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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 Game Gear Starting a stage
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Genesis If you lose, the beans become angels... hehehe :)
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 SEGA Master System Training mode; note Carbunkle in the middle

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

Power Sonic Game Gear Apr 05, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Retro Archives Genesis Feb 15, 2019 18 out of 20 90
Player One SEGA Master System Apr, 1994 88 out of 100 88
Mean Machines SEGA Master System May, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Mega Fun Genesis Mar, 1994 83 out of 100 83
Video Games SEGA Master System Aug, 1994 80 out of 100 80
IGN Wii Dec 11, 2006 7.5 out of 10 75
Jeuxvideo.com Genesis Jan 21, 2011 15 out of 20 75
Sega-16.com Genesis Jun 27, 2004 7 out of 10 70
Nintendo Life Wii Dec 12, 2006 6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars6 Stars 60

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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.
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