Beauty and the Beast: Roar of the Beast is the title of a side-scrolling video game for the Sega Genesis/Mega Drive. It was one of two games based on the film released for the Sega Genesis (the other game being Belle's Quest) both of which were produced by Sunsoft and released in 1993.
As the Beast, the player must successfully complete several levels, based on scenes from the film, in order to protect the castle from invading villagers and forest animals and rescue Belle from the evil Gaston. Intermission screenshots between each level help to move the story along, as do mini-games. The Beast can crouch, jump, swing his fists, and use a special roar attack that will freeze the on-screen enemies for a brief period. He can sometimes locate items within a level to restore some of his health, and the game provides unlimited continues. It was often described as having a high difficulty level.