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You control a contestant of a deadly violent TV game show.


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Similar to the Arnold Schwarzenegger movie "The Running Man", in the year 1999, television has become adapted to violence. The most popular show is Smash T.V., the most violent game show of all time. You are one of two lucky contestants competing in the show for cash and prizes, and you are armed with an assortment of high-tech weaponry and power. You must fight your way through waves of enemies in a closed arena and along the way, you must collect 10 keys in order to gain access to the Pleasure Dome. You are the next lucky contestant! Written by Anonymous

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It's a hands-on, no-holds-barred, do-or-die adventure!


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1990 (USA) See more »

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Big money! Big prizes! I love it!
31 July 2015 | by Mr-FusionSee all my reviews

"Smash TV" is a curious case; I'm not sure I've ever so enjoyed such a punishing game. It looks easy and lures you in with its deceptively simple gameplay, and then just unleashes the bad guys. I am no good at this game, but that had no bearing on my level of enjoyment. It's just so damn charming. I love its violent mix of "Robocop" and "The Running Man", the humor, and the playability of the whole thing. I still have the machine-gun fire sound effects rattling around in my brain. This baby's a classic, and demands to be played whenever I see it (which, as of last night, makes twice).

Seriously, give it a shot. Preferably with a friend; the mayhem is half the experience. I always have a lot of fun with this.


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