Altered Beast FAQ/Walkthrough for the Sega Master System
Written by: PickMeUp
Version: 1.0 - 2/29/04
E-Mail: PickHuttt at aol dot com

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Table of Contents
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I.    Introduction
II.   Story
III.  Controls
IV.   Gameplay
       -In Game Indicators-
       -Spirit Balls-
       -The Altered Beasts-
       -Enemies-
V.    Walkthrough
       -Round 1-
       -Round 2-
       -Round 3-
       -Round 4-
VI.   Ending
VII.  Codes
VIII. FAQ
IX.   Version History
X.    Legal Section
XI.   Credits/Thanks/Other Stuff

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I. Introduction
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Hello and welcome to my Altered Beast FAQ/Walkthrough. Well, I don't really
like this port of this game since it can get REALLY frustrating. But, I've
decided to make this for people who are playing it and really want to beat this
game. I'll try my best to help you get through this game, so hopefully this
Walkthrough will be helpful.

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II. Story
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Athena has been kidnapped by the evil Neff and Zeus, the father of Athena,
searched for a strong warrior to rescue her. He has chosen a Roman Centurion
who has been dead for over a hundred years and brought him back to life. Not
only that, but has given him supernatural powers, the ability to tranform into
different beasts. Now the nameless warrior has to fight through Neff's army of
demons and Neff himself to rescue Athena.

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III. Controls
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LEFT  - Moves player to the left.
RIGHT - Moves player to the right.
UP    - Jumps higher when pressed with Buttons 1 & 2.
DOWN  - Player kneels.
BUTTON 1 - Starts game. Kicks. Special attack* when transformed into a beast.
BUTTON 2 - Starts game. Punches. Special attack* when transformed into a beast.
BUTTON 1 & 2 - Makes player jump.

*Go to -The Altered Beasts- section for more info.

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IV. Gameplay
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-In Game Indicators-
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At the top of the screen you'll
see the following indicators:
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SCORE   00000  HI-SCORE   00000
     ( )( )( )             Qx2
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-Score/Hi-Score
The score shows how many points you currently have. You gain points by killing
enemies and defeating the boss at the end of every stage. Depending on when
you fight the boss in each stage, the points you get will will differ. The
Hi-Score shows the current highest score in the game, whenever you play the
game after turning on the system, the Hi-Score will always be set at 50000.

-Life Gauge
When you start the game or come back after losing a life, you'll have three
blue life bars. Depending on how you get hit and who you get hit by, the life
bars will change colors. They go from blue, to yellow, to red and then
disappear after that, once all of you life bars are gone, you lose a life.

-Lives
At the beginning of the game you'll have 3 lives, when you lose all of your
lives, the game will end and you'll be sent back to the title screen.

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-Spirit Balls-
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These floating blue balls fly out of the Two Headed White Wolves when you kill
them. The first time you get it, you'll transform into a slightly stronger
and bigger human. The second time you get a spirit ball, you'll transform into
an Altered Beast that has special attacks in place of your punches and kicks.
If you want to fight the boss early in the round, then you need to be an
altered beast. You can fight the bosses in human form, but you need to go
through all three sections of the round (this is explained in the walkthrough
section) and reframe from turning into a beast to do so.

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-The Altered Beasts-
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-WEREWOLF ~ ROUND 1
 
 Button 1: Fireball. Press this to shoot fireballs from your hands.
 Button 2: Flame Arrow. This will make your character fly across the screen,
           depending on which side he's facing and destroy the enemies in his
           path with fire.

-WEREDRAGON ~ ROUND 2

 D Pad:    Makes the Weredragon fly anywhere on screen.
 Button 1: Lightning Smash. Shoots lightning bolts out of his arm straight
           forward.
 Button 2: Inner Strength. Your whole body becomes consumed with electricity,
           anything that your boby will get hurt.

-WERETIGER ~ ROUND 3

 Button 1: Bouncing Flame. It's like the fireball except it bounces up and down
           as it moves forward.
 Button 2: Pillar of Fire. You bounce up and down the screen, your whole body
           becomes a ball of fire as you hurt any enemy that's in your path.

-GOLD WEREWOLF ~ ROUND 4

 Button 1: Golden Fire. Exactly like the fireball, balls of fire come out of
           your hands.
 Button 2: Golden Arrow. Same as the Flame Arrow, this will make your character
           fly across the screen and destroy the enemies in his path with fire.

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-Enemies-
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-SLOW FOOT - 100 pts.
Of all the enemies in the game, this is the easiest to deal with. They don't
really attack you, they just slowly walk towards you. You can easily take them
out, the only time you'll have problems with them is if there's too many
enemies on screen and happen to bump into one of them. If you happen to bump
into one of them, they'll start blinking and explode seconds later, this will
hurt you if you're near it.

-HEADLESS HORROR - 100 pts.
These headless skeletons can be annoying if you don't know how to approach them
properly. If you just walk up to them, then they'll punch you before you even
get a hit in. When you get near them, kneel down and let them walk towards you,
once they get close enough you should be able to kill them without much
trouble.

-SKINNY ORCUS - 500 pts.
This flying demon usually appears in pairs that appear from the upper left and
upper right sides of the screen. You should try and take them out while they're
still in the sky, Cause if you don't they'll fly down and try to bump into you.
If you missed them in the sky and are coming right at you, then kneel down and
use the kick button to attack them when they get closer.

