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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 SEGA Master System Humpty introduces another colour
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine SEGA Master System Title screen
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine SEGA Master System Main menu
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine SEGA Master System Training mode; note Carbunkle in the middle

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
  • "동글이 퇴치작전 (뿌요뿌요)" -- Korean spelling

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Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Game Gear Feb, 1994 5 out of 5 100
Player One SEGA Master System Apr, 1994 88 out of 100 88
Mega Fun SEGA Master System Jul, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Video Games SEGA Master System Aug, 1994 80 out of 100 80
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
Eurogamer.de Wii Jan 26, 2007 3 out of 5 60
Nintendo Life Wii Dec 12, 2006 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
Sega Force Genesis Mar 29, 1994 59 out of 100 59
Le Geek SEGA Master System Mar, 2009 2.5 out of 5 50

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Trivia

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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