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Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

MobyRank MobyScore
Windows
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4.5
Wii
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3.7
Nintendo 3DS
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Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Game Gear 7 3.2
Genesis 29 3.8
Nintendo 3DS Awaiting 1 votes...
SEGA Master System 4 3.2
Wii 2 3.7
Windows 2 4.5
Combined MobyScore 44 3.7


The Press Says

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100
Game GearGamePro (US)
Mean Bean Machine is perfect fare for coffee breaks, long car rides or any other time you need a puzzle break. It's no has-bean!
92
GenesisConsoles Plus
Ce jeu conviendra aux joueurs de tous âges et de tous niveaux, et reste actuellement le meilleur du genre sur MD.
91
GenesisThe Video Game Critic
This is one of those games that didn't attract much attention when it was released, but if you get your friends playing it, they'll be at it all night. This Tetris-like game is a spin-off from the Sonic the Hedgehog series of games, in which Dr. Robotnik was the main villain. It plays like this: pairs of beans descend down the screen, and you can rotate each pair and position where they fall. If you get four beans of the same color adjacent to each other, they explode, and the result can lead to some nifty chain reactions. This game is pure fun. The concept is so easy to grasp that anyone can pick up a controller and start playing, but when the action heats up only careful strategy will prevail. Three modes include a scenario mode and a head-to-head challenge. There's even a little tutorial to get you started. The music is excellent too. Bean Machine is the kind of game that appeals to everyone.
90
Game GearPower Sonic
Até na Análise Técnica, podemos dizer que a versão 8-Bits de Dr Robotnik é quase a mesma que a versão 16-Bits. Os gráficos estão bem simples e coloridos. Alguns detalhes como no Menu e na tela de abertura foram retirados. Mas ainda sim tudo cumpre o seu papel. Nada está embolado e a resolução é boa. A jogabilidade é simplesmente a mesma. A diferença fica pros Beans que caem um pouco mais rápido, mas sem atrapalhar o raciocínio do jogador.
90
GenesisMEGA
Don't let the seemingly innocuous exterior and simplistic appearance put you off. Mean Bean Machine is a devilishly addictive game which even haters of all things Sonic-related will love.
88
GenesisPower Sonic
O grande ponto forte do jogo é a trilha sonora. Está muito boa. As músicas se dão muito bem no som estéreo e ajudam a animar o game. Os gráficos não há o que comentar: são gráficos normais, esse tipo de jogo (puzzle) não oferece maiores problemas para isso. A jogabilidade é muito boa, é possível fazer muitas combinações de beans para vencer o jogo. E diversão não vai faltar, mesmo que você jogue-o sozinho.
87
SEGA Master SystemJoypad
Tout ça pour dire que Dr Robotnik est une valeur sûre dans le domaine de la réflexion pure et dure sur GG et MS.
87
Game GearJoypad
Tout ça pour dire que Dr Robotnik est une valeur sûre dans le domaine de la réflexion pure et dure sur GG et MS.
86
GenesisGame Players
The best puzzle game for the Genesis - so far. You line up rows of falling colored beans into groups of four - complete a group and you send a clear bean to your opponent's side.
83
GenesisMega Fun
Ein Glück daß uns Sega doch noch diese Denkspielperle zugänglich macht. Das von Tetris bekannte "simpel, aber oho!"-Spielprinzip schlägt voll rein: Einmal angefangen setzt auch schon gleich der verhängnisvolle Suchteffekt ein. Dabei gefällt mir diese Bohnenmixtur aufgrund des intelligenteren und komplexeren Gameplays wesentlich besser als der Oldie Tetris oder das ähnliche Columns, und macht mir alleine sogar mehr Spaß als Cosmo Gang The Puzzle. Das Tüpfelchen auf dem i ist aber der abendfüllende Zwei-Spieler Modus: Hier wird gefightet bis zum Umfallen und man freut sich geradezu diebisch, wenn der Gegner nach einer besonders gelungenen Kombination ein Haufen farblose Bohnen erhält, die schwer abzubauen sind. Wer dieses Spiel nicht mag ist entweder ein ausgesprochender Denkspiel-Muffel oder hat sich einfach nicht lange genug mit dem vielfältigen Spielprinzip auseinandergesetzt.
80
SEGA Master SystemMega Fun
