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						VER 1.0
					 	1.9.2001



      T A B L E  O F  C O N T E N T S
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           1. Contact Information
           2. Legal Info
           3. Story
           4. Controls
           5. Items
	   6. Altered Beast Forms	           
           7. Levels
           8. Game Genie Codes    
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1. CONTACT INFORMATION
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The author of this faq can be found at go2hades@hotmail.com
Feel free to e-mail any questions, comments, suggestions, complaints, or 
threats to me as well.  


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2. LEGAL INFO
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This FAQ is copyright 2001 Khaos. All rights reserved.
Reproduction of this document is prohibited without consent from the author.
You may not use this FAQ for profit in any way, shape, or form, you may not
steal from this faq, you may not link to this faq, and you may not wipe your
feet on this faq. I am in no way affiliated with the makers of this game.
'Altered Beast' and all related characters are copyright Sega.

You May:
1) Link INDIRECTLY to this FAQ.
2) Read this FAQ.
3) Print this FAQ


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3. STORY
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During the time of the ancient Greeks, the gods ruled the earth, bidding
against each other for power and using humans as pawns in their wars 
against one another.

You were once a proud and mighty soldier, who fell at the hands of the
enemy in of these wars.  You thought that you might finally rest in the
after-life....you were wrong.

Neff, one of the minor demons of Hades watched the actions of the gods with
great interest.  He had great ambitions to become the ruler of Mt. Olympus.
Biding his time, he waited until Zeus, the almighty king of the gods, was
distracted with yet another war against his enemies.  When the time was 
right, Neff unleashed his army of underworld creatures to kidnap Athena,
one of Zeus' daughters, and held her hostage.  Neff hoped that by using
Athena, he could force Zeus to relinquish his hold on Mt. Olympus to himself.

Zeus was completely helpless against this threat.  All of his finest 
warriors, mortal and immortal, were all engaged in bloody combat elsewhere,
and he was unable to spare a single soul.

Having no other choice, Zeus used his power to raise you, one of his finest
warriors, from your grave.  You are promised immortality and Athena's hand
in marriage.  All you have to do to claim them both is battle your way
through Neff's demon hoard and rescue Athena from Neff's clutches.

Knowing that no mere mortal, regardless of his skill, is capable of defeating
a threat like this with bare hands, Zeus endowed you with the ability to
transform into four mighty beasts with the powers of the gods.  

Athena's fate, and the rest of the world's, is now in your hands.....

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4. CONTROLS
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The controls of Altered Beast are relatively simple.

		
               |                 ___          _
	       | 		/   \    _   |B|   _	
   Move Left---+---Move Right   Pause 	|A|   -	  |C|
	       |			 -   Kick  -
	       |		       Punch	  Jump
	    Crouch


-Combinations-

Down+Punch - Low Punch
Down+Kick - Upwards Kick
Up+Jump - High Jump
(In Air)+Punch - Air Punch
(In Air)+Kick - Air Kick


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5. ITEMS
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There is only one item in this game that you need to look out for.

Spirit Ball - These mystical spheres are what gives you your power. Absorbing
	      their power is what turns you from man to beast.

-Levels-

Level 1 - Man:  You start out each level as a regular human.  Your attacks
    		are relatively weak at this level, and most enemies require
		multiple hits to destroy.

Level 2 - Strong Man: Absorbing one Spirit Ball will increase your strength.
		      You now have enhanced force behind your attacks, and
		      certain enemies can be eliminated with only one hit.

Level 3 - Super Man: A second Spirit Ball will turn you into the strongest
		     human on Earth.  Your size is increased dramatically,
		     and your strength is now devastating.

Level 4 - Altered Beast: A third Spirit Ball will transform you from man to
			 beast.  As the Altered Beast, you are faster, 
			 stronger, and more powerful than you ever could have
			 hoped to be as a human.  Abilities vary from beast
			 form to beast form.

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6. Altered Beast Forms
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Werewolf - The lupine beast form is among the most powerful.  In this form
	    you can launch a flaming fist of power at your enemies, and 
	    dash at them with incredible speed.  

Man Dragon - The reptilian beast form is also not to be underestimated.
	     Your gift of flight will allow you access to any area of the
	     screen and your electric breath will the seal the fate of most
	     enemies.  If that doesn't work, then you can electrify your
	     entire body, electrocuting enemies into submission.

