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Smashing Drive

MobyRank MobyScore
Game Boy Advance
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Arcade
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GameCube
46
2.1
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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 One of the game's main features are the power-ups. In this screenshot I have the Turbo and 4X4 power-ups
Smashing Drive GameCube Title Screen
Smashing Drive GameCube Game Modes
Smashing Drive Game Boy Advance Stage stats. I did pretty well... at least in the "Risky Routes" category

Alternate Titles

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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

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

The Press Says

Gaming Target GameCube Apr 05, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Game Informer Magazine GameCube Apr, 2002 6.5 out of 10 65
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
Game Vortex GameCube 2002 50 out of 100 50
Gaming Age GameCube Apr 12, 2002 C 50
All Game Guide GameCube 2002 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Xbox Gamers First (XGF) Xbox Jul 20, 2002 3 out of 10 30
Game Critics Xbox Jun 26, 2002 2 out of 10 20

Forums

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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 (34252), Ace of Sevens (4228) and quizzley7 (21205)