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Smashing Drive

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Xbox
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GameCube
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Game Boy Advance
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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 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 Unfortunately, I didn't quite make it to the Top 5 ranking...
Smashing Drive Game Boy Advance Still making use of the Sonic power-up. The only worthwhile moment of this game
Smashing Drive GameCube Rather strange looking people

Alternate Titles

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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

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

The Press Says

Game Informer Magazine GameCube Apr, 2002 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) GameCube Mar 06, 2002 2.5 out of 5 50
Gaming Age GameCube Apr 12, 2002 C 50
Game Vortex GameCube 2002 50 out of 100 50
NintendoWorldReport GameCube Apr 10, 2002 4 out of 10 40
GameSpot GameCube Feb 20, 2002 3.5 out of 10 35
IGN Xbox May 14, 2002 3.3 out of 10 33
Xbox Gamers First (XGF) Xbox Jul 20, 2002 3 out of 10 30
Kombo.com GameCube Jan 02, 2004 2.5 out of 10 25
Game Critics GameCube Jun 26, 2002 2 out of 10 20

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Opinions can change 1 M4R14N0 (1283)
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 (33686), Ace of Sevens (4228) and quizzley7 (21210)