Altered Beast

From Sega Retro

For the home computer versions, see Altered Beast (home computers). For the PlayStation 2 game, see Altered Beast (2005).

n/a

  • System 16
  • Mega Drive
  • Master System
  • Famicom
  • PC Engine
  • CD-ROM²
  • Amstrad CPC
Altered Beast Arcade Title.png
AlteredBeast MD title.png
AlteredBeast SMS Title.png
AlteredBeast Famicom Title.png
AlteredBeast PCE Title.png
Notavailable.svg
AlteredBeast CPC title.png
Altered Beast
System(s): Sega System 16, Sega Mega Drive, Sega Master System, Famicom, PC Engine, CD-ROM², Virtual Console, Xbox 360, iOS, Steam, PlayStation 3, PlayStation Now
Publisher:
Arcade (System 16)
Sega Mega Drive
Sega Master System
Sega
Famicom
Asmik
PC Engine
NEC Avenue
Developer:
Licensor:
PC Engine
Famicom
Sega
Sound driver:
Sega Mega Drive
Pre-SMPS Z80
Peripherals supported:
Sega Master System
FM Sound Unit
Genre: Action[3][4][5], Arcade[6]

















Number of players:
Arcade
Sega Mega Drive
1-2,
Sega Master System
1
Release Date RRP Code
Arcade (System 16)
JP
¥? ?
Arcade (System 16)
US
$? ?
Arcade (Mega 6)
JP
¥? ?
Arcade (Mega-Tech System)
UK
£? ?




















Sega Mega Drive
JP
¥5,8005,800 G-4001
Sega Mega Drive
US
Sega Mega Drive
EU
Sega Mega Drive
DE
DM 119119
Sega Mega Drive
UK
£34.9934.99[8]
Sega Mega Drive
SE
(Rental)
Sega Mega Drive
AU
Sega Mega Drive
CA
Sega Mega Drive
BR
042520
Sega Mega Drive
KR
GM4002JG
Sega Master System
US
7018
Sega Master System
EU
MK-7018-50
Sega Master System
BX
Sega Master System
DE
DM 8989 MK-7018-50
Sega Master System
PT
Sega Master System
UK
£24.9524.95[10] MK-7018-50
Sega Master System
SE
Sega Master System
GR
Sega Master System
AU
7018
Sega Master System
BR
025020
Tectoy: 13+
Sega Master System
AE
Sega Master System
KR
Famicom
JP
1990-07-20 ¥? ?
PC Engine
JP
1989-09-28 ¥? ?
CD-ROM² System/Super CD-ROM² System
JP
1989-09-22 ¥? HACD9001
Wii Virtual Console
JP
600pts600[12]
CERO: A
Wii Virtual Console
US
800pts800[13]
ESRB: Everyone
Wii Virtual Console
EU
800pts800[14]
PEGI: 7+
Wii Virtual Console
DE
800pts800[14]
USK: 6
Wii Virtual Console
AU
800pts800[16]
OFLC: PG
Wii Virtual Console
JP
(Arcade)
800pts800[19]
CERO: B
Wii Virtual Console
US
(Arcade)
1000pts1000[20]
ESRB: Everyone 10+
Wii Virtual Console
EU
(Arcade)
900pts900[20]
Wii Virtual Console
AU
(Arcade)
800pts800[22]
OFLC: PG
Xbox 360
JP
400MSP400[29]
CERO: B
Xbox 360
JP
(Otameshiban)
FREEfree
CERO: B
Xbox 360
US
400MSP400[23]
ESRB: Everyone 10+
Xbox 360
US
(Trial)
FREEfree
ESRB: Everyone 10+
Xbox 360
EU
400MSP400[25]
PEGI: 3+
Xbox 360
EU
(Trial)
FREEfree
PEGI: 3+
Xbox 360
DE
400MSP400
USK: 6
Xbox 360
DE
(Trial)
FREEfree
USK: 6
Xbox 360
UK
400MSP400[24]
PEGI: 3+
Xbox 360
UK
(Trial)
FREEfree
PEGI: 3+
Xbox 360
AU
400MSP400
OFLC: PG
Xbox 360
AU
(Trial)
FREEfree
OFLC: PG
Xbox 360
KR
GRB: 12
Xbox 360
KR
(Pyeong-gapan)
FREEfree
GRB: 12
Steam
US
$2.992.99[34] 34281
ESRB: Everyone
Steam
EU
€2.492.49[34] 34281
PEGI: 12+
Steam
DE
€2.492.49[34] 34281
USK: 6
Steam
UK
£1.991.99[34] 34281
PEGI: 12+
Steam
AU
$3.493.49[34] 34281
OFLC: PG
Steam Linux
US
$0.990.99[36] 34281
ESRB: Everyone
Steam Linux
EU
€0.990.99[36] 34281
PEGI: 12+
Steam Linux
DE
€0.990.99[36] 34281
USK: 6
Steam Linux
UK
£0.790.79[36] 34281
PEGI: 12+
Steam Linux
AU
$1.351.35[36] 34281
OFLC: PG
Steam OS X
US
$0.990.99[36] 34281
ESRB: Everyone
Steam OS X
EU
€0.990.99[36] 34281
PEGI: 12+
Steam OS X
DE
€0.990.99[36] 34281
USK: 6
Steam OS X
UK
£0.790.79[36] 34281
PEGI: 12+
Steam OS X
AU
$1.351.35[36] 34281
OFLC: PG
iOS
JP
¥333 (350)350i[41][42]
9+
iOS
US
$2.992.99[38][39]
9+
iOS
US
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
9+
iOS
EU
€1.591.59[40]
iOS
EU
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
9+
iOS
UK
£1.991.99[39]
iOS
AU
$2.992.99[40]
Sony PlayStation 3
JP
¥571 (600)571 (600)[45] NPJB-00131
CERO: B
Sony PlayStation 3
US
$4.994.99[47] NPUB-30459
ESRB: Everyone 10+
Sony PlayStation 3
EU
€4.494.49[48] NPEB-00526
PEGI: 12+
Sony PlayStation 3
DE
€4.494.49[49] NPEB-00526
USK: 12
Sony PlayStation 3
UK
£3.693.69[50] NPEB-00526
PEGI: 12+
Sony PlayStation 3
AU
$6.756.75[51] NPEB-00526
OFLC: PG
Sony PlayStation 3
KR
₩6,5006,500[46] NPHB-00382
GRB: 12
Sony PlayStation 3
TW
NT$146146[52] NPHB-00382
GSRR: 12+
PlayStation Now
JP
Google Android OS
US
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
ESRB: Teen
Google Android OS
EU
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
PEGI: 12+
Google Android OS
DE
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
USK: 12
Google Android OS
AU
(Sega Forever)
FREEfree
OFLC: M

