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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 Tutorial
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Game Gear Main menu
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine SEGA Master System Frankly is defeated
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine SEGA Master System Arms is looking smug

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

The Video Game Critic Genesis Oct 19, 1999 A- 91
MEGA Genesis Jan, 1994 90 out of 100 90
Player One SEGA Master System Apr, 1994 88 out of 100 88
Joypad Game Gear Feb, 1994 87 out of 100 87
ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Genesis Jun, 1994 10 out of 12 83
Video Games SEGA Master System Aug, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Jeuxvideo.com Genesis Jan 21, 2011 15 out of 20 75
Megablast Genesis Jun, 1994 70 out of 100 70
Eurogamer.de Wii Jan 26, 2007 3 out of 5 60
GameZebo Windows Oct 08, 2010 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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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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