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Altered Beast

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Altered Beast

FEATURES

 Five hellish levels of undead terror, each with their own nightmarish boss battles

 Transform into apex predators – morph into a wolf, bear, tiger, or dragon – each with their own devastating attacks

 Collect mystical power orbs to boost your strength and attack power

 Combat demons from the ruins of ancient Greece to the depths of hell

 All cheat codes from the original present and working

SEGA FOREVER FEATURES

 PLAY FREE

 SAVE YOUR GAME PROGRESS AT ANYTIME

 LEADERBOARDS – compete with the world for high scores

 CONTROLLER SUPPORT: MFi compatible controllers

 OFFLINE PLAY

 GAMES RELEASED EVERY MONTH – Download them all!

 INCLUDES iOS 10 STICKER PACKS

Altered Beast Links:

iOS Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/altered-beast-classic/id407812054?mt=8

Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.alteredbeast&hl=en_US

Company: SEGA

Genre: Arcade

Rated: 9+

Offers in-app Purchases

Hey Casual Gamers!  The best way to really know about casual gaming is playing old school games.  Thankfully, most of the retro games of the 80s and 90s are mobile now!

So lets talk about the Granddaddy of all retro games:  Altered Beast!  Rise from your grave and lets dig into this epic of all casual reviews!



Gameplay

It’s time to Rise from your grave!

Released in 1988, Altered Beast is a port from the Sega Genesis.  The gameplay is the same from the Sega version, you’re on a quest (or you can co-play with a friend!) to get a wizards daughter back from another evil wizard.

There’s no weapons or anything like that here…but you can morph into a bad ass beast once enough power orbs have been collected!  These transformations vary from each stage.

When in beast mode, all attacks are altered and powered up to easily decimate your foes!

Until the boss shows up…

Graphics

Beast Mode changes EVERYTHING

Naturally, in a port there’s no next level graphics.  If you are looking for an updated version of Altered Beast, check out the European version here.  It’s for the PS2 (European) so if you are really hunting for it make sure you have the right equipment.

The transformations have always been the best part of the game for me.  There’s something awesome about changing into a werewolf that charges through everything!

Music

Let nothing stand in your path!

If you never had the joy of playing the original version, get ready for some heavy music!  There’s a human track that plays before the transformation.  Each token acquired gives a confirming “Power Up” with the character showing the improvement.

Once the change is complete, upbeat neigh invincible music ramps up and the digital bloodbath begins!

This is one of those casual apps that you crank up to 10!



Controls

Your power is sapped at the end of each stage!

So I really hate to say it, but the controls are the worst part of this game!  It’s not even the buttons, but the D-pad is terrible.  I’ve tried a few times and even enlarged for better controls.

The enlargement helped slightly, but it was still a little touch and go.  Maybe I can improve after a few plays.

It might be annoying enough to stop playing, but enlarging help put me back in the game!

The Power of in-app Purchases

Take an ad to the face and rewind by 15 seconds? It’s like I can cheat death!

There’s not much to worry about purchase wise.  Ads can be removed for 2 bucks and there’s a pretty awesome option built in game.

Every 20 seconds are so you can watch an ad and rewind game-play by 15 seconds!  This is pretty much a game changer for those that want one more crack at a boss!

The ads are thankfully not too annoying.  They seem to come randomly if at all.

The Verdict

Can the beast within defeat the evil wizard?

Overall, this is another blast from the past that can now be enjoyed on your favorite phone or tablet!  Everything that made the Sega Genesis awesome from the next level sounds and graphics (at the time of course) is packaged in it’s raw miniature form.

If you love retro casual gaming, then make sure to put Altered Beast on your phone or tablet today!

Killing in old school and want to brag about it?  Drop a comment in our section below and show the casual world how to get good at retro gaming!

Happy Gaming, and as always, keep it casual!



Altered Beast Overall Rating: 4/5

Altered Beast Links:

iOS Link: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/altered-beast-classic/id407812054?mt=8

Android Link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.sega.alteredbeast&hl=en_US

Company: SEGA

Genre: Arcade

Rated: 9+

Offers in-app Purchases

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