Smashing Drive

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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 I got a high-score, and I'm putting my init... hold it: "CONGRATULATION!"? Is this Ghostbusters on the NES?
Smashing Drive GameCube Jump the ship for a shortcut.
Smashing Drive Game Boy Advance I ran out of time. Now I have to continue... which I won't
Smashing Drive Game Boy Advance Going through Little Italy... Speed Racer-style: with saw blades. Or "Cutter", as this game calls it. Another thing: fortunately, you can't hear the music: it's terrible

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
All Game Guide Arcade 2000 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Gaming Age GameCube Apr 12, 2002 C 50
GamePro (US) GameCube Mar 06, 2002 2.5 out of 5 50
Game Vortex GameCube 2002 50 out of 100 50
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

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Opinions can change 1 Lance Boyle (1327)
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 (1327), chirinea (36059), Ace of Sevens (4225) and quizzley7 (21165)