Ariel the Little Mermaid is a Genesis game based on the Disney movie The Little Mermaid.
The game allows the player to play as Ariel or King Triton on their quest to defeat Ursula.
The game features four stages and bosses, including the Reef with the lava monster, sunken ships with the shark, Atlantis with Medusa, and the cave with Ursula.
Each level is a maze in which the player must find and rescue all the trapped Polyps before entering the boss' area. Levels are filled with various sea-life and the player can use regular attacks, normal attacks, or call Sebastian or Flounder for a support attack. Stages also contain shops where the player can trade collected currency for power-ups.