Game Introduction – Smash Hit
Smash Hit is an arcade shooting game from Mediocre. In this game, you progress through levels by throwing metal balls and smashing everything in sight. Gamezebo’s walkthrough will provide you with some tips and hints that will help you get a good start on committing soothing acts of vandalism.
Tips and Strategies
Coming up on a crystal? Aim high – Getting the swing of aiming is your key to survival in Smash Hit. Making contact with crystals is especially important, since crystals provide you with extra balls. You’ll have better success breaking them if you aim high. Needless to say, though, practice makes perfect.
Don’t forget doors – Crystals are often situated near closed doors, so it’s easy to get distracted, hit the door face-first, and lose balls. Make sure to hit door switches in plenty of time, even when there are crystals strewn everywhere. Some doors require you to hit more than one switch.
Break ten successive crystals for multiballs – If you break ten crystals in a row, you’ll receive a ball multiplier. These multipliers allow you to fling several balls at the cost of one, and are therefore extremely valuable. You lose your multiplier if you miss a crystal, or if you hit an object.
Save power-ups – When you pick up a power-up, you don’t have to use it right away. Save it for a better time. You can also store several power-ups at once.
Laser trouble? Aim for the lenses – Later in the game, you go up against laser gates. Break the ruby-colored lenses on either end of the gate to disarm the trap.
You can throw multiple balls at once – Though you might instinctively wait for your ball to hit its target before you launch another, you won’t get very far if you keep on doing so. Feel free to throw multiple balls at once, especially when several crystals are clustered in one spot. Watch your ball count, though.
Pay for a premium account if you don’t want to restart from square one – You trigger checkpoints as you work your way through Smash Hit. If you buy the premium version of the game for $1.99, you can restart from those checkpoints when you die. Otherwise, you have to start again from the first room.
Suspended pane of glass? Aim for the strings – Planes of glass are thick and take several balls to destroy. Or, you can aim for the string that suspends said plane, and take it down with one clean shot.
Remember the arc – Unlike many shooting games, your projectiles usually don’t fly straight ahead in Smash Hit. Instead, shots travel in an upward arc, and have a lot of weight behind them. Keep this all in mind when you zero in on a target.
You don’t have to smash everything – If you lose all your balls, your game is over. With that in mind, you don’t necessarily have to fire on everything that comes at you from the corner of your eye. Some sliding planes of glass can simply be avoided. Dodging barriers isn’t as satisfying as shattering them, but doing so will keep you in the game for longer.
Aim for the middle of objects whenever possible – Your hitbox isn’t wholly clear in Smash Hit, but you can generally avoid collisions if you break barriers through their middles. Multiballs are a huge help in clearing safe passage.
Just wait – Firing on a target from a distance isn’t always the answer. Sometimes it’s good to get up close and personal with barriers and crystals.
Starting from scratch isn’t so bad – If you lose everything and you don’t want to opt for the premium version of the game, take heart: Starting from scratch isn’t bad at all. In fact, it’s a great way to hone your skills and get a really good feel for how Smash Hit‘s physics work.