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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. Commodore 64 Those green men are after me
Smash T.V. Commodore 64 Mutoid Man with his head chopped off
Smash T.V. Commodore 64 I've won a fantastic 2600" TV. Wow!
Smash T.V. Commodore 64 Map One

Promo Images

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


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

Commodore Format Dec, 1991 97 out of 100 97
Commodore Format Feb, 1993 95 out of 100 95
64'er Jun, 1992 9 out of 10 90
Commodore Force Aug, 1993 83 out of 100 83
Power Play Feb, 1992 65 out of 100 65
Play Time Jan, 1992 60 out of 100 60
Retro Archives Oct 18, 2017 10.5 out of 20 52
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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xroox (3966) added Smash T.V. (Commodore 64) on Jul 07, 2003
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