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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 Genesis The right screen if your computer opponent, who will throw onto your screen gray "refugee" beans from time to time. Such beans can't be grouped, unlike the colored ones, and make the game more difficult than a usual Tetris
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Game Gear Starting a stage
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Genesis Main menu
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine SEGA Master System Puzzle lesson 2

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

The Video Game Critic Genesis Oct 19, 1999 A- 91
Joypad Game Gear Feb, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Game Players Genesis Mar, 1994 86 out of 100 86
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Jun, 1994 10 out of 12 83
Play Time SEGA Master System Aug, 1994 83 out of 100 83
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Genesis Dec, 1993 7.6 out of 10 76
Nintendo Life Wii Dec 12, 2006 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60
FNintendo Wii Jun 06, 2011 6 out of 10 60
SuperGamePower SEGA Master System Dec, 1994 3 out of 5 60
Le Geek SEGA Master System Mar, 2009 2.5 out of 5 50

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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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