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Smashing Drive

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Game Boy Advance
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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 Game Boy Advance Stage stats. I did pretty well... at least in the "Risky Routes" category
Smashing Drive GameCube The other car is your "enemy."
Smashing Drive GameCube This shot reminds of the movie "The Car"
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

Gaming Target GameCube Apr 05, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Apr, 2002 7 out of 10 70
GameZone GameCube Feb 25, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Apr, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65
GamePro (US) GameCube Mar 06, 2002 2.5 out of 5 50
NintendoWorldReport GameCube Apr 10, 2002 4 out of 10 40
ZTGameDomain GameCube 2002 3.5 out of 10 35
IGN GameCube Feb 14, 2002 3.4 out of 10 34
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


Topic # Posts Last Post
Opinions can change 1 Lance Boyle (1309)
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.
Contributed to by Lance Boyle (1309), chirinea (35989), Ace of Sevens (4225) and quizzley7 (21167)