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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 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
Smashing Drive Game Boy Advance Yep... pretty self-explanatory. And pretty simple
Smashing Drive Game Boy Advance Wait: a taxi with a glider? A glider? A GLIDER???!!!
Smashing Drive Game Boy Advance It landed (notice the graphical glitch: the tire is missing), then it does a 180º turn, showing...

Promo Images

Smashing Drive Magazine Advertisement Inside Front Cover

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 (233)

Critic Reviews

Gaming Target GameCube Apr 05, 2002 7 out of 10 70
GamePro (US) GameCube Mar 06, 2002 2.5 out of 5 50
XboxAddict Xbox Jun 12, 2002 5 out of 10 50
GameSpot Xbox May 16, 2002 3.5 out of 10 35
GameSpy GameCube 2002 35 out of 100 35
IGN GameCube Feb 14, 2002 3.4 out of 10 34
IGN Xbox May 14, 2002 3.3 out of 10 33
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
Game Critics GameCube Jun 26, 2002 2 out of 10 20

Forums

Topic # Posts Last Post
Opinions can change 1 Lance Boyle (1451)
Dec 07, 2010

Trivia

Working title

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 (1451), chirinea (45244), Ace of Sevens (4474) and quizzley7 (21715)