History VideoGame / SmashTV

9th Jan '17 5:02:52 PM jayharrison
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* [[EveryTenThousandPoints 500,000 Points and Every 1,500,000 Thereafter]]: And ''damn'', will you need them! Notable in that scoring that much won't award an extra life immediately, it will instead change the next item spawn into a [[OneUp 1-up]], making it entirely possible to miss.

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* [[EveryTenThousandPoints 500,000 Points and Every 1,500,000 Thereafter]]: And ''damn'', will you need them! Notable in that scoring that much won't award an extra life immediately, it will instead change the next item spawn into a [[OneUp 1-up]], making it entirely possible to miss.them!



* {{Gorn}}: The introductory text states that TV has adapted to the more violent tendencies of mankind; the thousands upon thousands of grunts and Mr. Shrapnels killed only drives that point home.

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* {{Gorn}}: The introductory text states that TV has adapted to the more violent tendencies of mankind; the numbers of dead contestants, thousands upon thousands of grunts grunts, and hundreds of Mr. Shrapnels killed only drives that point home.



* KaizoTrap: Even after decapitating Mutoid Man [[spoiler:and the Evil M.C.]] a second time, the tank that remains will wobble around. Touching it turns the contestants in PinkMist.

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* KaizoTrap: Even after decapitating Mutoid Man [[spoiler:and the Evil M.C.]] a second time, touching it the tank that remains will wobble around. Touching it even if stationary, turns the contestants in into PinkMist.
2nd Jan '17 8:02:06 PM jayharrison
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* {{Bowdlerization}}: The SNES port removed some of the blood and gibs: the generic enemies armed with clubs still disintegrate into PinkMist when shot and bosses lose their limbs and become visibly bloodied when shot enough, but normal enemies aren't blown to pieces when shot with heavier weaponry and the twin snakes now explode normally when killed instead of spurting blood. More subtly, the host doesn't peek at the women's breasts either.

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* {{Bowdlerization}}: The SNES port removed some of the blood and gibs: the generic enemies armed with clubs still disintegrate into PinkMist when shot and bosses lose their limbs and become visibly bloodied when shot enough, but normal enemies aren't blown to pieces when shot with heavier weaponry and the twin snakes now explode normally when killed instead of spurting blood. More subtly, the host doesn't peek at the women's breasts either. Additionally, the contestants will simply keel over dead as a result of actions that would commonly gib them in the arcade version.



* {{Catchphrase}}: The host's "Big money! Big prizes! I love it!", and "I'd buy that for a dollar!", the latter a ShoutOut to ''Franchise/RoboCop''.
** Which is in turn a ShoutOut to C. M. Kornbluth's story ''The Marching Morons'', which had the recurring catchphrase "Would you buy it for a quarter?".

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* {{Catchphrase}}: The host's "Big money! Big prizes! I love it!", and "I'd buy that for a dollar!", the latter a ShoutOut to ''Franchise/RoboCop''.
** Which is in turn a ShoutOut to C. M. Kornbluth's story ''The Marching Morons'', which had the recurring catchphrase "Would you buy it for a quarter?".
{{Catchphrase}}:



** "Big money! Big prizes! I love it!"
** "I'd buy that for a dollar!" is a ShoutOut to ''Franchise/RoboCop'' (which is in turn a ShoutOut to C.M. Kornbluth's story ''The Marching Morons'', which had the recurring catchphrase "Would you buy it for a quarter?").



* {{Gorn}}: The introductory text states that TV has adapted to the more violent tendencies of mankind; the thousands upon thousands of grunts and Mr. Shrapnels killed only drives that point home.



* LandMineGoesClick: Completely averted; step on one and [[LudicrousGibs and your avatar's body parts go FLYING!]]



* TheManyDeathsOfYou: Clubbed to death, blown up, shot, electrocuted, run over...

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* TheManyDeathsOfYou: Clubbed to death, [[LudicousGibs blown up, up]], shot, electrocuted, [{XRaySparks electrocuted]], run over...



* XRaySparks: The contestants' skeletons start flashing upon touching an orb.

