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Smash T.V. Smash T.V. - Japanese Logo - Katakana / Kanji

Smash T.V. - Cabinet - Video Game Marquee


A futuristic game show actually 1999! where one or two players attempt to collect prizes, cash and keys while fighting off hordes of attacking enemies. Travel from room to room in an attempt to reach the Pleasure Dome. The game is somewhat graphic in both player and opponent deaths.

Smash T.V. was produced by Williams Electronic Games, Inc. (WMS, 1985-2000) in 1990.

Williams Electronic Games, Inc. (WMS, 1985-2000) released 84 machines in our database under this trade name, starting in 1985. Williams Electronic Games, Inc. (WMS, 1985-2000) was based in United States.

Other machines made by Williams Electronic Games, Inc. (WMS, 1985-2000) during the time period Smash T.V. was produced include: Pool, Shuffle Inn Shuffle Alley, Earthshaker, Black Knight 2000, Police Force, Diner, FunHouse, Hit The Ice, High Impact Football, and Riverboat Gambler


Name Smash T.V.
Developer Williams Electronic Games, Inc. (WMS, 1985-2000) (United States)
Year 1990
Type Videogame
KLOV/MOG # 9591
Class Wide Release
Genre Scrolling Fighter
Conversion Class JAMMA
Game Specific Smash T.V. Pinout
Dipswitch Settings

Smash T.V. Dipswitch Settings (user contributed)

# Simultaneous Players 2
# Maximum Players 2
Game Play Joint
Control Panel Layout Multiple Player
  • Joystick: 8-way - Move
  • Joystick: 8-way - Fire
Sound Amplified Mono (one channel)
Cabinet Styles
  • Upright/Standard
Control Panel Smash T.V. Control Panel Image
Side Art Smash T.V. Side Art Image

Smash T.V. KLOV/IAM 5 Point User Score: 3.69 (10 votes)

Fun Factor: 3.98

Overall Like 4.11
Fun (Social) 4.56
Fun (Solo) 3.56
Collector Desire 3.56

Technical Rating: 3.70

Gameplay 4.00
Graphics 4.22
Originality 3.60
Sound/Music 3.89

Personal Impressions and Technical Impressions each account for half of the total score. Within the Personal Impressions category, Like carries a little more weight than the other factors.

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Cabinet Information

The first series of cabinet was released with 19-inch monitors while the more common second series was fitted with 25-inch monitors.


Ah, the elusive Pleasure Domes. No description of Smash TV would be complete without it. So here is the scoop:

  • The Pleasure Domes only exist on games with ROM revision 8.00 "L8 ROMs" and higher.
  • How do I get there?
    1. Collect keys. Every once and a while, a little "key" icon will be dropped onto the floor. According to the messages given at the start of each level on an L8 machine, you need ten keys to get in. Depending on how your game is set up, this can be difficult or impossible, unless you ...
    2. Go through the mazes in such a way as to get as many "" rooms as possible. On the second level i.e. the one following your victory over Mutoid Man, the nearest of these levels will start you off with a sprinkling, not of prizes but of keys. You should have no trouble picking up ten keys in this room alone.
    3. After defeating the Cobra Boss and entering the secret rooms, you'll eventually come to a room which will end with a choice of directions: right or down. Heading right will take you to the final battle with the Game Show Host. Heading down will take you into the Pleasure Domes. And yes, the visual effects and prizes! are well worth the hour or so of play it takes to see them.

VAPS Arcade/Coin-Op Smash T.V. Census

There are 14,954 members of the Video Arcade Preservation Society / Vintage Arcade Preservation Society, 9,548 whom participate in our arcade census project of games owned, wanted, or for sale. Census data currently includes 165,359 machines (6,938 unique titles).

Very Common - There are 239 known instances of this machine owned by Smash T.V. collectors who are active members. Of these, 152 of them are original dedicated machines. 19 of them are conversions in which game circuit boards (and possibly cabinet graphics) have been placed in (and on) another game cabinet. 67 of them are only circuit boards which a collector could put into a generic case if desired.

For Sale - There are 5 active VAPS members with a Smash T.V. machines for sale. There are 5 active VAPS members with a Smash T.V. circuit boards for sale.

Wanted - Very Popular - There are 32 active VAPS members currently looking for Smash T.V.. There are 2 active VAPS members looking for Smash T.V. boards sets.

This game ranks a 54 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census ownership records.

This game ranks a 53 on a scale out of 100 (100 = most often seen, 1=least common) in popularity based on census want list records.

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  1. 3D Model (External): Deluxe

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This game is available at the following public arcades, bars or museums:

Name Location State Country Details Check-ins
Upstate Pinball & Arcade Museum 109A West Trade St, Simpsonville South Carolina United States Arcade (Classic Videogame)
Children: Allowed
Focus: Classic Games
Food: No
Alcohol: No
Payment Method: Admission Charge

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Smash T.V. (Smash TV) Arcade Marquee/Sign (26" x 8")

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1990 Williams SMASH T.V. video game advertising flyer

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Williams Smash T.V. Pinball Machine Flyer, 1990 NOS

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Smash T.V. Operations Manual, Williams Electronics 1990

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NOS Williams SMASH T.V. conversion side art set - 20" x 16"

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