Altered Beast (1988)

Average Rating: 5.73/10
Video Game Rank: 5248
Xbox 360 Rank: 801
Amiga Rank: 238
Commodore 64 Rank: 206
SEGA Genesis Rank: 150
NES Rank: 213
SEGA Master System Rank: 57
TurboGrafx-16 Rank: 30
Arcade Rank: 197
ZX Spectrum Rank: 112
Windows Rank: 2215
Amstrad CPC Rank: 119
Nintendo 3DS Rank: 200
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Video Game: Altered Beast (1988)
3D Altered Beast
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eShop Nintendo 3DS edition
Rel Date: 2013-05-29
Publisher: SEGA Corporation
Nintendo 3DS
Developer: M2 Co.,LTD
Media: Downloadable Content
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Rating: CERO: A (All ages)
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Altered Beast (1988)
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Windows Downloadable edition
Rel Date: 2010-06-01
Publisher: SEGA Corporation
Windows
Developer: SEGA Corporation
Media: Downloadable Content
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Rating: PEGI: 12+
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Altered Beast (1988)
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English/European Genesis edition
Rel Date: 1990-11-30
Publisher: SEGA Corporation
SEGA Genesis
Developer: SEGA Corporation
Media: Cartridge
Region: Europe and Oceania
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Altered Beast (1988)
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Japanese Famicom edition
Rel Date: 1990-07-20
Publisher: SEGA Corporation
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Developer: SEGA Corporation
Media: Cartridge
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Altered Beast (1988)
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UK Amstrad CPC Hit Squad Cassette edition
Rel Date: 1990-00-00
Publisher: The Hit Squad
Amstrad CPC
Developer: Software Studios
Media: Compact Cassette
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Rating: (Not Rated)
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Video Game: Altered Beast (1988)
Altered Beast (1988)
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North American Genesis edition
Rel Date: 1989-08-14
Publisher: SEGA Corporation
SEGA Genesis
Developer: SEGA Corporation
Media: Cartridge
Region: North America
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Video Game: Altered Beast (1988)
Altered Beast (1988)
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Amiga edition
Rel Date: 1989-00-00
Publisher: Activision
Amiga
Developer: Software Studios
Media: 3.5" Disk
Region: 
Rating: (Not Rated)
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Altered Beast (1988)
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North American Commodore 64 edition
Rel Date: 1989-00-00
Publisher: SEGA Corporation
Commodore 64
Developer: SEGA Corporation
Media: 5 1/4" Floppy Disk
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Video Game: Altered Beast (1988)
Altered Beast (1988)
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North American Sega Master System edition
Rel Date: 1989-00-00
Publisher: SEGA Corporation
SEGA Master System
Developer: SEGA Corporation
Media: Cartridge
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Altered Beast (1988)
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Spanish Amstrad CPC Cassette edition
Rel Date: 1989-00-00
Publisher: MCM Software
Amstrad CPC
Developer: Software Studios
Media: Compact Cassette
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Rating: (Not Rated)
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"From Altered Beast is a side scrolling, platform, beat 'em up game that puts the player in control of a centurion who had died in battle. The centurion has been raised from the dead to rescue Zeus' daughter, Athena. The player battles undead and demonic hordes, controlling the shapeshifting hero. He must fight through several levels in order to save the kidnapped goddess. Although 'Centurion' was a rank in the Roman Army, the game takes place in a setting resembling Ancient Greece, complete with gods, temples and ruined Ionic columns.

The player must battle armies of fictional and undead creatures to defeat the evil Demon God Neff, who is holding Athena captive. Along the way, the player has to obtain "Spirit Balls" (power-up orbs which increase his strength and size) from defeating white two-headed wolves (blue oxen in the DOS version) (it is hinted that this wolf might be the Cerberus dog of Greek Mythology). These enable the player to turn into a superhuman (stage one: "giant man", stage two: "superman"...). When three are collected, the hero transforms into a beast with exceptional abilities.

The game contains several levels which the player must battle through, however the player is not required to reach the beast form in order to complete the level. At the end of each level is a "boss" creature, which is Neff himself in different forms. Before Neff transforms at the end of each level, he says "Welcome to your doom!". The enemies the player encounters differ depending on the level as does the beast the hero transforms into. These beasts include a werewolf, a thunder dragon, a tiger man, a bear, and the more powerful golden werewolf (other beasts can be seen in the Japanese Famicom version and the Game Boy Advance version). Each beast has its own special abilities, such as the dragon's ability to fly. Between each level are small animations giving the player glimpses of Athena's peril."

Source: Wikipedia, "Altered_Beast," available under the CC-BY-SA License.

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Video Game Rank: 5248
Xbox 360 Rank: 801
Amiga Rank: 238
Commodore 64 Rank: 206
SEGA Genesis Rank: 150
NES Rank: 213
SEGA Master System Rank: 57
TurboGrafx-16 Rank: 30
Arcade Rank: 197
ZX Spectrum Rank: 112
Windows Rank: 2215
Amstrad CPC Rank: 119
Nintendo 3DS Rank: 200
Num Ratings: 98
Average Rating: 5.73 Ratings Breakdown
Standard Deviation: 1.56
Num Views: 1826
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Avg. Game Weight: 2.0 Weight Breakdown
Fans: 1
Personal Comments: 30
Users Owning: 123
Users Wanting: 2
Users Trading: 2 [find trade matches]
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