DescriptionMad TV sets you in the role of Archie (though that can be fixed...), an average guy watching some television late at night, when you see a woman you absolutely must meet. The next day, as you wander around the television station looking for her, you run into the boss of Mad TV. Having just fired his executive producer, he hires you. (You're not limited to Mad TV, however; you can also hire yourself in one of the competing stations, Fun TV or Sun TV.)
Your objective in this game is to push your ratings to the top by buying and selling movies and features, choosing the news, and even producing your own shows. You must also earn money by putting in commercials. Be careful, if you don't show commercials by their due date, you'll end up owing, instead of earning. And all this while trying to impress the woman you saw on TV.
- "MTV" -- Formal Abbreviation - From execution file MTV.exe
Part of the Following Groups
|A nice, unique business simulation||DOS||Salim Farhat (68)|
|Great Game for Movie-Freaks||DOS||Rantanplan (1813)|
|Amiga Joker||Amiga||Jan, 1992||85 out of 100||85|
|PC Joker||DOS||Nov, 1991||85 out of 100||85|
|The Good Old Days (Staff Reviews only)||DOS||Aug 08, 2020||5 out of 6||83|
|ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)||DOS||Nov, 1991||10 out of 12||83|
|Joker Verlag präsentiert: Sonderheft||DOS||1993||82 out of 100||82|
|Power Play||DOS||Dec, 1991||80 out of 100||80|
|Play Time||DOS||Oct, 1991||77 out of 100||77|
|PC Review (Germany)||DOS||Nov, 1991||7 out of 10||70|
|PC-Spiele '93||DOS||1992||7 out of 10||70|
|All Game Guide||DOS||1998||40|
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Cancelled Atari ST versionA version for the Atari ST was in development, or at least in the planning stages, but it was cancelled very early in the process. The manual of the released versions still has loading instructions and credits for the ST version.
Freeware releaseThere are some doubts on the GOG.com forums (English and German) whether Mad TV is really freeware, or only its successor is. A news item from PC-WELT seems to settle it though, considering there is also a separate item for the second game. See the Related Web Sites section for a download link.
Information also contributed by Terok Nor.
Related Web Sites
- Mad TV @ freenet.be (Download the game, free of charge.)