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Smashing Drive

Critic Score User Score
GameCube
46
2.1
Game Boy Advance
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Xbox
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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 The credits. Wait... Raylight? The same company that made the GBA version of Wing Commander Prophecy? The same company that made the RE2 tech demo for GBA? Seriously?
Smashing Drive Game Boy Advance I ran out of time. Now I have to continue... which I won't
Smashing Drive GameCube This shot reminds of the movie "The Car"
Smashing Drive Game Boy Advance Wait: a taxi with a glider? A glider? A GLIDER???!!!

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)

Critic Reviews

Game Informer Magazine GameCube Apr, 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
XboxAddict Xbox Jun 12, 2002 5 out of 10 50
GamePro (US) GameCube Mar 06, 2002 2.5 out of 5 50
All Game Guide GameCube 2002 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
GameSpot Xbox May 16, 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

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Opinions can change 1 M4R14N0 (1284)
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 (1284), chirinea (34967), Ace of Sevens (4228) and quizzley7 (21180)