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Altered Various - Mega Beat [a] is a beat 'em up arcade game developed and manufactured by Sega. In order to save his daughter, Zeus transforms the centurion into beasts with the use of power-ups. Altered Beast is a side scrolling beat 'em up game with light platform elements.
The player can punch, kick and jump. Up to two players can play at once. Each player controls a centurion, fighting undead creatures and monsters in a setting resembling Ancient Greecewith originally five levels, in a graveyard, the Underworld, a cavern, Neff's Various - Mega Beat and a base at the city of Dis. One of the enemies, a white two-headed wolf blue in the Mega Drive version, and a blue ox in the DOS version upon defeat releases a Spirit Ball, a power-up orb which increase the strength and size of the player character.
Three orbs turn the centurion into a beast, which in the original version were a werewolfa thunder weredragona were beara were tigerand the more powerful golden werewolf. Each beast has its own abilities, such as the dragon's flight and lightning, and the bear's petrification. After becoming the beast, And I - Killing Time - The Method character can face the end-level bossthough the boss will also appear regardless of whether or not the character is transformed if the player takes too long to complete the level.
Upon the boss's defeat, Neff appears and removes the transformation orbs. A Roman centurion who died in battle is resurrected Various - Mega Beat Zeus. After a series of battles in a journey that ends in Disthe centurion finally defeats Neff and rescues Athena.
In the original arcade game, the end credits are interspersed with images of actors in costumes for the different characters and monsters of the game, implying the whole game was a film production. Altered Beast was ported to several platforms after its original release in A hand-held version of the game made by Tiger Electronics was released in Certain differences are seen between the several versions of the game. Some of them, like the Master System version, were only single-player, and had only four levels.
Others provided different beasts to mutate into, such as a humanoid lionor a shark form seen in the Famicom version. The Commodore 64 version was severely rushed, being programmed in only 7 weeks.
The Wii 's Virtual Console service offered emulated versions of both the arcade and the Mega Drive port before it quit operating in January while the Xbox 's Xbox Live Arcade and the PlayStation 3 's PlayStation Network have a re-worked arcade version with HD support, online leaderboards and network play.
It retains the original Various - Mega Beat and local multiplayer, and also features a new mode Various - Mega Beat random transformations. In its initial arcade release, Altered Beast was a well-received game.
However, the Mega Drive release has received somewhat negative reception. It sold thousands because it was one of the only games available [for the Genesis], but that doesn't make it a classic. It adds new features like power-ups, new beast forms and destructible environments.
Rather than serving as a sequel to the original game, the newer title features a more modern setting that is unconnected to the original game. InI Dont Wanna Stop - ATB - Addicted To Music Sweet named his album Altered Beast after the game.
Sega has formed the production company Stories International and is teaming up with Evan Cholfin for film and TV projects based on their games with Altered Beast as an animated project. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the video game, see Altered Beast video game. For the Matthew Sweet album, see Altered Beast album.
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