In Monster Smash, creatures have overtaken the cemetery; your mission involves sending them back to the grave. As the name implies, you'll have to smash the monsters using headstones. Once monsters have positioned themselves under a headstone, you'll press either directional button to execute a smashing maneuver. You can use two different sides of headstones: one on the left side of the screen and one on the right.
The 12 headstones on the screen are displayed in three rows of four. In order to prevent escaping monsters, you'll have to use fences to block certain paths and lead the monsters to one of the headstones. Because there are no headstones on the top row, you'll have to block the path with a fence, have the monster drop to the second row, put the fence back in its normal position, and smash the monster.
Monsters attack in waves and each monster is worth a different number of points. Monsters can also escape if you are unable to smash them, and an "escapee" meter is located at the bottom of the screen. If ten escape, the game is over and your points total is added to a high scores list. When a wave is cleared, Monster Smash switches wave number and increases the level of difficulty. On the higher difficulty settings, there are more monsters to battle and they move at an increased pace.
Game written by Dave Eisler.