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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 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 Now the tables have turned
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine SEGA Master System Training mode; note Carbunkle in the middle
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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The Press Says

GamePro (US) Game Gear Feb, 1994 5 out of 5 100
Consoles Plus Genesis Jan, 1994 92 out of 100 92
Power Sonic Game Gear Apr 05, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Mega Fun Genesis Mar, 1994 83 out of 100 83
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
Defunct Games Game Gear Apr 10, 2005 74 out of 100 74
GameZebo Windows Oct 08, 2010 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60 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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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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