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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. Commodore 64 Smash TV
Smash T.V. SNES Title Screen
Smash T.V. Atari ST Don't hate me because I'm beautiful
Smash T.V. NES Deadly orbs

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 (272)
A great conversion of a great arcade game Amiga Martin Smith (63154)

The Press Says

ST Action Atari ST Feb, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games SNES Dec 10, 2003 9 out of 10 90
1UP! SNES Oct 07, 2005 89 out of 100 89
Nintendo Power Magazine NES Sep, 1991 4 out of 5 80
Digital Press - Classic Video Games NES Sep 27, 2005 7 out of 10 70
Sega-16.com Genesis Apr 09, 2009 7 out of 10 70
Atari ST User Atari ST Apr, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Power Play Amiga Mar, 1992 63 out of 100 63
Amiga Joker Amiga Dec, 1991 59 out of 100 59
The Video Game Critic NES Dec 26, 2010 C+ 58

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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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Contributed to by hydra9 (3853), Kabushi (121658), Martin Smith (63154), Pseudo_Intellectual (44532) and *Katakis* (37801)