Striking a dire tone halfway between the fantasy schlock that remained a gaming staple and the stone-faced pulp of Robert E. Howard, Altered Beast is full of vile swamps, grotesque head-throwing demon lords, and heavy-metal transmogrification. Truth to tell, Altered Beast is kind of terrible.
SEGA's Retro Arcade Hit
Play free and fight your way through the legions of hell! Risen from the grave to fight the terrors of Hades — you are the Altered Beast. Combat waves of demons, overcome grotesque boss battles, and tear the armies of the damned limb from limb! All rights reserved. Altered Beast is one of those games that you remember being terrible from childhood, but when I decided to pick this up on mobile I was pleasantly surprised. The controls are great, the levels have variety, the bosses are simplistic yet satisfying and the presentation is atmospheric. Great Game, I really only have one minor gripe is that you have to pay to be able to play it without ads. If whoever does the Sega Forever line of classics can stop this two dollar B. The game is good nevertheless, going back to the 90s to play the nostalgic beat-em-up on a really annoying piece of mechanisms.
About This Game
After its initial arcade release, it was ported to several home video game consoles and home computers. The primary designer was Makoto Uchida, also responsible for the creation of Golden Axe. In ancient Greece, a Centurion who had died in battle is resurrected from the dead by Zeus. The Centurion is ordered by Zeus to save his daughter Athena , who had been kidnapped by Neff. After a series of battles, the centurion finally defeats Neff and rescues Athena. In the original arcade game, the end credits are interspersed with images of actors in costumes for the different characters and monsters of the game, implying the whole game was a film production. Altered Beast is a side scrolling, platform, beat 'em up game. The player can punch, kick and jump. Up to two players can play at once. Each player controls a Centurion, fighting undead creatures and monsters in a setting resembling Ancient Greece, with originally five levels, in a graveyard, the underworld, a cavern, Neff's palace and base at the city of Dis.
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