CrispyGamer writes: "Unsurprisingly, that terse estimation of the game's value isn't quite to spec. Allow me to elaborate. Beast Rider is a third-person, 3-D update of Sega's 2-D side-scroller. In the original, two players could choose between three characters before marching to screen right for 45 minutes, smashing more or less everything in sight. The game was fun, if not quite earth-shattering; most of the appeal came from pairing up with a friend (or, more often, a stranger) with whom you'd frantically alternate dropping quarters to buy another few minutes of evil-bashing".