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 Wait: a taxi with a glider? A glider? A GLIDER???!!!
Smashing Drive GameCube Rather strange looking people
Smashing Drive Game Boy Advance Difficulty select. As you can see, you only start with the "Early Bird" (Easy) difficulty level
Smashing Drive Game Boy Advance Yep... pretty self-explanatory. And pretty simple

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
All Game Guide Arcade 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
XboxAddict Xbox Jun 12, 2002 5 out of 10 50
All Game Guide GameCube 2002 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
ZTGameDomain GameCube 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 GameCube Jan 02, 2004 2.5 out of 10 25
Game Critics GameCube Jun 26, 2002 2 out of 10 20
Game Critics Xbox Jun 26, 2002 2 out of 10 20


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 (21165)