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Old 09-18-02, 12:26 AM
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who remembers Smash TV?

i loved that video game... used to w/ a friend of mine at the school arcade. it had a sequel but i forgot what it was called. it was ok but we never got into it. i guess that new ps2 game is in the same vein but it sucks b/c i couldn't see where i was going while shooting in another direction.

anyway, does anyone collect old arcade video game machines? or will i get sick of it real quick...
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Old 09-18-02, 01:36 AM
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I think the sequel was called Total Carnage, or something to that affect. There was a Super Smash TV for the SNES, although I think it was just a port of the arcade game. You can get Smash TV on one of the arcade collection discs for the PS. I forgot which one, but it's one of the later ones. I think it's called the Smash Pack. Around a year or so ago my friend and I just sat down with the game and beat it (thanks to unlimited continues). Stupid fun.
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Smash TV was the shiz nit! I still play the game a lot
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Old 09-18-02, 01:52 AM
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That was the greatest game. Unfortunately, I don't have the right controls on my MAME cab.
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Old 09-18-02, 02:10 AM
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Originally posted by Pasco
You can get Smash TV on one of the arcade collection discs for the PS. I forgot which one, but it's one of the later ones.
It's on Arcade Party Pak, complete with Dual Shock (two joystick) support.
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Old 09-18-02, 02:13 AM
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Helly eah, this was the greatest arcade game ever.
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Old 09-18-02, 02:32 AM
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the sheer fun factor of it was reason alone to play it. nothing like getting lots 'o' prizes
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Old 09-18-02, 02:33 AM
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Can the PS1 SmashTV game play on PS2? I had heard it was one of the few that could not.
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Old 09-18-02, 04:11 AM
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I'd buy that for a dollar!
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Old 09-18-02, 09:10 AM
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Originally posted by Blake
That was the greatest game. Unfortunately, I don't have the right controls on my MAME cab.
You have 2 joysticks. That's all you need.

However, you can't play 2 player...
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Old 09-18-02, 09:12 AM
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Smash TV is awesome.

We played the heck out of the arcade version in college, then when the SNES version came out, I bought it the first day and we played that everyday for 6 months. Great game.
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Old 09-18-02, 09:29 AM
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There's a homemade game for the Dreamcast called SmachDC I believe. It's a port of Smash Tv, but all the characters are replaced with Mega Man people. I have yet to try it, but its supposed to be one of the best homemade games out there.
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Old 09-18-02, 09:52 AM
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This game was da'bomb
I collect real arcade games, and every once in awhile I see one at a game auction. The suprising thing is that they dont sell for large amounts of money (usually). If I ever see a cherry one, I am going to pick it up for myself.

Going to the first big game auction of the year this saturday. I will report back if I see one
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Old 09-18-02, 09:53 AM
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That was a classic game. Fusion Frenzy has a mini game that comes close to what smash tv was.
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This game was nothing compared to it's predecessor Robotron and its grim vision of the year 2084.
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Old 09-18-02, 10:02 AM
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That game was so awesome, though I liked Total Carnage more because I played it first(Orcus, The Mother of All Bosses, that was the first time in arcade history I went "HOLY SH*T!"). Some day when I have the money, I will have both of those arcades, and plenty of others....
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Old 09-18-02, 10:46 AM
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Both Smash TV and Robotron were some of the greatest arcade games. I loved the games that used two joysticks (on for control and one for firing). Few games really got you as frantic as these two.
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Old 09-18-02, 12:42 PM
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i saw a computer board on ebay for smash tv, but i have no idea what you need for it...

thanks for the info on the smash tv game for the ps1... definitely look for that!

yeah, loved robotron, smash tv - and probably would have liked total carnage if we played it more. the ps2 game - state of emergency - did not impress me at all.

there are arcade machine auctions??? where?
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Old 09-18-02, 01:21 PM
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I am adding a second joystick for each player on my MAME cabinet I am slowly building specifically for this game.

I love me some SmashTV. It's pretty playable with the keyboard as well.
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Old 09-18-02, 03:19 PM
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I remember it, but I don't think I remember even playing it. I think when this came out I wasn't into video games anymore. I didnt' get back into video games until Doom came out. It was Atari and hanging out at the Arcades... then nothing... then it was my Apple2gs and games like Thexder and Roadwar2000... then nothing... then Sega Game Gear and a bit of Sega Genesis... then nothing... then Doom and PC gaming for a long time and now I'm back into consoles with the 50 dollar Dreamcast and my Xbox that my girlfriend bought me. I missed the whole Smash TV thing somewhere in there. I do remember people talking about it. I remember asking them what it's about or what it's like and their answers left me more confused than before.
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These should jog the 'ole memory !



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Old 09-18-02, 07:24 PM
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Aw hell yeah....I used to play that bad boy on my laptop at work...thank you MAME...
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Old 09-18-02, 11:12 PM
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The only way to play on the NES was with Controller A in your left hand and Controller B in you right!!!!

That's it, I'm heading to eBay to find this!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 09-19-02, 07:58 PM
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local arcade game store has it for $999... what do you think? too much? i wonder what version it is... i gotta get the one w/ the pleasuredome!!!
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Apocalypse on the PSX (starring Bruce Willis) was a fun entry into this genre... dual-joystick killin', that is.

Worth checking out if you were a Smash TV fan, I say.
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