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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.


Smash T.V. Atari ST The spiky drone will hunt me off to the next level
Smash T.V. Atari ST Going home after a hard day's work
Smash T.V. Atari ST You can trust me, I will collect those powerups
Smash T.V. Atari ST Arena 1

Promo Images

Smash T.V. Magazine Advertisement
Smash T.V. Magazine Advertisement Back Cover
Smash T.V. Magazine Advertisement Inside Back Cover
Smash T.V. Magazine Advertisement


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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Critic Reviews

ST Action Feb, 1993 90 out of 100 90
ST Format Feb, 1992 74 out of 100 74
Atari ST User Apr, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Power Play Feb, 1992 63 out of 100 63
Retro Archives Oct 18, 2017 11.5 out of 20 58
Play Time Jan, 1992 48 out of 100 48
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Jan, 1992 1 out of 12 8


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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.


  • 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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Martin Smith (79085) added Smash T.V. (Atari ST) on Mar 22, 2004
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