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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. SEGA Master System Contestant entering the arena
Smash T.V. SEGA Master System Oh boy, presents!
Smash T.V. SEGA Master System "Those Green Men are after me"
Smash T.V. SEGA Master System ...because they explode shrapnel style

Promo Images

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

Mean Machines Oct, 1992 88 out of 100 88
Sega Pro (UK) Apr, 1993 65 out of 100 65
Mega Force Oct, 1992 65 out of 100 65
ReVival Apr 13, 2005 6 out of 10 60
Sega Force (UK) Nov, 1992 44 out of 100 44
Retro Game Reviews Dec 29, 2019 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 40
Sega Power Dec, 1993 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Nov, 1992 38 out of 100 38
Defunct Games Apr 29, 2006 35 out of 100 35
Retro Archives Oct 18, 2017 6 out of 20 30


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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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Katakis | カタキス (42880) added Smash T.V. (SEGA Master System) on Jan 10, 2004
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