Once again, we've got a couple Co-Op Classics for you to peruse, this time in visual form. Wolves, tigers, bears, and ostriches make star appearances as we dig deep into the Co-Op Classics vault: Altered Beast, a fine brawler known primarily for its Genesis port, joins Joust, a Golden Age masterpiece from the arcades. So get ready, buzzard bait!
I've always had a soft spot in my heart for Altered Beast; my aunt spontaneously decided to purchase a Genesis one rainy Saturday afternoon, and Altered Beast was the pack-in (before Sonic, naturally). A truly epic power up system, creepy enemies, and hilariously bad voice acting ("WISE FWOM YOUR GWABE!") combined for a stellar experience. Note that the video is taken from the arcade version, which sadly lacks the worst of the voices.