Altered Beast, called Juuouki (獣王記) in Japan, is a Sega System 16 arcade game released in 1988 by Sega. It was developed by the creator of Golden Axe, Makoto Uchida and shares many graphical similarities as a result. The game was notable as it allows the player to take on the form of various "Were Animals". The Japanese title roughly translates to "Beast King Chronicle".

Story and Gameplay

In Ancient Rome, the evil Demon God, Neff, has kidnapped Zeus' Daughter, Athena. Zeus revives a centurion from the dead to rescue his daughter. This is where the first stage starts, with Zeus saying the famous "Rise from your grave!" line. The centurion must kill the Wolf-like Demons that flash multiple colors (the Mega Drive version lacks the flashing effect and the characters stay blue instead). Killing them unleashes a spirit ball that the player must grab in order to transform. The first two increase muscle mass slightly while the third spirit ball will transform the centurion into a beast depending in what stage the player is in. The Sega Master System version lacks the first muscle increase, jumping directly to the body builder physique.

Once the player has changed into a beast he/she can then confront Neff who will appear and say "Welcome to your doom!" and create a smoke cloud which then disappears revealing a boss monster that also depends on the current stage as well. If the player has not collected three spirit balls before reaching Neff, he will run away two times, after that the level will start over from the beginning. In the Sega Mega Drive version, you will have to fight Neff in human form on the third encounter. After each boss fight Neff's head appears from a hole in the ground and steals all three of the player's Spirit balls, causing the player to revert back to his/her normal state. The player then proceeds to jump down the hole continuing to follow Neff into the next stage.

Stages

Here is a rundown of each stage. There are five stages in all:

AlteredBeast System16 US Stage1.png
Stage 1 - Werewolf
This is the Acropolis at Hades, which is a graveyard of sorts. The centurion is revived from here by Zeus. Upon collecting three spirit balls in this stage, the player will transform into a Werewolf. The Werewolf has the ability to fire energy balls from its hands and do an energy kick that makes it fly across the screen damaging anything in the way without stopping until the player reaches the edge of the screen.

