Altered Beast (home computers)

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  • Amiga
  • Amstrad CPC
  • Atari ST
  • Commodore 64
  • IBM PC
  • MSX
  • ZX Spectrum

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Altered Beast
System(s): Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, IBM PC, MSX, ZX Spectrum
Publisher:
Amiga
Commodore 64
IBM PC compatibles
Sega (US)
Amiga
Amstrad CPC
Atari ST
Commodore 64
ZX Spectrum
Activision (UK)
Amstrad CPC
MSX
ZX Spectrum
MCM Software (ES)
Developer:
Release Date RRP Code
Amiga
US
$? ?
Amiga
UK
£24.99[1] ?
Amiga
UK
(The Hit Squad)
£7.99 ?
Amiga
FR
? ?
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)
1200[2]Ptas AMC-768
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)
1200[2]PtasPtas LYSEC-711
IBM PC compatibles
UK
£24.99[3] ?
MSX
ES
1200[2]Ptas ?




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

Production credits

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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.

Source:
In-game credits

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
Source:
In-game credits


IBM PC version

  • Programming: Robert White
  • Artwork: David Adams
  • Music & Sound Effects: Michael J. Sokyrka, Kristian Hatfefid
  • Conversion By: Unlimited Software Inc.
Source:
In-game credits


ZX Spectrum version

  • Mark A. Jones (graphics)


MSX version

  • Conversion by: New Frontier
  • Original program: Activision
  • MSX version: Zydro (Isidro Gilabert), Dabyd (David Herrero)
  • MSX graphics: Mak Computer Graphics
  • MSX music: MC Alby (Alberto J. González)
Source:
[2]


Magazine articles

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

Promotional material

Main article: Altered Beast (home computers)/Promotional material.

Physical scans

Amiga version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
ACE (UK)
83
[3]
Amiga Computing (UK)
82
[4]
Amiga Joker (DE)
59
[5]
Amiga Power (UK)
54
[6]
Commodore User (UK)
87
[7]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
69
[1]
The Games Machine (UK)
69
[8]
Power Play (DE)
18
[9]
Svet Igara (YU)
70
[10]
Zzap!64 (UK)
68
[11]
Amiga
66
Based on
10 reviews

Altered Beast (home computers)

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
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0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Zzap! (IT)
50
[12]
Amstrad CPC
50
Based on
1 review

Altered Beast (home computers)

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
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Aktueller Software Markt (DE)
57
[13]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
68
[1]
The Games Machine (UK)
70
[8]
New Computer Express (UK)
50
[14]
ST Format (UK)
82
[15]
Atari ST
65
Based on
5 reviews

Altered Beast (home computers)

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
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Commodore Format (UK)
75
[16]
Commodore User (UK)
78
[17]
Computer & Video Games (UK)
73
[1]
The Games Machine (UK)
64
[8]
Power Play (DE)
17
[18]
Zzap!64 (UK)
73
[11]
Zzap! (IT)
60
[19]
Commodore 64
63
Based on
7 reviews

Altered Beast (home computers)

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

IBM PC version

IBM PC, US

MSX version

MSX, ES

MSX, ES (alt)
AlteredBeast MSX ES Box Back Alt.jpgAlteredBeast MSX ES Box MCM.jpg
Cover
AlteredBeast MSX ES Cassette Alt.jpg
Cassette

ZX Spectrum version

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
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Based on
0 review
Sega Retro Average 
Publication Version Score
Crash (UK)
67
[20]
Crash (UK)
69
[21]
Micromanía (segunda época) (ES)
60
[22]
Sinclair User (UK)
70
[23]
Sinclair User (UK)
70
[24]
Your Sinclair (UK)
80
[25]
ZX Spectrum
69
Based on
6 reviews

Altered Beast (home computers)

ZX Spectrum, UK
AlteredBeast Spectrum UK Box Front.jpg
Cover
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

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 Computer & Video Games, "November 1989" (UK; 1989-10-16), page 80
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 https://computeremuzone.com/ficha/947/altered-beast
  3. 3.0 3.1 ACE, "November 1989" (UK; 1989-10-xx), page 64
  4. Amiga Computing, "Volume 2, Number 7: December 1989" (UK; 1989-xx-xx), page 42
  5. Amiga Joker, "Dezember '89" (DE; 1989-11-26), page 36
  6. Amiga Power, "January 1992" (UK; 1991-12-19), page 103
  7. Commodore User, "October 1989" (UK; 1989-09-26), page 20
  8. 8.0 8.1 8.2 The Games Machine, "December 1989" (UK; 1989-11-09), page 85
  9. Power Play, "12/89" (DE; 1989-11-13), page 68
  10. Svet Igara, "Januar 1990" (YU; 1990-xx-xx), page 34
  11. 11.0 11.1 Zzap!64, "December 1989" (UK; 1989-xx-xx), page 10
  12. Zzap!, "Dicembre 1989" (IT; 1989-xx-xx), page 48
  13. Aktueller Software Markt, "Dezember 1989" (DE; 1989-1x-xx), page 65
  14. New Computer Express, "October 21, 1989" (UK; 1989-10-19), page 50
  15. ST Format, "November 1989" (UK; 1989-10-19), page 62
  16. Commodore Format, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-21), page 49
  17. Commodore User, "October 1989" (UK; 1989-09-26), page 22
  18. Power Play, "12/89" (DE; 1989-11-13), page 70
  19. Zzap!, "Novembre 1989" (IT; 1989-xx-xx), page 22
  20. Crash, "December 1989" (UK; 1989-11-16), page 63
  21. Crash, "January 1991" (UK; 1991-12-27), page 61
  22. Micromanía (segunda época), "Enero 1990" (ES; 19xx-xx-xx), page 25
  23. Sinclair User, "November 1989" (UK; 1989-10-18), page 10
  24. Sinclair User, "December 1991" (UK; 1991-11-18), page 49
  25. Your Sinclair, "November 1989" (UK; 1989-10-16), page 72


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