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For detailed information about this series, see: Altered Beast at Wikipedia

Altered Beast, called Juoki in Japan, is a series of beat 'em up video games by Sega, centered around fighters with the ability to morph into animals.

Three games have been released:

  • Altered Beast (1988), Arcade. Later released for Amstrad Amstrad CPC, MSX, TurboGrafx-CD, Commodore 64, Sega Mega Drive/Genesis, Sega Master System, PC, Wii Virtual Console, XLA, PSN and iOS. Also an LCD version was released in 1988 by Tiger Electronics.
  • Altered Beast: Guardian of the Realms (November 23, 2002), Game Boy Advance.
  • Project Altered Beast (January 27, 2005), PlayStation 2.

Links to other series

Direction Series Date Description Type

4Arrow L Alex Kidd1988 1988Altered Beast features a tombstone with the name "Stella" on it, a possible reference to the second player character in Alex Kidd.3

5Arrow R Golden Axe198906 June 1989Golden Axe features the Cockatrice enemy from Altered Beast as a mountable creature.1

5Arrow R Dynamite Deka1998 1998A Cockatrice enemy from Altered Beast makes a background cameo in the 2nd stage of Dynamite Cop, while the Werewolf and Garuda transformations appear as costumes for Bruno and Cindy in the Sega Ages remake of Dynamite Deka.1

5Arrow R Sega Smash Pack19990201 February 01, 1999The first Sega Smash Pack and Sega Smash Pack Volume 1 for Dreamcast include the Mega Drive/Genesis version of Altered Beast.2

5Arrow R Sega Mega Drive Collection20061116 November 16, 2006Sega Mega Drive Collection and Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection include the Mega Drive/Genesis version of Altered Beast, while its arcade version is unlockable in the PlayStation 2 version of Sega Mega Drive Collection and in Sega Mega Drive Ultimate Collection.2

5Arrow R Captain S20070113 January 13, 2007Captain S enters the world of Altered Beast.2

5Arrow R Wreck-It Ralph20121102 November 02, 2012Neff from Altered Beast makes an appearance in Wreck-It Ralph.1

5Arrow R Samurai & Dragons20130424 April 24, 2013The Sega All-Star Pack 2 for Samurai & Dragons includes a card based on the warewolf from Altered Beast.1

5Arrow R Project X Zone20151112 November 12, 2015The Centurion from Altered Beast makes a cameo appearance in Project X Zone 2.1

5Arrow R Power Drift20161102 November 02, 2016The Centurion from Altered Beast is unlockable in the retail release of 3D Power Drift.1