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Altered Beast (home computers)

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Altered Beast
Publisher: Activision
Developer:
System(s): Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, ZX Spectrum
Release Date RRP Code
Commodore Amiga
US
$? ?
Commodore Amiga
UK
£24.99[1] ?
Commodore Amiga
UK (The Hit Squad)
£7.99 ?
Commodore Amiga
FR
? ?
Commodore Amiga
DE
? ?
Atari ST
UK
£19.99[1] ?
Atari ST
UK (The Hit Squad)
£7.99 ?
Atari ST
FR
? ?
Atari ST
DE
? ?
Amstrad CPC
UK (Cassette)
£9.99[1] ?
Amstrad CPC
UK (Disk)
£? ?
Amstrad CPC
UK (The Hit Squad)
£3.99 ?
Amstrad CPC
FR (Cassette)
? ?
Amstrad CPC
DE (Cassette)
? ?
Amstrad CPC
ES (Cassette)
? AMC-768
Amstrad CPC
ES (Disk)
? ?
Commodore 64
US (Disk)
$? ?
Commodore 64
UK (Cassette)
£9.99[1] ?
Commodore 64
UK (The Hit Squad)
£3.99 ?
Commodore 64
FR (Cassette)
? ?
Commodore 64
DE (Cassette)
? ?
ZX Spectrum
UK (Cassette)
£9.99[1] ?
ZX Spectrum
UK (The Hit Squad)
£3.99 ?
ZX Spectrum
FR (Cassette)
?FF ?
ZX Spectrum
ES (Cassette)
?Ptas LYSEC-711
IBM PC compatibles
UK
£24.99[2] ?
MSX
ES
? ?




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The home computer versions of Altered Beast were released around 1990 for the Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, MSX, and ZX Spectrum.

Production credits

Amiga version

Coded by Jeff Gamon
Graphics by Mak Computer Graphics
Music by Uncle Art
Produced by Stuart Hibbert
A Software Studios production In association with Marjacq Micros Ltd.

Amstrad CPC version

  • Mark A. Jones (graphics)

Atari ST version

  • Mark A. Jones (graphics)

Commodore 64 version

Programming by Michael Archer
Graphics by Computer graphics
Music by Martin Walker

DOS version

Programming: Robert White
Artwork: David Adams
Music & Sound Effects: Michael J. Sokyrka, Kristian Hatfefid
Conversion By: Unlimited Software Inc.

ZX Spectrum version

  • Mark A. Jones (graphics)

Magazine articles

Main article: Altered Beast (home computers)/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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CommodoreUser UK 74.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Commodore User (UK) #74: "November 1989" (1989-10-23)
also published in:
  • Computer & Video Games (UK) #96: "November 1989" (1989-10-16)[3]
  • ACE (UK) #27: "December 1989" (1989-xx-xx)[4]
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Tilt FR 070.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Tilt (FR) #70: "Octobre 1989" (1989-xx-xx)
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PowerPlay DE 020.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Power Play (DE) #11/89 (1989-10-xx)
also published in:
  • Power Play (DE) #12/89 (1989-11-xx)[5]
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PowerPlay DE 021.pdf

PDF
Print advert in
Power Play (DE) #12/89 (1989-11-xx)

Physical scans

Amiga version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
82 №26, p64[2]
82 №19, p42/43[6]
54 №9, p105,107[7]
69 №96, p80[1]
87 №73, p20-21[8]
69 №25, p85[9]
18 №12/89, p68[10]
68 №56, p10[11]
Commodore Amiga
66
Based on
8 reviews

Amiga, US

Amiga, UK
Altered Beast Amiga EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Amiga, UK (The Hit Squad)
AlteredBeast Amiga UK Box Front THS.jpg
Cover
Amiga, FR

Amiga, DE

Amstrad CPC version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
50 №40, p48[12]
Amstrad CPC
50
Based on
1 review

Amstrad CPC, UK (cassette)

Amstrad CPC, UK (disk)

Amstrad CPC, UK (The Hit Squad)
AlteredBeast CPC EU Box THS.jpg
Cover
Amstrad CPC, FR (cassette)

Amstrad CPC, DE (cassette)

Amstrad CPC, ES (cassette)
AlteredBeast CPC ES Box Cassette MCM.jpg
Cover
Amstrad CPC, ES (disk)

Atari ST version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
68 №96, p80[1]
70 №25, p85[9]
Atari ST
69
Based on
2 reviews

Atari ST, UK

Altered Beast Atari ST EU Disk1.jpg
Disk 1
Altered Beast Atari ST EU Disk2.jpg
Disk 2
Atari ST, UK (The Hit Squad)

Atari ST, FR

Atari ST, DE

Commodore 64 version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
73 №96, p80[1]
78 №73, p22[13]
64 №25, p85[9]
17 №12/89, p70[14]
73 №56, p10[11]
60 №39, p22/23[15]
Commodore 64
61
Based on
6 reviews

Commodore 64, US
AlteredBeast C64 US Box Front.jpg
Cover
Commodore 64, UK (cassette)
Altered Beast C64 EU Box Back.jpgNospine.pngAltered Beast C64 EU Box Front.jpg
Cover
Altered Beast C64 EU Cassette.jpg
Cassette
AlteredBeast C64 EU Manual.pdf
Manual
Commodore 64, UK (disk)
AlteredBeast C64 UK Box Back Disk.jpgNospine.pngAlteredBeast C64 UK Box Front Disk.jpg
Cover
AlteredBeast C64 UK Disk.jpg
Disk
Commodore 64, UK (The Hit Squad)
AlteredBeast C64 UK Box THS.jpg
Cover
Commodore 64, FR

Commodore 64, DE

DOS version

DOS, US

MSX version

MSX, ES

MSX, ES (alt)
AlteredBeast MSX ES Box MCM.jpg
Cover

ZX Spectrum version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
67 №71, p63[16]
70 №92, p10/11[17]
80 №47, p72[18]
ZX Spectrum
72
Based on
3 reviews

ZX Spectrum, ZX Spectrum

ZX Spectrum, UK (The Hit Squad)
Altered Beast Spectrum EU THS Box.jpg
Cover
ZX Spectrum, FR

ZX Spectrum, ES
Altered Beast Spectrum EU MCM Box.jpg
Cover

References


Games in the Altered Beast/Juuouki Series
Altered Beast (home computers) (1988) | Electronic Altered Beast (1990) | Altered Beast: Guardian of the Realms (2002) | Altered Beast (2005) | 3D Altered Beast (2013)
Altered Beast related media
Book
Juuouki Attack Manual Book (1989)
Music
Altered Beast (2017)