Das mag verstehen wer will: Warum, bitte schön, gibt es beim Mega Drive-Modul keinen Puzzle Modus? Ständig wechselnde Aufgaben und ein hoch angesetzter Schwierigkeitsgrad machen ihn zur einer tollen Ergänzung, die ich beim 16-Bitter-Modul schmerzlich vermisst habe. Der restliche Spielablauf unterscheidet sich hingegen kaum von der Mega Drive-Version, wobei die Technik selbst für Master System-Verhältnisse schlecht ausfiel. So ist es mir beispielsweise völlig unverständlich, warum der Spielausschnitt derart klein geraten ist Noch schlimmer sieht es beim Sound aus, der förmlich nach rigorosem Ausschalten schreit. Doch was soll‘s, derartige Mängel sind bei Denkspielen ja eh irrelevant, spielerisch kann ich dieses Modul auf jeden Fall wärmstens empfehlen.
76
GenesisElectronic Gaming Monthly (EGM)
Like Pac Attack, once you start playing, good luck trying to put the controller down! The one-player game is a blast and the Versus Mode for two will keep you at it all night! The cinemas and graphics are also well done.
75
GenesisJeuxvideo.com
Bien que calqué sur un concept déjà existant, sa transposition dans l’univers de Robotnik rend le soft vraiment sympathique. Si vous aimez les jeux de réflexion à la sauce Tetris et que la culture du haricot ne vous fait pas peur, Dr Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine ne manquera pas de vous faire passer un bon moment devant votre écran.
75
GenesisIGN
Discriminating gamers of the 16-bit days may argue that the SNES Kirby's Avalanche is a superior representation of the Puyo Puyo puzzler design. But the differences between it and Dr. Robotnik's Genesis edition aren't major or important enough that fans should skip this. Go ahead and grab it, puzzle people.
75
WiiIGN
Discriminating gamers of the 16-bit days may argue that the SNES Kirby's Avalanche is a superior representation of the Puyo Pop puzzler design. But the differences between it and Dr. Robotnik's Genesis edition aren't major or important enough that fans should wait and hope for it to appear on the VC roster. Go ahead and grab this download, puzzle people. Nintendo's being nice, so we should respect that niceness.
74
Game GearDefunct Games
Still, if you see this game in a second hand store, and even if you haven’t used your Game Gear in a decade, it’s definitely worth picking up.
70
GenesisSega-16.com
All in all, Mean Bean Machine is not only one of the best puzzle games ever, but one of the best Sonic games released. It makes fantastic use of the Sonic license, and features some of the most addictive puzzle gaming action you're ever likely to experience. If you don't have a Genesis, or can't find a copy of this game, try to pick up Kirby's Avalanche on the SNES, as it's basically the same game, only with the Kirby license being used instead of the Sonic license. Also, if you have a Nomad, I implore you to give this game a shot, as it translates very well to the small screen since even the fastest moving beans can be tracked with relative ease.
60
WiiNintendo Life
The design is clearly intended to encourage two-player competition, and longtime puzzle genres fans will tell you that Puyo Puyo is one of the best head-to-head games ever crafted. Two Wiimotes are sufficient to get your multiplayer game on here through the VC, where the Dr. Robotnik version of Puyo has held up well.
60
WindowsGameZebo
The actual puzzle aspect of Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine is timeless, and is as addictive today as it was back in 1993. But the high level of difficulty and ancient password save system make it less accessible than it otherwise should be. But if you’re up for a challenge and don’t mind keeping a pen and paper handy, Dr. Robotnik’s Mean Bean Machine will keep you matching beans for a long time to come.
60
WiiEurogamer.de
Wie den meisten guten Knoblern konnte die Zeit auch Mean Bean Machine nur wenig anhaben, sodass der Titel vor allem für Multiplayer-Fans immer noch außerordentlich empfehlenswert ist – sofern Eure Spielkameraden Eure Begeisterung für diese Sorte Spiel teilen.
59
GenesisSega Force
Detta är inget spel för färgblinda, eller för dig som inte har avtalat tid med din hjärnskrynklare inom snart framtid. Du kommer att förlora förståndet både en och flera gånger, men du kommer säkert tillbaka…det är så med den här sortens spel, man får sina abstinensbesvär. Börja på easy. Det är svårt nog, men man förstår tekniken efter 200-300 omstarter.
50
SEGA Master SystemLe Geek
So I have to give the nod to Dr. M. That said, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine is a decent enough version of the game you've played before. It's definitely better than Columns, and worth hunting down if you're a fan of that style of game. Also it's worth watching the little "movie" after the title, for the fun factor of how little sense these Japanese produced gems make.