It is one of two video games based on the film that Sunsoft published for the Genesis, the other being Beauty and the Beast: Roar of the Beast.
Characters from the film like Gaston can help the player past tricky situations. As Belle, the player must reach the Beast's castle and break the spell to live happily ever after. To succeed, she must explore the village, forest, castle, and snowy forest to solve puzzles and mini-games while ducking or jumping over enemies. Belle's health is represented by a stack of blue books, which diminishes when she touches bats, rats, and other hazards in the game. Extra lives, keys, and other items are hidden throughout the levels. While there is no continue or game-saving ability, players can use a code to start the game at any of the seven levels.