Yes, Smashing Drive has arrived at Play Leisure. It’s not a very well known arcade game but it’s very fun!
The player races against time and another psychotic cab driver through New York City to earn money. The game is divided into four difficulties, each of which contains three different levels (with the exception of “Dusk and Wired”, which only contains one). If the player manages to beat the rival cab in all three levels of a difficulty, they are taken to a bonus stage with the only available route being all of the Risky Routes. At the end of a stage, the player’s score is based on the amount of time it took to reach the destination, the cab’s condition, the rival being beaten, the number of Turbo powerups obtained, and the number of Risky Routes traversed.
Unlike many racing games, the horn actually has a functional use of making (most) mobile vehicles move aside. If the player runs out of time before completing the stage, they encounter a continue screen. A 10-second countdown will be then given to the player if they wish to try again. After it expires, the game is over. However, on the console version’s Head-to-Head mode, there is no continue feature. After time runs out, the game automatically ends.