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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 Two-player mode
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine Game Gear Starting a stage
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine SEGA Master System Arms is looking smug
Dr. Robotnik's Mean Bean Machine SEGA Master System 1P vs. 2P mode

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

GamePro (US) Game Gear Feb, 1994 5 out of 5 100
Consoles Plus Genesis Jan, 1994 92 out of 100 92
Power Sonic SEGA Master System Apr 05, 2010 9 out of 10 90
Power Sonic Genesis 2014 8.8 out of 10 88
Joypad SEGA Master System Feb, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Eurogamer.net (UK) Wii Jan 23, 2007 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Mega Fun SEGA Master System Jul, 1994 80 out of 100 80
Jeuxvideo.com Genesis Jan 21, 2011 15 out of 20 75
SuperGamePower SEGA Master System Dec, 1994 3 out of 5 60
Sega Force Genesis Mar 29, 1994 59 out of 100 59

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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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