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Altered Beast

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Full titleAltered Beast
Year of release1989
PublisherActivision Inc (UK)
Re-released byMCM Software S.A. (Spain)
The Hit Squad (UK)
Author(s)Software Studios (Jason Austin, Paul Hiley), MAK Computer Graphics (Mark A. Jones)
Tie-in licenceSega Enterprises Ltd (Japan) (arcade coin-op: Altered Beast)
Machine typeZX Spectrum 48K/128K
Number of players2 - simultaneous
ControlsKempston, Interface 2 (left), Interface 2 (right), Cursor, Redefineable keys
TypeArcade: Gang beat-em-up
Message languageEnglish
Original publicationCommercial
Original price£9.99
Budget price£3.99
AvailabilityDistribution denied
Protection schemeMultiple schemes
Additional infoAppeared on tape 1 of the compilation Power Up (Ocean Software Ltd)
Appeared on tape 1, side A of the compilation Toda Maquina II, A (Erbe Software S.A.)
Appeared on the compilation Triple (MCM Software S.A.)
A demo version appeared on side B of covertape YS issue 46: Smash Tape 22 (Your Sinclair)
Also listed on Wikipedia, Freebase and Lost in Translation
SPOT commentsYour Sinclair cover demo
Other systemsThis title was also advertised for and/or published on the Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, MSX, NES and Sega Master System
Score 6.11 (37 votes)   See scores and vote!

Release information
OriginModelCodeBarcodeD.L.YearEncoding scheme
Original release48K/128K1989SpeedLock 7
Re-releaseMCM Software S.A.48K/128KSEC711M-38648-19891989None
Re-releaseMCM Software S.A.48K/128KLYSEC711M-38648-19891989None
Re-releaseMCM Software S.A.48K/128KLYSEC711M-38648-19891989None
Re-releaseThe Hit Squad48K/128KAC3850131564119911991SpeedLock 7

Additional material
AlteredBeast.gif6,029(Loading screen)
AlteredBeast.scr6,912(Loading screen dump)
AlteredBeast.gif7,308(In-game screen)
AlteredBeast(MCMSoftwareS.A.).pdf14,715(Spanish instructions)
AlteredBeast.jpg328,201(Game map)
AlteredBeast_2.jpg587,472(Game map)
AlteredBeast_3.png69,586(Game map)
AlteredBeast.jpg117,641(Cassette inlay)
AlteredBeast(MCMSoftwareS.A.).jpg120,666(Re-release cassette inlay)
AlteredBeast(MCMSoftwareS.A.)_2Back.jpg72,901(Re-release cassette inlay)
AlteredBeast(MCMSoftwareS.A.)_2Front.jpg60,019(Re-release cassette inlay)
AlteredBeast(TheHitSquad).jpg137,401(Re-release cassette inlay)
AlteredBeast.ay.zip3,242(Ripped in-game and theme music in AY format)
AlteredBeast.mp3.zip5,139,668(Sampled in-game and theme music in MP3 format)

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Magazine references
New Computer Express5.89page 147(Preview)
Games Machine6.89page 12(Preview) [full page]
Sinclair User6.89page 86(Preview) [full page]
Your Sinclair8.89page 87(Preview) [full page]
Crash9.89page 26(Preview) [full page]
ACE10.89page 78(Solution) [full page]
Your Sinclair10.89page 10(CoverGame) [full page]
Your Sinclair10.89page 14(Preview) [full page]
Sinclair User11.89page 10(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair11.89page 72(Review) [full page]
ACE12.89page 135(Feature - Xmas '89) [full page]
Crash12.89page 63(Review) [full page]
Computer & Video Games12.89page 35(Tips) [full page]
Games Machine12.89page 85(Review - not a Spectrum article) [full page]
Sinclair User1.90page 15(Tips) [full page]
Computer & Video Games2.90page 25(Tips) [full page]
Your Sinclair2.90page 38(Tips) [full page]
Games Machine3.90page 72(Tips) [full page]
Sinclair User6.90page 54(Map) [full page]
Sinclair User3.91page 18(Tips) [full page]
Sinclair User12.91page 49(Review) [full page]
Your Sinclair12.91page 67(Review) [full page]
Crash1.92page 61(Review) [full page]
Sinclair User11.92page 17(Tips) [full page]
MicroHobby11.89page 10(Premiere)[full page]
MicroHobby1.90page 36(Nuevo)[full page]
MicroHobby4.90page 62(Tokes)[full page]
MicroHobby9.90page 62(Tokes)[full page]
MicroHobby5.91page 66(Tokes)[full page]

Magazine adverts
Computer & Video Games10.89page 46(CompoEntry - The Computer Shop compo) [full page]
Computer & Video Games11.89page 81(Full-page ad - not a Spectrum advert) [full page]
Your Sinclair11.89page 99(Full-page ad) [full page]
ACE12.89page 195(Full-page ad - not a Spectrum advert) [full page]
Sinclair User11.91page 11(Advert - The Hit Squad advert) [full page]
Sinclair User12.91page 20(Advert - The Hit Squad advert) [full page]
Your Sinclair12.91page 34(Advert - The Hit Squad advert) [full page]
Your Sinclair1.92page 61(Advert - The Hit Squad advert) [full page]

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