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  • Summary: [Xbox Live Arcade] The future of reality TV is Smash TV! It's the game show that asks: "How far would you go for a brand-new toaster?" You could win a VCR ... or you might lose your life! This new version of the original arcade game features online multiplayer co-op and versus modes. Listen to the audience cheer as you risk life and limb in room after carnage-filled room. Can you make it to the legendary Pleasure Dome? Cash and fabulous prizes could be yours - but only if you survive. And with the likes of Mr. Shrapnel, Mutoid Man, and Scarface out to get you, it's not likely. Good luck ... you're going to need it! [Xbox.com] Expand
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  1. Positive: 6 out of 15
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  1. A cult classic and worth the low price. This is a fun game to play and even better with friends. Strangely this twisted shooter never really gets boring and is good for several rounds. To quote the MC "I'd Buy That For A Dollar."
  2. An arcade classic. [Issue#23, p.96]
  3. This blood-drenched blast-fest is still one of the most intense games ever made, and twitch gamers looking for a serious challenge won't be disappointed.
  4. Smash TV provides a dose of retro-gaming fun that improves upon the original with some entertaining online co-op support.
  5. A great game that is extremely hardcore, and for only five bucks it is just cheap enough for newcomers try.
  6. While the game isn’t exactly deep, it’s a fun diversion for a chunk of time, especially if you have a friend to play with, in person or on Xbox Live. As far as the old classic games go, this is better than most offerings.
  7. If you’re looking for a quick trip down memory lane or just a seriously intense shooter with a really funny backdrop them Smash TV might be worth your while. On the other hand you might want to just save that $5 for tax on Oblivion or some other game you’re likely to get way more than a couple hours worth of gameplay out of.

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  1. Mar 9, 2012
    One of the most biggest sorprises on XBLA, this title is amazing, funny, addictive, interesting, I love it, the gameplay is incredible, and the music, graphics, sounds, controls all are amazing in this title. Expand
  2. RyanM.
    Feb 10, 2007
    I find it very memorable and humorous, coming to review a game which has been in my hearts since its release over a decade ago. Smash TV is my favorite game of all time, so my score is clearly an impression of that specific opinion. If I was to review Smash TV the same way I critique and review many other games, the score would be abyssmal. The visuals are awful in comparison to what is expect this day and age, the length of the game is short in comparison; and the sound is muffled. With all that considered, gameplay is truly the grandest and best aspect of any game, and Smash TV proves that by rising as the best live arcade purchase one could fathom, and remaining dearest as a quality game. Now you may not have the same opinion as me, and place Smash TV on the highest level of perfection as I do, but do not deny and ignore the fact that it is simply impossible to not get an insane level of enjoyment out of your minuscule purchase of this game. Expand
  3. JonathanS.
    Jan 3, 2007
    Really addictive, it doesn't get old very easily. I beat the game without once stopping just because I never got bored. It's even better if you play it online or invite somone over to play it. The only complaint is how much the "continues" divide your Live score, especially when you won't get very far without respawning unless you're a hardened veteran at the game. That, and the final achievement, "Game Master" is slightly ridiculous, and perhaps impossible: Beat the entire game without using a "continue." Other than that, this game is easily worth 400 Microsoft Points, and has a good replay value. Expand