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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 Glider allows you to float slowly to the ground.
Smashing Drive Game Boy Advance It landed (notice the graphical glitch: the tire is missing), then it does a 180ยบ turn, showing...
Smashing Drive Game Boy Advance Stage stats. I did pretty well... at least in the "Risky Routes" category
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

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. GameCube gametrader (229)

Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine GameCube Apr, 2002 7 out of 10 70
GameZone GameCube Feb 25, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65
All Game Guide Arcade 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
XboxAddict Xbox Jun 12, 2002 5 out of 10 50
GamePro (US) GameCube Mar 06, 2002 2.5 out of 5 50
64 Power / big.N / N Games GameCube Mar, 2002 47 out of 100 47
ZTGameDomain GameCube 2002 3.5 out of 10 35
GameSpot GameCube Feb 20, 2002 3.5 out of 10 35
IGN GameCube Feb 14, 2002 3.4 out of 10 34
IGN Xbox May 14, 2002 3.3 out of 10 33

Forums

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Opinions can change 1 Lance Boyle (1334)
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 Lance Boyle (1334), chirinea (36415), Ace of Sevens (4225) and quizzley7 (21163)