-TWO-HEADED WOLVES - 1,000 pts.
These animals are fast and run across the screen in groups. Among these you'll
spot a white two headed wolf, if you kill these a spirit ball will come out
and slowly float upward.

-GRAVE MASTER - 300 pts
When you see this giant yellow demon, don't just walk up to him, he'll hit you
multiple times before getting knocked back. You want to approach them in the
same way you did with the Headless Horrors, kneel down and wait for them to
come closer before attacking them.

-ROUND LEECH - 300 pts.
This purple round creature will slowly bounce towards you, but when it gets
closer it'll start jumping much higher then before, so you may want to time it
right when you approach them. When they touch you, they'll stick to your head
and slowly suck the life out of you. Rapidly wiggle the D Pad left and right to
get them off.

-CHICKEN STINGER - 300 pts.
This demon will be difficult to take out if you're in your normal state. When
you get near it, it'll swing it's tail at you and knock you down. Since it has
a long reach, getting close enough to hit it will be hard. It will be easier
to take out when you get stronger or transformed into a beast.

-RATTLE TAIL - 500 pts.
Appearing only in Round 2, this dragon like creature will come flying up or
down the screen. You'll know when they're about to pop out because they'll
wiggle their tails right before they do so. You can hit the wiggling tails to
prevent them from popping out and punch any part of their body to stop them
from moving.

-CAVE NEEDLE - 100 pts.
These giant yellow wasps will quickly run across the screen, if you're not fast
enough to take them out then you'll get knocked down.

-HAMMER DEMON - 500 pts.
Kinda like the Skinny Orcus, except it stays at the top and flies by. When you
walk under it's path though, it'll drop down and hit you if you stay in place.
If you move away just in time, then you can attack it while it slowly moves
back up. If you're in your stronger human state, then when it falls down, kneel
down and kick it when it gets close enough.

-GORY GOAT - 200 pts.
This goat creature will hop on screen looking like he's gonna start boxing
someone. Don't let them get too close because they'll hit you real quick, when
they get near just kick them.

-SAW FISH - 100 pts.
This creature can be quite an annoyance if you don't kill them right away. This
small grey fish with spikes will roll right on screen right through you if you
don't do anything and turn right around and do the same thing. When they
approach you, kick them.

-DARK UNICORN - 300 pts.
This tiny purple unicorn will normally walk towards you, but when they get near
you they'll jump towards the upper part of your body. If you're in your
stronger human form, when it jumps, kneel down and kick it when it gets close
enough. In your normal human state, it can be a little tricky taking them out.

-BAD BOAR - 500 pts.
These yellow Bad Boars are just like Grave Masters, let them get near you,
kneel down and attack them.

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V. Walkthrough
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Each round has three sections to it. The first part is before the first
appearance of Neff, the second is between Neff's first and second appearances
and the third section appears after Neff's second appearance. You can ignore
the other sections if you finsihed the round early and go straight to the boss
sections. Also, keep in mind that when you're in beast form that the round will
probably move/end much quicker.

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-Round 1-
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-Section One-
As soon as the screen starts scrolling, walk over to the right, three Slow
Foots will pop out of the ground. After knocking them out, stay in the middle
of the screen and Slow Foots will pop up from each side 3 times in a row. When
you're finished with them, a Two Headed Wolf will jump out from the right.
Kneel down and punch it before he jumps again and do the same to the other one
the jumps out afterwards. Two Headless Horrors will fall down the screen after
that and a white Two Headed Wolf will jump out and stand beside them. You
should be able to punch all of them at the same time if you don't get it by one
of the Headless Horrors.

Grab the spirit ball that comes out of the white wolf and stick to the left
side of the screen. Get ready to jump up and hit the Skinny Orcus that appears,
three Slow Foots will pop up from the ground below it at that moment, ignore
them and quickly jump up and attack the other Skinny Orcus on the right. Take
care of the three Slow Foots and two other slow foots will pop up on the right.
After that, two Skinny Orcus from the left and one on the right will appear, if
you weren't able to take all of them out then kneel down and kick the remaining
ones that get near you. At this point, two Headless Horror will fall from the
screen on the left side of the screen, stay kneeled and take them out.

Now move to the right side of the screen to kill the Headless Horror that
appears then quickly take out the Skinny Orcus' that appear on the left and
right side of the screen. Afterwards, kneel down and face the left side to be
ready for three Two Headed Wolves, one of which is white, that comes charging
out. Get rid of the 2 Slow Foots that pop out from the right and kill the
3 Slow Foots that appear just ahead of them. Get in the middle and get ready to
jump up and hit the two Skinny Orcus' on the left and one on the right, at this
point a Grave Master and Slow Foot will pop out on the right side. After that,
three more Slow Foots will pop out on the right and two Headless Horrors will
walk out behind them, two Skinny Orcus' on the right and one on the left and a
Slow Foot on the left will appear also. After taking them all out, Neff will
appear on the right, if you are a beast at this point then you'll fight the
boss, if not, then you'll in the second part of the round.

