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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 SEGA Master System Frankly is defeated
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine SEGA Master System You won!
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Genesis Funny title screen: the words "mean bean" come out of the letter "e" of "machine"
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine SEGA Master System Puzzle lesson 3

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
Power Sonic Game Gear Apr 05, 2010 9 out of 10 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
Mega Fun Genesis Mar, 1994 83 out of 100 83
Video Games SEGA Master System Aug, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Dec, 1993 7.6 out of 10 76
IGN Genesis Dec 11, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com Genesis Jan 21, 2011 15 out of 20 75


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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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