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Description

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.

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Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Game Gear Puzzle mode
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Game Gear Practice mode
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Genesis If you lose, the beans become angels... hehehe :)
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Genesis Two-player mode

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Game Gear Feb, 1994 5 out of 5 100
The Video Game Critic Genesis Oct 19, 1999 A- 91
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Jun, 1994 10 out of 12 83
Play Time SEGA Master System Aug, 1994 83 out of 100 83
Video Games SEGA Master System Aug, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jan 23, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Dec, 1993 7.6 out of 10 76
FNintendo Wii Jun 06, 2011 6 out of 10 60
Nintendo Life Wii Dec 12, 2006 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
SuperGamePower SEGA Master System Dec, 1994 3 out of 5 60

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Development

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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