In the end it would be all worth it, just to see the boss of the stage. The scene with the bloody stump monster was about to begin!
As I murdered the last angry white two headed wolf and received the "get-it" orb I became a werewolf. I went to buy chips or what ever I ate when I was seven to kill the two minutes before the game scrolled to the next scene. "Hooray!" The bloody stump monster was finally in the right hand corner. The Stump began to throw his heads as I giggled like a crazy child. I was so excited as if I wasn’t supposed to see this hideous image. Inevitably, I had wasted more quarters trying to defeat stumpy and had to head home to do what seven year olds did in '88.
Overall, Altered Beast had the best graphics I had ever seen in the cheesy cigar shop arcade. The game play is for crap with its stupid scroll screen every other moment. The game's best qualities are the blood and gore. I give this game a two out of a possible four. Stupid scroll screen.