By Jared Nelson
Back in the early ’90s Smash TV was one of the more popular games in arcades. Very loosely and unofficially based on the 1987 cult classic Schwarzenegger flick The Running Man, Smash TV was a dual-stick shooter where you’d move from room to room blasting wave after wave of enemies for cash, prizes, and fame on a futuristic game show. Several years prior the famous Gauntlet had a similar top-down style of hack ‘n slash action, but with larger maze-like levels instead of single rooms as well as a fantasy theme rather than a futuristic one. So if you were to somehow combine the structure of Smash TV with the fantasy theming of Gauntlet, what would you get? Probably something like Smash Dungeon from Plastic Cow Games. Here’s a glimpse of an early in-development version of the game.
Smash Dungeon will feature “procedural levels, upgradable skill sets, multiple boss battles, lots of pickups to enhance your abilities, unlockable charaters and more” and was originally intended to be more of a Gauntlet-inspired title but has morphed more into a Smash TV style of game. One of the coolest features is that the enemies have some …read more
Source:: Touch Arcade