At the end of the stage, Neff becomes Aggar, a huge legless horned demon that can launch his head off and grow a new one instantaneously. As a result, Aggar can fire up to five heads at the player at nearly the same time. The heads then fall straight to the ground. In the Arcade version of this stage Alex Kidd's name as well as Stella's are engraved on some of the destroyable tombstones. Slow Feet zombies litter the place, including self destructing and hard-punching Headless Horrors.

AlteredBeast System16 US Stage2.png
Stage 2 - Weredragon
The player is inside a cave; the first step on the way to the Underworld. Chicken Stingers, an enemy who would later appear as a steed in Golden Axe, is in this stage (it acts the same too). Rattle Tails jump from the ground and ceiling vertically. Strange blobby things known as Round Leeches will jump on the players head and suck their health away, but are easily destroyed by moving the directional button once it is on the player's head.

With three Spirit Balls, the player transforms into a Weredragon, which uses electric attacks. Punching makes the Weredragon shoot lightning from its fist while kicking causes it to generate lightning all over its body. At the end of the stage, Neff changes into Octeyes, a multi-eyed fern, who can fire poisonous spores in the form of eyeballs at the player which slowly hover across the screen.

AlteredBeast System16 US Stage3.png
Stage 3 - Werebear
In this stage the player is in a cavern deeply carved into a rock basin. There are bottomless pits everywhere which will cause an instant death for the player and any enemies who fall in. With three Spirit Balls, the player transforms into a Werebear in this stage. The Werebear can turn opponents to stone by pressing the punch button and can curl up into a ball and bounce with the kick button.

Neff changes into the Moldy Snail, a dragon with a snail shell. It must be attacked repeatedly to make its head come out of the snail shell in the arcade version if the player wishes to do any damage. Neff can also shoot slow-moving swirling fire to damage the player. (Hint: The Bouncing ability makes the fight easier in the Mega Drive version of the game.)

AlteredBeast System16 US Stage4.png
Stage 4 - Weretiger
The player is getting closer to Neff's lair as they are now in some sort of sanctuary that serves as the gates to the underworld palace. The Slow Feet make a reappearance in this stage. Upon collecting three Spirit Balls here, the player changes into the Weretiger. The Weretiger is the same as the Werewolf except that all of its attacks are vertical.

At the end, Neff changes into the Crocodile Worm, a floating beast that breathes fire out of its belly and moves up and down as well as forward slightly. In the arcade version, the fire can pretty much waste a single credit (3 lives) with one shot due to the knock down effect present in the game. He also shoots miniature red Weredragons from his body as well.

AlteredBeast System16 US Stage5.png
Stage 5 - Golden Werewolf
This is the underworld itself, complete with Dark Unicorns and Gory Goats as well as a host of other nasty new and old enemies. The player will turn into the Golden Werewolf, which as redundant as it is, as it is only slightly stronger than the regular Werewolf. That being said, its attacks are the same.

Neff takes on his true form at the end of the stage: a rhino-man who ironically was a statue that appeared in the background of Stage 4. Neff either charges at the player with his horn extended forward, or tries to punch the player. Right before each attack, puffs of steam come out of his nose and he shakes a little.

Ending

Basically, in the arcade version, the ending acts like the whole game was a movie. All the monsters and the main characters remove their costumes and celebrate the completion of their movie with a toast and mugs of beer. Then it shows a drawn version of each person involved with the game's creation except that a white bar appears over their eyes, giving the impression that they don't want the player to actually see their faces. Typical Sega humor for that time period.

The Mega Drive version's ending is the same except that the movie cast sequence doesn't happen. Instead, the credits roll and the Centurion is standing off to the side of the screen with the background of Stage 1 behind him. Interestingly, the player can control the Centurion during this sequence. When he touches the words of the credits, he acts like an enemy knocked him down, but he will not die from it. In addition to this, if the player decides to play the Mega Drive version again without turning off the power, they will start from the beginning of the game, but there will be more powerful and dangerous enemies lurking in the earlier levels (many of the ones that appeared in Stages 4 and 5). The boss fights also become more fierce. The ending remains unchanged. After the third playthrough loop, enemies and bosses don't become stronger anymore.

Achievements

Main article: Altered Beast/Achievements.

History

Legacy

This game was ported to various consoles, including the Sega Mega Drive, which it was bundled with during the console's early years. This version was considerably remixed in terms of enemy layout and hit detection, making it easier to play. The Mega Drive version also added settings for the player to change, such as starting level and difficulty, accessible by pressing B+Select on the title screen[54].