-Section Two-
When Neff starts walking away after his first appearance, move to the middle
right side of the screen to avoid getting hit by the Slow Foot that pops out of
the ground on the middle left side. After that the screen will start moving
again and two Skinny Orcus' will appear from the left side, after you take them
out, kill the 3 Slow Foots on the right, each one appearing after the other.
Right after you kill the third one, 2 Two Headed Wolves will jump out from the
left and one from the right. Quickly take them out because a Skinny Orcus will
appear from the left and right, but don't attack them just yet. Shortly after
there appearances, a Headless Horror will appear from the left and right and
a white Two Headed Wolf will jump out from the left a second later. Kick the
white wolf, then the Headless Horror on the left, then the two Skinny Orcus'
and finally the Headless Horror on the right.

After you're done with them, jump on the platform above you, a Two Headed Wolf
will come running out from the right and a white one shortly after it. When
you're finsihed with them, get back done to the ground level. A Skinny Orcus'
will appear from the left and right and a Grave Master will appear from the
left and right below, don't jump up to kill the Skinny Orcus', instead deal
with all of them on ground level. Stay in the middle afterwards, a Two Headed
Wolf jump out from the left on the ground and the platform above, another one
on the right and a Skinny Orcus will appear from the left and right. Kill the
two Wolves on the ground and ignore the one above, then take care of the two
Skinny Orcus' that will be coming down right about then. After that, a Grave
Master will appear from the right and another Two Headed Wolf will jump down
from the platform on the left, try and kill the Wolf first if you can.

Now when you're finished with both of them, stay under the platform, 2 Two
Headed Wolves will jump out from the platform above to the left. Ignore them
and quickly kill the Skinny Orcus that appears from the right. Afterwards, a
Two Headed Wolf will jump out from the left on the ground and the platform
above and a Skinny Orcus will also come out from the left and right side. Take
out the bottom wolf and move to the left, the other wolf should have just
jumped over your head at this point and then kill the Skinny Orcus' when they
come down. 

Right after that, 2 Two Headed Wolves, the second one a white, will come
running down from the left, destroy them quickly. After them, two Skinny Orcus'
from the left and another from the right and a Grave Master will appear from
the right below. Kill the right Skinny Orcus, then the Grave Master, then the
two other Skinny Orcus' that's coming down to you at this point. Then take out
the other Grave Master that appeared from the left, further ahead a Grave
Master will appear from the right and 2 Slow Foots will pop out from the left
and another on the right. After that, three Slow Foots will come out from the
right with a Headless Horror following after them and two Skinny Orcus' from
the right and another from the left will appear. Take care of the Slow Foots
and Headless Horror first, then the Skinny Orcus' will they come down. Right
after that, two Slow Foots will pop out from the left, a Skinny Orcus above
them and a Grave Master from the right. Take out the Slow Foots and Grave
first, then the Skinny Orcus. Now after that, two Headless Horrors will appear
from the left, a Slow Foot from the left and right and a Skinny Orcus' above
from the left and right. Kill the Slow Foots and Headless Horrs first and then
the Skinny Orcus', afterwards Neff will make his second appearance.

-Section Three-
The screen will start moving again after Neff walks off and ahead to the right,
two Slow Foots and a Headless Horror will appear. Kill them quickly, seconds
later a Skinny Orcus will come out from the right and two Slow Foots from the
left, take out the Slow Foots first. Afterwards, two Skinny Orcus' from the
left and one on the right and a Slow Foot on the left and right below will
appear. Take out the first Skinny Orcus on the left, then the two Slow Foots on
the ground and then kill the two remainung Skinny Orcus' from the ground. A
Skinny Orcus will appear from the left and right afterwards, take them out
quickly, then kill the two Headless Horrors on the left and the Slow Foot from
the right. Right after that a Skinny Orcus will appear from the left, kill it
quickly and the Grave Masters that appear from the right and left. Move to the
middle of the screen when you're finished, two Skinny Orcus' will appear from
the left and one on right and two Headless Horrors will fall from the sky on
the left, take care of all of them on ground level.

Further ahead, a Two Headed Wolf will jump out from thr right, then another
will jump out from the platform on the left and then two more will run out from
the left below, jump on the platform above to avoid the last two. While you're
up there, a Skinny Orcus' from the left and right will appear, kill them
quickly. Seconds later a white Two Headed Wolf will run out from the right
platform, take it out quickly because another Skinny Orcus will appear from the
left and right shortly after. When you're finished with them, move back down to
the ground level and take out the Headless Horror that appears from the right
and left. When you're finsihed with them, two Skinny Orcus' will appear from
the left and another from the right, kill them real quick. Right at this point
a Slow Foot will appear out of nowhere on the left and another afterwards and
then another will appear out of nowhere on the right. Afterwards, a Two Headed
Wolf will run out from the right and another from the left platform, kill the
one on the right and left the left one jump over you. When that happens, a
white Tow Headed Wolf will run out from the right, kill it with a kick then
take care of the Skinny Orcus' that appears from the left and right.

Now a Two Headed Wolf and another afterwards will run out from the right, a
Skinny Orcus' will appear from the left and right and then two Headless Horrors
will fall from the sky on the right. Take care of all of them on ground level,
after that a Two Headed Wolf will run out from the left and a white one will
run out from the right, two Skinny Orcus' will appear from the left and two
Slow Foots from the right afterwards. Take care of the Wolves and Slow Foots
first and then the Skinny Orcus'. Afterwards, two Slow Foots from the left and
one on the right will appear, the screen should stop moving at this point.
When you're finished with them, three Slow Foots in a row will pop out from the
right, a Headless Horror right behind them and a Skinny Orcus on the left and
right will appear. Right after that, another Skinny Orcus' will appear from the
left and right and three Slow Foots in a row will pop out from the left below,
take them all out from the ground level. Another Skinny Orcus will appear from
the left, kill it quickly, then two Grave Masters will appear from the right,
a Headless Horror on the left and a Skinny Orcus on the left and right above.
Deal with them all on ground level and then finally, kill the two Slow Foots
the appear from the right. After that, Neff will make his third and final
appearance in the round.

