Altered Beasts “Power Up! Orbs” – Greatest Retro Power-Ups Ever Countdown 19 of 20

Number 19 on the list of Greatest Retro Power Up’s is Altered Beast, created by SEGA in 1988. Have any suggestions you’d like us to mention? Comment below!

Back in the day, if you wanted to transform into each stage of the beasts form, collecting Power Up orbs were an absolute MUST in Altered Beast. You did this by crushing apart enough of those jumping two-headed dog creature’s and harvesting them of the orbs that they dropped.


Power Ups were the main source of power in Altered Beast, if they weren’t in the game, it would have very much seemed like all you did was run left and right across the screen playing the role of a man with a very small head and a peculiar fighting style.

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