A version of Altered Beast
is included in Sega's Smash Pack
Genesis pack-in game
This game was the first pack-in game to come with the Genesis when it first came out in 1989.
The Brazilian Heavy metal band Megadriver, specialized in SEGA MegaDrive music, did a cover of the first level theme, complete with one of the band members saying "Rise from your grave".
The ride-able lizard-birds from Golden Axe
make a cameo appearance in the second stage. Bizarrian, a hybrid between an amphibious and a parrot, is also present in Golden Axe
The NES version adds 3 new stages and 2 unique transformations: a shark, an a bird. On the other hand, the SMS version removes the tiger level. The Zodiac release is an emulation of the Genesis version, but for one player only.
Information also contributed by
- Power Play
- Issue 01/1990 - Biggest Failure of 1989