-Round 1 Boss: Aggar-
The boss stays on the right side the whole time but he cuts off his heads and
throws them at you. They float at the top of the screen and usually drop in the
last place you were standing, so it's always good to keep moving. You can
easily hit him with your fireball attacks while dodging his heads, you'll most
likely hit some of the heads doing so but you shouldn't have much of a problem
defeating him in beast form. In human form, you have to walk right in front of
the boss and punch him. Since this boss throws 7 heads at a time, use the break
in between to punch him as much as you can then avoid the heads when he starts
throwing again. Keep doing this over and over again and you will eventually
defeat him.

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-Round 2-
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-Section One-
After the round starts, walk to the right and kill the two Round Leeches that
appear, then a Round Leech will appear to your left and right. Afterwards, a
Chicken Stinger will appear from the right, kick it, if your timing is right
then you can hit it before it gets a chance to hit you with it's tail. Now get
ready for a Two Headed Wolf and another one after it to jump out from the
right, a couple of seconds following them will be a white one. There shouldn't
be any distractions so you should be able to easily get the spirit ball from
it. Now after that, get ready for Skinny Orcus' from the left and the right to
appear and another pair will appear after you take them out. At that point, a
Grave Master will appear on the right and a Round Leech on the left. When
you're taking care of these two, another Skinny Orcus' and another Grave Master
will come out from the right.

After killing them both, just ahead three Round Leeches will fall from the sky
from the left. Also at this point, Rattle Tail's should be popping out from the
top and bottom from the screen, so watch out where you're standing. When
dealing with the Leeches, a Skinny Orcus from the left and right will appear
and another pair will appear after taking them out. After killing them, a
Two Headed Wolf will jump out from the left and two will jump out from the
right, the second one on the right being a white one. A Skinny Orcus will
appear on the right afterwards and the screen should stop scrolling at that
point. A Grave Master will appear on the left and right, you should be able to
take them out without trouble. After that, two Skinny Orcus' will appear on the
left and one on the right and two Round Leeches will hop out from the right. At
this point, a couple of Rattle Tails will appear. When they stop coming, Neff
will make his first appearance.

-Section Two-
After Neff walks off, two Skinny Orcus' will appear from the left and right,
take them out and stay in the middle. Two Round Leeches from the left and one
on the right will fall from the sky, when you're finished with them, a Skinny
Orcus' will fly out from the left and another after it and one from the right
will come out afterwards. After that, a Grave Master from the left and a
Chicken Stinger from the right will appear, a Rattle Tail will come down from
the top right after them. Now when you're finished with that, 2 Two Headed
Wolves will run out from the right and a white one shortly after. When you're
done with the white one, a Skinny Orcus will come out from the left and right
and three Round Leeches will fall from the sky from the left, try and kill the
Leeches first and then the Skinny Orcus'. After that, two Skinny Orcus' will
come out from the left and a Grave Master below them, kill the Grave Master
first and then the Skinny Orcus' when they come down.

Now kick the Chicken Stinger that appears from the left and then attack the
Skinny Orcus' that appears on the left and right afterwards. At this point
another Chicken Stinger will come out from the left, but stay in the middle,
two Round Leeches will fall from the top from the left and another on the
right. Kick the Leeches and Chicken Stinger on the left first, then the one on
the right. Afterwards, a Grave Master and 2 Two Headed Wolves after him will
appear from the right, seconds later a white Two Headed Wolf will also jump out
from the right. Right after this, a couple of Rattle Tails will come out from
the top and bottom, stick to the middle to avoid them. When that's done,
another Chicken Stinger will appear from the left and two Skinny Orcus' will
appear on the left and right above, take care of the Stinger first. Following
that, a Round Leech will appear from the left and right and two Skinny Orcus'
will appear above from the left and another from the right, kill the Leeches
quickly before taking on the Orcus'.

Another Round Leech will appear from the left, wait for it to come to you
because a Rattle Tail will come out from the bottom left. Ahead, a Grave Master
from the left and right will appear, at this point the screen will stop moving.
When you're done with them, a Round Leech will appear from the left and a
Chicken Stinger on the right, after killing them another Grave Master will
appear from the left and right. Now when you finished the two of them off, move
to the left part of the screen, a Round Leech will fall from the sky somewhere
near the middle, kill it and then the two Skinny Orcus' on the left and one on
the right that appears shortly after. When you're done with them, Neff will
make his second appearance in the round.

