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Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (Genesis)

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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 Funny title screen: the words "mean bean" come out of the letter "e" of "machine"
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Genesis If you lose, the beans become angels... hehehe :)
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Genesis Intro
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Genesis Beans are begging!

Alternate Titles

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

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The Press Says

Consoles Plus Jan, 1994 92 out of 100 92
The Video Game Critic Oct 19, 1999 A- 91
MEGA Jan, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Power Sonic 2014 8.8 out of 10 88
Game Players Mar, 1994 86 out of 100 86
Electronic Gaming Monthly (EGM) Dec, 1993 7.6 out of 10 76
IGN Dec 11, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com Jan 21, 2011 15 out of 20 75
Sega-16.com Jun 27, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Sega Force Mar 29, 1994 59 out of 100 59

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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.
Insane_Penguin (4) added Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (Genesis) on Aug 07, 2002
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