There was also a watered-down port for the Sega Master System and several ports to non-Sega systems, including console rivals the Famicom and PC Engine. The Master System version is especially notable for receiving abysmal reviews.

In 2006, an emulated version of the Mega Drive port was released for the Wii Virtual Console, followed by the Xbox 360 in 2009, then Steam and iOS in 2010. The iOS version was removed from iTunes in 2015.[55]

And despite being heavily ported and widely distributed, the game did not see a sequel until Altered Beast: Guardian of the Realms for the Game Boy Advance in 2002. This game was developed by the now-defunct 3d6 Games, and the game's concept is quite consistent with the original game's formula. There were also new beasts to transform into as well as power-ups.

A second sequel, called Juuouki: Project Altered Beast, was developed by WOW Entertainment for the PlayStation 2. This game is set in a more modern scenario and the story follows a "Genome-Cyborg" named Luke Custer. The game is heavily criticized for bad camera angles and some other crippling programming mistakes.

In 2012, Neff made a cameo appearance in the CGI-animated Disney film Wreck-It Ralph alongside fellow Sega villain Dr. Eggman, where he attended Clyde's Bad-Anon meetings in his rhino-man form. He has no speaking lines of his own in the film. Despite his small role, he was featured pretty prominently in promotional media for the film.

In 2013, the Mega Drive version was converted to 3D and released for the Nintendo 3DS as 3D Altered Beast. It was later included in the compilation Sega 3D Classics Collection.

The 1992 single, "Rise From Your Grave" by acid house group Phuture, samples the eponymous phrase from Altered Beast.

Versions

Version history

Main article: Altered Beast/Changelog.
System Version Size Date Comment Ref Icon
iOS
0000040000010000000000000000004.1.0 146.5MB 201912122019-12-12 [56]
iOS
0000040000000000020000000000004.0.2 152.7MB 201906032019-06-03 [57]
iOS
0000040000000000000000000000004.0.0 201901312019-01-31 [56]
iOS
0000030000020000030000000000003.2.3 201810312018-10-31 [56]
iOS
0000030000020000020000000000003.2.2 134.1MB 201808062018-08-06 [58]
iOS
0000030000020000000000000000003.2.0 201804182018-04-18 [58]
iOS
0000030000010000020000000000003.1.2 178MB 201710092017-10-09 [59]
iOS
0000030000010000010000000000003.1.1 201709252017-09-25 [58]
iOS
0000030000010000000000000000003.1.0 176MB 201709132017-09-13 [60]
iOS
0000030000000000030000000000003.0.3 161MB 201707132017-07-13 [61]
iOS
0000030000000000020000000000003.0.2 161MB 201706222017-06-22 [62]
iOS
0000030000000000010000000000003.0.1 153.6MB 201706212017-06-21 Sega Forever. [63]
iOS
0000020000000000000000000000002.0.0 6MB 201211302012-11-30 iOS6 Support. [64]
iOS
0000010000000000000000000000001.0.0 5MB 201012162010-12-16 [37]
Google Android OS
0000040000010000000000000000004.1.0 56MB 201912062019-12-06 [65] AlteredBeast Android icon 410.png Download.svg (55.64 MB) i
Google Android OS
0000020000000000010000000000002.0.1 44MB 201906032019-06-03 [66] AlteredBeast Android icon 101.png Download.svg (44.3 MB) i
Google Android OS
0000020000000000000000000000002.0.0 43MB 201901312019-01-31 [67] AlteredBeast Android icon 101.png Download.svg (43.49 MB) i
Google Android OS
0000010000020000030000000000001.2.3 43MB 201810312018-10-31 [68] AlteredBeast Android icon 101.png Download.svg (42.8 MB) i
Google Android OS
0000010000020000020000000000001.2.2 41MB 201808062018-08-06 [69] AlteredBeast Android icon 101.png Download.svg (41.06 MB) i
Google Android OS
0000010000020000000000000000001.2.0 41MB 201804182018-04-18 [70] AlteredBeast Android icon 101.png Download.svg (40.77 MB) i
Google Android OS
0000010000010000010000000000001.1.1 47MB 201709262017-09-26 [71] AlteredBeast Android icon 111.png Download.svg (47.21 MB) i
Google Android OS
0000010000010000000000000000001.1.0 47MB 201709132017-09-13 [71] AlteredBeast Android icon 101.png Download.svg (47.36 MB) i
Google Android OS
0000010000000000050000000000001.0.5 45MB 201707132017-07-13 [72] AlteredBeast Android icon 101.png Download.svg (45.39 MB) i
Google Android OS
0000010000000000020000000000001.0.2 45MB 201706222017-06-22 [73] AlteredBeast Android icon 101.png Download.svg (45.38 MB) i
Google Android OS
0000010000000000010000000000001.0.1 45MB 201706212017-06-21 Sega Forever. [72] AlteredBeast Android icon 101.png Download.svg (45.39 MB) i

