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 1P vs. 2P mode
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine SEGA Master System You won!
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Game Gear Funny title screen
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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Consoles Plus Genesis Jan, 1994 92 out of 100 92
Power Sonic SEGA Master System Apr 05, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Player One SEGA Master System Apr, 1994 88 out of 100 88
Joypad SEGA Master System Feb, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Mega Fun Genesis Mar, 1994 83 out of 100 83
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
Sega-16.com Genesis Jun 27, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Eurogamer.de Wii Jan 26, 2007 3 out of 5 60
GameZebo Windows Oct 08, 2010 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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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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