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  • Summary: The shortest distance between two points isn't always a straight line... and in Smashing Drive, it's a way of life! Good driving isn't enough!!! When lookin' for a little extra green, a cabbie relies on his knowledge of every neighborhood, street, and alley shortcut. Navigating a serpentine course of oncoming traffic, cart vendors, newsstands, and pedestrians in order to beat the competing hack to the fare's final destination is the challenge. But we've got you covered. Get into the habit of collecting power-ups and finding shortcuts or your only tip will be advice to invest in driving lessons. Expand
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  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 10 out of 18
  1. Being an arcade game, however, fun isn't the problem with Smashing Drive – it's the lack of replay. [Apr 2002, p.79]
  2. 60
    It's essentially a one-trick pony -- short, fast, fun, and to the point, just like a good arcade experience should be, but not exactly what gamers hungry to spend $50 will call filling.
  3. Despite the chaos you can create, everything happens at the same time for the same reasons. There will always be a cop car with its lights on at this corner; that boat will always be there at this time, etc.
  4. Everything about Smashing Drive smacks of laziness.
  5. 35
    If there was actually a sense that Smashing Drive modeled the rubber meeting the road, it might have been interesting.
  6. It's got graphics befitting of the N64, bizarre music that’s a mish-mash of different styles and horribly shallow, agonizingly repetitive gameplay that makes playing the game for five minutes seem like five hours.

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  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
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  1. Jun 19, 2013
    This was one of the first video games I ever played. That being said, I enjoyed it because gaming was a new concept to me. When I look back I realize it wasn't the greatest, but I still had fun as a kid. Expand
  2. Nov 26, 2012
    cheap is one word that could summarize this game. The graphics are horrendous. This is the only game that I could fully beat in 30 minutes. For crying out loud, you do not even do anything a real taxi even does. there are plenty of better Gamecube racing games out there Expand

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