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Altered Beast

a.k.a. Jūōki / 獣王記

created and published by Sega in 1988-11-27, running on Mega Drive
type: beat 'em up
genre: Horror, Fantasy
series: Altered Beast
perspective: side view auto-scroll
player options: single player, shared-screen
languages: eng
3.4/5

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Personal reviews (2)
Un clásico de los beat'em up, algo arcaico, lento y corto, pero entretenido, especialmente por las transformaciones y por algunos enemigos memorables.

6 de 10

# 2014-07-18 18:54:11
One of the first games for the MegaDrive and the pack-in game which came with the first MegaDrive/Genesis versions. A decent arcade port with a problem. The arcade version itself wasn't very good. The game is too short and too slow. The graphics were very nice for its time but nowadays the bad gameplay becomes more obvious. Some call this game a classic, and they are right because this game has a certain significance when it comes to the history of the MegaDrive/Genesis. But calling this game a classic because of its gameplay would be doubtful.

# 2013-11-27 17:21:08
Official description
When Zeus, the legendary Greek God, brings you back to life, you set forth on a mission to rescue his daughter Athena from the underworld. Along the way, collect the Spirit Balls dropped by enemies to increase your strength and transform into a variety of mythical creatures with powerful attacks.
# 2007-07-01 23:24:42 - official description
Technical specs
display: raster
Editor notes (3)
Included in Sega Mega Drive Classic Collection (Steam version)
# 2014-08-27 23:49:47
Also included in Classic Collection (aka Mega Games 4-in-1), released in Europe in 1996 and published by Sega, rated ELSPA-3, that included Flicky, Gunstar Heroes, Altered Beast and Alex Kidd in the Enchanted Castle.
# 2013-02-11 08:03:38
Growwwwlllll!

Gnashing its way over from the arcades comes this super-cool scare game. Shares strong links (and the Chicken Leg!) with Golden Axe.
(Garrett) - # 2006
Authors / Staff
Rieko Kodama
External reviews (4) - average: 69.3% - median: 70%
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IGN2007*5/1050%
Power Playde161989-0753/10053%
The Games Machine Italyit101989-0687/10087%
The Games Machineuk191989-0687/10087%
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