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Altered Beast - Sega Genesis

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Platform: Sega Genesis

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Platform: Sega Genesis
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S. and to APO/FPO addresses. For APO/FPO shipments, please check with the manufacturer regarding warranty and support issues.
  • ASIN: B000035XHV
  • Media: Video Game
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #4,514 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

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Platform: Sega Genesis

Enter a time when men were warriors and Gods ruled the world. A time of good against evil, a place of danger. Summoned by Zues to rescue Athena, you will infiltrate the Underworld with the power to transform into mythical creatures with supernatural strenght

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Altered Beast, an exellent Sega Classic March 15, 2003
By A Customer
Platform for Display:Sega Genesis
Altered Beast is one of the best games you can have on your Sega Genesis. If you like becoming an ancient warrior who comes back from the dead to save the world, Altered Beast is for you. In this game you start off as a pretty average sized man, but by collecting some Pomer Ups your man soon becomes a HULKING Brut. Collecting 1 Power Up will make him medium sized and collecting 2 will make him bigger and bader than Hercules. Now this is the cool part, when you get the third Power Up your character morphs into an altered beast. But the funnest part of this game is in the 2 Player mode. To do this push the start button on the second players controler, and have fun with a friend.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Classic Genesis June 30, 2010
Platform for Display:Sega Genesis
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
The Genesis days.
What fun.
What a joy.
How depressing, I'm so old.
"Altered Beast" came with the Genesis I bought and it's a blast.
My first introduction to the new wave of 16 bit gaming and wow was I hooked.
Awesome graphics.
Great sound.
An incredible amount of variety.
It's not a very long game but who cares.
What is there is a blast.
Another one of those long forgotten titles that deserves to be played by today's gamers.
"Altered Beast" may not be "Pac Man" or even "Sonic" but it's still an awesome game that should not be forgotten.
Highly recommended.
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Altered Beast the original October 2, 2004
Platform for Display:Sega Genesis
Fun: 4.0 out of 5 stars   
The arcade hit Altered Beast hit the U.S. 1988 and became

the next game arcade hit, 4 yrs in a row for Sega. For 4 yrs

Sega dominated the arcades with hits like Space Harrier, Shinobi

Super Hang On, and now Altered Beast.

However, the version for the pc is one of the sorriest ports

of an arcade game I've seen. Everything from the graphics

to the sound, to the control pale in comparison to the arcade

hit or even the 16 bit Genesis version.

However, this will cover both the Genesis and PC version.

Graphics 4:

The graphics for the Sega Genesis were pretty cool and great

at the time. The pc version?

Uh. Ahh. Eeek. The first problem with the pc version of Altered

Beast, is the fact, that the game only EGA, and VGA color modes.

However, the graphics still remain a bit of a pioneer cuz

this was one of the first Arcade games ported for the Genesis.

Sound: 3

Here lies another fault in the game.

There is actually a setup program for the sound, but in all the

setup program was unable to recognize my sound card, and

thus the sound of the game was reduced to those fuzzy and outdated internal pc speaker noises as sound.

Playing the sound on the Genesis was a mix, the sounds are

pretty cool but nothing really cool.

Control 3:

Like the sound, there is a setup program for the controls.

You can choose between playing the game with the keyboard

and using a joystick. However, it took both practice and patience to setup the joystick.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good old fashioned side scroll February 5, 2014
Platform for Display:Sega Genesis|Verified Purchase
This is an oldie but a goodie. I also grew up with this game so I repurchased it when I was finally able to find it. Graphics are deplorable (by today's standards) but this game is fun and still a little challenging but like all other games of its time you just have to memorize the pattern.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My mother loves this product! January 9, 2014
Platform for Display:Sega Genesis|Verified Purchase
My mother loves playing computer games and loves this product. No longer does she only watch TV, this game keeps her occupied.
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5.0 out of 5 stars feedback January 8, 2014
Platform for Display:Sega Genesis|Verified Purchase
This game works excellent and was in good shape no glitches got in time and would recommend this to anyone could not ask for more.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic Sega Arcade Game On The Proper Port July 19, 2013
By Mike
Platform for Display:Sega Genesis
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
Sega's Altered Beast is a video game classic! When it came out in the arcade system, people would gleefully dump coins into the system to play as one of two resurrected Roman centurions in hopes of beating the nefarious Neff in the underworld as they rescue Zeus's daughter Athena from peril. Regrettably, those who had the original Sega Master System were likely sorely disappointed with the disjointed and disorganized gameplay that the title had on that platform. The resolution? Sega released it on Sega Genesis, where it played better than it did in the arcade (let alone Sega Master System) and allowed players the ability to customize the game's difficulty (there were control options that could enable a person to award or remove lives and health bars, in addition to setting the game difficulty.)

The game itself takes you through five different levels where your centurion battles a collection of ghouls, demons, zombies, and other unpleasant creatures that work to impede your progress. As you battle through each level, you must obtain three orbs by vanquishing a blue Cerberus whenever it appears on the screen. Once you obtain three orbs, you transform into either a Werewolf, a Weredragon, a Werebear, a Weartiger, or the ultimate creature, the Golden Werewolf, to defeat Neff and whatever form he takes to attempt to defeat you. This continues until you finally vanquish Neff and save Athena. When you beat the game, you get the credits and the option to play again but at a higher difficulty. Beat the highest difficulty and you get to play again. Not the greatest ending ever, but the gameplay makes up for it.

The controls are easy to figure out, but the gameplay is far from being a pushover.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
1.0 out of 5 stars Do NOT order from these people!
The game fell apart after I opened the package! Granted I don't know what to expect from a game that is twenty years old but I have bought games from other suppliers and this was... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Thomas Holmes
5.0 out of 5 stars Awsome game
Nothing like reliving your childhood memories like breaking out the sega and playing all the old games you use to like this classic!
Published 19 months ago by TK
4.0 out of 5 stars "Power up" this classic on Genesis!
Altered Beast is a game that early on in the Sega Genesis' era, came with the system. You are playing as a character ( or characters in 2 player mode) that have been resurrected. Read more
Published 22 months ago by Rezivor
5.0 out of 5 stars RIIISSSEEE FROM YOUR GRAVE!
This game is just too much fun. Yes it is true what some reviews say, that the sound and graphics are quite lacking for Genesis / Megadrive standards, however, what most reviews... Read more
Published 24 months ago by Colton L. Pitner
5.0 out of 5 stars my first genesis game...
i remember getting my sega genesis for christmas in 89...and this gem came packed with it! what a great title to launch a console with... Read more
Published on February 25, 2012 by N. Richko
4.0 out of 5 stars Rise from your grave!!
As appropiately titled this game is what launched the Sega Genesis/Megadrive's carrer. It has two famous lines in this 1989 classic. Read more
Published on December 26, 2006
4.0 out of 5 stars good
a fun game that is imaginitively created. Along with great graphics(for the time it came out) you would have a fun and entertaining game that is worth playing over and over again.
Published on September 21, 2005 by N. Fares
4.0 out of 5 stars Extremely Short, fun while it lasts
It's about 15 minutes long, unless you have trouble trying to kick the blue buffalo, which they contain a power-up. When 3 power-ups are gotten, it will go into Beast Mode. Read more
Published on May 12, 2005
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