Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine

aka: Dong Gu Ri Te Chi Jak Jeon, Dr. Robotnik and his Mean Bean Machine
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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.


  • 동글이 퇴치작전 (뿌요뿌요) - Korean spelling

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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.

Similar to how Sonic Spinball features cameos from DiC's Sonic the Hedgehog series, Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine is largely based on characters and aesthetics of companion series Adventures of Sonic the Hedgehog.


  • Electronic Gaming Monthly
    • November 1997 (Issue 100) - ranked #84 (Best 100 Games of All Time) (Genesis version)

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Game added by Insane_Penguin.

Wii added by Corn Popper. Nintendo 3DS added by CrankyStorming. Nintendo Switch added by Kam1Kaz3NL77. Windows, Macintosh, Linux added by Foxhack. SEGA Master System added by will.i.am. Palm OS added by Kabushi. Game Gear added by Opipeuter.

Additional contributors: Roedie, Alaka, formercontrib, InLibdingColor, Patrick Bregger, Rik Hideto, Vito Giovannelli.

Game added August 10th, 2002. Last modified March 5th, 2023.