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Beauty or The Beast allows the player to adventure through a variation of the classic "Beauty and the Beast" tale through the eyes of either the Beauty or the Beast. From the perspective of Belle (the Beauty), her father has been imprisoned in the Beast's castle and she must find her way through the castle in order to rescue him. The Beast is investigating interlopers in his domain.

The gameplay has the player navigating the character through a point and click adventure. Navigate against pre-rendered backgrounds and pick up items to use later. Consult the automatically drawn map for directions. Many of the rooms in the game also contain some type of minigame necessary to advance the overall game. Minigames include reassembling suits of knight armor from a mess of pieces; quickly lighting a sequence of torches; guiding a group of frogs off a fountain via circling lily pads; and protecting a moth from a gang of hungry spiders.

There are two owl brothers -- Horace and Boris Finefeather -- who offer advice and assistance throughout Belle's and the Beast's quest respectively.


Beauty or The Beast Windows Half of a parchment puzzle
Beauty or The Beast Windows The foreboding, cursed castle
Beauty or The Beast Windows Fixing the fountain
Beauty or The Beast Windows Map screen

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Alternate Titles

  • "La Belle ou La Bête: Une aventure, deux destins, deux façons de jouer" -- French tag-lined title
  • "La Belle ou La Bête" -- French title
  • "La Bella o la Bestia" -- Spanish title
  • "Belle of het Beest" -- Dutch title

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CyberMycha Feb, 2003 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 83
Adventure Island 2004 7 out of 10 70 2002 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 67


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Multimedia Mike (20636) added Beauty or The Beast (Windows) on Jul 21, 2008
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