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Score: 7.7
Publisher:Acclaim / Ocean
Year:1991
Languages:English
Developer:Probe
Players:1 - 2 (2 simultaneous)
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CONGRATULATIONS! You're the next lucky contestant on the game show  offering the ultimate prize... Your life! Sure, you can win toasters  and microwaves... after you defeat hordes of cyborg mutants, power  orbs and the 30-ton Mutoid Man! Any wonder this shoews #1 in the  ratings? SMASH T.V.... No Holds Barred, Do-or-die, sensational  storyline... THIS IS SHOWBIZ AT ITS HOTTEST!!! — Game Box

Smash TV, known as Super Smash TV on some other versions, is a 1990 arcade game created by Eugene Jarvis and Mark Turmell for Williams. It is  a run and gun game in the same vein as its predecessor, Robotron: 2084  (also produced by Jarvis). As in the previous game, players battle waves  of enemies by using guns; the arcade version even uses the two-joystick  control system of Robotron. The plot of Smash TV revolves around a  futuristic game show in which players compete for various prizes, as  well as their lives.

Home versions were developed for various platforms, most of which were  published by Acclaim Entertainment.

Gameplay

The play mechanic is very similar to that of Eugene Jarvis' earlier  Robotron: 2084, with dual-joystick controls and series of single screen  areas. The theme of the game, borrowed from The Running Man, involves  players competing in a violent game show, set in the then future year of  1999. Moving from one room to the next within the studio/arena, players  have to shoot down hordes of enemies as they advance from all sides,  while at the same time collecting weapons, power-up items, and  assorted bonus prizes until a final show down with the show's host  where players are finally granted their prizes, life and freedom.  Among the game's items are keys – if enough keys are collected,  players can access a bonus level called the Pleasure Dome.

Source:Wikipedia