Altered Beast

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The [Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game by Sega Enterprises, Ltd. [Tokyo, Japan]

DESCRIPTION
[Coin-Op] Arcade Video Game

Altered Beast © 1988 Sega.


Export release. Game developed in Japan. For more information about the game itself, please see the original Japanese release entry; "Juuohki".
TECHNICAL
PICTURE :
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Altered Beast machine
Click to enlarge (members only)
Game ID : 317-0066

Runs on the Sega "System 16B" hardware.
TRIVIA
Altered Beast was released in August 1988.

An Altered Beast unit appears in 1998 movie 'The Replacement Killers'.
UPDATES
317-0066 : Standard 16B hardware.

317-0076 : Uses an additional I8751 @ 8 Mhz

317-0078 : Uses an additional I8751 @ 8 Mhz
SERIES
1. Altered Beast (1988)
2. Altered Beast - Guardian of the Realms (2002, Nintendo GameBoy Advance)
3. Altered Beast (2005, Sony PlayStation 2)
PORTS
The American release of the Sega Genesis (Mega Drive) in 1989 all came bundled with a port of this game, making it the first American Genesis game.

Consoles:


Sega Master System usa europe (1989) [Model 7018]
Sega Master System brazil (1989, Tec Toy)
Sega Genesis usa (August 14, 1989) [Model 1100]
Sega Mega Drive brazil (1990, Tec Toy)
Sega Mega Drive europe (1990) [Model 1100-50]
Sega Mega Drive [AU] (1990)
Sega Dreamcast usa (January 31, 2001; "Sega Smash Pack [Model 51146]") : Genesis version
Tapwave Zodiac usa (2004)
Sony PlayStation 2 usa (November 7, 2006; "Sega Genesis Collection [Model SLUS-21542]")
Sony PSP usa (November 16, 2006; "Sega Genesis Collection [Model ULUS-10192]") : Genesis version
Nintendo Wii usa [Virtual Console] (November 19, 2006, Genesis version)
Nintendo Wii europe [Virtual Console] (December 8, 2006, Mega Drive version)
Sony PlayStation 2 europe (February 2, 2007; "Sega Mega Drive Collection [Model SLES-54333]")
Sony PlayStation 2 [AU] (February 8, 2007; "Sega Mega Drive Collection")
Sony PSP europe (December 2, 2007; "Sega Mega Drive Collection [Model ULUS-10192]") : Mega Drive version
Sony PSP [AU] (December 8, 2007; "Sega Mega Drive Collection [Model ULUS-10192]") : Mega Drive version
Sony PlayStation 3 usa (February 10, 2009; "Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection [Model BLUS-30259]")
Sony PlayStation 3 korea (February 10, 2009, "Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection")
Microsoft XBOX 360 usa (February 10, 2009; "Sonic's Ultimate Genesis Collection [Model 68034]"
Sony PlayStation 3 europe (February 20, 2009; "Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection [Model BLES-00475]")
Sony PlayStation 3 [AU] (February 20, 2009; "Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection [Model BLES-00475]")
Microsoft XBOX 360 europe (February 20, 2009; "SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection [Model 384-40210]")
Microsoft XBOX 360 [AU] (February 26, 2009; "Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection")
Nintendo Wii europe [Virtual Console] (June 26, 2009)
Nintendo Wii usa [Virtual Console] (September 28, 2009)
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] europe (September 7, 2011)
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] usa (September 20, 2011)
Sony PlayStation 3 [PSN] korea (October 11, 2011)

"Sega Genesis/Mega Drive Collection" for the PS2 contains both the arcade and Genesis/Mega Drive versions; the arcade version is initially locked. To unlock, try every game on the list including the arcade games in the Extras.

To unlock the the arcade version of Altered Beast on the 2009 PS3/XBOX 360 port, collect 100000 points or higher by the end of the first level of the Genesis/Mega Drive version of Altered Beast.

Computers:


MSX europe (1988)
Sinclair ZX Spectrum europe (1988)
Commodore C64 usa europe (1989)
Amstrad CPC europe (1989, Activision)
Amstrad CPC spain (1989) "Altered Beast [Model AMC-786]"
Commodore Amiga usa (1989)
Atari ST usa (1989)
Amstrad CPC europe (1990, Ocean)
PC [MS-DOS, 5.25"] usa (1990)
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] usa (1998) "Sega Smash Pack"
PC [MS Windows, CD-ROM] usa (June 1, 2010; Steam)

Others:


LCD handheld game usa (1988) released by Tiger Electronics.
Apple iPhone/iPod usa (December 16, 2010) [Model 407812054]
SOURCES
Game's ROM.
Game's picture.
F.A.Q. by Kevin Butler A.K.A. War Doc

Page last modified on March 25, 2014