Altered Beast – 30th Anniversary
Major Game Anniversaries in August 2018
Originally released as an arcade game in August 1988, 30 years ago, Altered Beast quickly made its way to a variety of home consoles and PCs. It’s not the easiest to get your hands on nowadays, but it was great when it first released. It is a side scrolling beat ’em up that with added platforming elements.
Playing as a centurion who is resurrected by Zeus to rescue his daughter Athena, you punch, kick, and jump as you take out beasts with the help of power-ups. It’s a fun game on your own, but you can also play with a partner, each of you taking control of a centurion. Another game with the same name was released in Japan and Europe in 2005, but it was more of a modern take on the original than a sequel of any kind.