out of 10 35
IGN GameCube Feb 14, 2002 3.4 out of 10 34
Kombo.com GameCube Jan 02, 2004 2.5 out of 10 25
Game Critics Xbox Jun 26, 2002 2 out of 10 20

Forums

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Dec 07, 2010

Trivia

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.
Contributed to by M4R14N0 (1283), chirinea (34226), Ace of Sevens (4228) and quizzley7 (21207)