Uchida claims that the reduced complexity of the game caused by this caused players to tire of Altered Beast quickly.
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This game has also been released on the + Expansion Pack service on December 16, 2021.
The dragon can unleash lightning bolts and an electric barrier, the bear has a petrifying breath that turns enemies into stone, the tiger can throw fireballs in a zig-zag pattern, the wolf can throw direct, but weak fireballs and has a powerful thrust attack, while the golden werewolf has the same abilities as the wolf form but stronger.
Released in June 1988, Altered Beast 's arcade version proved to be more popular overseas than it did in Japan.
It adds new features like power-ups and beast forms, as well as 15 levels.
Its re-release for the 's was given a lukewarm reception by and , describing the game as merely decent with some nostalgic value.
Each obtained Spirit Ball increases the player character's strength and size.