Smash TV

August 31, 2006

[i]Smash TV[/i], just like most games available on the Xbox 360’s Live Arcade, is an old classic for you to either relive the good old times or to play something brand new. For me, it was the latter.

Even though the game is more than a decade old, it is still very fun to play. You kill for your life… and to win fabulous prices such as toasters, VCRs, cars and other stuff, in a TV show set in the not too distant future. [i]Smash TV[/i] is not about the complex story, it’s an arcade game after all.

You go around in three different levels killing people, machines, and monsters for the above mentioned fabulous prices. The environments are varied, as are the enemies. You can pick up weapons that are also different from one another and are useful in different situations. In each of the three levels, there is a boss at the end (you get five achievement points for beating them, plus another five for beating the third mini boss in level three).

I love that you can always continue in the game. Once you run out of lives, you can just start again from where you left off, which I think is great. However, I find it very annoying that you always need to start the game from the beginning if you stop playing. This can be pretty irritating if you are near the end of level three, and for some reason you need to stop… for the third time.

If you like arcade shooters, I highly recommend this game. It’s only a few hundred Microsoft points, and the game will entertain you for quite some time. Not to mention that there are 200 achievement points awaiting to be unlocked.

Score: 5/5

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