Smashing Drive GameCube

  • Publisher: Namco
  • Release Date: Feb 18, 2002
Metascore
47

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 18 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 18
  2. Negative: 10 out of 18
Buy On
  1. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    57
    All the alternate routes in SD make the game highly replayable, [but] there are still only a handful of tracks that add up to a total estimated playing time of oh, let’s say…15 minutes before you’ve seen just about everything. [Mar 2002, p.139]
  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. Game Informer
    70
    Being an arcade game, however, fun isn't the problem with Smashing Drive – it's the lack of replay. [Apr 2002, p.79]
  4. 50
    You can see everything the game has to offer in an hour or two, and similarly, the two-player split-screen mode gets boring very quickly.
  5. It's not innovative, it's not a sequel and the graphics are below the quality of "Crazy Taxi," a driving game that's nearly four years old.
  6. The title’s sub-par graphics and limited options don’t make it a must-have, but the mindless action is fun for short periods of time.
  7. Nintendo Power
    72
    The graphics are pretty subpar and there's not much game here, but it's a total blast while it lasts. [Feb 2002, p.150]

Awards & Rankings

#61 Most Discussed GameCube Game of 2002
User Score
5.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 6 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 5
  2. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. Jun 19, 2013
    6
    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 IThis 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. Full Review »
  2. Nov 26, 2012
    2
    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.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 Full Review »
  3. KevinA.
    Jul 24, 2003
    7
    If you're not too stuck up about graphics and just want to have fun playing video games with your friends or alone, Smashing Drive is a If you're not too stuck up about graphics and just want to have fun playing video games with your friends or alone, Smashing Drive is a solid game. There isn't much replay value, but it's still good arcade-style fun. Full Review »