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Title: Altered Beast
Post by: zapiy on March 27, 2011, 17:49:06 PM
Just found this on xbla. Wow it brought back some memories, must have played this for hours on my megadrive. Might have to dig it out.
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: TL on February 09, 2012, 19:18:59 PM
The Megadrive version gets a lot of stick but I still love it.

My favourite bit of speech is "Rise from your grave!"
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: TL on June 17, 2012, 00:05:49 AM
I came across this NES version recently, check out how terrible it is!!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VwmcQw9NRI (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VwmcQw9NRI)
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: TL on September 07, 2012, 23:47:38 PM
Missing loads of versions like the Spectrum, Atari ST and PC Engine  :'(

Still quite cool though:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDTTR9zEU-I (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SDTTR9zEU-I)
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: Shadowrunner on September 08, 2012, 02:26:19 AM
Yup, that NES version sucks! LOL
I didn't even know they made an NES version, seems strange to release it on their competitors system.
The game was made by Sega wasn't it?
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: TL on September 08, 2012, 02:37:43 AM
Quote from: "Shadowrunner"
Yup, that NES version sucks! LOL
I didn't even know they made an NES version, seems strange to release it on their competitors system.
The game was made by Sega wasn't it?

Yeah I never understood that either. The NES also got a conversion of Afterburner and Space Harrier as the did the PC Engine , which also got Outrun and Golden Axe too.
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: onthinice on September 08, 2012, 05:08:50 AM
The reason I bought a Genesis when they first came out. Loved to play this in the arcades.
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: onthinice on September 09, 2012, 16:42:24 PM
I agree zapiy! At best maybe they could have done more compilation discs for the DreamCast.
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: TL on September 09, 2012, 16:56:46 PM
I think the biggest thing was not having a proper Sonic game for the Saturn.

They also should have been releasing more compilation discs with stuff like this on for the Saturn too.

In the west we only got Sega Ages Volume 1 with Outrun, Space Harrier and Afterburner on it and then they never did a vol. 2 or any others.

In Japan they got discs with stuff like Galaxy Force II, Power Drift, Flicky, Fantasy Zone, Columns, Pengo, Monaco GP, Castle Of Illusion, Phantasy Star etc.
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: TL on November 10, 2012, 19:53:58 PM
Missing versions from this thread:

PC Engine version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbtBjYPsOgk (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XbtBjYPsOgk)

Spectrum version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEDPH-BZIW0 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEDPH-BZIW0)

Atari ST version:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TvWKRBIK_o (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1TvWKRBIK_o)
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: Rogue Trooper on November 10, 2012, 21:58:50 PM
I was 1st made aware of this game after reading the split (C64+Amiga) review in Zzap 64.Never bothered with it on C64 (or ST, which i upgraded to from C64), had no plans to get it on MD either, but i fell foul of 1 of those cart swapping firms (you sent your game with list of choices games you wanted to swap and payment etc) cannot recal what i sent in, but was damn sight better than Altered Beast which i was shocked to recive in return.

So no, not a fan-did give it a blast on Sega MD collection on PS3 a while back though.
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: TL on November 10, 2012, 22:43:54 PM
I split the Sega's downfall chat off into a new thread  :D
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: onthinice on November 13, 2012, 00:19:13 AM
I was not aware of these other versions. It is a good game that gets knocked to much.
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: Rogue Trooper on March 08, 2013, 19:47:28 PM
Thread Bump:

Anyone tried the Amiga version in 2-Player Mode?

According to Zzap 64's review, BOTH players looked indentical, leading to utter confusion during play.Facepalm if ever 1 was needed.
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: Crusto on March 12, 2013, 21:19:14 PM
I'm another one who doesn't get why the game got/gets so much stick. I used to enjoy it a lot, and the MD is a cracking conversion. Granted, it's very basic but that's not necessarily a bad thing.
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: tomwaits on March 12, 2013, 21:39:19 PM
I really like the MD (Genesis) version too. It was the pack-in game with US launch day systems.

The current gen Sonic's Ultimate MD/Gen Collection has both the 16-bit version and the arcade original as an unlockable extra.
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: Rogue Trooper on March 12, 2013, 23:01:02 PM
Quote from: "Crusto"
I'm another one who doesn't get why the game got/gets so much stick. I used to enjoy it a lot, and the MD is a cracking conversion. Granted, it's very basic but that's not necessarily a bad thing.

Played this a lot recently on PS3 MD collection, purely just to see if it was as bad as i recal.

Nothing really wrong with it, it's mundane rather than 'shit'.The MD conversion does'nt improve on the Arcade game, but it's not as flawed as say the Amiga or C64 or MS versions.
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: Rogue Trooper on March 19, 2013, 11:03:35 AM
No mention of the GBA game?

Altered Beast:Guardians Of The Realm:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdrw2V08e1U (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sdrw2V08e1U)
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: onthinice on March 20, 2013, 00:26:04 AM
Never knew about this game.  :113:
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: TL on March 20, 2013, 01:12:15 AM
Quote from: "onthinice"
Never knew about this game.  :o

Looks really cool though!  :16:
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: Rogue Trooper on March 20, 2013, 03:25:45 AM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "onthinice"
Never knew about this game.  :o

Looks really cool though!  :16:

Ahhhh.Thought you guys might like it.Does look smart does'nt it? (which i never thought i'd be saying about Altered Beast). :-)
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: onthinice on March 20, 2013, 12:22:56 PM
Thanks Rogue Tropper!!!!!
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: zapiy on March 22, 2013, 22:24:00 PM
PC Engine version is a proper wow.
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: Rogue Trooper on April 07, 2013, 12:38:13 PM
Master System version, Bob Wade reviewing:

ACE Rating 661 (Graphics 7, IQ Factor 1, Audio 5+Fun Factor 6)
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: Rogue Trooper on April 08, 2013, 00:37:32 AM
Amiga ver.reviewed by ACE:

Graphics 7, Audio 6, IQ Factor 3 , Fun Factor 8.Ace Rating of 825.
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: Rogue Trooper on April 09, 2013, 00:21:25 AM
C+VG review of MD version:

Graphics 78% , Sound 73%, Playability 72% Overall 67%.
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: TL on April 09, 2013, 01:18:01 AM
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
C+VG review of MD version:

Graphics 78% , Sound 73%, Playability 72% Overall 67%.

How can a game get 67% if all the other ratings are at least 5% higher?  :7:
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: Rogue Trooper on April 09, 2013, 12:16:50 PM
Quote from: "The Laird"
Quote from: "Rogue Trooper"
C+VG review of MD version:

Graphics 78% , Sound 73%, Playability 72% Overall 67%.

How can a game get 67% if all the other ratings are at least 5% higher?  :7:

Could have been a cock-up at printers? (see Lynx Crystal Mines review has it down as a GB game and they always seemed to be saying sorry for mistake/s made in previous issues).
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: SnakeEyes on December 12, 2013, 03:05:17 AM
I was actually really impressed by the video of the spectrum version. Especially after the pretty rough looking C64 version.

All of them are still probably better than this though

Altered beast- PS2- HD (http://http)
Title: Re: Altered Beast
Post by: TL on December 12, 2013, 11:56:37 AM
I have never seen the PS2 game before  :13:

I am assuming it's not very good?