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Smash T.V.

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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. ZX Spectrum Loading screen
Smash T.V. Atari ST Now they've brought in the heavy artillery
Smash T.V. Commodore 64 Fight the host
Smash T.V. Atari ST Who's going to clean this mess up?

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

One of the goriest games I've seen. SNES powerstone05 (281)
A great conversion of a great arcade game Amiga Martin Smith (63164)

The Press Says

Computer and Video Games (CVG) NES Jan, 1992 91 out of 100 91
N-Force SNES Jun, 1992 91 out of 100 91
64'er Commodore 64 Jun, 1992 9 out of 10 90
N-Force SNES Feb, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Xbox 360 Mar 07, 2006 9 out of 10 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games NES Sep 27, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Atari ST User Atari ST Apr, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Power Play Atari ST Feb, 1992 63 out of 100 63
Video Game Talk Xbox 360 Mar 22, 2006 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
The Video Game Critic Genesis Dec 07, 1999 D 25

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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.

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