Roar of the Beast is the second Genesis game based on the Beauty and the Beastanimated film, only this time the player does not control Belle but
Beast throughout the entire game. It is not a sequel to the first game,
as both games were released in the same year. This title largely
retells the story from Beast's perspective. It starts with Beast living
in a castle in the dark woods with his servants (Lumiere, Cogsworth and
Mrs. Potts). A powerful storm hits the castle and enchants all animals
around it. Initially the beast needs to protect the magic rose against
the creatures. Soon, Belle and her father Maurice become involved, and
eventually the villagers who invade the castle.
The game takes
place in Beast's castle and the surrounding woods. Through
side-scrolling platform gameplay Beast can attack from three different
stances (crouch, stand up, jump) and unleash a limited amount of roars
that stun enemies for a short time. After regular levels, a sequence
with a boss follows. There are also a few mini-games where Beast needs
to finish a puzzle and catch rosebuds. Certain events are time limited.
The game keeps track of the player's score, based on defeated enemies
and collected treasures. There is an unlimited amount of continues and
the story is told through static, drawn cut-scenes between missions.