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Smashing Drive

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GameCube
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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 Difficulty select. As you can see, you only start with the "Early Bird" (Easy) difficulty level
Smashing Drive GameCube Glider allows you to float slowly to the ground.
Smashing Drive Game Boy Advance Wait: a taxi with a glider? A glider? A GLIDER???!!!
Smashing Drive Game Boy Advance "I'm On A Boat"! BTW, this really is a crazy taxi, compared to Sega's Crazy Taxi. The only difference being that Sega's game was so much better

Alternate Titles

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

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

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

The Press Says

Game Informer Magazine GameCube Apr, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Gaming Target GameCube Apr 05, 2002 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) GameCube Mar 06, 2002 2.5 out of 5 50
Game Vortex GameCube 2002 50 out of 100 50
Gaming Age GameCube Apr 12, 2002 C 50
NintendoWorldReport GameCube Apr 10, 2002 4 out of 10 40
GameSpot Xbox May 16, 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
Game Critics Xbox Jun 26, 2002 2 out of 10 20

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 (33484), Ace of Sevens (4229) and quizzley7 (21214)