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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. SNES Cleared room with Minimap
Smash T.V. SNES Circuit 2 - Arena 1. Orbs!
Smash T.V. SNES "Good Luck! You'll Need It!"
Smash T.V. SNES Spinning blades to kill the enemy

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Smash T.V. Magazine Advertisement Inside Back Cover
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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. powerstone05 (349) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

Computer and Video Games (CVG) May, 1992 92 out of 100 92
N-Force Feb, 1993 90 out of 100 90
Digital Press - Classic Video Games Dec 10, 2003 9 out of 10 90
1UP! Oct 07, 2005 89 out of 100 89
Zero Jul, 1992 86 out of 100 86
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Feb, 1992 34 out of 40 85
Retro Archives Oct 18, 2017 15.5 out of 20 78
Power Play May, 1992 78 out of 100 78
Just Games Retro Mar 10, 2009 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70 Dec 02, 2010 14 out of 20 70


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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 (3959) added Smash T.V. (SNES) on Jul 07, 2003
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