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Re: Together Retro: Smash TV

by Pat the NES Punk Tue Dec 28, 2010 11:36 am

On the NES you can use two Advantage joysticks to emulate the arcade controls. :)
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Re: Together Retro: Smash TV

by msimplay Tue Dec 28, 2010 7:50 pm

This was one of the most addictive games around that no one in my local area really heard of and I personally found out about it by accident as I borrowed it off a friend.
Fantastic game and fantastic controls I had the Snes version I guess twin sticks would be better but I'm accustomed to the Snes layout.
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Re: Together Retro: Smash TV

by god Thu Nov 10, 2011 9:42 am

I just wanted to bump this to point out that there's no love for the Mega Drive version in this thread! I have played it on NES, SNES, MD, and Master System (one of the most horrible games I have ever played, i had a nice complete copy and got rid of it as soon as i could after playing it...). But I must say that the MD version is brilliant! Probably one of my favourite games of all time.

Personally I think the 2 D-pad method and even the SNES control method are overrated, the Sega controls are - A - shoot forward, B - shoot backwards, C - lock firing direction. Once you get used to this it becomes quite intuitive. Strangely, this version gives you a fresh set of lives and credits at the start of each level, which makes it less of an endurance battle than the SNES one. Regardless, I have still never finished it. I just got into the pleasuredome in level 3, collected hundreds of bikini girls, and managed to blow both arms off the final boss, but thats as well as I can do. This game is so very full on, and it made my fingers go numb.

Also, I always thought the host said "good luck, you won't need it" but this time around I heard it as "good luck, you'll need it". It can be hard to tell what the Mega Drive says when it chooses to speak. Anyone else love the MD version??
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Re: Together Retro: Smash TV

by paulkhanti Fri Nov 18, 2011 7:40 pm

The Mega Drive's the way I play it! I'd prefer to play it on arcade, but I just don't have the money to buy an arcade and have never had much luck with MAME. :roll:
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Re: Together Retro: Smash TV

by elmagicochrisg Fri Nov 18, 2011 8:14 pm

Me and a friend used to sneak out of school during lunch to go play the SNES version in a local toy shop. Good times... 8)
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Re: Together Retro: Smash TV

by god Sat Dec 10, 2011 8:22 am

I just now had a bash at the NES version. Holy crap, I felt like I was going to have to get my left thumb amputated. I was using the 2 controllers method and I would NOT recommend it!

I thought the Mega Drive version was hard but its like a walk in the park compared to the nes version. No continues! I got a few rooms into level two, but I couldn't go on even if I had wanted to due to the extreme hand pain. I feel like I should just nurse a 6 button controller for a while to get over it. Anyone finished it on the NES?

I also just recently aquired a PS2 and Monkey Ball ($4.00 CIB!) but my PS2 died so here I am once again bumping an old TR!
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Re: Together Retro: Smash TV

by legato10 Fri Dec 30, 2011 9:13 am

Smash TV is a very fun and challenging game. It's hard, but with a good friend at your back and adetermination, you will tread through one hell of a firefight!

It still saddens me when people say they never even heard of it. A game like this now, in 3d, would work wonderfully. It, in a way, sort of pioneered the Zombie modes, Firefight matches, and Horde games in current games, except none of those compare in difficulty.
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Re: Together Retro: Smash TV

by d123456 Fri Dec 30, 2011 10:32 am

? I thought I already posted on this thread.
Anyway, I used to play the Amiga version. It was pretty bad conversion, but nothing surprising there. Anyway, it supported 2 joysticks.
We had these josticks with suction knobs on the bottom like these quickshots
plain terrible, but it was fun playing a bit of Smash T.V. on the Amiga.
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