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Altered Beast - Sega Genesis

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Platform: Sega Genesis



Product Details

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 (19 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,643 in Video Games (See Top 100 in Video Games)
  • Discontinued by manufacturer: Yes

Product Description

Platform: Sega Genesis

Includes Game, original case, and original manual. While this item is in very good shape, it is NOT LIKE NEW. Cartridge label, manual and case may have small flaws but overall everything is in good condition.All Classic Game store games are tested before being placed into inventory.

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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.
Anyway.....
"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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4.0 out of 5 stars Rise from your grave!! December 26, 2006
A Kid's Review
Platform for Display:Sega Genesis
Fun: 5.0 out of 5 stars   
As appropiately titled this game is what launched the Sega Genesis/Megadrive's carrer. It has two famous lines in this 1989 classic. They are " Rise from your grave " and " Welcome to your doom !" You can hunt down the rare Genesis version or buy the Sega Genesis Collection.

P.S I gave this a overall 4 stars because it is only five levels long.
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3 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The very game that hooked me to the Sega Genesis! September 23, 2003
Platform for Display:Sega Genesis
When Sega came along with their Genesis system, it didn't reach the attention of the already popular Nintendo Entertainment System (NES). Despite its superior graphics capabilities and sound quality, it never touched Nintendo's sales, at least in the States. Why? Perhaps we'll never know, because I think the Genesis is one of the best video game systems ever made, right up there with the almighty Super NES... and this game is one of the reasons why.
THE GOOD
I cannot BEGIN to tell you how I love this game. It's so simple, yet a FUN game. It's hard, and you'll just be playing more and more just to beat this game. It has two-player ability which tends to make it easier (subject to your comrade's abilities, of course.). There's only four levels, but it's four levels of sheer oldschool ultimateness. The graphics are ok, if not that great, but hey... we all know gameplay is what makes the game, right?
This actually was THE game that hooked me to the Genesis. You'd think that after playing tons of Sonic 2, Aladdin, and X-Men that I would've been thoroughly hooked, and while those games are classics, this one particular game somehow snatched me by [my sensitive areas] and told me to buy a Genesis (which I did, with the ever-so-needed Sega CD attachment). Guess I'm just weird.
About the game since my review would be pretty short: basic story is that you (with or without your comrade) are raised from the dead by Zeus to go save Athena from an evil sorceror. In each level, you transform into a different beast after collecting three orbs (first level: wolfman, second level: dragon, etc.). Cool.
THE BAD
If you find something wrong I highly suggest consulting a physician before dissing on and/or playing this game.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Great!!
Fast shipping!! Ordered for a present and it was a great hit!! Thanks!!!
Published 3 months ago by Rae
5.0 out of 5 stars Good old fashioned side scroll
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. Read more
Published 10 months ago by Jantzen S. Gambill
5.0 out of 5 stars My mother loves this product!
My mother loves playing computer games and loves this product. No longer does she only watch TV, this game keeps her occupied.
Published 11 months ago by Cynon A.
5.0 out of 5 stars feedback
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.
Published 11 months ago by michael wayne jeffers
5.0 out of 5 stars A Classic Sega Arcade Game On The Proper Port
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... Read more
Published 17 months ago by Mike
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 19 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 24 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 on October 3, 2012 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 on August 3, 2012 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
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