Grizzly Bear - The bear form is the most agile of the beast forms.  The
	       rolling attack and petrifying blast make it a formidable 
	       creature.

Tigerman - The feline form is also among the most powerful.  You can launch
	   a sphere of flames at your enemies.  The Pillar of Fire is also
	   an attack to be feared.

Golden Werewolf - Similar to the werewolf form, but infinitely more powerful.
		  with enhanced speed and strength, this is the ultimate
		  beast form, and the one you will use to battle against 
		  Neff.

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7. LEVELS
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-Level 1: The Acropolis-

This is the beginning of your journey.  Immediately after your are raised
from your grave, you are attacked by Neff's undead monsters.  Act quickly
or your new life won't last for long.

-Level 1 Enemies-

Name: Slow Feet
Description: Zombies of lowest rank. They burst into pieces when destroyed.
Strategy: Not much skill is needed to defeat these creatures.  Simply give
          one or two swift kicks or punches to take them down.

Name: Headless Horrors
Description: They carry their heads in their hands and punch with dangerous 
	     accuracy.
Strategy: These zombies are a bit more formidable than the Slow Feet.  The
          best course of action in dealing with them is to simply crouch,
	  wait for them to get close enough, and then take them down with a
	  low punch.  Attacking them any other way is extremely risky.

Name: Skinny Orcuses
Description: Winged beasts which attack from the sky.
Strategy: There are two ways to destroy these winged terrors.  One is to 
	   high jump and take them out in the air, and the other is to do
 	   an upwards kick when they swoop down to attack. 

Name: Grave Masters
Description: With long arms, these masters of the Zombies will try and beat 
             you to a pulp.
Strategy: These pumped up dead men are a pain, even in beast form.  The best
	  attack against them is a crouching punch.  That way you can avoid
	  their long armed attacks.

Name: Three-headed Wolves
Description: The blue wolves hold the magical spirit balls. You cannot win 
	     without destroying them.  The brown wolves hold nothing, but are
	     just as dangerous.
Strategy: The brown wolf can sometimes be ignored, but the blue wolf must be
	  destroyed and the Spirit Balls they hold collected.  Simply wait
	  until they lunge at you and deliver a powerful kick, turning them
	  into dust.

-Boss-
Name: Aggar
Description: A huge legless monster with endless giant heads which he'll rip 
             off and continue throwing until you're vanquished.
Strategy: Use the flaming fist against him until he stops throwing heads for
	  a moment.  When he stops, use the Super Dash and destroy the 
	  airborne heads.  Dash back to the left side of the screen, and 
	  continue using that sequence until Aggar is dust.


-Level 2: The Underworld-

Inside a dark and dank cave, you've begun the decent into the underworld. Now
a barrage of even more loathsome creatures will be called on to attack you.

-Level- 2 Enemies-

Name: Round Leaches
Description: Disgusting blobs with teeth.  Watch your head! They'll latch on 
	     and suck your energy away.
Strategy: Try to destroy them with kicks before they can leap into the air.
	  If they do, don't be under them when they land.

Name: Rattle Tail
Description: Resembling Chinese Dragons, these creatures attack from above 
	     and below.
Strategy: Their tails will slither up as an indication of where they'll 
	  lunge towards the bottom or top of the screen, depending on where
	  they first appear.  If you're quick, destroy their tails and be
	  rid of them.  If they emerge, then decapitate them to render them
	  harmless.

Name: Chicken Stinger
Description: Chicken lizards with long, pointed tails that make it difficult
	     to reach them.
Strategy: These are rather difficult creatures to deal with.  The best course
	  of action is to try and jump, landing right in front of them or
	  behind them, and quickly delivering a powerful kick before they 
	  can retaliate.

-Boss-
Name: Octeyes
Description: This foul fern spawns poisonous spores in the shape of eyeballs.
Strategy: As the Mandragon, move up right by its main eye, and continuously
	  perform the body shock.  If done right, all of its spores will 
	  pass through you and Octeyes will fall quickly.

-Level Three: Cavern of Souls-	  

Inside a cavern deeply carved into a rock basin, you're beset by crevasses
everywhere. Fall into one and there is no return to the world above.

