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Battle Beast is a side-scrolling fighting game released for the PC in 1995. In the style of Mortal Kombat or Street Fighter, a player can play against another human opponent or computer-controlled opponents in different levels using hand-to-hand combat, special moves and weapons to defeat each other.
Reviewing the Windows version, a Next Generation critic called Battle Beast "an incredibly fun and visually stunning fighting game". He complimented the play control, numerous secrets, and most especially the cute, humorous animation, concluding that "At its heart it's still just another 2D fighter, but its light-hearted feel gives it an edge over many of the others out there." He scored it 3 out of 5 stars.