Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine (Genesis)

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Consoles Plus
Ce jeu conviendra aux joueurs de tous âges et de tous niveaux, et reste actuellement le meilleur du genre sur MD.
The 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.
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.
Power 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.
Game 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.
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt)
Gegen Kumpels macht‘s natürlich viel Fun, es ist aber auch nicht zu verachten, gegen Dr. Robotniks Gehilfen anzutreten. Ziemlich schnell führt das Game zu gewissen Veränderungen beim Denken und einer ordentlichen Sucht. Diese flaut aber schneller ab als bei Tetris oder Klax, deshalb - knapp! - kein Hitstern.
Mega 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.
Electronic 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.
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.
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.
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.
Sega 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.