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Welcome to your Doom! - Neff

Neff, known in Japan as 魔神 - Majin (literally, "magician", "sorcerer" or "demon god"), is the main antagonist in Altered Beast. He is a demonic god that captured Athena, the daughter of Zeus.

In the Japanese version of the game, he is a demon who led an army of monsters to seize control of the underworld from Hades in a surprise attack, forcing Hades to seek help from Zeus. Zeus sent an army led by Athena to help, but the demon captured Athena and threatened to harm her if the gods interfere with his conquest.

Neff and his four fakes in the arcade version

A false Neff is found at the end of every stage, who transforms into the boss. After the fake Neff is defeated, a projection of the real Neff appears and strips away the Spirit Balls from the Centurion.

If Neff is reached without the Centurion having transformed into a were-beast, he'll flee and the player will need to continue the stage until either the transformation is achieved, or Neff is reached for the third time, at which time he'll transform regardless of whether the Centurion is a were-beast. In addition, points obtained from defeating him goes down:

Appearance Points
First 100000
Second 50000
Third 20000


Neff in his Van Vader form.

  1. Aggar
  2. King Ogre (NES version only)
  3. Octeyes
  4. Moldy Snail
  5. Kraken (NES version only)
  6. Crocodile Worm
  7. Great Demon (NES version only)
  8. Van Vader

Other appearances[]

Neff in Wreck-It Ralph

In Wreck-It Ralph in his Van Vader form.

Neff, in his Van Vader (rhinoceros) form, has a cameo appearance in the 2012 Disney film, Wreck-It Ralph as part of Ralph's villains support group, Bad-Anon. Here he has his damaged color instead of the normal gray.

In the 2016 film Zootopia, Neff appears on the cover of Duke Weaselton's bootleg DVD of "Wreck-It Rhino", in Wreck-It Ralph's clothes.

Neff appears again in his Van Vader (rhinoceros) form along with Werewolf, Weredragon and Werebear in SEGA Heroes and he was added on August 27th, 2019, and became unlockable on August 29th 2019.

Neff in SEGA Heroes