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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 SEGA Master System High score list
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine SEGA Master System Arms is the first opponent in scenario mode
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Game Gear Playing in puzzle mode
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Game Gear Lesson 1

Alternate Titles

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

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Critic Reviews

Consoles Plus Genesis Jan, 1994 92 out of 100 92
Power Sonic Game Gear Apr 05, 2010 9 out of 10 90
MEGA Genesis Jan, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Video Games Genesis Jan, 1994 85 out of 100 85
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Jun, 1994 10 out of 12 83
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jan 23, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
IGN Wii Dec 11, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
Megablast Genesis Jun, 1994 70 out of 100 70
FNintendo Wii Jun 06, 2011 6 out of 10 60
Eurogamer.de Wii Jan 26, 2007 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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