Altered Beast arrives to POWER UP you retro needs

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One of my first “ever” 16-Bit console titles I played was Altered Beast for the Sega Genesis. It was in 1989 when the Genesis launched with the bundled title and from the very beginning I was taken a back by the “shitty” but awesome voice audio in the game. From the beginning level your told to “Rise from your grave” to the “POWER UP” voice every time you picked up an energy orb for your transformation upgrades. Altered Beast will always hold a special place in my heart.

Nintendo will be releasing the Arcade power house this October 5th for the Wii Virtual Console for 1000 Wii Points and will feature all of the great features of the original Arcade classic. I know, I spoke of the Genesis version of the classic game but the press release indicates that the version is of the Arcade game and since you can already download the Genesis version for 800 Wii points I had to talk up the console version that I spent more time playing than the expensive quarter eater which was the arcade version. ;D

 Here are the details from Nintendo.

Altered Beast™
Publisher: SEGA
Players: 1-2
ESRB Rating: E10+ (Everyone 10 and Older) – Fantasy Violence
Price: 1,000 Wii Points
Description: "Rise from your grave!" When legendary Greek god Zeus brings you back to life with those famous words, you set forth on a mission to rescue his daughter, Athena, from the wicked God of the Underworld, Neff. To survive the gauntlet of mythological foes, you must hunt down the three-headed wolves that inhabit each stage and collect the Spirit Balls that they release. The Spirit Balls increase your strength and allow you to transform into a variety of forms, including a Werewolf, Weredragon, Werebear, Weretiger and the ultimate form, the Golden Werewolf. Each creature possesses powerful attacks to help bring an end to Neff’s scheme.
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