Localised names

Also known as
Language Localised Name English Translation
English Altered Beast Altered Beast
English (US) Altered Beast Altered Beast
Japanese Juuouki (獣王記) Beast King's Chronicle

Downloadable content

Title and description Links Releases
Remove non-SEGA Adverts
iOS
US
2017-06-22[74]
$1.991.99[62]
iOS
UK
2017-06-21[75]
£1.991.99[76]
iOS
EU
2017-06-21[75]
€2.292.29[76]
Google Android OS
US
2017-06-22[74]
$1.991.99[69]
Google Android OS
UK
2017-06-21[75]
£1.991.99
Google Android OS
EU
2017-06-21[75]
€2.292.29
Google Android OS
AU
2017-06-21[75]
$2.992.99

Production credits

System 16 version


Mega Drive version

Source: Sega TV Game Genga Gallery[77]


CD-ROM² version

  • Executive Producer: Shigenobu Nanbu
  • Producer: Toshio Tabeta
  • Director: Takashi Ozama
  • Programmer: Hideki Mesuda
  • Graphic: Yasunori Takahara
  • Music: Metal Yamashita, Fumina Murohoshi
  • Assistant: Chieko Ochiai, Hiroshi Matsuda
  • Special Thanks To: Noriyuki Watanabe, Yoshiko Ishibashi, Fumiko Suzuki
  • Presented by: NEC Avenue
©Sega 1988

Digital manuals

Hints

Magazine articles

Main article: Altered Beast/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

Main article: Altered Beast/Promotional material.

Artwork

Photo gallery

Physical scans

System 16 version

System 16, US
AlteredBeast System16 US Marquee.jpg
Altered Beast System 16 US Manual.pdf
Manual
System 16, JP
Notavailable.svgAlteredBeast System16 JP InstructionCard.jpg
Instuction card(s)

Mega Drive version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
94 [78]
50 [79]
46 [80]
87 [81]
67 [82]
48 [83]
60 №62, [1]
87 [84]
47 [85]
53
67 [86]
53 [87]
40 [88]
74 [89]
48 №18, p64
Sega Mega Drive
61
Based on
15 reviews

Mega Drive, JP
Altbeast md jp cover.jpg
Cover
AlteredBeast MD JP CartTop.jpg
AlteredBeast MD JP Cart.jpg
Cart
Alteredbeast md jp manual.pdf
Manual
AlteredBeast MD JP pcb.jpg
PCB
Mega Drive, US (Made in Taiwan)
Altbeast md us cover.png
Cover
Altbeast md us cart.jpg
Cart
AlteredBeast MD US Manual.pdf
Manual
AlteredBeast MD US Poster Back.jpgAlteredBeast MD US Poster Front.jpg
Poster
Mega Drive, US (Made in Taiwan; alt)
AlteredBeast MD US Box Back MadeInTaiwan Alt.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, US (Made in Japan)
Altbeast md us cover made in japan.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, EU
Altbeast md eu cover.jpg
Cover
Altbeast md eu cart.jpg
Cart
Altered Beast MD EU Manual.pdf
Manual
AlteredBeast MD EU pcb.jpg
PCB
Mega Drive, SE (Rental)
AlteredBeast MD SE rental cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, AU
Altered Beast MD AU Cover.jpg
Cover
Mega Drive, BR
AlteredBeast MD BR Box.jpg
Cover
Altered Beast MD BR Cart Top.jpg
Altered Beast MD BR Cart.jpg
Cart
Alteredbeast md br manual.pdf
Manual
Mega Drive, KR
AlteredBeast MD KR Box.jpg
Cover
AlteredBeast MD KR cart.jpg
Cart
Mega Drive, CA
AlteredBeast MD CA Box.jpg
Cover

Master System version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
66 [10]
49 [81]
60 [90]
43 [91]
45 [92]
43 [93]
17
42 No results[94]
17 [87]
53 [95]
40 [96]
68 [89]
65 №69, p67
Sega Master System
47
Based on
13 reviews

