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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. Amiga Watch out for the guys in the red suit. They'll soon explode
Smash T.V. ZX Spectrum Uh oh, tank trouble
Smash T.V. ZX Spectrum Blasting the deadly discs
Smash T.V. SNES Cobra Death!

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

One of the goriest games I've seen. SNES powerstone05 (348)
A great conversion of a great arcade game Amiga Martin Smith (78264)

Critic Reviews

Zzap! Commodore 64 Dec, 1991 93 out of 100 93
N-Force SNES Feb, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Sinclair User ZX Spectrum Mar, 1993 86 out of 100 86
Amiga Power Amiga Jan, 1992 81 out of 100 81
Retro Archives SNES Oct 18, 2017 15.5 out of 20 78
Computer and Video Games (CVG) Game Gear May, 1993 77 out of 100 77
Atari ST User Atari ST Apr, 1993 68 out of 100 68
Retro Archives Amiga Oct 18, 2017 12 out of 20 60
Play Time Atari ST Jan, 1992 48 out of 100 48
The Video Game Critic Genesis Dec 07, 1999 D 25


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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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