-Level Three Enemies-

Name: Cave Needles
Description: Mutated ground wasps with a sting that kills.
Strategy: These overgrown cockroaches dash at you and try to run you down
	  with their stingers.  Either jump over them, or kick them when they
	  get close enough.

Name: Fossils
Description: Stone monsters
Strategy: Not very dangerous, but destroy them quickly before they create
       	  a wall for you to get backed into.

Name: Rock Turtles
Description: Slow moving, they still pack brute force.
Strategy: Deal with them the same as you do the fossils.  Destroy them 
	  before they hinder your progress.

-Boss-
Name: Moldy Snail
Description: Part snail, part salamander.
Strategy: This disgusting abomination will fire a swirling beam of energy
    	  that circles the screen several times and can take off a hefty
	  bit of your life.  The best way to deal with this creature is
  	  to use the rolling attack to hide inside his bloated form, and
	  attacking his head at the same time.  After one or two rolls, 
	  you'll be forced out, and have to go back in, while at the same
	  time dodging the energy swirls.

-Level Four: Neff's Palace-

You've arrived. In front of the gates to the City of Dis, you stalk angrily, 
boldly searching for an entrance. 

-Level Four Enemies-

Name: Hammer Demons
Description: They attack from above with a giant hammer.
Strategy: Deal with these critters the same as you did the Skinny Orcuses.

-Boss-
Name: Crocodile Worm
Description: A fire breathing, floating beast which emits fiery little 
             dragons.
Strategy: Use the Pillar of Fire to hit either the front or the back of 
	  this creature and to eliminate his fire dragons.  He also launches
	  a beam of energy at you.  When it gets near the ground, duck and
	  it will pass right under you.

-Level Five: City of Dis-

You've survived the labyrinth of the underworld so far. Only now, Neff waits
to protect his prized Athena. You must now survive the ultimate test of will 
and cunning.

-Level Five Enemies-

Name: Saw Fishes
Description: Fishes with circular saws for fins.
Strategy: Trying to destroy these creatures is more trouble than it's worth.
 	  The best course of action is to avoid them altogether.

Name: Gory Goats
Description: Light of foot, they box with powerful hooves.
Strategy: These things are quick on the attack.  Destroy them quickly before
	  they get a chance.

Name: Rad Boars
Description: Club wielding wild boars with a taste for blood.
Strategy: Deal with them as you did the Gory Goats.

Name: Dark Unicorn
Description: Swift flying kicks spell immediate pain and loss of energy.
Strategy: Deal with them as you did the Rad Boars.

-Boss-
Name: Neff
Description: Neff transforms himself into a giant Rhinoman.  His major attack
	     is his Rhino Charge.  
Strategy: Neff is a tough customer to beat.  Being the Golden Werewolf 
	  certainly does give you an advantage.  Use the Flame Fist against
	  him when he's standing still.  When he charges you, jump just
	  barely above him, and use the Super Dash to hit him on the head
	  as you pass over him.  Quick reflexes along with quick fingers
	  are what's necessary to defeat this evil wretch.



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9. GAME GENIE CODES
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MASTER CODE--MUST BE ENTERED---------------------------------DCXA-AA22
INFINITE LIVES-----------------------------------------------FT1T-AA5L
PROTECTION AGAINST ENEMY HITS--NO POWER LOST 
			    FROM POWER GAUGE-----------------ATWA-AA8R
MAKES MOST ENEMIES EASIER TO DEFEAT--------------------------HTWT-B6KG
MAKES MOST ENEMIES EASIER TO DEFEAT--------------------------HTWT-B6KG
FIRST SPIRIT BALL TRANSFORMS YOU INTO AN ALTERED BEAST-------PA5T-BNT2
MAKES AGGAR EASIER TO DEFEAT---------------------------------AEFA-AABW
MAKES CROCODILE WORM EASIER TO DEFEAT------------------------AYMT-AAHN
MAKES MOST ENEMIES EASIER TO DEFEAT--------------------------HTWT-B6KG
MAKES NEFF EASIER TO DEFEAT----------------------------------A2TA-AAGC
START WITH 1 LIFE--------------------------------------------BWXA-ACCT
START WITH 5 LIVES-------------------------------------------BWXA-ALCT