The Bear, or Werebear (ウェアベア), is one of the transformation from the Centurion in Altered Beast. It doesn't have long range projectiles, but has a petrifying breath and does a spinning attack. This is the transformation from the third stage. The Bear is not present in the Master System version.
- Bear Breath (ペトリフブレス, Petrif Breath): The Bear's breath transforms enemies (Chicken Stingers, Cave Needles, and Grave Masters) into stone, which can be used as platforms and be broken like normal rocks. Three-Headed Wolves aren't pretrified by this attack. This also petrifies the projectiles of Moldy Snail, which still cause damage but can be broken by attacks.
- Shock Breath (ショックブレス): This attack replaces the Bear Breath in the NES version. Instead of a short range petrifying breath, the Bear fires a long range projectile with no special properties.
- Body Spin (スピンボンバー, Spin Bomber): The Bear does a jumping rolling attack. He is invincible while rolling.
The Bear returns in the game as Grizzly. He can be unlocked after completing the Elevator of Doom.
- Stone Breath: Just like in the original Bear Breath, except with a much wider range.
- Rolling Bear: Able to cuddle up into a ball and rolling around hitting enemies in your path.
|Versions||Arcade • Mega Drive / Genesis • Master System • PC Engine • Famicom|
|Characters||Centurion • Zeus • Athena • Neff|
|Forms||Wolf • Dragon • Bear • Tiger • Gold Wolf|
Famicom exclusive: Lion • Shark • Phoenix
|Bosses||Aggar (Hugger) • Octeyes • Moldy Snail • Crocodile Worm (Fatty Crocodile) • Van Vader|
Famicom exclusive: King Ogre • Kraken • Great Demon
|Stages||1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5|
Famicom version: 1 • 2 • 3 • 4 • 5 • 6 • 7 • 8
|Enemies||Three-Headed Wolf (Lascert Wolf) • Tombstone • Slow Foot (Single Foot) • Headless Horror (Born Head) • Grave Master|
Skinny Orcus • Chicken Stinger (Chicken Leg) • Hammer Demon (Hammer Fly) • Rattle Tail • Round Leech (Exfrog)
Cave Needle • Rock Turtle • Bad Boar (Hell Boar) • Dark Unicorn (Dark Unicornia) • Gory Goat • Saw Fish
Jackal • Vulture • Ray • Horned Turban • Narwhal • Hammer Shark • Merman • Salamander • Chibi Dragon