Pure Nintendo: "Early Genesis adopters may have fond memories of this game, but those of us who picked up the console once Sonic was leading the way probably don’t. I respect that some still consider this a classic, and I respect M2’s noble but ill-advised efforts. This game just isn’t for me though, and while sales may paint one picture, most critics echo similar sentiments. If you find Altered Beast in the arcade, spend a quarter or two and play it for old times sake or a laugh. But don’t spend $5.99 on a game you’ll beat once and rarely return to. Buy some of the other SEGA 3D classics instead."