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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.

Screenshots

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Game Gear Starting a stage
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine SEGA Master System Title screen
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Game Gear Funny title screen
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine SEGA Master System Puzzle lesson 3

Promo Images

Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Screenshot
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Screenshot
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Screenshot
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Screenshot

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
MEGA Genesis Jan, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Power Sonic Genesis 2014 8.8 out of 10 88
Game Players Genesis Mar, 1994 86 out of 100 86
Mega Fun SEGA Master System Jul, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Dec, 1993 7.6 out of 10 76
IGN Wii Dec 11, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
Nintendo Life Wii Dec 12, 2006 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Eurogamer.de Wii Jan 26, 2007 3 out of 5 60
Le Geek SEGA Master System Mar, 2009 2.5 out of 5 50

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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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