-Section Three-
After the screen starts moving again, two Round Leeches will hop out from the
right, kill them right away. After them, a Grave Master will appear from the
left, a Round Leech from the right and a Skinny Orcus from the left and right
above. Take care of the Grave Master and Round Leech first and then the Skinny
Orcus' when they come down. Afterwards, a Skinny Orcus will appear on the left
and two Round Leeches on the left botton and another from the right, since the
Skinny Orcus appears first, take it out quickly. When you're done with them
move to the middle of the screen, two Rattle Tails, one on the left and right
bottom, will wiggle their tails, kick both of them to stop them from coming
out. Right after them a Skinny Orcus will appear from the left and right, kill
them and then the Grave Master that appears from the right and move back into
the middle again. A Rattle Tail will come down from the left and right top of
the screen, at the same time a Skinny Orcus will appear from the left and right
sides. Since you won't have much room to jump up wait until they come down to
you to attack them, after that kill the Grave Master that appears from the
right. Right after him a Two Headed Wolf will jump out from the right and a
Skinny Orcus from the left and right, kill the Wolf and the two Orcus' quickly.

When you're finished with them a Two Headed Wolf will jump out from the right
and two Round Leeches from the left, kill the Wolf first. After that a white
Two Headed Wolf will jump out from the right and just ahead of the wolf, two
Rattle Tails will come down from the right side, just let them move by. Right
after them two Round Leeches will fall from the top on the right, kill them
quickly. Afterwards, a Skinny Orcus will appear from the left and right and a
Chicken Stinger on the left and a Round Leech on the right bottom, take care of
the Chicken and Leech first and then the Skinny Orcus' when they come to you.
After that a Skinny Orcus will appear from the left and right and a Round Leech
will fall from the top on the left and right side, kill the Leeches first,
move to the middle after that, two Rattle Tails will come out from the top left
and another on the bottom right, just ignore them. A Skinny Orcus will appear
from the left and right afterwards, kill them quickly then take care of the two
Round Leeches that appear on the right and another that falls from the sky on
the left. After that a Two Headed Wolf will jump out from the right, kill it
right away, then another Wolf will jump out from the right and a Skinny Orcus
will appear from the left and right, kill the Wolf first.

When you're done with them two Round Leeches will hop out from the right, kill
them quickly and move to the middle, a Rattle Tail on the left and right top
will come down and another on the left out out from the bottom left, you can
ignore them if you want. At this point you'll see a white Two Headed Wolf
standing to the right, kick it to get the Spirit Ball, right then the screen
will stop moving. Now two Skinny Orcus' from the left and another from the
right will appear and a Round Leech on the bottom right, kill the Orcus' first
if you can. Afterwards another Skinny Orcus will appear from the left and right
and a Grave Master on the bottom right, kill the Grave Master first. Kill the
Chicken Stinger that comes out from the left with a kick, after that a bunch of
Rattle Tails will come out from the top and bottom, just stick to the middle to
ignore them. When that's done, Neff will make his last appearance in the round
and you'll then fight the boss.

-Round 2 Boss: Octeyes-
This boss also stays on the right side of the screen while throwing stuff at
you. In this case, it will throw a bunch of spores that look like eyeballs,
most of which will be thrown in the direction you were last in. In beast form,
use your Lightning Smash attack and shoot in the middle of the boss where the
one eyeball usually sticks out. Make sure to move out of the way when it
unleashes another batch of spores, you can shoot them if you want. Keep this up
and you should take him out without much of a struggle. If you're fighting the
boss in human form, then you WILL get hit alot. You have to walk right of to it
and start punching and move away when the spores come out and try to avoid
them. Then go back and start punching the boss again, this is a very long
method that will get you hurt alot and possibly make you lose all your lives.
So make sure you're in beast form by the time you reach him.

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-Round 3-
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-Section One-
Walk over to the right and you'll see three Slow Foots fall from the sky, after
killing them three other Slow Foots will appear on the left. Don't approach
them yet because a Round Leech will fall from the sky on the left and right.
After taking care of them, a Headless Horror will appear on the the right and
another one above on the platform and a Round Leech will hop out from the left.
Afterwards, a Two Headed Wolf will jump out from the right, after this a Hammer
Demon will appear at the left and right of the screen and another Two Headed
Wolf will jump out from the right. When you're fighting the two Hammer Demons,
make sure you're on the higher platform to get ready to attack the white Two
Headed Wolf that jumps out. After taking care of them, get back to ground
level, a Headless Horror will appear to the left and the right. Take them out
quick before the two Skinny Orcus' on the left and one on the left appear.

There will be a Slow Foot on the right too, but be careful approaching it
because a Round Leech will fall from the sky around that area. A Hammer Demon
will appear on the left and right afterwards and two Round Leeches will fall
from the sky on the right. After that, a Skinny Orcus on the left and right
will appear and a Chicken Stinger will come out from the right. If you want to
avoid the Chicken Stinger then jump on the higher platform if possible.
Afterwards, a Two Head Wolf will jump out from the left on the platform, you
can let him jump over you if you want. Then a Headless Horror will fall from
the sky on the left and right, a 2 Two Head Wolves, the first being white, will
run out from the left around the same time. After taking them all out, you'll
see two Slow Foots appear on the right.

When you're finished with them, a Grave Master will appear on the left and
right side. At this point the screen will stop scrolling and the following will
appear in this order: a Headless Horror on the right, a Skinny Orcus on the
left and right, a Slow Foot on the left and two Cave Needles will jump out from
the right. Take out the Headless Horror first, then stay on the left side to
wait for the two Cave Needles, then take care of the Skinny Orcus' with the
kneeling down and kicking up method and then finally take out the Slow Foot.
Afterwars, three Slow Foots will appear on the right, take them out quickly.
After that, a Skinny Orcus will appear on the right and two Hammer Demons will
alos appear on the right and another on the left. After you take care of this
mess, Neff will make his first appearance in the round.

