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A driving game where players assume the role of a taxi driver who picks up clients, racing them through New York City towards their destinations, while trying to avoid obstacles and traffic jams.

Smashing Drive was produced by Gaelco in 2000.

Gaelco released 25 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1990. Gaelco was based in Spain.

Other machines made by Gaelco during the time period Smashing Drive was produced include: Football Power, Rolling Extreme, Bang!, Radikal Bikers, Surf Planet, ATV Track, Gaelco Football, Tokyo Cop, and Gaelco Championship Tuning Race


Name Smashing Drive
Developer Gaelco (Spain)
Year 2000
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9592
Class Wide Release
Genre Racing
Conversion Class unique
# Simultaneous Players 1
# Maximum Players 1
Game Play Single
Control Panel Layout Single Player
Sound Amplified Stereo (two channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Environmental/Cockpit

Game Introduction

This is a single-player driving game but two units can be linked for head-to-head competition. This driving game is based on the frenzied driving of a "super-cab" in New York City. The purpose of this game is for the player(s) who assume the role of a taxi driver to pick up clients and then then through the big city avoiding taffic jams and obstacles while discovering many surprising shortcuts and getting the extra advantages by collecting power-ups distributed at points along the course. Those power-ups can convert the cab into an even more incredible car.

"Bigfoot Truck" wheels can be used to power over obstacles. The cab can lose speed when it smashes against an obstacle, but "Battering Ram" power-ups can be collected and used to smash through obstacles. "Glider Wings" and "Turbo Boost" power-ups can also be used to fly over obstacles.

In a two-player game, players can compete and inflict heavy damage to each other.

Game Play

The object of the game is to complete a selected circuit in the least amount of time while dodging the obstacles that cut across the path and keeping ahead of the computer-controlled cab and the other competitors. There are so many shortcuts and hidden power-ups that the game is hardly ever the same. Qualify with a high score in the round to get the extra bonus round. Qualifying twice will allow a player to drive the additional expert track.

Smashing Drive KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 0.00 (0 votes)

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VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Smashing Drive Census

There are 14,755 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,475 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 164,460 machines (6,896 unique titles).

Uncommon - There are 15 known instances of this machine owned by Smashing Drive collectors who are active members. Of these, 12 of them are original dedicated machines. 3 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There is one active VAPS member with a Smashing Drive machine for sale.

Wanted - There is one active VAPS member currently looking for Smashing Drive.

This game ranks a 1 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

Rarity and Popularity independently are not necessarily indications of value. [More Information]



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