Beauty and the Beast: Roar of the Beast

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

















Number of players: 1
Release Date RRP Code
Sega Mega Drive
US
$49.9949.99[1] T-15116
Videogame Rating Council: GA

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 1991 film Beauty and the Beast.

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 at girls.

Story

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Cutscene

A prince was magically transformed into a monster and his servants into household objects as punishment for his arrogance. Maurice, the father of the beautiful bibliophile Belle, gets lost in the forest and ends up at the Beast's castle. The Beast captures him, but Belle offers to take his place. Maurice gets the hunter Gaston and the townspeople to attack the Beast's castle. The Beast must defend his castle and Belle, whose love can break the spell and return him and his servants to their human forms.

Gameplay

The game is a platformer played as the Beast. He can move with Left and Right and jump with B. He can drop to a four-legged posture with Down and then crawl with Left and Right. He can attack with A and roar with B. His roar stuns enemies for a duration, but it can only be used three times per stage. He can attack and roar while in a crawling position. He can also do a pounce attack by pressing A after jumping.

The Beast's health is indicated by mirrors in the top-left corner of the screen. He takes damage from harmful creatures and other hazards. If he loses all of his health, he loses a try. He also loses a try if he falls down a bottomless pit. The game ends if he loses all of his tries. His health is retained from stage to stage.

The story is progressed in between stages through cutscenes.

Items

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Blueberry
Temporarily makes the Beast invincible.
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Grapes
Restores a portion of the Beast's health.
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Golden Apple
Awards the player with an extra life.
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Deadly Nightshade
Harms the Beast and reduces his health.

Stages

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The Castle

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The Castle: Bonus Stage
Assemble the picture before time runs out for an extra continue. Move each piece into place with the D-pad and use A to place it. B flips it horizontally and C flips it vertically.

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The Snowy Forest

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The Snowy Forest: Bonus Stage
Collect petals as they fall to gain points and restore the Beast's health.

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The Villagers Attack
The Beast must push the villagers out of each room by attacking them. Attacking while standing throws them back, attacking while on all fours throws them forward. When they reach the end of the room, one of the Beast's servants throws them out.

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The Villagers Attack: Bonus Stage
Collect objects around the castle for points.

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The Rooftop

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The Rooftop: Bonus Stage
Find and touch the Beast's servants before time runs out to return them to their human forms.

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
Source:
In-game credits[2]

Magazine articles

Main article: Beauty and the Beast: Roar of the Beast/Magazine articles.

Promotional material

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Print advert in Sega Visions (US) #15: "October/November 1993" (1993-xx-xx)
also published in:
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Print advert in Video-Ace Dendy (RU) #18-1 (1995-04-28)

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Beauty and the Beast: Roar of the Beast

Mega Drive, US
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Cover
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Cart
Roar Of The Beast MD US Manual.pdf
Manual

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)

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