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* XRaySparks: The contestants' skeletons start flashing upon touching an orb.orb or shot by a laser.
9th Dec '16 5:16:05 AM jayharrison
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[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture In the far flung future of 1999]], violence is the biggest draw in entertainment. The [[GameShow game show]] has become the dominant force in television. The most spectacular, gruesome, and rewarding show, topping the ratings, is ''Smash T.V.''. Contestants are armed and sent into a closed arena, where they fight for cash, glory, and unforgettable prizes including (but not limited to) brand new toasters, more [[Franks2000InchTV 2600" televisions]] than you ever thought possible, and [[ConsolationPrize a year's supply of good meat]]. And if you do well enough, and find enough keys... you may just get into the Pleasure Dome.

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[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture In the far flung future of 1999]], violence is the biggest draw in entertainment. The [[GameShow game show]] has become the dominant force in television. The most spectacular, gruesome, and rewarding show, topping the ratings, is ''Smash T.V.''.TV''. Contestants are armed and sent into a closed arena, where they fight for cash, glory, and unforgettable prizes including (but not limited to) brand new toasters, more [[Franks2000InchTV 2600" televisions]] than you ever thought possible, and [[ConsolationPrize a year's supply of good meat]]. And if you do well enough, and find enough keys... you may just get into the Pleasure Dome.



* BottomlessMagazines: Averted. Using the Attack Drone will actually drain your special weapons twice as fast, and the grenade launcher empties at a [[Film/{{Spaceballs}} ludicrous speed]]. At least [[MoreDakka new weapons tend to appear every 15 seconds]].

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* BottomlessMagazines: Averted. Using the Attack Drone will actually drain your special weapons twice as fast, and the grenade launcher empties at a [[Film/{{Spaceballs}} ludicrous speed]]. At least [[MoreDakka new weapons tend to appear every 15 10 seconds]].



* ALadyOnEachArm: The host is always seen with two bikini clad models. (Win the game, and one of them appears - alone - in the credits, then with ''your'' character.)

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* KaizoTrap: Even after decapitating Mutoid Man [[spoiler:and the Evil M.C.]] a second time, the tank that remains will wobble around. Touching it turns the contestants in PinkMist.
* ALadyOnEachArm: The host is always seen with two bikini clad models. (Win the game, game or earn a high enough score, and one of them appears - alone - in the credits, then with ''your'' character.)



* LudicrousGibs: Most enemies - and you - explode in a large pool of blood.

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* LudicrousGibs: Most enemies - and you - explode in a large pool pools of blood.blood and disembodied limbs.



** The arcade version is nearly impossible not to die in, mostly due to slow movement speed without the speed powerup (which has a short duration). The arcade Smash TV is probably designed this way intentionally to eat up quarters. Other ports are mostly difficult for being bad ports. Despite this, one of the developers claims he can finish it in [[NoDamageRun one coin]]. Having a second player helps a lot, since half the enemies go for the other player, so two players playing with one quarter each is a more achievable goal. If you have no extra speed and miss a powerup while playing alone, death is usually not far behind in the later levels.

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** The arcade version is nearly impossible not to die in, mostly due to slow movement speed without the speed powerup (which has a short duration). The arcade Smash TV ''Smash TV'' is probably designed this way intentionally to eat up quarters. Other ports are mostly difficult for being bad ports. Despite this, one of the developers claims he can finish it in [[NoDamageRun one coin]]. Having a second player helps a lot, since half the enemies go for the other player, so two players playing with one quarter each is a more achievable goal. If you have no extra speed and miss a powerup while playing alone, death is usually not far behind in the later levels.



* PaletteSwap: Some of the Mooks, and the final boss - [[spoiler: [[RecurringBoss The Host]]]] - is a head swap of the first.

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* PaletteSwap: Some of the Mooks, and the final boss - [[spoiler: [[RecurringBoss The Host]]]] - is a head swap of the first. Additionally, all the gift-wrapped prize boxes come in red, yellow, and green.



* ShowsDamage: The bosses tend to fall apart over time- not surprising, given the number of bullets they absorb.

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* ShowsDamage: The bosses tend to fall apart over time- not time. Not surprising, given the number of bullets they absorb.


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* XRaySparks: The contestants' skeletons start flashing upon touching an orb.
30th Sep '16 1:18:10 PM JudasZala
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* AwesomeYetImpractical: The yellow mortar weapon that only appears during boss battles is ONLY meant for boss battles. It also provides free invincibility on pick-up during the Scar Face battle. Trying to aim it at anything smaller than a boss will generally get you killed, as the shells fly high in the air and don't hit anything mid-arc. Despite this, in the arcade version, it can be carried into the next stage.

