Data Discs latest release is Altered Beast!

Data Discs latest is Altered Beast! The first time I played this game was actually in a 711 on the original arcade cabinet release and I thought it was pretty cool back then. I had a chance to replay the arcade version a few years ago with my friend Randy Hope cooperatively and after finishing it together, we were not too impressed by the game. I do own the Genesis version which is what Data Discs used to source the music from, but I’ve only played the first or second level of that version.

Listening to the two track sampler that Data Discs put up, I’m actually surprised as the music is far catchier then I remember. Looks like I’ll be picking this one up tomorrow.

WWISE FRUM YO GWAVVE! Originally released in the arcades in 1988, but quickly ported over to SEGA’s new Mega Drive console, where it entered countless homes as a pack-in game, Altered Beast remains memorable for many things over its gameplay, not least its soundtrack. Composed by Tohru “Master” Nakabayashi, the music of Altered Beast moves between intense battle themes and cavernous dirges; the perfect backdrop to traversing the netherworld, punching pigs and powering up.

Sourced from a Japanese Mega Drive and carefully mastered for vinyl, Altered Beast is presented as a 45RPM cut LP in a 400g matt varnished sleeve and printed inner sleeve, both of which feature hand-painted artwork from the SEGA archives. Also included is a foldout poster of the original painting used for the game’s box art.

This release is available in the following editions:

– Clear with Orange Splatter (Limited Edition, available exclusively from us)
– Opaque Orange
– Classic Black


A1. Rise from Your Grave
A2. Altered Beast
A3. Gaum Hermer
B1. Crystal Theme
B2. Closed in Upon Me
B3. I’ll Be Back
B4. I’m Not Scared of Wolves
B5. Game Over


Please note: the splatter effect on the limited edition will vary between copies.  Images shown here are mock ups; the final product may differ slightly. We will also not accept any reservation requests (sorry!).