-Section Two-
After Neff walks off and the screen starts moving again, a Hammer Demon will
appear from the left and right, kill them quickly. A Round Leech and another
shortly after will fall from the sky from the left, kill them quickly also.
Ahead, a Hammer Demon will appear from the left and right, two Round Leeches
from the right and a Skinny Orcus from the left. The best advice I can offer
here is to fight them all on ground level, don't jump up to the higher platform
to fight, you'll just get knocked all over the place. Right after you finsih
them off, another Hammer Demon from the left and right and a Skinny Orcus from
the left will appear, you should also fight them on ground level too. When
you're done with them, a Two Headed Wolf will jump out from the left, kill it
quickly and afterwards a Skinny Orcus from the left and right and 2 Two Headed
Wolves will come running out from the left, the second being a white one. Take
out the Two Headed Wolves first and then the Skinny Orcus' when they come down.

After that, a Grave Master will appear from the right, kill him quickly,
another Grave Master will appear from the left on the platform. Stay in the
middle though, two Round Leeches will fall from the top on the left, when
fighting them a Hammer Demon will appear from the left and right. After
you're finsihed with them, two Slow Foots will pop out from the left and a
Hammer Demon will appear from the left and right, kill the Slow Foots first.
Just ahead, a Chicken Stinger will appear from the left and two Round Leeches
will fall from the sky shortly after. When you're done with them, 3 Two Headed
Wolves will jump out from the left, one after after another, the last one
being a white one. After that, a Skinny Orcus will appear from the right and
then left and afterwards a Hammer Demon will appear from the left and right,
take them out fast. At that point, two Round Leeches will fall from the left,
and just ahead after killing them, a Grave Master will appear from the left and
two Round Leeches will fall from the top left, kill the Leeches first.

Afterwards, a Skinny Orcus from the left and right and a Grave Master from the
right will appear, at this point the screen will stop moving. When you're done
with them a Headless Horror will come out from the right, kill him quickly
because seconds later a Hammer Demon from the left and right and a Skinny Orcus
behind both of them will appear. Attack all of them from the ground level,
using your kick attack while kneeling down. After that, the following will
appear in this order: a Slow Foot on the left and a Headless Horror behind it,
a Grave Master on the right, two Slow Foots behind him and then two Round
Leeches after them, take them out in this order also. When you're done with
them, Neff will make his second appearance.

-Section Three-
When the screen starts moving again, two Round Leeches will hop out from the
left and two others will fall from the sky on the right. When you're finished
with them a Hammer Demon will appear from the right with another behind it
and another one on the left, after you're done with them a Skinny Orcus will
appear from the left. After killing it, take out the two Headless Horrors on
the left and the Round Leech on the right, another will appear after it and
two other Round Leeches will appear from the right. Right after that a Chicken
Stinger will appear from the right, kill it and then a Two Headed Wolf will
jump down from the platform on the right, then kill the Hammer Demon that
appears from the left afterwards. When you're done with that, two Round Leeches
will fall from the sky on the left, another will fall from the right and a
white Two Headed Wolf will jump out from the right. Kill the Leeches on the
left first if you can, then the other Leech on the right and finally the white
Two Headed Wolf. At this point a Hammer Demon will appear from the left and
right with another coming out behind them afterwards.

After that, two Round Leeches will hop out from the right and three Slow Foots
will slowly appear, one right after the other from the left, kill the Leeches
first. Further ahead two Round Leeches will appear from the left and a Two
Headed Wolf will jump out from the right, with another behind just standing
still, kill the Leeches first. When you're done with them, kill the Skinny
Orcus that appears from the right, then kill the Grave Master that appears from
the left and finally the Skinny Orcus from the left above when it comes to you.
Then go over to the right and kick the white Two Headed Wolf that's motionless,
two Round Leeches will fall from the sky on the left and a Grave Master will
appear from the left, kill the Leeches first. Afterwards, take out the Skinny
Orcus that appears from the left, the screen will stop moving at this point.

Now kick the Chicken Stinger that walks out from the right, kill the three Slow
Foots that appears after it and then the Headless Horror that appears behind
them. Right after that, a Hammer Demon will appear from the left and right, a
Slow Foot on the left bottom and a Grave Master on the bottom right, take them
out in that order. Afterwards, kill the Headless Horror that appears on the
left, then the three Slow Foots on the right and then the Hammer Demon that
appears on the left and right. When you're done with them, punch out the Slow
Foot that pops out from the left and right and the ones that pop out after
them. Now, a Hammer Demon will appear from the left and right and a Slow Foot
on the left and right bottom, try to take out the Hammer Demon on the right if
you can, then the Slow Foot on the right, the other Hammer Demon and finally
last Slow Foot. Afterwards, Neff will make his last appearance before the boss
fight.

-Round 3 Boss: Crocodile Wyrm-
Unlike the previous bosses, this one actually moves around the screen. When the
fight begins, he'll be at the right bottom of the screen and shoot 5 balls in
a row, then move at the top middle of the screen and shoot a ball to the left,
the middle and the right. After that, he'll move to the upper right side and
shoot another row of 5 balls then move back down in the lower right corner and
shoot one ball. Then he'll repeat the whole process again. Now when the fight
starts, you have to jump over the row of balls the first time and when he moves
in the top middle position, stay in the left side and try and slide through
the left and middle balls that he shoots.

