Smuggler's Run

2000 racing video game

Smuggler's Run released in Japan as CRAZY BUMP'S ~ Kattobi Car Battle! (CRAZYBUM'S~KattobiCarBattle!) is an early video game developed by Angel Studios (now Rockstar San Diego) and published by Rockstar Games for the PlayStation 2 console. In the game you drive multiple vehicles including trophy trucks, SUVs, and cars. The game is rated T for teen and you can hit cops and animals but they will not die.

Smuggler's Run
Developer(s)Angel Studios (PS2)
Rebellion (GBA)
Publisher(s)Rockstar Games
Destination Software (GBA)
Designer(s)Wing S. Cho (PS2)
SeriesSmuggler's Run
EngineAngel Game Engine
Platform(s)Game Boy Advance, PlayStation 2
ReleasePlayStation 2
  • NA: October 26, 2000
  • EU: November 24, 2000
  • JP: December 28, 2000
Game Boy Advance
  • NA: July 22, 2002
  • PAL: October 8, 2002
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player, 2 person Multiplayer

One sequel to the game was produced: Smuggler's Run 2, which was released for the Sony PlayStation 2 on October 30, 2001. The game was later ported to the Nintendo GameCube on August 7, 2002 and renamed Smuggler's Run: Warzones.

The original Smuggler's Run is now a part of the Sony Greatest Hits series of games that have reached a particular sales milestone for the Sony PlayStation 2.

Plot SummaryEdit

In the game you are a drug and weapons smuggler battling against rival factions. You must completed objectives such as drop offs, races, and smash-up derbies. This game is been questioned because it is very repetitive.

Critical receptionEdit

Reception
Review scores
PublicationScore
Edge6/10
GamePro9/10
GameSpot8/10
GameSpy7.5/10
GamesRadar+7.5/10
IGN7.9/10

Although some reviews criticize the game for being repetitive and frustrating, the overall response was positive. It achieved an average score of 79/100 on review aggregator Metacritic.[1]

Japanese versionsEdit

In Japanese versions, there are no cars, peoples, or animals on the stage.

ReferencesEdit

  1. "Smuggler's Run ratings". Metacritic. Retrieved 2008-02-24. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)

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