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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. Xbox 360 Lots of carnage...
Smash T.V. Xbox 360 The show's host occasionally makes an appearance
Smash T.V. Xbox 360 Tank trouble! I could really use some more powerful weapons here...
Smash T.V. Xbox 360 There's plenty of opportunities to get zapped, ka-powed, ker-splatted, and so on...

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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

Digital Press - Classic Video Games Mar 07, 2006 9 out of 10 90
X-Power Dec 28, 2005 8 out of 10 80
GameSpot Nov 29, 2005 7.9 out of 10 79
XBox Evolved Dec 15, 2005 7.3 out of 10 73
Lawrence Aug 15, 2006 7.3 out of 10 73
411mania.com Apr 17, 2007 7.2 out of 10 72
Retro Gamer Feb, 2006 71 out of 100 71
GotNext May 01, 2006 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Video Game Talk Mar 22, 2006 2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars2 Stars 40


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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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Kabushi (257695) added Smash T.V. (Xbox 360) on Jul 16, 2006
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