Altered Beast is an obvious candidate for a coin-
The game initially looks exactly like the Mega Drive version but that and the ridiculous learning curve aside, they are two very different beasts (hee hee). Everything is poorly animated, the hero and every single enemy. AB suffers from horrendous blurring, regardless of how many foe are on screen. “Pedestrian” is the kindest word I can conjure to describe the game’s pace. As with the 16-
Our protagonist can stride about the screen in no time. However, his attacks seem slow and cumbersome. Wolves require a good kicking whilst birds and “normal” zombies need a good Mike Tyson-
The collision detection is horrendous and unforgiving. Enemies gang up on and land blows at the rate of knots. You only have three lives and no continues. Seriously Sega, not even one measly continue! I’m not proud of it but I needed the Game Genie to access the later levels –
The soundtrack is passable but really is just the frosting on a massive turd of a game.
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