Master System, US
Altbeast ms us cover.jpg
Cover
Altbeast ms us cart.jpg
Cart
Alteredbeast sms us manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU
Altbeast ms eu cover.jpg
Cover
Altered Beast Master System Euro Manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, EU
® variant
AlteredBeast SMS EU R cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, BX
Altbeast SMS BX box front.jpg
Cover
Master System, SE

Master System, GR
Altbeast sms GR cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, GR
® variant
AlteredBeast SMS GR R cover.jpg
Cover
Master System, AU
AlteredBeast SMS AU cover.jpg
Cover
AlteredBeast SMS AU Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, BR (cardboard)
AlteredBeast SMS BR Box Cardboard v1.jpg
Cover
AlteredBeastSMSBRCartridge.jpg
Cart
Master System, BR (cardboard; newer)
Altered Beast SMS BR Cover Alt.jpg
Cover
AlteredBeastSMSBRCartridge.jpg
Cart
Master System, BR
AlteredBeast SMS BR3 Box.jpg
Cover
AlteredBeast SMS BR3 Cart.jpg
Cart
Master System, BR (re-release)
AlteredBeast SMS BR Box Blue Older.jpg
Cover
Alteredbeast sms br cart.jpg
Cart
AlteredBeast SMS BR Manual Blue Alt.pdf
Manual
Master System, BR (re-release; newer)
Altered Beast SMS BR Cover.jpg
Cover
Alteredbeast sms br cart.jpg
Cart
Alteredbeast sms br manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, AE

AlteredBeast sms arabic manual.pdf
Manual
Master System, KR

AlteredBeast SMS KR Cart.jpg
Cart

Mega-Tech version

Mega-Tech,

Famicom version

NES, JP
AlteredBeast NES JP Box Back.jpgNospine.pngAlteredBeast NES JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
AlteredBeast NES JP Cart.jpg
Cart
AlteredBeast NES JP Manual.pdf
Manual

PC Engine version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review

<meta itemprop="ratingValue" content="Division by zero.">

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
52
[97]
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
60
[98]
PC Engine
56
Based on
2 reviews
PC Engine, JP
Altered Beast PCE HuCard JP Back.jpgAltered Beast PCE HuCard JP Spine.jpgAlteredBeast PCE JP Box Front.jpg
Cover
Altered Beast PCE HuCard JP Card Back.jpgAlteredBeast PCE JP Card.jpg
Card
Altered Beast PCE HuCard JP Manual.pdf
Manual

CD-ROM² version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
{{{{{icon}}}|L}} Division by zero.
Based on
0 review

<meta itemprop="ratingValue" content="Division by zero.">

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Complete Guide to Consoles (UK)
54
[98]
The Games Machine (UK)
60
[99]
Joystick (FR)
82
[100]
CD-ROM² systems 65
Based on
3 reviews
CD-ROM², JP
Altered Beast PCE CD-ROM2 JP Back.jpgAltered Beast PCE CD-ROM2 JP Front.jpg
Cover
Altered Beast PCE CD-ROM2 JP CD.png
Disc
Altered Beast PCE CD-ROM2 JP Manual.PDF
Manual

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 154d59bb
MD5 2ed5293e46abe1e74edeb96da0e7a618
SHA-1 38945360d824d2fb9535b4fd7f25b9aa9b32f019
512kB 1989-01 Cartridge (US/EU)
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 154d59bb
MD5 ?
SHA-1 ?
512kB 1988 Cartridge (JP) The "Altered Beast" name does not appear on the title screen.
Sega Master System
 ?
CRC32 bba2fe98
MD5 24618ca4a223a36d2bfda10f42454687
SHA-1 413986f174799f094a8dd776d91dcf018ee17290
256kB Cartridge (EU/US)
Nintendo Entertainment System
CRC32 c8c7d63e
MD5 2b47ceea374d6c11471310caec5ccb36
SHA-1 06267536575f0002bc84a35f9867f4dd80a1d8f3
256kB Cartridge (JP)
PC Engine
 ?
CRC32 6772ca86
MD5 28b8ffd403e7917e63cf2d8d0fb90754
SHA-1 8b274906e2488fa3a6be467c5bd8a2ac150d5801
512kB Card (JP)
PC Engine
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CRC32 6a628982
MD5 b5d09f3233d18b96fbf5e0375cb2f93e
SHA-1 20a413b8c5ae86502fc21f55096b89b2d7350dc2
512kB Card (JP) (Alt)

External links

References

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  2. https://www.mtwo.co.jp/development/retrogame-2/#tab-3
  3. File:Altbeast md jp cover.jpg
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  6. File:Altbeast ms eu cover.jpg
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