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Smash T.V. (Amiga)

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Description

The year is 1999. The world's most popular television show is Smash T.V., an ultra-violent contest between two armed-to-the-teeth combatants, set loose in a series of deadly arenas that are filled to bursting with hordes of mindless beasts and killer robots. The aim of the game is to blast everything in sight and try to grab more cash and prizes than the other guy. Toaster ovens, VCRs, fancy cars and luxury holidays are there for the taking... for anyone who can survive long enough to enjoy them.

Smash T.V. is an insane shoot-em-up from the brain of Eugene Jarvis, creator of Robotron: 2084. It retains that game's frantic style of play and two-joystick control method, but adds plenty of gore, violence, a hint of satire and that all-important two player mode.

Screenshots

Smash T.V. Amiga Watch out for the guys in the red suit. They'll soon explode
Smash T.V. Amiga Name Entry
Smash T.V. Amiga Now you have to fight the host of the show
Smash T.V. Amiga Say hello to Mutoid Man

Alternate Titles

  • "スマッシュTV" -- Japanese spelling
  • "Super Smash T.V." -- SNES/Genesis/Game Gear title
  • "Smash TV" -- Alternate spelling

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User Reviews

A great conversion of a great arcade game Martin Smith (63058) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) Jan, 1992 90 out of 100 90
Power Play Mar, 1992 63 out of 100 63
Amiga Joker Dec, 1991 59 out of 100 59

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

The Arcade version of Smash TV appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

BPjS/BPjM index

On June 30, 1992, Smash T.V. was put on the infamous German index by the BPjS. For more information about what this means and to see a list of games sharing the same fate, take a look here: BPjS/BPjM indexed games.

Awards

  • Commodore Format
    • January 1992 (Issue 16) - Cf's all time Top Ten Essential Mega Games
    • July 1993 (Issue 34) - Modern Classics: Shoot-'em-ups
    • November 1994 (Issue 50) – #33 The All-Time Top 50 C64 Games
    • October 1995 (Issue 61) – The Top Ten C64 Games of all Time

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*Katakis* (37853) added Smash T.V. (Amiga) on Jan 20, 2004
Other platforms contributed by hydra9 (3831), Kabushi (131840), Martin Smith (63058), Pseudo_Intellectual (44788) and *Katakis* (37853)