Beauty and the Beast: Roar of the Beast

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Beauty and the Beast: Roar of the Beast
Publisher: Sunsoft
System(s): Sega Mega Drive
Sound driver: Sound Images v1.5
Genre: Action

Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
$49.99[1] T-15116

Beauty and the Beast: Roar of the Beast is a 1993 game by Sunsoft for the Sega Mega Drive released exclusively in the United States. It ties into Disney's Beauty and the Beast film.

Unusually Sunsoft simultaneously released two Beauty and the Beast games, this one was aimed at boys, whilst Beauty and the Beast: Belle's Quest was targeted towards girls.


You play as the Beast who must protect the rose that binds his existence from a plague of enchanted woodland creatures who invade his castle. A attacks, B jumps, and C roars (to stun enemies; you have a limited supply of roars).

Production credits

© 1993, Sunsoft of America
© 1993, The Walt Disney Company
Title: "Battle on the Tower"

  • Music & Lyrics: Alan Menken/Howard Ashman
  • ©1991 WDMC/WOND
  • All right reserved. Used by permission.

Title: "Beauty and the Beast"

  • Music & Lyrics: Alan Menken/Howard Ashman
  • ©1991 WDMC/WOND
  • All right reserved. Used by permission.

Inspired by: Rita Zimmerer
Concept by: David Siller
Produced by: Brian Ullrich
Directed by: Rene Boutin
Associate Producer: David Siller
Designed by: Brian Ullrich, John Pickford, David McLachlan, Rene Boutin, David Siller
Additional Design by: Dean Lester, Patrick Gilmore
Programmed by: Paul Marshall
Main Artists: David McLachlan, Martin Holland
Additional Artist: Lyndon Brooke, James Clarke, Paul Greenall, Denise Heywood, Steve Millership, Steve Thomas, Andy Wilson, Rene Boutin
Music Composition by: Tony Williams
Executive Producers: Richard Kay, Michael Webb
Executive Commitee: Mr. Maeda, Mr. Shimamoto, Mr. Yoshida
Thanks to: Mr. Kawai, Mr. Goto, Mr. Okumura, Mr. Takeuchi
Technical Service: Al Artus
Customer Service: Jamie Jorgensen, Julie Williams, Kaz Harman, Erin Berry, June Eckert
Game Manuals by: Alison Quirion
Marketing and Advertising by: Karen Shadley
Game Testers: Sam Patel, Darin Horgan, Steve Rizor, Mario Zavala, David Luszcz, Justin Siller, Dan MacArthur, Malcolm Daglish, Chun Wah Kong
Special Thanks to: Nanette Hyssong, Sherry Ross, Mark Luszcz, Toko Okano, Karen Lillie, Connie Perez, Geoff Gillis, Kenji Yoshioka, Tom Juarez
Very Special Thanks to: Shelley Miles, Cathy Fortier, Susan Fuller
Developed by: Software Creations

Promotional material

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<div style="width:Expression error: Unexpected < operator.px; padding-left:2px; padding-top:9px; padding-right:2px;">Print advert in
Sega Visions (US) #15: "October/November 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
  • Electronic Gaming Monthly (US) #52: "November 1993" (1993-xx-xx)[2]

Physical scans

Sega Retro Average 
Publication Score Source
75 №54, p52[1]
35 №19, p44
40 №26
50 №17, p68/69[3]
39 №54, p42
Sega Mega Drive
Based on
5 reviews

Mega Drive, US
RotB MD US Box.jpg
BatBRotB MD US Cart.jpg
Roar Of The Beast MD US Manual.pdf

Technical information

ROM dump status

System Hash Size Build Date Source Comments
Sega Mega Drive
CRC32 13e7b519
MD5 a1ad9ddac033d6ea7d6ff1fe34aff627
SHA-1 e98c7b232e213a71f79563cf0617caf0b3699cbf
1MB 1993-09 Cartridge (US)


  1. 1.0 1.1 File:GamePro US 054.pdf, page 56
  2. File:EGM US 052.pdf, page 321
  3. File:MeanMachinesSega17UK.pdf, page 68