Now as either in beast form or human form, the only times you should attack
him is when he's coming down and before and after shooting the one ball at you.
Just hit him about three times when he's coming down and back up so you can
jump over the ball, then quickly move back to the right  and get as close as
you can and kneel down. The row of balls in shoots out SHOULD just barely miss
and fly over you. During this part, punch the boss as many times as possible
before he gets away. Keep repeating these methods over and over again until
he's defeated.

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-Round 4-
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-Section One-
Walk over to the right and two Gory Goats will hop out, after taking them out,
another one will appear on the right and two others on the left. At that point,
a Hammer Demon will appear on the left and right, kill them quickly because a
Skinny Orcus will appear on the left and right after them. When you're finished
with them, a Two Headed Wolf and another following it will jump out from the
right. Afterwards, a Hammer Demon will appear on the left and right again, try
and stay on the ground level if you can because a white Two Headed Wolf will
jump out from the right in a couple of seconds. After you're done with that,
stick to the middle and a Bad Boar will appear on the left. Take him out
fast because a Hammer Demon and a Skinny Orcus will appear on the left and
another Hammer Demon on the right.

When you're finished with them, a Gory Goat will appear on the left and right
sides, and seconds later a Hammer Demon will appear from the left and right.
After you're done with them, make sure you're on the right side of the screen
because 2 Two Headed Wolves, the second being white, will appear on the left
on the platform and jump done from there. Take them out quickly because two
Gory Goats will hop out from the right, after you're done with them, a Bad Boar
will come out from the left and right side. After killing them, three Dark
Unicorns in a row will come out from the right, take care of them quickly.
Shortly after they appear, a Bad Boar and Hammer Demon will come out from the
right and seconds later a Saw Fish will come rolling in from the left. If you
have the chance, try and take out the Saw Fish first because it'll just
constantly get in your way. After you're done with them, Neff will make his
first appearance in the round.

-Section Two-
Seconds after Neff walks off and the screen moves again, two Dark Unicorns, one
right after another, will appear from the left and another from the right
shortly after, take them out quickly. Right after the one on the right appears,
a Hammer Demon will appear from the left and right and two Gory Goats on the
left and one on the right below. Try fighting them all on ground level,
kneeling down and kicking when the Hammer Demons drop. Afterwards, a Bad Boar
will come down from the platform on the right and 2 Two Headed Wolves will jump
out from the left with two Dark Unicorns following behind them. When you're
finished with the two Unicorns, a Hammer Demon will appear from the left and
right, while you're fighting them a white Two Headed Wolf will run out from
the left. After you're done there, a Bad Boar will appear from the right and
then the left shortly after, then a Hammer Demon will appear from the left and
right and a Gory Goat on the left and two on the right will hop on screen, deal
with them all on ground level.

Right after them a Saw Fish will roll on screen from the left and right, try
kicking both of them if you can, 2 Two Headed Wolves will jump out from the
left seconds later. A little bit ahead, a Two Headed Wolf will jump out from
the left platform and 2 other Wolves, the second being white, will jump out
from the platform shortly after. When you're done with them, a Saw Fish will
roll out from the right and then the left, a second one rolling out from the
left seconds later. After that, a Dark Unicorn will appear from the left and
another from the left shortly after it, further ahead a Bad Boar will appear
from the right, at this point the screen should stop moving. A Saw Fish will
roll out from the right and left, kill them quickly, right after them a Hammer
Demon will appear from the left and right and two Dark Unicorns from the right
and another from the left with a Bad Boar behind it. Try to take out the Hammer
Demons first if possible. Immediately following that, two Dark Unicorns will
appear from the right with two Hammer Demons above them, a Bad Boar will come
out from the right seconds later and after that, a Saw Fish will roll out from
the right and two others from the left. Finally, two Hammer Demons from the
left and right will fly on screen, kneel down and try kicking them all in a
row, shortly following Neff will make his second appearance.

-Section Three-
As the screen starts moving again a Hammer Demon will appear from the right,
kill it and the other one behind it quickly. Afterwards, another Hammer Demon
will appear from the left and a Gory Goat on the bottom left and two others on
the bottom right. Kick the Goar Goat on the right first, then kill the Hammer
Demon and then the other Goar Goay on the left. At this point another Gory
Goat will appear from the right and a Saw Fish will roll out from the left,
kick the Fish first. After that a Hammer Demon will appear from the right and
another from the left with a Skinny Orcus behind it, quickly jump up and kill
them iff possible. When you're done with them, two Dark Unicorns will appear
from the right, kill them quickly, another one will walk out from the left. But
don't go over to it yet, a Saw Fish will roll out on the left, kick that first,
then kill the Unicorn and then kick the other Saw Fish that rolls out from the
platform from the right. Right after that a Two Headed Wolf will jump out from
the right platform, take him out and the white Two Headed Wolf that jumps out
from the bottom right seconds later. Afterwards, kill the Bad Boar that was
behind the white Wolf, further ahead three Goar Goats will hop out from the
left, when you've kill the last Goat two Hammer Demons from the left and one on
the right will appear.

