Beauty and the Beasta game by Hudson Soft, and Marmontel
If you've seen the movie, you know this tale is as old as time. After being transformed into a hideous beast by a nasty sorceress, the prince has to find somebody who will love him before his magic rose loses all its petals and... oh, you know the rest. But don't let that trick you into thinking this game is kiddie fare -- it's startlingly entertaining and challenging.
As the Beast, you rampage through four chapters of hop- n-swipe action that roughly follow the movie's story line. The Beast must search the castle halls, defend Belle from wolves, and, of course, face a final climactic battle with Gaston, all before time runs out.
ProTip: Don't try to fight these bats in Chapter One. It's easier to just jump over them.
In each chapter, the Beast wipes out animated enemies, such as spiders, wolves, and bats, with swipes of his giant claws. He also navigates past enchanted obstacles, including secret passages, moving blocks, spikes, and other standard platform fare. In addition to walk, jump, and swipe moves, the big guy's got a Stomp, Super Stomp, and Roar (the last two damage enemies and sometimes reveal hidden objects).
His sprite is fairly easy to control, though precision jumping is not his forte, especially when he must leap onto tiny bats and quickly vault to higher platforms. Also, watch out for some nasty slowdown when the Beast's trying to throw objects at his enemies.
Use your Roar to make hidden platforms appear.
An Ancient Fable
Although B&B's graphics are not quite as spectacular as those in Sunsoft's Roar of the Beast, the animations and graphics capture the mood and humor of the movie with a lovely flair. Look for special touches like the darkening of rooms in the Castle when the Beast moves too far away from Lumiere.
The sounds are not particularly memorable. The game does contain some of the movie's music, and the Beast roars with appropriate scariness, but the rest of the FX are standard.
- Watch out for breathing statues. If you stand too close to them, they'll damage you.
- Freeze the bats with your Roar, and then use them as platforms to higher levels.
A Beauty of a Beast
At the high challenge setting, some areas of this game will cause even advanced gamers to roar with frustration. But there's enough entertainment value to keep you playing. While not as enchanting as Aladdin, B&B has the kind of Disney magic that'll make you want to keep it around your castle. It's a beauty.
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- # of players: 1
- Difficulty: Moderate
- Available: December 1993
- Theme: RPG
- Number of Levels: 5
Belle is on a quest to find her father, and will stop at nothing to find him. This will take her through forests and the castle, ultimately leading her to unlock the secrets of the west wing.
Along the way, Belle must also solve many puzzles. Figure out the riddles and solve mysteries in order to find her father and unlock the secrets of the enchanted castle. This game is a side-scrolling RPG that will additionally appeal to gamers because of the beautiful story. The characters in this game look just like the animated movie counterparts they are fashioned after.
Based on the huge success of Disney's movie of the same name, Hudson Soft's Beauty and the Beast will obviously be nothing less than spectacular! This beautifully animated cart highlights some of the truly great features that you would expect from such a great movie.
You play the part of the Beast as you make your way through the various levels in order to find your lady. Along the way, you encounter many of the whimsical characters straight from the movie! Coool!
The enemies are as numerous as the levels of play! This one will definitely keep you going for hours!
If you enjoyed the movie, you'll love the game! Hudson Soft has really outdone themselves this time - check it out!
- Manufacturer: HUDSON SOFT
- # of players: 1
- Difficulty: HARD
- Available: JULY 1994
- No. of Levels: 48
- Theme: ACTION
Once upon a time in a faraway land, there was a selfish prince who refused to give shelter to an old woman. The old woman was really an enchantress. As punishment, she turned the prince into a hideous beast and left him with a blooming rose. The prince will remain the Beast forever - unless he finds true love before the rose withers.
Based on Disney's classic movie, this Beauty and the Beast game delivers everything you saw on the big screen. You have to find Belle and win her heart to escape your hideous form. The castle of the Beast is immense, filled with evil creatures and enchanted objects. You must prove your love for Belle or remain the Beast forever!
Look beyond the cover in Disney’s Beauty and the Beast. This action video game designed and released by Hudson Soft in 1994, is in the perspective of the Beast. In this fully animated game, the player’s goal is to get Belle to fall in love in order to break the curse placed upon the Beast and his enchanted castle long ago. As the enormous, fury beast – the player must overcome the final boss, Gaston, who is a hunter from Belle’s small town that will stop at nothing to prevent Belle from choosing the Beast. Find your way through 12 various levels; however, watch out for guards and others that may try to stop you. With its life like movie animation and award winning soundtrack, this definitely a game you can enjoy at any age. It is compatible with Super Nintendo Entertainment Systems.