Reviewed by Dyson Turner
Altered Beast the first Genesis game wasn't that great, it
wasn't ground breaking, and it looked like any other side
scroller I seen many times for NES. Not too many were
impressed with Sega's new machine when this came out.
I don't remember every little detail of the stroy like names
or anything but this is the basic idea of the game. It is
back in the Greek Mythologies, their are 2 Freek Warriors
who died years ago. Zeus has revived them to save one of his
daughters from hades of the Underworld.
The graphics were good with some nice sized sprites, and
enemies. The transformation sequences were pretty cool, and
so were the backgrounds. The game moved pretty fast , and
most enemies died pretty easily with just a hit or 2. The
graphics department was probably the best part of the entire
game, everything out was lagging.
Nothing great but it isn't garbage either. The music was
pretty quiet and low when you were walking along killing
guys. The opening theme tried to sound loud and arcade like
but it too fell short. This is like foreshadowing of how the
Genesis will be through the rest of the uears. The coolest
sound Fx would be "Wise fwom yo Gwave!" which is exactly
what Zeus said on the first stage. The other sound Fx were
pretty normal and what were found in most NES games.
Game Play 8.0/10
This game is for 1 or 2 players. You start off as men but
you get icons that turn you into beasts like Werewolfs and
Dragons and Bears. They all have different abilities like
dragons can fly bears are strong and things like that. The
only real problem with this game is that it is too easy. In
my first time playing it I beat it in a hour which is a
little depressing when you got a new system. The coolest
Beast you can be in my opinion is the Dragon, its real fun
flying around and shooting fire. The bosses are way too easy
as well, especially the last one, I was pretty surprise when
I actually beat it. The difficulty is easy and their aren't
saves or password features.
This game wasn't that bad but it really wasn't good, if it
would of came out later it would of been forgotten in a vast
ocean of lack luster Side Croller's. The only thing
contributing to its fame, is that its the first Genesis game
over than that it really doesn't have much to keep you
interested. I would still get it, its something to do for
about a hour.