User reviews for Altered Beast
6.5 / 10Combined Score
Pretty damn short; cheap moments; sluggish when playing as the human; bipolar difficulty; questionable hit detection; graphics aged badly.
Altered Beast for the Sega Genesis was best known not only as a decent port of the arcade classic, but also one of the first Sega Genesis/Megadrive games to be released. It was also many Genesis owners’ first games including mine. I had a blast when I played it on the then-brand new Sega Genesis my folks bought. It looked so cool! Of course, I got destroyed out there in the game, but I didn’t care, I was about 1 and a bit, and my big brother was helping anyway. Those were the times... Fast-forward to 2008, and while I still enjoy playing this from time to time, Altered Beast kind of annoys me. Now, as I got older, my patience started to thin out, and Altered Beast is full of moments that make me ...
Quite hard to beat 5 times through
Health randomly changed at the end of the last level each time
In this game you are brought back from the dead (with the immortal line "Rise from your grave!" to find Zeus' daughter who has been captured. You have to punch and kick your way through 5 levels and then do it 5 more times to beat the game. Along the way you can transform into beasts with more powers to enable you to destroy everyone in your way. At the end of each level there's a boss for you to defeat. Once you've done that you are stripped of your powers and you return to human form once more and you start the next level.
The controls are A to punch, B to kick and C to jump. Pressing down will cause you to crouch and you can punch and kick from this position as well. When you start off you are a normal human and it can take 2-3 hits to kill an enemy. When you see a grey boar-type animal you ...