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Description

Mad 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.

Screenshots

Mad TV DOS Into - Who's that hot babe?
Mad TV DOS Intro - Glued to the TV
Mad TV Amiga Select player and channel
Mad TV DOS Planning the hourly news program.

Promo Images

Mad TV Magazine Advertisement

Alternate Titles

  • "MTV" -- Formal Abbreviation - From execution file MTV.exe

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User Reviews

A nice, unique business simulation DOS Salim Farhat (68)
Great Game for Movie-Freaks DOS Rantanplan (1815)

Critic Reviews

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
Power Play Amiga Apr, 1992 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 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40

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Trivia

Cancelled Atari ST version

A 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 release

There 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.

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