Good evening, and thanks for tuning in Smash T.V.! I'm The Game Show Host with the Most, and these are my beautiful co-hostesses, Trixie and Bubbles. Tonight's Super NES telecast by Acclaim is guaranteed to blow your picture tube out of the wall! So sit back, relax, and let the games begin!
Rules to Smash
As always on Smash T.V., you get to play as one or two of our contestants, the Red Guy and the Blue Guy. Working alone or together, you play the ultimate game show for the ultimate prize: your lives! (Heh heh, no wonder we get such high ratings.) Die-hard junkies of the arcade and NES broadcasts of Smash T.V. will recognize our version as a direct translation, but even new-comers, especially those who blazed through coin-op classics like Robotron, can learn our rules and regulations fast. You better learn or you're dead!
ProTip: When you clear a room, move out ASAP or a homing explosive device moves to the attack.
Firing up the Airwaves
As our lucky contestants, you get plenty of firepower to help you fight to the finish. You start with regular rapid-fire laser pistols, but they can scrounge up Grenade Launchers, Photon Guns, speed enhancers, and the ever-popular Mobile Forcefields. The Super NES pad provides pin-point accurate controls.
Make the most of your lives 'cause you only get five of 'em to start (you can find more) and four continues.
Big Money! Big Prizes! I Love It!
Smash T.V.'s not just about risking it all for the thrill of total carnage. Not only will you live if you win, you'll retire from ultraviolent game shows in luxury with all the VCR's, cars, toasters, and cold, hard cash your fists can grab. Look sharp or the prizes will slip through your fingers fast!
- Pay attention to the map and head to the "$" signs for mounds of bonus gifts and bucks. Watch out, sometimes prizes hide land mines!
- Collect ten keys and you can access secret rooms. Press against locked exits and one's bound to open.
Meet Mr. Shrapnel!
Wait 'til you get a load of our mutant humanoid masses here at Smash T.V. Red Guy and Blue Guy get gooey with gang bangers like the Club Creeps, Satellite Orbs, Cyborg Tanks, and everybody's favorite explosive personality, Mr. Shrapnel. All are captured in crisp overhead-view, splatter-happy detail. Each of our four levels of stage frights concludes with one of my associate mass murderers, such as Scar Face and Cobra Head.
And to earn the Grand Champion trophy, you gotta dethrone me, the Host of Smash T.V. I'm waiiiitting!
To scrap Mutoid Man, snatch up any heavy-duty artillery you can get your hands on, then pound his body parts in this order, gunners, arms, treads, head. Also, watch out for Mutoid's eye beams, and take out Mr. Shrapnel when he arrives.
All right, we gotta admit our show isn't as graphically intense as some SNES broadcasts, but, hey, the digitized voices and stereo beats are 16-b'rt superb and the action's right on target with the arcade original. Come on down and take your best shot at Smash T.V!