Smash T.V. (NES)

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Smash T.V.
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Platform: NES
Year: 1991
Developer: Beam Software Pty, Ltd.
Buy: Amazon

Smash T.V. is an action game which is a home console port of the arcade game. In this game, you (and a friend) must go through three levels, each containing many stages as well as a boss at the end of each one. The main goal is to wipe out all of the enemies in each level to progress to the next one.


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The game's title screen.

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Obliterating enemies with the machine gun.

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"Big money, big prizes, I love it!"

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The game has a very short soundtrack, especially for 1991. There are only four songs, one of them is unused, and the stage theme doesn't even loop. The stage theme and ending theme are ported from the arcade version composed by Jonathan Hey, and the other two songs (Game Over and Unused Song) were original songs composed by Marshall Parker. Marshall wrote the music in Music Macro Language using Brian Post's version of the Beam Software sound driver. The unused song sounds like it was meant to be for the title screen since there is no music there.


# Title ComposerArrangerProgrammer Length Listen Download
01 Stage Theme Jonathan HeyMarshall ParkerBrian Post 0:47
02 Game Over Marshall ParkerMarshall ParkerBrian Post 0:03
03 Ending Theme Jonathan HeyMarshall ParkerBrian Post 1:17
04 Unused Song Marshall ParkerMarshall ParkerBrian Post 1:02


(Source: Arcade, verification from Marshall; game lacks audio credits.)

While the game has a staff roll after beating the game, it curiously leaves out any audio credits. Marshall isn't sure why his name isn't in this version, though we have received verification from Marshall that he worked on this game. While Parker was not credited in this version, his name would be credited in the SNES version.

The original arcade game also has credits, but only lists the names of the staff. Jonathan Hey has identified himself as the game's sound composer.

Game Rip





Ripping NES music is an arduous process that is beyond the scope of this site. The music was recorded in VirtuaNSF.

Audio Devices

Smash T.V. uses the NES' Ricoh 2A03 sound chip.


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Smash T.V. - NES - USA.jpg
Title: Smash T.V.
Platform: NES
Released: 1991-??-??
Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment
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Smash T.V. - NES - EU.jpg
Title: Smash T.V.
Platform: NES
Released: 1991-09-??
Publisher: Acclaim Entertainment