Smash T.V. — 1990 - Barcade® - The Original Arcade Bar

Sep 7, 2021

Welcome to The Gamers Gallery's Smash T.V. gallery from 1990. Step into the Barcade® and experience the classic arcade game that took the gaming world by storm. Learn more about Smash T.V., its history, gameplay, and why it became an iconic hit in the arcade gaming industry. Join us for a nostalgic trip back to the golden age of gaming.

The Birth of Smash T.V.

Smash T.V. was released in 1990, developed by Eugene Jarvis and Mark Turmell at Williams Electronics. This game was a pinnacle of the twin-stick shooter genre, offering an intense and action-packed gaming experience. It was initially released as an arcade game, captivating players with its adrenaline-fueled gameplay and unique concept.

The Gameplay

In Smash T.V., players control a contestant in a futuristic game show where the objective is to survive wave after wave of enemies while collecting power-ups and accumulating points. The game features dual-joystick controls, allowing players to move independently from shooting, providing a challenging yet engaging experience. The fast-paced action, combined with the need for quick reflexes and strategic decision-making, made Smash T.V. an instant favorite among arcade enthusiasts.

Arcade Gaming Revolution

Smash T.V. was a significant part of the arcade gaming revolution, contributing to the rise in popularity of arcade gaming during the 1990s. Its addictive gameplay, flashy visuals, and competitive nature attracted players from all walks of life, making it a staple in arcades across the globe. The game's success led to several adaptations and ports on various home gaming platforms, keeping its legacy alive.

The Impact and Legacy

Smash T.V. left a lasting impact on the gaming industry as one of the most influential arcade games of its time. It showcased the potential of intense cooperative gameplay and introduced innovative control schemes that still inspire modern game designers. The game's popularity paved the way for future titles in the twin-stick shooter genre, and its influence can still be seen in contemporary games today.

Join The Gamers Gallery for a Nostalgic Trip

Come to The Gamers Gallery and relive the excitement of Smash T.V. in our authentic Barcade® environment. Immerse yourself in the arcade ambiance, surrounded by classic cabinets and the sounds of arcade machines. Our dedicated team ensures that every visit is a memorable one, providing you with an authentic arcade gaming experience.

Visit Our Gallery

Our gallery showcases a wide range of vintage arcade games, allowing you to rediscover the timeless classics from gaming's past. From classics like Pac-Man and Space Invaders to cult favorites like Street Fighter II and Mortal Kombat, you'll find a collection that caters to enthusiasts of all ages.

Organize Events and Tournaments

The Gamers Gallery is more than just a place to play games; it's a hub for the gaming community. We regularly host events and tournaments, bringing gamers together to compete, socialize, and celebrate the love for gaming. Whether you're a casual gamer or a competitive player, you'll find a welcoming and lively atmosphere at The Gamers Gallery.

The Ultimate Gaming Experience

At The Gamers Gallery, we strive to deliver the ultimate gaming experience. Our dedicated staff ensures that our arcade machines are well-maintained, providing you with a seamless gaming experience reminiscent of the golden age of arcades. Try your hand at Smash T.V. and other classic games, and see if you have what it takes to beat the high score!

Experience the Classic Arcade Magic

The magic of the arcade is alive and well at The Gamers Gallery. Step into our world, surrounded by flashing lights, beeping sounds, and the thrill of competition. Relive the exhilaration of arcade gaming, create new memories with friends and family, and indulge in a nostalgia-driven journey through gaming history.

Contact Us

If you'd like to learn more about Smash T.V. or have any questions about our gallery and events, feel free to reach out to us. You can contact The Gamers Gallery via phone at XXX-XXX-XXXX or email us at [email protected]. We're always here to assist you and share our passion for gaming.

Nancy English
I loved playing Smash T.V. at the Barcade® in 1990. It was such a groundbreaking game that became an iconic hit in the arcade gaming industry. Nostalgia overload!
Nov 11, 2023