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Altered Beast
By The Hit Squad
Amiga 500

Published in Amiga Power #9

Altered Beast

If you've seen the Mega Drive version of this game, you might be forgiven for thinking that it's a reasonably enjoyable arcade beat-'em-up thing with a few novel touches (being able to change from a human to a werewolf to a living fireball for one), and indeed you'd be right. If you'd bought the Mega Drive version, that is.

On the Amiga, Altered Beast is a pale shadow of its other incarnations, with all the original gameplay intact but hampered by jerky scrolling and imprecise collision detection. While you couldn't really justify calling it awful, the game is as mediocre as they come, and while it's okay as a relic from that bygone age when 'amazing' 16-bit graphics could still blind awestruck punters to a game's other glaring deficiencies, it doesn't warrant anything more than a passing glance now.

The Bottom Line

Okay, if you're really desperate for a beat-'em-up and you've already got Final Fight, but otherwise don't bother.

Stuart Campbell

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