Altered Beast

a.k.a. Jūōki / 獣王記

published by NEC Avenue in 1989-09-22, developed by Bits Laboratory, running on PC Engine CD
type: beat 'em up
genre: Horror, Fantasy
series: Altered Beast
perspective: side view auto-scroll
player options: single player
languages: jpn

Personal review

Didn't like the Mega Drive version very much, so my expectations for the PC-Engine version were quite low, but the end result was even worse than I thought. The slow scrolling and mostly slow and unresponsive movements of your character, especially when in human form make the game dull and frustrating. Compared to the Hu-Card version the only CD-ROM extra features I saw was a boring intro with speech and better ingame sound fx.

# 2013-09-22 04:54:55

Official description

Zeus has called upon you! Only a brave and fearless warrior can save his beloved daughter, Athena, from the cunning clutches of Nelf, evil Lord of the Underworld. Risen from the grave, you are presented with supernatural powers beyond this world. Collect the mystical spirit balls and transform into an awesome array of creatures - as Strongman, punch and kick harder than ever before, as WereWolf and WereTiger, rip the flesh of the demons of hell, and as Bear, knock out your enemies with one bad breath! You hear the distant cries of the beautiful Athena and as the terrors of the Underworld tighten their grasp, the beast within you rises to face the final battle!
# 2017-04-01 09:28:55 - official description

Technical specs

display: raster

External reviews (4) - average: 57.5% - median: 57.5%

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Aktueller Software Markt (ASM)de371989-124/1233%
Génération 4 (1-82)fr201990-0365/10065%
Tilt 39-113fr821990-1010/2050%

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