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* AwesomeYetImpractical: The yellow mortar weapon that only appears during boss battles is ONLY meant for boss battles. It also provides free invincibility on pick-up during the Scar Face Scarface battle. Trying to aim it at anything smaller than a boss will generally get you killed, as the shells fly high in the air and don't hit anything mid-arc. Despite this, in the arcade version, it can be carried into the next stage.



* EyeBeams: Mutoid Man. The M.C. Boss simply fires eyeballs at you.

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* EyeBeams: Mutoid Man. The Evil M.C. Boss simply fires eyeballs at you.



** Also, as stated above, the M.C. weaponizes this trope by shooting his own eyeballs at you.

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** Also, as stated above, the Evil M.C. weaponizes this trope by shooting his own eyeballs at you.



* GoofyPrintUnderwear: The M.C. Boss. Rather than exposing his ribcage (as with Mutoid Man previously), shooting his chest reveals a pink polka dot undershirt.

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* GoofyPrintUnderwear: The Evil M.C. Boss. Rather than exposing his ribcage (as with Mutoid Man previously), shooting his chest reveals a pink polka dot undershirt.



** Scarface also looks suspiciously like ''{{Sinistar}}''.

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** Scarface also looks suspiciously like ''{{Sinistar}}''.''VideoGame/{{Sinistar}}''.



* {{Spreadshot}}

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* {{Spreadshot}}SpreadShot: The 3-Way Shot.
13th Sep '16 6:48:17 PM contrafanxxx
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* EasyModeMockery: Completing the first stage in the SNES version gives you the message "That was Easy! Now try Normal" before taking you to the high score screen.
28th Aug '16 3:51:18 PM LadyJaneGrey
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* ALadyOnEachArm: The host is always seen with two bikini clad models. (Win the game, and one of them appears - alone - in the credits, then with ''your'' character.)
24th Apr '16 8:43:49 PM ThatBitterTase
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[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture In the far flung future of 1999]], violence is the biggest draw in entertainment. The [[GameShow game show]] has become the dominant force in television. The most spectacular, gruesome, and rewarding show, topping the ratings, is ''Smash T.V.''. Contestants are armed and sent into a closed arena, where they fight for cash, glory, and unforgettable prizes including (but not limited to) brand new toasters, more [[Franks2000InchTV 2600" televisions]] than you ever thought possible, and [[ConsolationPrize a year's supply of good meat]].

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[[TwentyMinutesIntoTheFuture In the far flung future of 1999]], violence is the biggest draw in entertainment. The [[GameShow game show]] has become the dominant force in television. The most spectacular, gruesome, and rewarding show, topping the ratings, is ''Smash T.V.''. Contestants are armed and sent into a closed arena, where they fight for cash, glory, and unforgettable prizes including (but not limited to) brand new toasters, more [[Franks2000InchTV 2600" televisions]] than you ever thought possible, and [[ConsolationPrize a year's supply of good meat]].
meat]]. And if you do well enough, and find enough keys... you may just get into the Pleasure Dome.


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* NoEnding: As Williams thought that nobody would ever be able to finish it, original versions of the cabinet didn't have any way to reach the Pleasure Dome (despite the game still informing you that you need keys for it). Eventually, however, complaints came in from arcades that determined players were angry at the lack of any reward for beating the game. The company soon released a software revision that allowed players to access the Pleasure Dome and finish the game properly.


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* UnwinnableByDesign: See NoEnding.
22nd Apr '16 8:30:17 AM TheOneWhoTropes
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* HeyItsThatGuy: Aside from EugeneJarvis (the main designer of the game), ''Smash TV'' was programmed by Mark Turmell (''NBAJam, NFL Blitz''), and features character designs by John Tobias (''MortalKombat'').



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7th Feb '16 3:02:57 AM eroock
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-->''"Big money! Big prizes! I love it!"''

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-->''"Big
->''"Big
money! Big prizes! I love it!"''
29th Jan '16 12:32:39 PM goodvsevil1314
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* EyeScream: Some of the player's death animations will show eyeballs flying among the LudicrousGibs.
**Also, as stated above, the M.C. weaponizes this trope by shooting his own eyeballs at you.
--> '''"EAT MY EYEBALLS"'''
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