Eugine Jarvis is the man behind one of the true Arcade classics, Defender. Much like his earlier game SmashTV is a lesson in strong, simple, game design executed to perfection. The general gameplay is very reminiscent of another Eugine Jarvis Arcade classic, Robotron. Indeed in many ways SmashTV is Robotron updated for the 90’s with a fresh lick of paint.
Story wise it’s essentially the 1987 Arnold Swartzenegger movie The Running Man. The action taking place in a futuristic game show where you need to take on all comers and survive as many rooms as possible and collect all the money you can.
Fast, furious, shooting fun with plenty of power-ups and totally against the odds.