Just ahead there will be a Two Headed Wolf to the right standing still and
another one will jump out in front of it, kick both of them then take care of
the Hammer Demon on the right and two others on the left. After that you'll
see a white Two Headed Wolf on the right standing still and a Hammer Demon will
appear from the left, kick the Wolf first, then the Hammer Demon and then the
Bad Boar that appears from the bottom left, at this point the screen will stop
moving. Afterwards a Saw Fish will roll out from the right and left sides, kick
the right one first, after that a Dark Unicorn will appear from the left and
two others from the right, kill the one on the left first. Right after that a
Bad Boar will appear from the right and a Hammer Demon above it, kill the Boar
first, after that two Gory Goats will hop out from the left and one on the
right. Kick the first left one, then the right one and then the last one on the
left, after that two Hammer Demons will appear from the right and one on the
left. When you're done with them, kill the Bad Boar that appears from the right
and then kick the Gory Goat that hops out from the left and right after that.
Finally kill the Hammer Demons that appear from the left and right, after that
Neff will make his third appearance in the round.

-Round 4 Boss: Neff (demon form)-
There's really no easy way in fighting Neff, if you're close to him then he'll
just walk towards you and start punching, if you're far away, he'll charge
towards you real fast. Never get stuck in a corner, there's a 95% chance in
beast form you'll get stuck until you die and in human form there's a 100%
chance of getting stuck until you die. Now when fighting him in beast form, and
I HIGHLY recommend you do fight him in beast form, there is two methods you can
fight him. The first being a bit hard, when the fight starts, quickly move to
the left and try and hit him once with a Golden Fire. Now when he starts
charging at you, jump up and use your Golden Arrow attack to fly to across to
the other side, land, shoot a Golden Fire at him a repeat over and over until
he's defeated.

The other method can be a bit tricky, at the beginning of the fight, quickly
move to the left so that he'll charge towards you. At this point jump real
high, he should stop right under you. Just when you're about to land on top of
him, use your Golden Arrow attack, it should cause damage to him. Repeat this
over and over again until he's defeated, you can actually use both of these
methods at the same time but it will require alot of work and timing. Now if
you're fighting him in human form then you'll most likely lose all of your
lives because it will be difficult. The only chance you have in defeating him
is if you haven't lost any lives, have 5 life bars using the code and haven't
used any of the 4 continues with the other code. 

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VI. Ending
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After defeating Neff, a bird will start flying around on screen. It'll then 
land on the ground and turn into Athena, you'll walk over to her and revert
back to your human form. You and her will stare at each other while the words
GAME OVER appear above them, it will stick to this scene for approximately 1
minute and 30 seconds then return to the title screen.

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VII. Codes
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These codes came from Raistlin212 on GameFAQs, so credit goes to him/her.

-Four Continues
When you lose all your lives and the words GAME OVER appears, hold the
upper-left side of the D-Pad and press both the buttons at the same time. The 
words CONTINUE will scroll by the screen and you'll be able to continue from 
the point where you last died. Hold the lower-left and the two buttons for the
second continue, lower-right and both buttons for continue three and the
upper-right and the two buttons for the fourth and final continue.

-Two Extra Life Bars
At the title screen, hold the upper-left side on the D-Pad and press the two
buttons at the same time. You'll now have two extra life bars for a total of
five life bars when you start the game.

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VIII. FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions
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Q: Four rounds? I thought there were five.
A: The cave round was left out of the SMS version.

Q: *looks at end of faq* Wha?
A: In this version Zeus says "I COMMAND YOU TO RISE FROM YOUR CRAVE AND RESCUE
   MY DAUGHTER".

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IX. Version History
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Version 0.98 - Started FAQ/Walkthrough on February 18, 2004. Finished
               Version 0.98 on February 22, 2004. Finished sections I-IV and
               VI-X, still need to work on the second and third sections of
               each round in the Walkthrough. Submitted to GameFAQs on
               February 22, 2004.

Version 0.99 - Finished the second sections for each round in the Walkthrough.
               The third and final sections will be up in the next update, also
               added a codes section. Submitted Version 0.99 to GameFAQs on
               February 25, 2004.

Version 1.0  - Finished the third sections for each round in the Walkthrough.
               Also added/changed some of the tips in the enemies section along
               with some other tiny changes in this guide. Submitted Version
               1.0 to GameFAQs on February 29, 2004.

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X. Legal Section
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This may be not be reproduced under any circumstances except for personal,
private use. It may not be placed on any web site or otherwise distributed
publicly without advance written permission. Use of this guide on any other
web site or as a part of any public display is strictly prohibited, and a
violation of copyright.

This document should only appear on GameFAQs, if you find this FAQ on another
website, please inform me about this by e-mail.

This document is Copyright 2004 Wendell Baugher.

All trademarks and copyrights contained in this document are owned by their
respective trademark and copyright holders.

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XI. Credits/Thanks/Other Stuff
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-Thanks to CJayC for hosting this document on his site.
-Thanks to the game and instruction manual, if it wasn't for these then this
 faq wouldn't have been created in the first place.
-If you think anything is missing in this document then please e-mail about it
 with the heading "Altered Beast F/W contribution". I'll give you credit of 
 course, if you don't want your name mentioned then I'll just put "anonymous
 contributor" in place of your name.
-If you're gonna e-mail me any comments (good or bad) or questions about this
 document then have the heading be "Altered Beast F/W C/Q".
-If you want to see screenshots of this game or the ending then check out The
 Video Game Museum at www.vgmuseum.com.

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ARISE FROM YOUR CRAVE
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