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Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

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Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine is a version of Puyo Puyo with a storyline involving characters from the Sonic the Hedgehog games. The evil Dr. Robotnik decides to turn the citizens of Beanville into robots. It's up to the player to save them from their doom. The player drops pairs of beans into the dungeons, trying to create groups of four in matching colors. He or she must challenge Dr. Robotnik's robots to a battle and defeat them, and eventually face the Eggman himself.


Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Game Gear Practice mode
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Genesis Game Over
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine SEGA Master System Puzzle lesson 2
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine SEGA Master System Frankly is defeated

Alternate Titles

  • "Dr. Robotnik and his Mean Bean Machine" -- French Genesis title

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GamePro (US) Game Gear Feb, 1994 5 out of 5 100
Consoles Plus Genesis Jan, 1994 92 out of 100 92
MEGA Genesis Jan, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Power Sonic Genesis 2014 8.8 out of 10 88
Joypad SEGA Master System Feb, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Game Players Genesis Mar, 1994 86 out of 100 86
IGN Wii Dec 11, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75 Genesis Jun 27, 2004 7 out of 10 70
GameZebo Windows Oct 08, 2010 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Sega Force Genesis Mar 29, 1994 59 out of 100 59


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Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine is actually a conversion by Compile of their game Puyo Puyo for the U.S. market. In 1995 there was also a Puyo Puyo conversion released for the SNES called Kirby's Avalanche.
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